Jennifer Aniston reveals the important lesson she learned from Brad Pitt
Jennifer Aniston may not be married to Brad Pitt anymore, but their union left her with a very important life lesson.
The Cake actress said that since the end of her marriage 10 years ago, she realized that sometimes it's OK to be angry — and to come right out and let the other person know.
"I always thought, if you're angry you just don't say anything," she told the Hollywood Reporter. "I would come out passive. Things would come out passively. But it doesn't have to be black or white. You don't have to be a hysterical human being and have veins popping out of your neck and turn bright red and terrify people — or else keep quiet and put your head in the sand.
"I used to loathe confrontation. Loathe it. It was absolute. I understood anger, but I didn't know that you should express it. Which has been something that I've really tried to work on."
But that doesn't mean Aniston isn't totally zen about her divorce. She is — and she has nothing but nice words for her ex.
"We're not in daily communication. But we wish nothing but wonderful things for each other. Nobody did anything wrong. You know what I mean?" she said. "It was just like, sometimes things [happen]. If the world only could just stop with the stupid, soap-opera bullshit. There's no story. I mean, at this point it's starting to become — please, give more credit to these human beings."
Her words echo recent comments she made about Pitt's longtime partner and now-wife, Angelina Jolie, when she said, "I think that it's time people stop with that petty BS and just start celebrating great work and stop with the petty kind of silliness."
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