Jennifer Aniston says that she forgives her ex-husband Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for carrying on a secret romance as that ultimately separated Aniston and Pitt.
Aniston, 45, didn’t specifically mention Pitt, 50, but insisted that she holds no grudges and is a forgiving person.
“I absolutely am. I think it’s extremely important to forgive. Otherwise it just builds up like toxic waste. There’s nothing worse than holding a grudge,” she told Harper’s Bazaar.
“Listen, people can do unforgivable things, but you have to let it go and say, ‘Look, we’re all human beings. We make mistakes.’ To hold any kind of resentment is like taking rat poison and waiting for the rat to die.”
Aniston also talked about her fiance Justin Theroux, saying the 43-year-old is her creative crush.
“Not only is he a great actor but he’s one of the best comedy writers out there. And he directs and paints murals,” she said, laughing.
“And I just think it’s so attractive to be that good at so many things and to have no ego. He’s one of the most humble, decent human beings. He’s not an ass. He’s not like some of our friends who are young and up-and-coming and they hit celebrity, and all of a sudden you’re like, ‘Oh! You’re different. Now you don’t say hi to people?’ “
Aniston also said that she and Theroux originally met when he was writing Tropic Thunder, and remained just friends through Wanderlust, the 2012 comedy they both starred in.
Now she says “it’s almost impossible to get bored with one another. We’ve tried so hard! And even that’s interesting because his eyes are so pretty, but we can entertain ourselves and talk about endless things, which is pretty great.”
And Aniston believes that women aging is an overemphasized subject.
“When am I supposed to freak out? When am I supposed to feel like, ‘Oh, my knee! Oh, ouch!’ I don’t feel any of those things! I feel like our aging marker needs to be rejiggered,” she said.
“I heard Halle Berry refer to her pregnancy at 47 as a ‘geriatric pregnancy,’ which is ridiculous! It’s insulting. Obviously, as women we’ve evolved. My eyesight is [expletive], though. I already was nearsighted, but now I can’t see anything.”