Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston: "My Dead First Love Must Have Sent Justin" Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

For more than a decade now, the media has pitted Jennifer Aniston against Angelina Jolie because of their supposed rivalry over Brad Pitt. However, it’s probably high time to let the narrative die its natural death for the following reasons.

Both Actresses Are Now Divorced From Pitt

Even a cursory analysis would immediately reveal that the real cause of Aniston and Jolie’s feud and the only thing that connects both of them is Pitt. But the bright side at this point is that Aniston and Jolie no longer have to go on feuding with each other.

That’s because Pitt is already divorced from Jolie. This means that it’s the best time for all these feuding issues to stop, now that both actresses are no longer connected to Pitt.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Former Foreign Secretary William Hague with UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the beginning of day three of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Flickr

They’ve Moved On

It’s pointless to still make an issue out of Aniston and Jolie’s feud because everyone, including Pitt, has moved on. Jolie and Pitt’s divorce is already in the process of being finalized, and now they’re doing their best to take care of their children under the circumstances.

That includes arranging visitations and spending time with the kids. They might have divorced, but Pitt and Jolie are mature and responsible enough to prioritize the needs of their children over whatever quarrels they might have in the past. It’s probably safe to say that at this point that they’ve moved on.

Aniston, on the other hand, had moved on from the past way earlier and married Justin Theroux in 2015. Though they later divorced in 2018, the fact is that she had since moved on from her first husband.

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux attend The Critics Choice Awards. Getty Images

Aniston being friendly with Pitt doesn’t mean they’re automatically getting back together. That’s just what it is — the “Friends” star is friends with her ex-husbands. In fact, Aniston offered a very healthy view of her two marriages, which both ended up in divorce, saying that they’re not failures.

“I don’t feel a void,” she told Elle. “I really don’t. My marriages, they’ve been very successful, in [my] personal opinion. And when they came to an end, it was a choice that was made because we chose to be happy, and sometimes happiness didn’t exist within that arrangement anymore.”

It’s Been 14 Years

The amazing thing is that it’s been years since Pitt divorced Aniston. This makes the Jolie–Aniston feud one of the longest-running feud stories in entertainment. For this reason, it’s probably high time to put the matter to rest.

Aniston Has Long Been Tired Of The Feuding Narrative

Years ago, Aniston admitted to being tired of hearing about all the feuding and rivalry rumors and even called them petty BS. “I think that's slowly coming to an end. I really do,” the actress told ET in 2015.

“It’s just tiresome and old. It's like an old leather shoe. Let's buy a new pair of shiny shoes,” she continued.

In that interview, she even praised Jolie’s acting in what was probably “Mr. And Mrs. Smith,” the movie where Pitt and Jolie fell in love. “I mean, that movie is so beautiful and wonderful and she did such a gorgeous job,” Aniston said. “I think that it's time people stop with that petty B.S. and just start celebrating great work and stop with the petty kind of silliness.”

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Photo of Jennifer Aniston. Getty Images

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