Lilli Reinhart Begs Internet To ‘Leave Brad and Jennifer Alone’
No matter how much time passes, the love of Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt is coveted by adoring fans. Any interaction between the two garners enough energy to form a new galaxy. And, considering everything 2020 has “gifted” the world, that energy is much-needed.
With the most recent celebrity collaboration for a live reading of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Pitt and Aniston conjured a little more magic — but Riverdale star Lilli Reinhart is saying “leave them alone.”
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s mini-reunion became the top moment of 2020
In the era of Friends — and all things Brad Pitt — the union of two of Hollywood’s biggest stars made big news in the early 2000s. Their marriage, which lasted around five years, ended in scandal. But some don’t care about the past — only what could happen in the future.
The duo nearly broke the internet after a surprise embrace at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Jan. where each took home a trophy. They were caught in a heartwarming interaction backstage after in a moment described as kismet.
While many speculated it could’ve been the start of something new, Pitt told Entertainment Tonight at the time he’d be happy to run into Aniston anytime…as a friend.
“I’ll run into Jen, she’s a good friend,” he said. “The second most important reunion of her year? I understand,” he added, stating, “That was a play on Friends. They were saying that the show could have a revival special on HBO Max.”
Following that incident, an Oscars after-party put the stars together again. Sources told Page Six that, though the two interacted, “there was no sizzle this time around,” but “Aniston congratulated Pitt on his Best Supporting Actor win, and they didn’t hang out long.”
That said, fans are still holding out hope for the once-married celebrities to rekindle their relationship. A glimpse of the couple’s spark came during a read-aloud of Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
The event supported CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), a humanitarian organization co-founded by Penn, and Reform Alliance in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19). Jimmy Kimmel, Morgan Freeman, Henry Golding, Shia LaBeouf, Matthew McConaughey, Sean Penn, and Julia Roberts joined Pitt and Aniston.
‘Riverdale’ star Lilli Reinhart asks fans to let Pitt and Aniston ‘live their lives in peace’
During the Fast Times table read, the subtle exchange of pleasantries — in which Pitt said, “Hi Aniston,” and she replied, “Hi Pitt. How you doing honey?” — was enough to awaken the internet again. The two also read a steamy scene that’s still circulating the web.
But, not everyone wants to talk about Pitt and Aniston’s every run-in. Riverdale star Reinhart took to Twitter to ask fans to let the two “live their lives in peace.”
“Unpopular opinion: can we just leave Jennifer and Brad alone? Stop analyzing their every move and facial expression whenever they’re involved in something together. Let them live their lives in peace,” Reinhart wrote.
Some fans agreed with Reinhart saying everyone deserves privacy when it comes to love and relationships. Others disagree, explaining it’s something that comes with being a public figure.
Both points are fair. But, considering all Pitt and Aniston have become in the realm of Hollywood, it’s unlikely either will get the freedom to date as they please without public opinion.
Will Pitt and Aniston give love another try?
Another point made by many who commented is the thing many Pitt/Aniston fans don’t readily talk about — that Pitt left Aniston for Angelina Jolie. The events caused a slurry of controversy in its early years with many siding with Aniston.
With the split between Pitt and Jolie, others want to forget Pitt and Aniston ended the way it did to re-establish a new romance between the two. Interviews with both stars prove they’ve moved past all the pain of what was, and are looking ahead to what could be.
A source told Us Weekly the two “had a really good time” at the table read, noting they’re “on good terms and both agreed to play their respective roles and have fun with it.”
The source added both Pitt and Aniston think it’s “hysterical that fans are so obsessed with them getting back together.”
For now, Aniston is single while Pitt is dating model, Nicole Poturalski.
Is there hope they could give love another shot? Sure. Is it likely? Who knows — it’s Hollywood.