Iâm a fan of Jennifer Aniston.Â Always have been â always will be.Â Maybe itâs because I sympathized with her public heartbreak. Â Or maybe itâs because, as a mother and a person with a brain, I know all of this âpining over Brad Pittâ media coverage is bullshit.
Who in their right mind would fantasize about a life carting around six kids when they themselves are independently wealthy, free as the wind, and engaged to a smoking-hot actor? Sheâs living the dream, folks.Â We can all stop wondering whether sheâs crying into a bowl of Haagen Daz every night, watching Troy.Â Sheâs not.Â Weâre not friends or anything, but I assure you â sheâs not.
All of the engagement ring photos that are buzzing around the Internet today support this claim. Â Â Iâm sure all of the body language experts would back it up, too.Â Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are deliriously happy.Â Theyâre frolicking around town in super-hip outfits, laughing and gazing into each otherâs eyes.Â Â In one scene, she lovingly clasps his face, and her giant rock of an engagement ring catches the sunlight.Â You couldnât orchestrate this scene better if it was in a movie.Â But itâs not a movie.Â Itâs someoneâs life â Jenniferâs to be exact.Â Who wouldnât want this life?
Oh, I forgot â Brad.Â Itâs all about Brad.Â Brad wanted kids.Â Jennifer wanted to focus on her career.Â What kind of woman is she?Â Of course he had to leave her!Â He wanted to be a dad six times over. What woman wouldnât want that?Â How could she let him go?
Aniston was in a Mommy War of her own, and she wasnât even a mommy yet.Â Iâm not even sure that the term existed then.Â The public turned against her because she was rumored to have chosen career over children.Â This proved to be an unforgivable offense, and the seven-year media shame and sob-fest ensued.Â Thatâs right, itâs been seven years since the break-up.Â Seven years.
Now Aniston is engaged.Â Finally, she is falling into one of the roles that we assume a woman has to fulfill to be considered a human being on this planet â wife or mother.Â Maybe we can all be happy for her, and drop the whole Brad thing once and for all – or at least until the pregnancy speculation starts.