The Stunning Reason Why Jennifer Aniston Absolutely Hates Former BFF Chelsea Handler

Jennifer Aniston and Chelsea Handler’s friendship used to be #friendshipgoals. However, today the relationship resembles more of a cautionary tale about “what not to do” in a friendship.

The women went from being the closest of friends to no longer speaking, due to one big reason. Who is guilty of tipping the friendship scale and why (page 5)?

1. Aniston and Handler became fast friends

The two were very close. | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour Magazine

The women had quite the connection, spending fun-filled weekends together. Plus it wasn’t uncommon for them to get away together for the holidays in Mexico. Back in 2012, Aniston even professed her love for the comedian. She said, “I’m madly in love with the one and only Chelsea Handler!” at Glamour’s Women of the Year awards. Aniston was also Handler’s first guest on the new set of Chelsea Lately where she talked about her engagement to actor Justin Theroux, according to E! News.

Next: Handler was Aniston’s biggest defender following her split with Brad Pitt.

2. Handler said this about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s relationship

Brad Pitt with Jennifer Aniston

She stood up for Aniston during Brad Pitt’s most recent divorce. | Ucy Nicholson/AFP/Getty Images

When asked about Aniston’s ex Brad Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie’s divorce, Handler said Aniston could care less, according to US Magazine. “I don’t think Jen cares about what’s going on, and it’s crazy that people think she does,” Handler said last year to U.K’s You magazine. “As if she’s sitting around caring about [Angelina Jolie]. I know I don’t.”

Handler was also very vocal about her dislike for Jolie making a number of remarks about the actress in various forums, according to E! News. Handler claimed her disparaging comments about Jolie had nothing to do with her friendship with Aniston saying, “I just don’t like Angelina Jolie. I don’t think she’s a girl’s girl. I like girl’s girls!” E! News reports.

Next: But when it comes to Pitt…

3. Handler made this surprising remark about Aniston’s ex-husband

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the airport with their kids

Handler thinks Pitt wasn’t happy with Jolie. | Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images

Oddly, Handler doesn’t seem to have the same level of disdain for Aniston’s ex, Brad Pitt. She is equally as vocal though about her feelings about the actor, almost portraying him as a victim in his divorce from Jolie.

According to US Magazine, she said on her Netflix show, “There are rumors that part of the problem was that Brad was allegedly drinking and smoking too much weed. I wonder why he would need to self-medicate? Maybe because he could have been spending the last 12 years at Lake Como hanging out with George Clooney and Matt Damon instead of being stuck in a house with 85 kids speaking 15 different languages. Oh yeah, because he married a f–king lunatic, that’s why.”

Next: But whoa! She said this in 2014!

4. Handler revealed this several years ago about Aniston

The trio in happier times. | Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for LTLA

Before Aniston married Theroux, Handler told The Huffington Post being friends with Aniston was a burden. “Everywhere I go, people ask me about Jennifer Aniston’s wedding. Do you know what it’s like to walk down a red carpet and [reporters] go ‘When are Jen and Justin [Theroux] getting married?’ like I’m in charge of that,” she said to The Huffington Post. And while Handler may have been trying to make a playful jab, this comment was a possible precursor to what was to come years later.

Next: All this talking got Handler to this point.

5. This is why the friendship ended

US actor Justin Theroux (L) and his wife US actress Jennifer Aniston (R) pose during a photocall ahead of a diner for the launch of a Louis Vuitton leather goods collection in collaboration with US artist Jeff Koons, at the Louvre in Paris on April 11, 2017.

Aniston was sick of hearing Handler publicly gossip about her breakup. | Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

Aniston may have hit the breaking point in the friendship with Handler after her split from Theroux, according to Radar Online. Apparently, Handler’s loose lips got her in trouble as Aniston was sick and tired of hearing about her private life in tabloids thanks to Handler.

While Aniston may have had it with Handler after she blabbed about her split from Theroux, she was probably annoyed with how Handler wouldn’t stop talking about Pitt’s split with Jolie too, according to Shape.

Next: What Handler did next just made things worse.

6. Handler really went for it after Aniston’s split from Theroux

Comedian Chelsea Handler

Handler was publicly smug about the breakup. | Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

Instead of reeling it in, Handler made her position with Aniston worse. Rather than being supportive of her friend after the breakup, Handler took an “I told you so” stance, according to Radar Online. Apparently, Handler wasn’t a big fan of Theroux (and the feeling was mutual). Handler reportedly told Aniston she’d have to make big changes to make the marriage work. When it fell apart, Handler acted smug instead of supportive.

Next: No one messes with Aniston.

7. But then Aniston managed to dig into Handler’s career

Jennifer Aniston

Did Aniston damage Handler’s career? | JEAN BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images

Aniston and Handler were clients of super powerful publicist Stephen Huvane, according to Radar Online. But once Aniston and Handler’s friendship fell apart, so did Handler’s relationship with Huvane. Apparently, Huvane, “dumped Chelsea after she had a huge blowup with Jennifer — one of his very top-priority clients. He’s no longer representing Chelsea.”

Next: And now former friends (and even fans) have also turned against Handler.

8. Celebrity friends are choosing sides

Actors Jason Bateman has chosen to stick with Jen. |Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Apparently, Handler’s friends are cutting her loose too after the friendship implosion. Shared friends like Courtney Cox, Jason Bateman, and Jen Meyer are snubbing Handler, Radar Online reports. Also, Molly Sims and Ellen DeGeneres aren’t interested in hanging with Handler either. Handler’s Netflix show was also canceled, according to Deadline.

Next: Is this whole thing fabrication?

9. One source insists this is really what is happening

A source said the two are just drifting apart. | Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for LTLA

Could reports of a big feud but bogus? One source told Gossip Cop there is really no big blowout between Handler and Aniston, MSN reports. Instead of what the salacious headlines suggest, Gossip Cop insists something else is occurring between the friends. “There has been no fight or feud,” a source told Gossip Cop. “They don’t talk as much as they used to but they still have a friendship,” MSN recounts.

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