I miss Brad and Jen.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010



If you've read just a small town girl even a handful of times or simply just know me personally, you know that I am an absolute sucker for all things pop culture. Britney? Bring it. Kanye? Oh, no he didn't. He did?! Tell me all about it. Madonna? Yes, please, and then some.

I love it all, but there is no one I heart more than Jennifer Aniston. I don't even want to admit it here (no offense, Jen) because my love for Ms. Aniston seems so cheesy and, as Carina and I would say, LCD (lowest common denominator). However, this year especially, I'm all about embracing who I really am. Who am I? Thank you for asking. Well, among many other things, I am a card carrying fan of JA. Even if her new movie looks terrible, I still want to see it. What can I say? She just makes me happy.

I'm afraid I've gotten a bit off topic. This post is about a simpler time. The era of Brad and Jen. A time pre-Angelina and all those gorgeous children. {Now, don't get me wrong, I love Angelina's philanthropy, I envy her globe-trotting and I admire her dedication to human rights. (Oh, and those children couldn't be any more beautiful - which may or may not have something to do with the fact that I have dreamt about being their new nanny on more than one occasion.) Angelina's no Jen, though. I mean, can you imagine pouring your heart out to her over a bottle (or two) of wine? Does she seem like she'd make you laugh? Could she teach you all those tricky yoga moves? Exactly. No, no and no.}

Brad and Jen just seemed so effortlessly happy, cool and at ease with one another. (There was obviously a lot more to that story, but - still - that's how it looked to all of reading Us Weekly.) I loved how they would tool around Hollywood dressed casually, holding hands. They seemed like best friends that really knew how to have a good time. I loved how he once said, "Jen is the fire we all crowd around for warmth." I loved how she once said, "Brad is the kindest person I know... the sweetest goofball on the planet." Oh, and how can we can forget the story about him sneaking into her Friends dressing room and writing "I love my wife" in rose petals? I know I can't.






So, on the five year anniversary of their split, let's remember the good times. Oh, and if you're just as super-duper cheesy as myself, you'll want to check this out (or this or this) for a stroll down memory lane, a good laugh and maybe even a little cry.

To Brad and Jen, even though your breakup hurt me more than any of my own, thanks for the memories.

{all photos via Google images}

19 comments:

  1. me too!!!! now he has like 7million kids and is a little bitch :(

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  2. haha I agree with Novelista.

    So true, I miss them :-(

    xo.

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  3. they were super cute, huh?
    I miss them too!

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  4. thank you for saying what I've always been slightly to ashamed to admit myself! :) Love jen aniston, loved brad and jen, and I'm sure there's more to the story than I read on the covers of magazines standing in line at the grocery store, but angelina will always be a homewrecker to me.

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  5. They were so sweet together...they made other people happy. Brad and Angie just make babies. Anybody can do that.

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  6. "7 million kids and is a little bitch" I just peeeeed.

    Buggyboo can I come there? mama needs to get of her head.

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  7. Considering your personal tag line used to be, "I've been in Grad school since Brad & Jen were together" - it was really only a matter of time until this surfaced.

    Remember how Mia was friends with JA's "Best Friend" in Oly, WA? Strange...

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  8. I think everyone (myself included) thought that they just made sense together and it was perfect and wouldn't it be nice to have that in your own life and maybe one day you would. And then came Angie. :)

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  9. I agree with you. I am not a fan of Angelina. I love pop culture too.

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  10. I know! I miss them too. Look how happy Jen looked with him. She looked so happy compared to what she looks like now. She never seems to smile like that anymore:(

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  11. I swear I wrote this post myself! I heart all things jennifer aniston! My favorite is A dream for an Insomniac and Picture Perfect & of course friends! I miss them too =(

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  12. :(

    I will wallow in little ball of Brad&Jen pity while I watch Jersey Shore tonight.

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  13. haha TOTALLY! Been in love with JA since 1994... and haven't looked back. My Sister met and spoke with her in Park City, Utah and we still obsess over it (even though I wasn't there). How sad when they broke up! I'm with ya on the Angelina thing... not that I don't like her or whatever, it's just- she is no Jenn!

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  14. i couldnt agree with you more sometimes I wish they'd just get back together (i know, iknow the kids)

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  15. I COULDN'T AGREE MORE! i love ms. aniston and i root for her. wanna hear something CHEESY?! when my heart was broken, i thought of her and what she must have gone through. now that, that is cheesy.

    i share your love of pop culture.

    remember once upon a time when wore that necklace that said JEN? and when he said he wanted babies that looked like her?

    sigh.

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  16. I have also fantasized on multiple occasions of being a nanny or tutor for the Brangelina clan. Teaching Maddox his French lessons and all. We share that, my dear!

    But I am totally with you on the Brad & Jen thing. They were so Cali cool together. Laid back, beautifully tanned. She is so awesome as well! She seems like a really sweet person. Brangelina definitely has a very different vibe to it.

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  17. Don't be so sad.... Remember, Jen got his best years. Ms. Hoelie can take away his body but she can never take away his memories!

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