In a new interview with Parade magazine, Jennifer Aniston admitted that she’s happier now than she’s ever been. The actress turns 45 in February, and looking back, she claims she doesn’t miss her 30s at all (including her time spent married to Brad Pitt).
“That there’s nothing to worry about — although I don’t think I had a care in the world at 25, either. That all started in my 30s, my awkward phase,” she explained. “I’m a little bit of a late bloomer! But it doesn’t matter to me because it just gets better. They do say youth is wasted on the young, but I feel just as youthful now — if not more — than I did when I was 25. I’m more in my body; I’m more in my mind. Life is full. Life is wonderful. We’re very, very fortunate.”
Jennifer and Brad married in July 2000, when she was 31 years old. They were divorced five years later in October of 2005. Shortly after their divorce, Brad began dating his ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ costar, Angelina Jolie. The two are now engaged, and have six children together.
Jennifer went on to get engaged to her ‘Wanderlust’ costar, Justin Theroux, which might have been the only good thing to come out of that wretched movie.
Aniston told Parade that she feels completely comfortable with Theroux. “I feel most beautiful when I’m just at home with Justin Theroux in the morning,” she shared. “Or any time of day I’m with him.”
Indeed, the We’re the Millers star couldn’t be any happier with her life and career at the moment.
“My life is so fantastic. I’m so happy,” Aniston said. “There are a lot of exciting things that I’m excited about doing. We’re about to do a sequel to Horrible Bosses, which is such a fun character for me. And I think I’m going to try at some point next year to direct a full-length feature, which I’m extremely excited about. I’m just so happy and I’m grateful for my fans. I just hope I keep doing work that they love.”
Another exciting event? Her annual tree-trimming party! Aniston and Theroux, 42, hosted a holiday party for their A-list friends — including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Bateman and Robert Downey Jr. — at their Bel Air home on Sunday, Dec. 8.
“There’s usually three different kinds of chili at the tree-trimming party,” the hostess told Parade. “There’s a vegetarian chili, a turkey chili and a good ol’ beef chili. I can’t honestly say I make that, but I do make some Rice Krispies treats and hot chocolate. My best hostess tip is to have good food and really good music! We usually put on the Charlie Brown Christmas album. That’s my favorite. And then we’ll go to Bing Crosby and stuff like that — old school — Frank Sinatra.”
I’m happy she’s happy. I’m glad she’s still with Justin, although I don’t know if I actually see them walking down the aisle together.