Are Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer Back Together? 2020 Is the Year of the Exes for ‘Friends’ Star

Jennifer Aniston’s name has made headlines a lot in 2020. Whether it’s for winning her first SAG award in over 20 years or that epic run-in with ex-husband, Brad Pitt, it’s her time to shine. Now, the Morning Show star was recently spotted leaving a restaurant within moments of another ex, John Mayer. Are the two rekindling an old flame?

Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer dated in 2008

Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer
Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer arrives at the 2009 Vanity Fair Oscar Party | FilmMagic Inc/FilmMagic

At first glimpse, Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer’s relationship didn’t make a lot of sense. With an eight-year age-gap and Mayer’s playboy reputation, no one could’ve foreseen the two ending up together.

Neither cared what anyone else thought, which is a great reminder of how private relationships truly are — even for celebrity couples. Aniston and Mayer only dated for about six months and later reconnected to try again.

The couple ultimately went their separate ways but remained friendly through the years with neither badmouthing the other. Aniston went on to date, and eventually marry, actor, Justin Theroux. That relationship ended in 2017 but they, too, have also stayed friends.

Mayer ended up with a slew of other celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Cameron Diaz, and, of course, Katy Perry, with whom he dated on and off for four years.

Ironically, Mayer told Ellen Degeneres in 2009, he’s leery of relationships.

“I don’t know if you know this, I have sort of a funny track record,” he said. “I’m a little freaked out right now about it, to be honest.”

Are Aniston and Mayer getting back together?

According to Page Six, and a number of other outlets, Aniston and Mayer “shared dessert at the starry Sunset Tower Hotel ahead of the Oscars.”

Aniston and Mayer weren’t alone, though. Aniston’s friend and co-producer of The Morning Show, Amanda Anka, as well as Bravo host, Andy Cohen, also joined the pair.

John Mayer and Andy had dinner at the San Vicente Bungalows earlier on Thursday, then headed to the Sunset Tower for dessert with Jennifer,” the source told Page Six. “It wasn’t a romantic meeting, they are good friends, the four of them had dessert.”

The two left moments apart from one another after the group discussed plans for Aniston’s 51st birthday, according to the source. While meeting up for dessert can be a romance-rekindling scenario, this appears to be two old friends catching up.

2020 is Aniston’s ‘year of the exes’

The nation was captivated when Aniston and ex-husband, Pitt, reunited backstage at the SAG awards. Those candid shots — that really only lasted a few brief moments — reignited fans’ hopes for reconciliation.

15 years since Aniston and Pitt dissolved their marriage, the red carpet run-in may not mean the two will end up together. However, that, plus news of the meetup with Mayer, prove 2020 is Aniston’s year for success in her career and reminding all the exes what they’re missing out on. #goals