Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt became one of Hollywood’s most powerful couples after they set up their agents in 1998. After a whirlwind romance, the highly publicized divorce came in 2005. After the divorce, Aniston has sought many ways to move on from the heartbreak. Coincidentally, a ‘Break-Up’ movie finally needed her to heal her heart.

Jennifer Aniston wanted another ‘Break-Up’ to move on from Brad Pitt

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, who tied the knot in 2000, were considered one of the most glamorous couples in Hollywood. Despite the media frenzy around their divorce, the Friends star has been determined to find a way to live and move forward.

Surprisingly, in a twist of fate, she found solace in her co-star, Vince Vaughn. Aniston, who met Vaughn in the 2006 movie The Break-Up, revealed that her relationship with him saved her from moving into further heartbreak and despise. During her appearance on The Ellen Show, Anisten recounted her post-breakup experience, including the impact of her relationship with Vaughn.

… I did a movie called The Break-Up,” Aniston revealed I just kinda leaned into the end. I just was like, ‘You know what, guys? Let’s make this a completely new chapter. Let’s just end everything and start new.’ It worked great.”

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In a Vogue interview, she explained that Vaughn was her rock during those times. She expressed that he brought joy back into her life. Being a source of inspiration and immeasurable laughter, Vaughn was the perfect match for the time they spent together.

Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn
Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn

“I call Vince my defibrillator,” she said in 2008. “He literally brought me back to life. My first gasp of air was a big laugh! It was great. I love him. He’s a bull in a china shop. He was lovely, fun, and perfect for the time we had together. And I needed that. And it sort of ran its course.”

The movie also brought both of them together romantically, and they ended up dating briefly. After they split in 2008, Aniston explained how easily she gelled with her Break-Up costar.

Aniston, who had been in only several movies in her career, most of which went flat at the box office, The Break-Up was a commercial success. Despite its title, the movie was also a huge victory for her.

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Jennifer Aniston’s healing journey mirrored in The Break-Up movie

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston from the movie The Break-Up

Released in 2006, the movie tells the story of a couple who decide to break up but continue living together in a shared condo, navigating the challenge of adjusting to their post-relationship lives. The movie explores the varied complexities of relationships, breakups, and the nuances of moving on.

With strong and engaging characters, the movie connects the audience on a deeper level, making it a relatable and memorable experience for the viewers.

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Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn
Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn from The Break-Up

The Break-Up movie offered Anisten an avenue to process and navigate the real-life emotions surrounding her relationship with Pitt, which was helpful in her healing process. “This movie was fate,” she said in an interview just after filming wrapped” (via E! News). 

“To be able to walk through a movie called The Break-Up, about a person going through a breakup, while I’m actually going through a breakup?! How did that happen?! It’s been cathartic.”

Meanwhile, Vaughn is currently married to Kyla Weber and shares two children. After the eventful split with Pitt, Aniston enjoyed a successful career and later married Justin Theroux before divorcing in 2018. Presently, Aniston is reportedly single.


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