Are Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer Still Friends?

Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer were once a couple in the 2000s. At the time, she was moving on from her divorce with Brad Pitt while he was making headlines often for dating A-list female celebrities. Aniston and Mayer seemed like an unlikely pair and, as expected, they broke up after a short time of being together. Do Aniston and Mayer have animosity towards each other now or are they friendly?

Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer dated in 2008

Jennifer Aniston at the premiere of Netflix's 'Dumplin' in California.
Jennifer Aniston | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Aniston and Mayer first met in February of2008 at an Oscar party. She later shared with Vogue that she actually did not know much about his music, but they ended up hitting it off when they saw each other again a week later. They began dating soon afterward.

Many onlookers thought the relationship did not make sense. They had an eight-year age gap between them, and Mayer also had a reputation for being a player.

“People need to mind their own business!” Aniston said to Vogue. “Did you ever think Claudia Schiffer and David Copperfield made sense? But you know, it isn’t designed. Love just shows up and you go, ‘Oh, wow, this is going to be a hayride and a half.'”

However, Aniston and Mayer would eventually break up in August 2008. They did get back together for a bit in 2009, but that did not last either.

Mayer later told Playboy that their age difference played a role in the breakup. The singer shared: “I can’t change the fact that I need to be 32… There was a rumor that I had been dumped because I was tweeting too much. That wasn’t it, but that was a big difference… The brunt of her success came before TMZ and Twitter. I think she’s still hoping it goes back to 1998.”

Are Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer still friends?

While their relationship was not meant to be, it does not seem like that has stopped Aniston and Mayer from being on friendly terms with each other. In the same aforementioned Playboy interview, Mayer said that Aniston was “the most communicative, sweetest, kindest person.”

During Aniston’s 50th birthday party in February of 2019, Mayer was invited. Aniston once said that the two of them “still really, really love each other” and that she “deeply, deeply cares about him.”

Who else has Jennifer Aniston dated?

Aside from Mayer, Aniston’s other relationships attracted a lot of attention as well. From 1995 to 1998, she dated Tate Donovan. After the couple broke up, he appeared on Friends as her love interest.

She dated Brad Pitt in 1998 after breaking up with Donovan. The two married in 2000. They were known as an “it” couple back in the days, though their marriage came to an end when Pitt reportedly cheated on Aniston with Angelina Jolie. In any case, Aniston and Pitt are friends nowadays and he showed up to her 50th birthday party as well.

In 2011, Aniston started dating Justin Theroux. They married in 2015, but their relationship did not last. In 2017, the couple separated. However, they managed to remain friends after the split. Aniston and Theroux even met up with each other in August 2019 when their dog passed away.

Is Jennifer Aniston seeing anyone right now?

Aniston’s love life has had a lot of ups and downs, though it does not seem as if she is romantically involved with anyone at the moment. A source told People back in June that Aniston is just focusing on her career right now, though she isn’t shunning love completely.

“She will be cautious [about dating again],” the insider said. “If something comes into her life, that’s fine, but she is not sitting on the edge of her seat.”