Jennifer Aniston jokes about Brad Pitt divorce, therapy in ‘Ellen’ farewell

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Jennifer Aniston poked fun at her and Brad Pitt’s 2005 divorce during the final episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Thursday.

When the talk show host asked the actress, 53, how she dealt with “Friends” ending in 2004 after 10 seasons, Aniston joked with a shrug that she “got a divorce and went into therapy.”

The Emmy winner added, “Then I did a move called ‘The Break-Up.’ I just kind of leaned into the end.”

Aniston was married to Pitt, 58, for just under five years before they called it quits.

“We would like to announce that after seven years together, we have decided to formally separate,” the former couple said in a joint statement at the time. “This decision is the result of much thoughtful consideration. We happily remain committed and caring friends with great love and admiration for one another.”

The actor went on to wed his “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” co-star Angelina Jolie in 2014. They split in 2016.

Aniston, for her part, married Justin Theroux in 2015. She and the “Leftovers” alum, 50, announced their breakup in 2018.

Jennifer Aniston on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
Aniston “got a divorce” and went into therapy when “Friends” ended.

The “Morning Show” star previously called her marriages “very successful” despite their brief lengths.

“When they came to an end, it was a choice that was made because we chose to be happy, and sometimes happiness didn’t exist within that arrangement anymore,” she explained to Elle magazine in 2018.

Although Pitt was widely believed to have cheated on Aniston with Jolie, the “We’re the Millers” star has remained amicable with both of her ex-husbands.

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston on a red carpet.
Aniston and Pitt were married from 2000 to 2005.
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The “Fight Club” star even referred to Aniston as “a good friend” at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards. And during that year’s SAG Awards, the exes nearly broke the internet when they were photographed embracing.

“Brad and I are buddies. We’re friends,” the “Horrible Bosses” star told Howard Stern in June 2021. “We speak, and there’s no oddness at all.”

Aniston and Theroux are just as cordial. The actor told Esquire in August 2021 that they have “remained friends” since ending their marriage.

“We don’t talk every day, but we call each other. We FaceTime. We text,” he shared. “Like it or not, we didn’t have that dramatic split, and we love each other. I’m sincere when I say that I cherish our friendship.”

Theroux noted that Aniston makes him “laugh very, very hard,” gushing, “We can not be together and still bring each other joy and friendship.”


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