Jennifer Aniston Reveals What She Would’ve Done Differently in Her Marriage to Brad Pitt
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt seemed like the perfect “golden couple.” People fell in love with their courtship, fixating on their relationship as though they were soap opera characters. But unfortunately, their marriage couldn’t stand the test of time following Pitt’s newfound love for Angelina Jolie. Reflecting on her marriage, Aniston opened up shortly after their split about what she would’ve done differently in her relationship with Pitt.
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt had a ‘beautiful and complicated’ relationship
According to the Friends actor she and Pitt had a “beautiful and complicated” relationship. She goes on to tell Vanity Fair that all relationships have their ups and downs, regardless of whether it’s a romantic relationship, a business relationship, or a friendship. And regardless of how “hurt” and “angry” she felt after their breakup, she tells Vanity Fair that she doesn’t regret her marriage to Pitt.
Am I lonely? Yes. Am I upset? Yes. Am I confused? Yes. Do I have my days when I’ve thrown a little pity party for myself? Absolutely. But I’m also doing really well,” Aniston says. “I’ve got an unbelievable support team, and I’m a tough cookie.… I believe in therapy; I think it’s an incredible tool in educating the self on the self. I feel very strong. I’m really proud of how I’ve conducted myself.”
The actor then compares the process of her divorce to Bambi when he tries to walk for the first time.
“It’s sort of like Bambi—like you’re trying to learn how to walk. You’re a little awkward; you stumble a little bit,” she says. “The things you would do with your partner, you don’t do. It’s uncharted territory, but I think it’s good for me to be a solo person right now. You’re forced to re-discover yourself and take it to another level.”
Jennifer Aniston shares what she would’ve changed in her marriage to Brad Pitt
It’s easy for people to look back at past relationships while reflecting on what they could’ve done differently. Aniston admits there are some things she would have changed in her marriage. The actor tells Vanity Fair that she wishes she would’ve gone on more vacations with her then-husband.
“There’s a lot I would probably do differently,” Aniston says. “I’d take more vacations—getting away from work, enjoying each other in different environments. But there was always something preventing it; either he was working, or I was.”
Jennifer Aniston wishes she would’ve put her needs first
Aniston continues, admitting that she put Pitt first too often in the relationship. She tells Vanity Fair,
“I wouldn’t give over so much of myself, which I did at times. It was that thing about being a nurturer; I love taking care of people, and I definitely put his needs before mine sometimes. It’s seamless; somewhere along the way, you sort of lose yourself. You just don’t know when it happens. It’s such an insidious thing. You don’t really see where it started—and where you ended. There’s no one to blame but yourself. I’ve always been that way in relationships, even with my mom. It’s not the healthiest. I feel like I’ve broken the pattern now. I’ll never let myself down like that again. I feel like my sense of self is being strengthened because of it.”