As far as is definitively known in the public domain, Jennifer Aniston remains strictly single. The Friends actress has not been in a known relationship since her split from ex-husband, Justin Theroux.
After a few years of prioritizing her personal life and career, Aniston confirmed towards the end of last year that she was ready to jump back into the dating pool again. “I loved really being my own woman without being a part of a couple,” she told Sirius XM in September. “No one of importance has hit my radar yet, but I think it’s time.”
After the turn of the year, the actress was thrust into the limelight, with rumors that she had gotten back with Brad Pitt, her other ex-husband. While those stories remain unconfirmed as of yet, there are many who seem to actually believe that the two stars have in fact reunited.
Pitt is himself off the back of his own divorce process; from his long-time wife Angelina Jolie.
Pitt and Jolie got together very soon after he split up from Aniston for the first time, and they ended up having six children together.
Who Are Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie’s Kids?
In early 2006, Brad Pitt officially became a father for the first time, after a court approved his adoption of two children: Maddox Chivan and Zahara Marley.
Angelina Jolie had originally adopted Maddox on her own, but she traveled together with Pitt to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2005, where they went about the process of adopting Zahara. Shortly before the adoptions were made official, both Maddox and Zahara were granted permission to take on Jolie-Pitt as their surname.
In May 2006, the Mr. & Mrs. Smith couple welcomed their first biological child, with the birth of daughter Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt. Jolie took a trip to Swakopmund city in Namibia for this delivery, which essentially made Shiloh eligible for a Namibian passport.
In March of the following year, the actress adopted for the third time, taking in three-year-old Pax Thien from Ho Minh City in Vietnam. Pitt was recognized as the boy’s adopted father in February 2008.
Five months later, Jolie gave birth to twins Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline, her fifth and sixth children with Pitt.
Did Angelina Jolie Ban Jennifer Aniston From Seeing Her Children?
As the gossip about a potential reunification between Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston intensifies, it has shone a limelight on old rumors that Angelina Jolie once gave a stark warning for the star of The Morning Show not to go anywhere near her children.
Although the divorce between Pitt and Jolie has been official for a few years now, they are both still embroiled in custody battles for their children. Maddox and Pax are 20 and 18 respectively, and would not therefore be subject to this legal feud between their parents.
Zahara will also turn 18 in less than six months’ time, and therefore isn’t a big part of that battle either. Shiloh only turned 16 in May, however, and the twins Knox and Vivienne are a few weeks shy of their 14th birthday.
The story about Jolie warning Aniston off her children was first reported in 2020 by New Zealand magazine Women’s Day.
As reported by the Express at the time, the expose by the magazine claimed: ‘Angelina has privately demanded that Jen be banned from seeing her kids.’
Why Did Jennifer Aniston Never Have Kids With Brad Pitt?
According to the New Zealand magazine, one thing that had really irked Angelina Jolie was the planned appearance of Shiloh Jolie-Pitt in a Jennifer Aniston movie. The film was titled The Goree Girls, a drama musical that was initially supposed to be released in 2013.
While the project has still not been completed nearly one decade later, it is believed to still be in the works. It is not known, however, whether Shiloh will get to feature nonetheless.
On her part, Aniston never had kids with Brad Pitt – or anyone else for that matter. It is a question that has seen her subjected to intense scrutiny at times, especially as she has grown older.
The actress has never spoken up about the exact reasons why she still doesn’t have any kids, but has always been insistent that it is not anyone else’s business. “I used to take it all very personally — the pregnancy rumors and the whole ‘Oh, she chose career over kids’ assumption,” she said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “They don’t know anything. It’s like, ‘You have no clue what’s going with me personally, [or] medically.’”
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