In an unguarded moment Jennifer Aniston revealed why her love life has been so torn. She still pines for ex-husband Brad Pitt who is still happily in a relationship with Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie.
She reportedly broke down recently after a shooting a love scene in one of her new movies because it reminded her of the “Inglorious Basterds” star.
Jen has been urged by friends to get over Brad. They were divorced in 2005. But Aniston was apparently so distraught about the romantic scenes with her “The Bounty” co-star Gerard Butler, she fled to her trailer in tears.
“I need a moment,” she reportedly told her assistant. “This scene reminds me of Brad and me.”
Since her on-again/off-again romance with John Mayer ended, Jen has been “very fragile” during the last few months, according to source, who told the New York Post, the incident was one of several where the 40-year-old actress had an emotional lapse.
“While she enjoyed flirting with Gerard on set and put a brave face on every day, privately she is still very fragile,” the source said.
During production, Jennifer was romantically linked with Gerard, 38, after they were seen holding hands while on a dinner date in New York. But the remained just friends.
The actress’ friends are worried she will never get over her ex-husband if she doesn’t distance herself from him.
“It’s not that Courtney Cox and company dislike Brad – quite the opposite. They’re all fond of him because he’s a pleasant guy to be around. But that’s the very reason why he can’t be in Jennifer’s life,” a source told Britain’s Look magazine in May.
“Courtney has told her repeatedly to ditch Brad’s number. But it’s never going to be that simple – he was her one big love.”
Friends believe that if Brad does ever split from current partner, he would be unlikely to rekindle his romance with Jennifer.
“Even if he and Jennifer were to reunite, look how complicated their life together would be. Jennifer would always have to deal with Angelina’s presence because she and Brad raise six kids together. That’s a huge commitment, ” the source said.
Jennifer, who has dated Vince Vaughn, Paul Sculfor and John Mayer since her divorce in 2005, has reportedly struggled to find a man to compare to the “Burn After Reading” star.
The source explained: “It seems Jennifer can’t find anyone to fill Brad’s shoes. Jennifer needs to forget about Brad and give herself the chance to move on. Otherwise she’s going to spend the rest of her life pining for him.”