Monday, December 15, 2008

Girl needs to move on

I'm writing tonight's post as an open woman-to-woman conversation to Jennifer Aniston because I read her Vogue article and saw snippets from GQ this weekend and honestly, I'm worried.

First off Jen, why are you only wearing a tie on GQ? Guys are going to think that's what women wear around the house now and we can't have that. We just need to keep up the charade that we have pillow fights in our underwear on girls nights. Because we TOTALLY do.

Next, girlfriend, I'm writing this to tell you that you need to move on from this whole Brad and Angie thing. Why are you still talking about Angie being "uncool" in interviews? Wasn't all that going on like four years ago?

Moving on is tough. It's tough because you have to really let yourself realize that you're not with the guy you love anymore and that he is working on moving on from you too. He is off dating someone else and realizing every day that a piece of you that he holds on to is fading away. It means "we" becomes "me" or "I" and your first holiday season is a little more difficult. And it means all the great memories you have with him is going to happen again with someone else, for him and you.

I know hearing that your ex is engaged or married or even has adopted and then fathered a ton of kids has got to hurt. It always does, but continuously talking about him and his new life doesn't make people believe you're okay, it makes them realize you're still living in the past.

I've had to move on from a few guys I really cared for and none of them were easy. Moving on from Peter was very difficult, but I did it and even if I think about him occasionally, I don't verbalize it. And you shouldn't either about Brad.

Don't worry about what Angie did or didn't do or if Brad is missing a sensitivity chip. It didn't work out for you two for a reason, which might not be a bad thing. Bury the hatchet and let them go on repopulating the world, don't you have better things to do?

I hope these comments didn't hurt too much, but I'm saying them because I care and I've been there. We can hug it out if you'd like or talk about why "Along Came Polly" was not the best move for you. But I did love you in "The Good Girl." Way to go nailing Jake Gyllenhaal.

Call if me if you want to talk more.

XOXOXO Jess

I'm not an "expert" at moving on, so let me know if I'm totally off base here or how you've moved on from past relationships.

35 comments:

Mandy said...

This is pure genius and a great letter. I too, think its sad that she is still talking about Brad and Angelina. I agree, Jen move on.

Caz said...

Someone had to say it! I've never been a huge Jen fan actually (besides Rachel in Friends) and it just makes me cringe everytime I hear/read/see her say something re: the Brad/Angie thing. Just move on dammit!

Then again I've always been on team Angelina so maybe I'm biased.

EP said...

Amen to this! I don't really like Angie and Brad because of what they did to Jen, but a girl's got to pick up the pieces and move on.

Heidi Renée said...

I have to put some of the blame on the reporters, who surely bait her with that kind of question. But she should know that she doesn't have to answer them, or at least her "people" should be there to tell her to shut her dumb mouth. She needs to hire Larry Rudolph. It worked for Britney.

Maki said...

You are so right!! We all need to move on from this Jen, Brad & Angelina.

I heard that Jen was upset over Vogue's misquoting what she said about Angelina though.. She said that she was disappointed that Vogue had turned into another tabloid magazine. I don't know which one to believe; Jen or Vogue?

LBluca77 said...

I blame the media for this triangle.

The problem with her not moving on is that the world just will not let her. I mean I have not read any article about the 3 of them with out all of them being mentioned. In 40 years people are still going to bring up this triangle. I do think she is over Brad but the rest of the world just does not want to let it go.

Plus they seem to want to make her this pathetic person. Just because Brad moved on right away and Jen is still yet to meet her"Angelina" the media looks at her like she is pathetic.

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Love it.

I mean, come on. She is dating John Mayer, you can't get any better than that...so much better than Brad!

S. said...

You said it!

I can't imagine my exes and the details of his life in big bold headlines plastering every single magazine that I'm forced to see whenever I go to the grocery store. Or see on the TV.

I agree with what you said, I just think it's a little harder for her in comparison to us "normal" gals.

Maris said...

great letter! I agree with EP. I think Angie is kind of a b-i-t-c-h but there comes a time in every girl's life where she has to stop looking back - A listers included.

Alexa said...

jennifer aniston makes me sad sometimes, like you just wanna shake her.

but then on the other hand she is friggin gorgeous and has nailed quite the eclectic group of men who are all pretty damn good looking.

so she must be doing something right! haha

also, take a lot of those stories with a grain of salt. she could have talked for 100 hours about everything under the sun but they will put the 5 minutes she talked about brad and make it the center of attention - it works though.

can you tell i'm pro aniston? : )

lily said...

So true! And yeah, I was all Team Jen back in the day, but there does come a time where you pick up and move on with your life!

Angela said...

Really though. She keeps going on and on about him. But does he talk about HER at all? Um, no.

♥ Tiffany ♥ said...

love this!

dolcechic said...

I agree with someones comment that the media keeps bringing this back in her face. Also, if it's true that Angelina stated that she couldn't wait to get to work on Mr. & Mrs. Smith so she could see Brad, that is f****** up. He was a married man at the time....and if that is true, be a better person and don't rub it in the other persons face. I don't care how long it's been...pain is pain. I remember Christmas night 2004 when my dad blurted out that he had a girlfriend to my mom, brother and I...and it isn't the easiest thing to get over. I can't imagine what it must be like to go through something so traumatic in front of cameras, and such.

But I agree with you about the photo. I just don't get it. If I were her, I wouldn't want to bring that type of attention to myself!

Hope said...

I haven't read the article yet but I do think that the media is probably more interested in this triangle than the three people involved in it.

Great letter regardless. Although, it did take me three years to get over my ex and I'm a 'normal' girl so if she still hasn't moved on what with reminders of him everyday and the knowledge that he is with Angelina and all that happiness and talk of family etc etc?

I don't really blame her. :)

SA said...

Amen.

Paula said...

As the queen of not-moving-on I can totally empathise with her to be honest. it must utterly SUCK to have your past relationship mistakes constantly talked about in the press and have to constantly see pictures of brangelina and hear stories about how happy they are. plus i'm convinced angelina DID time letting it slip about her and brad falling in love before brad and jen split to cause maximum damage. i HAVE always been team aniston though.

i do get your point though! :)

pinkjellybaby said...

I agree with Dolce and Paula. While she should move on..... it doesn't help her when every now and then Angie 'let's slip' about something which just opens old wounds again. I think she's done a good job of being quiet and dignified but everyone has their breaking point, and Angie saying all that stuff about them being together in Mr&Mrs Smith was hers. I think Angie was very 'uncool' and Jen was fair and just in saying something back finally!

the Dude said...

We TOTALLY knew that you have pillow fights in your underwear (and we're glad you do). We also appreciate the tickling in lingerie, the talking about boys while you stroke each other's hair, and we're hoping the lounging around in nothing but a tie sticks.

Thanks girls. We appreciate it. Really, we do.

Cheryl said...

Know what's weird? I was just the other nighttalking about the pillow fight fantasy guys have about girl get togethers. Yeah, I know it's got nothing to do with Jen, but whatever.

Ray said...

This was awesome.

Deutlich said...

On the one hand, I TOTALLY agree she needs to move on. And on the other? I don't think she ever talked about it when it initially happened and I can't imagine seeing Ang & Brad splashed all over EVERY publication is easy.

Tough Girl 101 said...

lol great letter, and I think that what angie and brad did to jennifer aniston was terrible, but she does need to move on. I honesty like her way more than angelina jolie anyway.

theeclecticconnoisseur said...

Who knows if Jen has or has not gotten over Brad? What we do know is that the media has one goal - to make money. If they have to put a spin on a story to get more readers/viewers, then so be it. And, Jen, if you're reading this and are not over Brad, I'll be happy to take John Mayer off your hands! :)

Jenn said...

You tell her!!

P.S. I love this post.

emmaelizabeth said...

Amen! She needs to move on.

Jess said...

You know, you're right and she should know better by now. But I do wonder if she just, you know, answers when they ask and then that's what they focus on. But I agree she needs to stop answering, even if they ask.

Katelin said...

i think you hit it right on the mark with this one. jen needs to take note and move on.

Shan said...

so honest yet lets her down easy. adorable.

btw, how crazy is the chi snow storm today?!?

Stephanie said...
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Stephanie said...

Here's what I think--They have never stopped talking about it, so why should she? She was actually married to him at the time. Does everyone forget about that?
Team Jen. :)

(I deleted my first comment because I was going to add something else. But then I forgot what it was I was going to say. Oh well.)

Miss Grace said...

The interviewer did ask her about it.

I think she could keep a little more cool in the face of public scrutiny, but I'm not sure if it would be that easy to get over, I mean, they were married for like a decade or something.

Blaez said...

yea, she needs to move on.

i've "moved on" from my exhusband. totally, i have. but when i heard news of him remarring so fast, it hurt. when i heard they had thier first baby i got stupid drunk.

thier 2nd baby --man that was a stab in the heart and only really affected me because HE wanted to share with ME! i told him "that's just not right, dude..its not right"

so his current wife is trying to talk to me about him yesterday. and she's all about being friends with her ex and his wife. seriously, no. i don't wnat to be friends with my ex and his wife. like i don't want to be friends with my man's exwife. it's just not natural.

some people need to let go and forget and go on. i know that there are parts of our lives that intertwine so we do have some "socialization" (altho its very rare) but seriously, we can just ignore eachother and pretend we don't exist in that area of our lives...

people make my head hurt.

erin said...

i was just thinking about this the other day. i mean, i couldn't even remember when jen and brad were married! that tells you it's been awhile.

i don't really like her and this whole dragging out the pain (wah wah feel sorry for me and my amazingly gorgeous self) is getting on my last nerve.

stealthnerd said...

I just finished reading that article and I thought the same thing. GET OVER GIRL! I love Jen Aniston, I really do. But seriously--move on!