It is the media that can’t get over it. The media needs breakup recovery. The media needs to LET IT GO.
Reporters call me quite a bit about what I think about this celebrity and his or her ex and that celebrity. Many times they don’t like my take or that I don’t agree with them and they move on to find a quotable “expert” that does agree with them. Fine. Whatever. (One of my kids suggested I turn celeb breakup news into a semi-regular blog post and I’ve resisted because I really don’t follow celebrity news.)
But today I make an exception after getting a phone call asking about what does Jennifer Aniston REALLY think about Brad Pitt’s engagement sort of put me over the edge.
I don’t know Jen, and if I did I wouldn’t be sharing what she thinks with them, so I don’t know why they asked me. I don’t read minds and I don’t want to, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and say SHE DOESN’T CARE. And why should she? She shouldn’t. Why people go all gah gah about Brad and Angelina is beyond me…but if you want to, fine…but it’s time, way way way overdue, to leave Jennifer Aniston OUT OF IT.
I think of people on here that struggle with hearing about their ex and think that they can put their own stuff into perspective when they read about Jennifer Aniston. How difficult do you find it when people talk about your ex? Imagine them talking about it years and years afterwards in major publications, websites and gossip rags.
A few years ago someone said to me, “I know you had a bad divorce but….” and I was thinking, “What? My divorce years and years ago has nothing to do with what I’m saying here.” They seemed to think I was thinking of (and being bitter about) my ex. I can’t think of many things that are less true. They were projecting bitterness and remorse onto me where none existed. And this speculation didn’t even make People or OK! magazine and read by thousands. And I was annoyed and irritated that it was even brought up. I can’t imagine how Jennifer Aniston must feel. People: (human people and magazines titled People) Let. It. Go.
Dear media: IT’S BEEN YEARS. Although you have had the “poor Jen” theme going for a long time, the woman is smart, funny, talented, wealthy and has a great boyfriend. She’s not pining for anything or anyone. She’s fine. She’s more than fine. She’s happy and healthy and has a lot of living to do. I doubt she thinks about Brad except when you idiots are hounding her about it. So, stop it.
It’s not Jen that needs to get over it, it’s YOU. Find something or someone else to write about. And if you can’t, you need to find another profession. And if you don’t, don’t call me about it because I will just tell you that Jen has moved on and you should too.