Jennifer Aniston Said ‘Good-Bye’ to ‘Friends’ the Same Month Brad Pitt Met Angelina Jolie

Jennifer Aniston went through in 2004. In that exciting year, the actress experienced some highs and lows. She said goodbye to the show that made her star and expressed her desire to settle down and start a family.

But then she experienced the invisible and rapid breakdown of her marriage to Brad Pitt. Looking back on the timeline of Aniston and Pitt’s relationship, it’s one month that stands out above the rest.

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Jennifer Aniston met Brad Pitt this year for ‘Friends’

Aniston said Rolling Stone in a 2001 interview she met Pitt a foot back in 1994, the same year as that Friends first on NBC. They met because their managers were friends, and Aniston remembered that “it’s just this sweet guy from Missouri.”

A few years later – after Aniston broke up with Tate Donovan and Pitt ended his romance with Gwyneth Paltrow – managers Aniston and Pitt set them up on a date. This was in 1998, and the two hit it hard. They finished going back for months in secrecy before making their first carpet tour of the Emmys in 1999.

After five months of dating the couple became engaged. They tied the knot on July 29, 2000, at a wedding reception in Malibu. At the time, Aniston was excited about finding the man she believed would spend the rest of her life.

“You know if there’s ever an argument, it’s not how you can go, ‘Scratch me, I’m out here! ‘”Anistoned explained. “You are there for the long journey. It is a beautiful thing to understand that for the first time, to know that. It takes the heat and pressure out of things. ”

Brad Pitt was a guest in ‘The One with the Rumor’

Just over a year into their marriage, Pitt was still one of the biggest movie stars in the world. Meanwhile, Aniston was an American lover as part of the Friends cast ensemble. Brad and Jen mania were in full swing, and that’s exactly when he appeared as a full-time guest Friends.

In the season 8 episode “The One with the Rumor,” Pitt mocks a sweater and frostbite suggestions when he appears for Thanksgiving Day. Her character knew Rachel Green in high school, and hated her. It was a funny program. And it was a key moment for fans who followed the relationship.

Two years later, in the weeks before Friends finale, Aniston spoke to him The Keeper about her plans for life after the show ended. At the time, Aniston and Pitt had completed their renovation of a $ 14 million six-bedroom apartment.

“I love my house. Love it. It feels very symbolic to me – it took me two years to do it, to do it again, ”explained Aniston.

“Something about building a foundation with someone. It’s an exciting process and I truly believe it’s a testament to a relationship that it’s the same as the stories you hear about having a baby. It’s hard to make a house together. And if you do it through that, man, you can do it through anything. ”

Jennifer Aniston completed her 10-year run on ‘Friends’ the same month Brad Pitt met Angelina Jolie

In that interview with The Keeper, Aniston also admitted that she was ready to have a baby with Pitt.

“Yes, it’s time. It’s time. You know, I think you can work with a baby, I think you can get pregnant with a baby, I think you can do it all. So I’m really looking forward to slowing down, ”said Aniston.

Then the actress thought about her baby’s schedule and said, “it will be ready [Mr and Mrs Smith] at the end of February. Then it starts Dusan Ocean. So I can, thankfully, go travel with him while he does that. ”

Mar Marie Claire notes, the last episode of Friends aired in May 2004, the same month Pitt met Angelina Jolie on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith. Seven months later – when Aniston thought she would be traveling with her husband and trying for a baby – Aniston and Pitt announced their separation.

At the time, they denied the tabloid rumors that the split was the result of his affiliation with Jolie. However, the Maleficent a star later admitted that sparks were flying between her and Pitt on the set of their first film together.

Aniston later said Vanity Fair that she was still upset with what had happened. However, she refused to play the victim.

“Living in a place of suffering is pointing at someone else’s finger, as if you were in control,” Aniston explained. “Relationships are two; everyone is responsible. A lot going into a relationship comes together, and a lot going into a relationship falls apart. ”

The ten quarters of Friends available on HBO Max.

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