Celebrities are not perfect. As much as we idolize them, they really do a lot more than we realize to seem better than they are. They do not naturally look like that, their success is not effortless, and they are not free of personal problems. Case in point, Jennifer Aniston: America’s Sweetheart. Everyone loves Jennifer Aniston, but she is a human being just like the rest of us and she, too, has some skeletons in her closet. There are plenty of things that Jennifer Aniston wants the media to stop talking about and aside from that there is a lot that she just does not want the fans to know— and I don’t blame her. I too would want to keep my life private, but that’s not really a luxury that she has as a globally famous actress.
Just when you thought that everyone on the planet loved Jennifer, there are some people who have taken issue with her. The woman has had fall outs with rival actresses, costars, and relatives. Jennifer Aniston has taken some acting jobs to get by back in the day that she is not exactly proud of now. There’s even a surprising Kim Kardashian connection.
Just like the rest of, Jennifer Aniston has some things that she wants to hide, but here’s the thing: She’s Jennifer Aniston. She is a famous actress that people care about and people want to know everything they can about.
Check out these 15 things that Jennifer Aniston does not want her fans to know.
15. She Hated The “Rachel” Haircut
That “Rachel” hairstyle is what really put Jennifer Aniston on the map. It was a double-edged sword though. She went from being an unknown actress to being known as the iconic Friends character Rachel Green. Women all around the country were requesting the “Rachel” at salons. The style made Jennifer instantly recognizable, even if it was as Rachel Green and not herself. It was truly legendary, but Jennifer Aniston was not really feeling it. In fact, she hated the look! At first she claimed that it was too much to maintain on her own and then she was more upfront with her hatred: “I think it was the ugliest haircut I’ve ever seen.” Well okay, then. So much for being grateful…
14. She Was Subjected To Backlash From An Ad
It’s hard to picture anyone hating on Jennifer Aniston for anything. Sure, plenty of people have panned her acting abilities in her romantic comedies, but no one really came for her. Jennifer Aniston received major criticism after appearing in a commercial for Emirates airlines. People were really put off by her attitude in the ad. In the commercial Jennifer Aniston was unhappy with her current airline for not having robes, a bar, a shower, and other luxuries in comparison to Emirates airlines. People found it to be pretty obnoxious and felt like it looked down on United States’ airlines. It was supposed to be a comedic commercial, but people found the actress snobby and there was a backlash against Jennifer and Emirates.
13. She Hates Her First Movie
You may have first “met” and fell in love with Jennifer Aniston when she was playing Rachel on Friends, but that was not her first acting role. She got her first movie role a year before Friends premiered in the movie Leprechaun. Did you not see that movie? Did you see it and not realize that it was Jennifer Aniston (read the entry about her nose job)? Well, it turns out that Jennifer does not want you or anyone else to see that movie because she is straight up ashamed of it. She was super embarrassed when her husband Justin Theroux found the movie on TV and talked about it on The Graham Norton Show: “Actually, it was a mortifying moment when Justin and I had just started to date. He was flipping through the channels and he stumbled upon that [Leprechaun movie]. And that was our next two hours much to my embarrassment.” Luckily for Jennifer, pretty much no one has seen or wants to see that movie, so it’s very unlikely that she will endure future embarrassment.
12. She Has A Strained Relationship With Her Mom
You may think that you and your mom have issues, but you really don’t know the half of it. Jennifer Aniston has been publicly estranged from her mother Nancy Dow for years. Not only do the two not get along, but Nancy Dow has capitalized on her daughter’s fame for her own personal gain. She has done interviews about Jennifer and even wrote a book about her. And you thought it was annoying when your mother gossiped about your personal life to her PTA friends. Take this as a cautionary tale: it can be a lot worse. Jennifer Aniston was exploited by her own mother in a very public fashion and it was unfair.
11. She Had A Nose Job
Jennifer Aniston denied getting a nose job for so many years and it was beyond ridiculous. It was so obvious that she looked completely different and it was getting to a point where it was dumb to ask her about cosmetic procedures because it was so clear that she was no longer rocking all of her original parts. She basically admitted to getting a nose job in an interview with Conan O’Brien, but tried to brush it off when she vaguely admitted to getting cosmetic treatments, but if you look at photos of her from over the years, the nose looks different as if she has had multiple procedures. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with plastic surgery as long as it’s done responsibly and it turns out well, so I don’t get why Jen Aniston has been shady about this.
10. She Worked For Nutrisystem
Way back in the archives of the Howard Stern show, he interviewed and flirted with a then 20-year-old Jennifer Aniston. She was not there to promote her acting career, but she was actually there to endorse the diet program Nutrisystem. I guess an acting job is an acting job, right? Luckily, she got her big break on Friends a few years later. She was on Howard’s show as a “Nutrisystem Success Story.” She even subjected herself to flirting with Howard and making self deprecating comments about the size of her breasts after losing some weight. It was a desperate look and so far away from the Jennifer Aniston we know today. But then again, I don’t blame her for needing the money back then. A dollar is a dollar.
9. She Paved The Way For Kim Kardashian
I never thought that I would mention Jennifer Aniston and Kim Kardashian in the same sentence, but here I am and they actually have something in common. During an interview with Graham Norton, Jennifer Aniston took credit for starting the trend of baring a booty on magazine covers. What is she talking about and what does this have to do with Kim K? Well, this was when Kim Kardashian’s infamous bare butt Paper Magazine cover shot was released and she “broke the internet.” Well, Jennifer Aniston feels like she’s the one who made this look famous in her nude Rolling Stone cover photo. Both booty shots were pretty iconic, to be honest. So it’s a win-win situation for the world.
8. She Didn’t Invite The Whole Friends Cast To Her Wedding
The great rapport between the actors on Friends made it an enjoyable show to watch. This makes sense since the cast often bragged about being friends in real life. They even famously banded together to make sure that all six leads got equal salaries on the show. I just naively assumed that these were lifelong friendships, but I guess the cast was not as close as I thought. Or at least Jennifer isn’t super tight with all of them. When she got married to Justin Theroux, Jennifer Aniston only invited Lisa Kudrow and Courtney Cox. This means that Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer were excluded. Damn, that’s cold. She really didn’t have room for three more people? SMH, Jen.
7. She Publicly Said The “R” Word On A Talk Show
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely hate it when people use the word “retard” as an insult or in any other derogatory manner. It’s absolutely unacceptable in my book. So I was extremely shocked and disappointed to hear about America’s Sweetheart Jennifer Aniston doing just that. So what happened? During an appearance on Live With Regis & Kelly, the actress was discussing a magazine shoot where she dressed up as the legendary Barbra Streisand. In reference to the photos, Regis Philbin said “You played dress up” and Jen responded by saying “I played dress up! I do it for a living, like a retard.” The last part of her reply was completely unnecessary and offended a lot of people. It added nothing to the conversation and it was very insensitive to include that word in such a public conversation.
6. She Feuded With Julia Roberts
I have no idea how this one slipped under the radar, but there were actually years of animosity between Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts. These are two lovable A-List actresses, so I’m a little surprised that it was not a major story. I can’t really imagine either of these nice girl-next-door celebrities feuding with anyone, so I’m a little thrown off to say the least. Julia Roberts dated Jen’s Friends costar Matthew Perry back in the day. Rumor has it that Julia was annoyed by Jennifer Aniston being so involved in their relationship and that Jennifer Aniston hated Julia for breaking her good friend’s heart when they broke up. It seems like things are all good with the ladies now though and they are even working on a movie together.
5. She Is Afraid Of Water
Whenever I see a bottle of Smart Water, the brand’s spokesperson Jennifer Aniston comes to mind. With that said, I did not expect to see a headline with quotes about Jennifer Aniston being afraid of water. What does that even mean? I’ve seen her in these bottled water ads for years and I feel like I’m always seeing her laying poolside in paparazzi photos. So I would have never thought that “water” would be a bullet point on her list of fears. Well, apparently Jennifer had a traumatic childhood incident where she was on a tricycle and fell into a pool and has been traumatized ever since.
4. She Feuded With Bill O’Reilly
In all honesty, it’s not so weird to hear about anyone taking issue with Bill O’Reilly. The man is extremely controversial and proud of of it. I just find it so tough to believe that anyone in their right mind would come for Jennifer Aniston, but it did happen and my girl fired back at him. Bill O’Reilly had the nerve to say that Jennifer Aniston is “destructive to society” because she was in a movie where she played a single woman who wanted to become a mother. He said, “She’s throwing the message out to 12- and 13-year-olds, ‘Hey you don’t need a guy. You don’t need a dad.’ That is destructive to our society.” Well, that was not at all what the movie was about and the man is absurd for starting a beef with Jennifer. #TeamJennifer
3. She Is Computer Illiterate
These days there are grandmas on Facebook, so it is kind of surprising that one of the most popular women in the world is not into computers or social media. There are new stories about Jennifer Aniston multiple times a day, so I figured that she would at least be curious to see what people are saying about her. But then again, I guess that’s a pretty good reason not to be tech savvy. I imagine being Jennifer Aniston can be too much to handle at times. Jennifer Aniston has said, “I’m really computer illiterate. When I see people on their BlackBerry, working them like some girls work a hair dryer, I’m just stunned.” I wonder if she even emails or texts. I’m pretty curious, to be honest.
2. She Has Had A Long Time Smoking Habit
Jennifer Aniston is the epitome of good health. You never read about her partying. She is always talking about yoga or other innovative workouts and diet plans. She has always seemed very into wellness, so it’s a big contrast to know that Jennifer Aniston had been regularly smoking cigarettes for years. I just don’t get it. For someone so health conscious, it just doesn’t make any sense. And aside from that, I figured she would want to avoid yellow teeth, wrinkles, and other physical side effects associated with smoking. There have been so many paparazzi shots of Jennifer Aniston lighting up cigarettes over the years and it is just not a good look for the actress. Hopefully she is done with that nasty habit.
1. She Has A Bad Cursing Habit
Jennifer Aniston is such a likable person, innocent even. And I just can’t really picture her cursing. Well, that was until I saw her in the movie Horrible Bosses and I realized that anything was possible. But apparently Jen Aniston has quite the potty mouth in real life too. Sandra Bullock even blamed Jennifer Aniston for passing along her bad cursing habit to her. She also participated in a celebrity curse off with her former Friends costar Lisa Kudrow on Jimmy Kimmel Live. So clearly she is very comfortable saying bad words in public, but it definitely goes against the good girl image that she has cultivated over the years.
Just like the rest of us, Jennifer Aniston is not perfect. She comes damn near close to it, but she too has some skeletons in her closet and some embarrassing moments that she wants us all to forget. Unfortunately for her, she is a celebrity so it was only inevitable for these things to be drudged up eventually.