When Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt separated, the teenagers in all of us thought the world is ending. The Hollywood A-Listers seemed to have the perfect life! Two married beautiful people who were rich and famous. I know, I know...money doesn't buy happiness blah blah blah. But if these two couldn't find love, then what hope was there for the rest of us?
Then, of course, it came out that Brad was dating Angelina Jolie and "Brangelina" was born. Everyone felt bad for Jennifer Aniston having to watch her recent ex-husband fall in love with someone else, but really we shouldn't have felt bad at all. She was still a mega-star and now had a world opened up to her: single life.
Jennifer did find love again, and in 2011 it was revealed that she was dating Wanderlust actor Justin Theroux. They were engaged a year later, and Jen couldn't be happier.
"Having experienced everything you don’t want in a partner over time, it starts to narrow down to what you actually do want,” she said. “As I get older I realize what qualities are important in love and what suits me. And what I won’t settle for."
After their wedding in 2015, the couple seemed to be steady as a rock. But as with everything, things change. Two years after their marriage, in February of this year, Jennifer and Justin announced their split.
“In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation," they released in a statement. "This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.”
That's when the rumor mill started turning.
Immediately following the announcement people began to speculate about a Brad and Jen reunion. But many claimed that since she had moved on from the relationship there would be no chance of this.
As it turns out, though...it doesn't seem like Jen had really moved on at all.
Two years ago, Justin found love notes that Brad wrote Jen when they were together, and she had kept them, all these years.
“He stumbled upon old Post-it notes Brad had written,” a source said. “Sweet little Post-its like, ‘You looked nice tonight’ or ‘Miss you already.’”
Jen had never told Justin about the notes, which insiders say he took as a huge breach of trust. Despite the notes being small, the impact was large.
“Jen assured him they weren’t a big deal, but Justin wasn’t thrilled," the insider said. "Justin had moments of insecurity like that.”
I guess it's not hard to blame Justin when your wife is keeping love notes from her ex-husband. While it's harsh to assume the Post-its were the reason for their split, it doesn't seem impossible that they could be the straw that broke the camel's back.