Stop the Lies! Why Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox Will Be Friends Forever
Lifelong friendships like Jennifer and Courteney’s don’t end that easily, and here’s why.
There’s a big story making the rounds today claiming that Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston are no longer friends. A “source” says that the two had a falling out because Jennifer doesn’t like the way Courteney is handling her separation from her estranged husband, David Arquette, because it’s reminding her of the hurt Brad Pitt put her through. That’s apparently why they haven’t been photographed together in over a year.
Excuse my French, but bulls***!
Jennifer’s rep has already shot down this theory, saying, “It’s a complete fabrication. There was no fall[ing] out and Jennifer considers Courteney to be a dear and close friend.”
But I don’t need to hear from Jen’s rep to know that this story is a croc. Although I don’t know Courteney and Jen personally, I’ve read countless interviews in which both have talked about their bond, and it all sounds genuine and true. They’ve been friends for almost 20 years, weathering the ups and downs of Friends, fame, heartbreak, and Hollywood together. I like to think that what they have is the real deal.
Their close friendship reminds me of relationships I have in my own life with the few people that I’ve become so close to, no matter what happens or how much time passes in between seeing each other, we never let go of that special connection. I call these people my lifelong friends, because I know they’ll have my back and I’ll have theirs for the long haul.
With these friends, I don’t need to be seen or “photographed” with them once a year to prove what we have. I also wouldn’t stop being their friend if I didn’t agree with the decisions they were making in their romantic life. I would tell them if I disagreed, but I wouldn’t hold that against them. That’s part of what makes a lifelong friendship so rewarding — there’s no judgement involved, just unconditional support.
So, do I believe that Jennifer would actually end her friendship with Courteney over what’s happening between Courteney and David? Absolutely not.
Do I think it’s crazy for people to assume they’re not friends simply because they haven’t been photographed together in a year? Absolutely.
AND, do I think it’s totally bonkers that people STILL bring up Brad Pitt and paint Jen as this weak, destroyed victim who can’t move on? Abso-friggin-lutely.
Lifelong friendships are extremely rare and hard to find. When you’re lucky enough to have one, you don’t want to throw it away easily. Something really terrible and unforgiveable would have to happen to make you want to end things, because losing a lifelong friend hurts just as much as a break-up. Sometimes, even worse. It feels like a piece of you is permanently gone forever and the person you would go to to help see you through it is now no longer an option.
As far as I’m concerned, Jennifer and Courteney are just fine and aren’t ending what they have anytime soon. Sadly, these fluffed up rumors won’t be ending anytime soon, either. But, as great friends, they’ll hopefully be able to laugh about it… together.
Faye Brennan is senior editor at BettyConfidential.