Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s recent divorce drama has affected a number of celebrities, including Marion Cotillard and the actor’s ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston. And now the latter’s best friend, Courteney Cox, wants everyone to stop dragging Aniston into the drama because “it’s not about her.”
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday, Sept. 27, Cox opened up about the unwanted attention Aniston has been getting since Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt last week. “I feel like we’re exacerbating it by even talking about it,” she told the publication at Revlon’s Annual Philanthropic Luncheon at Chateau Marmont.
The 52-year-old “Cougar Town” star added that Aniston — who was married to the “World War Z” actor for five years before their 2005 divorce — has nothing to do with the split, insisting, “It’s not about her.”
Cox isn’t the only one who thinks this way as Aniston’s husband, Justin Theroux, also doesn’t approve of people dragging the “Friends” alum into Pitt and Jolie’s divorce drama.
Earlier this week, “The Leftovers” star, 45, told Business Insider in an interview that rumors of his wife being the cause of the couple’s split are “nonsense.” “There are bigger things to b--ch about. It's shocking how much bandwidth things can take up when there are far more important things going on in the world,” he told the publication.
As someone whose parents also got divorced, Theroux said he sympathizes with Pitt and Jolie’s six children: Maddox, 15, Shiloh, 10, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 8. “As a child of divorce, all I can say is, that's terrible news for those children and that's all you can really say. It's boring to comment on anything else. People are having a bad time — that's horrible,” he shared.
Meanwhile, Theroux and Aniston, who tied the knot in August 2015, have been enjoying a happy and peaceful marriage life. The actor recently shared the secret to his good relationship with his wife, telling, Entertainment Tonight, “We appreciate each other's sense of humor, we respect one another and we get along. I know it sounds simple, but it's true.”