Jennifer Aniston once took aim at the perceived image of her marriage to Brad Pitt.
The 51-year-old former Friends actress said that any thoughts that her and Brad were Hollywood’s ‘golden couple’ were far from the truth of their actual marital status.
Back at the turn of the millennium, Brad and Jen were the coupling that captured the imagination of millions and their every move was pored over by fans and media alike.
The actress once said that this hype left her and Brad, now 56, desperately trying to live up to the expectations of their marriage when the real-life truth was far from the glamorous life together that was portrayed.
They tied the knot in 2000 and during the following five years, fought desperately to keep their relationship private while living up to the demands of everyone who felt they wanted to know every detail of their lives.
Jen once opened up on the Oprah Winfrey show about the pressures of living in the perfect marriage and said that they were just ‘normal’ and not the ‘ideal’ paring that was seen in the media.
Oprah asked Jennifer: “People were obsessed about your marriage and then the divorce (with Brad Pitt). I think it’s because you guys represented the picture on the wedding cake.
“And so, if this doesn’t work out, then you’re thinking, ‘Oh Lord, I’m in trouble.’ I think it’s that kind of association. What do you think it is?”
The Morning Show actress replied: “It is that, and it is created so totally by the media.
“Because all you see is the red carpet, and you don’t see people in their lives, living their lives, doing the things that people do.”
Jennifer continued: “It’s not real. It’s just not real. You’re human beings having a human experience and there’s nothing different except that you’re exposed to the world as a public person.
“But your personal life, your personal feelings, your heart, your success, your pain, your everything, is the same as anybody else’s.”
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