Melvin Sokolsky for Harper’s BAZAAR
In a new interview with December’s Harper’s Bazaar, Jennifer Aniston takes the opportunity to clear up some speculation that has been going on for a long time.
“How many times can I be out there in the world, enjoying my life, and yet the narrative is ‘Poor, Sorry, Sad in Love Jen’…whatever the stupid headline is,” the actress says.
The blonde beauty confesses she doesn’t “give a s–t” about the endless split rumors but reveals that there was a time when she would take it to heart.
“There was a part of me that used to get very upset,” she confesses. “I was guilty of getting too up in arms about stuff that wasn’t real, phantom boxing with something that’s not even there. Now I’d rather just focus on people and things that are here, happening, and what’s yet to come. My friends, my family, wonderful people I work with. We know what the real is.”
The “Horrible Bosses” actress also gushes about her relationship with fiancé Justin Theroux, whom she’s been engaged to since August 2012.
“It’s almost impossible to get bored with one another,” she says. “We’ve tried so hard! And even that’s interesting because his eyes are so pretty, but we can entertain ourselves and talk about endless things, which is pretty great.”
“Not only is he a great actor but he’s one of the best comedy writers out there. And he directs and paints murals. And I just think it’s so attractive to be that good at so many things and to have no ego. He’s one of the most humble, decent human beings. He’s not an ass. He’s not like some of our friends who are young and up-and-coming and they hit celebrity, and all of a sudden you’re like, ‘Oh! You’re different. Now you don’t say hi to people?'”
However, she stresses that it was essential for her to be single for a while before she started dating Theroux.
“It really helped me get to a place where I was more comfortable with myself, truly ready for love and for a partner,” she explained. “The past wasn’t ‘less than.’ It was extremely important to my growth as a woman. But if you take the law of attraction, if you only love yourself 70 percent, that’s what’s going to come back to you. So you fill up that 30 percent, then all of a sudden there’s this pure, good love standing right in front of you. Then you realize, ‘Oh, this can be easy! It doesn’t have to be so hard.'”