When it comes to dealing with media attention around one’s love life, no one knows the game better than Jennifer Aniston — which is why, when looking back at the star’s long dating history, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. After skyrocketing to fame in the mid-‘90s thanks to Friends, Aniston was basically everywhere — and after her 2005 split from Brad Pitt, who quickly took up with Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-star Angelina Jolie, so were rumors about her love life.
Over her decades-long career, though, Aniston has somehow been able to weather any media storm that tries to rain on her parade, and that includes the often-invasive inquiries about her love life. We love the candor and confidence with which she speaks about her past relationships, and how she’s consistently respectful when discussing someone involved in her personal life.
“My marriages, they’ve been very successful, in [my] personal opinion,” she confessed to Tig Notaro in 2018, referring to exes Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux. “When they came to an end, it was a choice that was made because we chose to be happy.”
After all these years, we’re still really interested in learning more about how one of Hollywood’s biggest stars can balance her work, star persona, and personal life. We’re going as far back as we can with Aniston’s romantic life, looking back at her past relationships and the chapters that defined those moments. Take a look through this slideshow to learn more about Jennifer Aniston’s past relationships, from Tate Donovan to (potential) new boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.