Jennifer calls Angelina uncool

Jennifer Aniston at Toronto film festival

For years she's maintained a dignified silence about the woman her husband left her for, but Jennifer Aniston has finally spoken up about Angelina Jolie – calling her 'uncool' and 'inappropriate'.

The star opened her heart in an interview with US Vogue, and not only talks about Jolie, but also her divorce from Brad Pitt, and her subsequent relationships with Vince Vaughn and John Mayer.

But, firstly, back to Angelina. The Tombraider star famously gave an interview to the same magazine, where she talked about falling in love with Brad on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith. Until that time, Jolie and Pitt maintained they only fell in love after Brad's split from Jen.

Aniston said: ''There was stuff printed there that was definitely from a time  when I was unaware that it was happening.

'I felt those details were a little inappropriate to discuss. That stuff about how she couldn't wait to get to work every day? That was really uncool.'

Jennifer had warmer words for her ex-husband, saying: 'I have nothing but absolute admiration for him, and I'm proud of him,' she said.

'We have exchanged a few very kind hellos and wishing you wells and sending you love and congratulations on your babies.'

And she described their divorce as 'amicable'. She explained: 'Well, it never was that bad.

'I mean, look, it's not like divorce is something that you go, "Oooh, I can't wait to get divorced!" It doesn't feel like a tickle.  

'But I've got to tell you, it's so vague at this point, it's so faraway in my mind, I can't even remember the darkness.

'I mean, in the end, we really had an amicable split. It wasn't mean and hateful and all of this stuff that they tried to create about Brad can't talk to Jen and Jen can't talk to Brad because this person won't allow it. It just didn't happen. The marriage didn't work out.

'And pretty soon after we separated, we got on the phone and we had a long, long conversation with each other and said a lot of things, and ever since we've been unbelievably warm and respectful of each other.'

She added: 'Whoever said everything has to be forever, that's setting your hopes too high. It's too much pressure. And I think if you put that pressure on - yourself - because I did!

'Fairy tale! It has to be the right one! - that's unattainable.'

Jen also says she's proud of her love life – and isn't the poor lonely victim she's portrayed to be in the press. She said: 'This whole "Poor lonely Jen" thing, this idea that I'm so unlucky in love? I actually feel I've been unbelievably lucky in love.

'Just because at this stage my life doesn't have the traditional framework to it - the husband and the two kids and the house in Connecticut - it's mine.

'It's my experience. And if you don't like the way it looks, then stop looking at it! Because I feel good. I don't feel like I'm supposed to be any further along or somewhere that I'm not. I'm right where I'm supposed to be.'

Talking of love post-Brad, Jen described Vince Vaughn – whom she dated for two years after her marriage split – as her 'defibrillator'.  She said: 'He literally brought me back to life. My first gasp of air was a big laugh!  It was great. I love him. He's a bull in a china shop. He was lovely and fun and perfect for the time we had together.

'And I needed that. And it sort of ran its course.'

So what of new love, singer John Mayer? 'We care about each other. It's funny when you hit a place in a relationship and you both realise, "We  maybe need to do something else," but you still really, really love each other.  

'It's painful. There was no malicious intent. I deeply, deeply care about him; we talk, we adore one another. And that's where it is.'

And, finally, the actress re-affirmed that she does want children one day, adding: 'I've said it so many times: I'm going to have children. I just know it.'



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