Two of the biggest movie stars in the world, Jennifer Aniston, and Brad Pitt have been the talk of the town for years on end now. Some of the time they are discussed in relation to one another due to the fact that they were married in between the year 2000 and 2005, and had an interesting and tabloid-worthy divorce. On the other hand, they have also had their lives examined a lot over the years as separate entities from one another. Still, no matter what, they will always be inexorably linked together.
Despite the fact that there are so many people seemingly paying attention to their every move and word, that doesn’t mean that they are incapable of keeping something secret. While we are certain that a book could be written about parts of their lives that we’ve never heard about, there are still oodles of stories about them that have been at least partially covered. Like a lot of celebrities, we’re quite certain that there are plenty of aspects of their lives that we’ve gotten a whiff of they’d prefer to be forever forgotten. That is what inspired us to put together this list of fifteen things Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt don’t want us to know.
In order for us to consider a story for inclusion here it first off needs to be based on reality, so that means you will only see things here that have been revealed by someone supposedly in the know. On top of that, it needs to be a tale that features either Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, or both, which means that not everything you see here will pertain to both stars. The final thing to keep in mind is this, we have never met Brad Pitt or Jennifer Aniston. As such we can’t say with one-hundred percent certainty that everything chronicled here is on the up and up but everything has been heavily covered. Additionally, we can’t say for sure that they would prefer these stories be forgotten, but it certainly seems as though they would love that to happen.
15 Jennifer’s Shameful Endorsement
Consider that Jennifer Aniston has earned the affections of millions of people over her years in front of the camera, it makes perfect sense that companies would love to have her endorse their products. In this day and age taking on such promotional relationships is a lot easier for celebrities to be a part of, as the public usually doesn’t get up in arms about them. However, there are times where things go awry and in the case of Jennifer promoting an Aveeno facial scrub that, unfortunately, is exactly what happened. That is because it turned out that the product was laced with microbeads which were revealed to be a “serious pollutant” by the science journal Nature. She has managed to walk away from the controversy for the most part, probably because she isn’t a scientist herself and can plead ignorance, but we’re guessing she wouldn’t want us to tell you the following was written:
“When Aniston, or those she inspires to follow her, rinse the scrub down the drain, many of the beads end up in the sea, where they will persist indefinitely. This is unnecessary, damaging and must stop.”
14 Brad’s Earlier Performances
A part of his life that is impossible to leave behind, as he was already a big star at the point, it seems as though Brad Pitt would prefer some of his earlier work would disappear. According to a report put up on the UK version of Glamour Magazine’s website, he is particularly embarrassed by his work in movies like Cutting Class, Meet Joe Black, and Seven Years in Tibet. In fact, he is said to have apologized to critics who had to sit through such films, which makes it clear that he wishes they were gone from his filmography, especially when considering he was quoted as saying this. "I believe I'm quite capable and we, as people, can learn to do anything, and that's proof of it! And my education is on film, on record! Now I can take on anything that comes my way and find truth in it and do a pretty good job."
13 Jennifer’s Box Office Problems
There is no question that the vast majority of people know who Jennifer Aniston is, especially in English-speaking countries, but that doesn’t mean that every project she is a part of succeeds. In fact, even all of these years later she owes the majority of her renown to playing Rachel Green on Friends and much of her film-work has flown entirely under the radar. Have you ever heard of She's the One, Dream for an Insomniac, The Thin Pink Line, Derailed, Management, Love Happens, Life of Crime, and She's Funny That Way? All of those movies feature her in a major role and the latest of them came out as recently as 2014 which is amazing considering she is a huge star but they failed to make an impact. Even more memorable movies like Office Space, Rock Star, Friends with Money, and Wanderlust failed to surpass thirty million at the box office which is not something a movie star wants on her resume.
12 Brad’s Latest Divorce Details
This is the only entry on this list that we can say with total confidence Brad Pitt doesn’t want us to know about. Having recently gone through a divorce with his second wife, Angelina Jolie, the world was fascinated by the end of the marriage of one of the most beloved couples in Hollywood. Turns out that these two acting heavyweights want to limit how much we all find out about the details of their divorce considering they used a private judge. That was done specifically in order to keep the particulars of their agreement under wraps, which is understandable considering there seemed to be a lot of drama going on. Want to know what we mean? Don’t worry, just keep reading.
11 Jennifer’s Attribute Attention
Let’s be real, a lot of famous people get to be a mainstay of their industries due to their looks making it likely that the rest of us will enjoy looking at them. As such, it should come as no big surprise that many of them have the particulars of their body examined a great deal and as unfair as it is, that seems to be especially true when it comes to women. As for Jennifer, there is one aspect of her body that gets far more attention than she would like, her nipples. That is probably because they are noticeable in several scenes over her career but there is nothing wrong with that and if she is comfortable with herself the rest of us should be too. Unfortunately, anyone who does a Google search would be able to tell you that people seem to obsess over her chest. It sure is sad that she has been quoted as saying “my nipples have been shamed” and she clearly wishes we didn’t know that is the case because she shouldn’t have to go through that.
10 Brad’s Angry Fans
When you are as famous as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, there are millions of people who would love to be able to share your space and some of those folks may be a danger to you and your loved ones. As such, it really is a necessity for them that they employ bodyguards to keep them and their children safe. While they should be able to rest assured that their privacy would be kept intact this is the real world and people talk. That is why we have an account by one of the people that kept the couple safe and it turns out he says that when it comes to Brad, people “hate him”. Obviously, there are lots of people that love the actor as well, but considering that his career partially relies on him being likable, the fact that enough people feel the opposite is surely something he wants to be kept quiet.
9 Jennifer’s NoseJob
When Jennifer got her first starring role in a film, she couldn’t have had any idea that Leprechaun would live on for years on end as a popular movie in the horror world. She has actually spoken on The Graham Norton Show about how “mortifying” it was when her current husband, Justin Theroux, stumbled across the film on TV. “He was flipping through the channels and he stumbled upon that. And that was our next two hours much to my embarrassment”. While her embarrassment may be due to the fact that the move is admittedly cheesy and outside the style of film she makes today, it could also be due to the fact that she had a very different nose back then. While it has been reported that she underwent the change due to a deviated septum, we find that hard to swallow due to the cosmetic change being so striking.
8 Brad’s Supposed Anger Problem
In the midst of both of Brad Pitt’s divorces, there have been things that came to light that haven't exactly placed him in the best light. After his split from Angelina Jolie, things, much to our surprise, actually seemed worse than his previous divorce due to reports of him supposedly having several issues that make him look bad as a man and father. One such controversy was over it being said that he has anger issues which are made especially bad when he is under the influence of drugs and alcohol. According to “sources” close to the actor, he was furious about these stories and they say there is nothing to this specific issue and called it a “malicious lie”.
7 Jennifer Not Close Pals With All The Friends
We’ve already touched on the fact that Jennifer Aniston is best known for the ten seasons she spent on television playing Rachel Green on the show Friends. A series that was also made all the better due to it being heavily promoted that the six stars were close and stuck together when it came to salary negotiations, it was cool to think they truly liked one another. Seems as though that level of affection between some of them has dwindled heavily, at least in Jennifer’s heart, based on who she did and didn’t invite to her wedding. It was heavily covered that both Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry, were noticeably absent from the event and the actor who played Joey said; “If she wanted me there, I would have been there”. While it is perfectly normal for people to grow apart, who wants their guest list getting out, especially when it might be bad for their image?
6 Brad’s Supposed Substance Abuse
Here we go again. Another one of Brad’s supposed problems that really came to light during the dissolution of his wedding to Angelina, this one seems to be sticking a little bit more than the last one we mentioned. Perhaps that is because the actor has even admitted to having a drugged up past but he has proudly spoken of cleaning himself up in order to enjoy a new life with his second wife. However, if reports are true it may not be as far in his past as he made it seem. While there are lots of actors who seem to enjoy a drug and alcohol-fueled lifestyle without doing damage to their careers, Brad is in a different situation these days. That is due to in part to the fact that he is in his fifties and is a father to a small brood of kids. On top of that, the anger that he is said to have is supposedly made worse by his substance intake.
5 Jennifer’s Schadenfreude
A word we first heard about from an episode of The Simpsons, schadenfreude is “pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune”. According to stories written in the days after it became clear that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s marriage was coming to an end, Jennifer was overjoyed by the news. It may be understandable due to the widely held belief that Brad cheated on her with his new wife while they worked on Mr. & Mrs. Smith together but that doesn’t mean that it makes you look like a kindhearted person. Considering that the meat and potatoes of Jennifer’s career has been portraying sweethearts, that is simply not the type of thing she should want getting out.
4 Brad’s FBI Probe
The culmination of the supposed anger and substance issues we’ve previously looked at, evidently due to allegations made about his behavior on a plane, the FBI investigated Brad Pitt. While that has nothing to do with his divorce proceedings, the fact that they saw fit to look at him during a time when other allegations were making the rounds lent an air of legitimacy to it all. While it has been confirmed that he was clear of all wrongdoing, there is no doubt that even being painted with a certain brush can be indelible. Due to that fact alone, there are clear and obvious reasons he should prefer that we all remain ignorant of the story at all.
3 Jennifer and The “R Word”
A word that was once used in reference to people who were “less advanced in mental, physical, or social development than is usual for one's age”, the so-called r-word is no longer acceptable these days. Seen as nasty and derogatory, it sparks outrage when used because of it being linked to the dismissal of a large group of people who have a lot to offer, to name just one reason. That wasn’t always the case, however, and not too long ago a lot of people threw it around flippantly. Whether that was because they actually meant harm or due to them being ignorant of its impact, things have changed. Unfortunately, some got the message a little bit late, which seems to be the case for Jennifer who sparked off a firestorm after using the word in a derogatory fashion on Live with Regis and Kelly. Asked if she plays dress up by Regis, she responded "Yes, I play dress up! I do it for a living, like a retard!" in a moment she distanced herself from immediately.
2 Brad Serial Cheater?
We already mentioned that Brad Pitt is said to have cheated on Jennifer with Angelina Jolie, which was bad enough for his image, but that isn’t the only such instance in his life. Having recently been divorced from Angie, it has been reported that he and his co-star in Allied, Marion Cotillard had a similar affair on set. None of this has been confirmed by any of the people involved but it has been revolving around Brad for years now and there is simply no way that he would like that to be the case. They may say there is no such thing as bad publicity but if you are a beloved actor that is simply not the case, as a long list of actors can attest to.
1 Rekindled Relationship?
Life is funny. People who we hate or love at various parts of our lives can unexpectedly hold another place in our hearts at any time, given the right circumstances. For instance, look at Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who seem to have loved one another but been incapable of making things work despite being married twice. It seems like Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are still important to one another despite the way their marriage ended. The fact that Jennifer was quoted as saying “that stuff about how she couldn’t wait to get to work every day? That was really uncool” in reference to Angelina made it clear that her feelings were hurt at one time.
Despite all of their history, it has been reported that Pitt and Aniston have been in contact since his recent divorce. Apparently, it started out with him wishing her a happy birthday and from there the conversation has become more personal with it being said that he has “confided in Jen”. In fact, it is said that the two of them have even “exchanged a few texts reminiscing about the past”. Some people seem to be jumping to the conclusion that their romance may be back on but they should recall that she is still married. Either way, if this is true and they have become friendly again, it is certain that neither is acknowledging it in any way so it seems they don’t want us talking about it either.
Sources: elitedaily, people, dailymail, glamourmagazine, usatoday, thesun