There is at least one famous couple whose status we don't need to check up on this summer of celebrity
exes doing the most.
We wish it weren't so, but Brad Pitt
and Jennifer Aniston
are strictly platonic, as the "Friends
" star confirmed to Howard Stern
, of course, have re-invested in the duo, once dubbed “Braniston,” following multiple and highly meme-able reunions over the past year (see: the wrist grab heard 'round the world), including an unexpectedly flirty table read of “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” last September.
Aniston, who appeared on “The Howard Stern Show” with former co-stars Lisa Kudrow
and Courteney Cox
on Wednesday, told the host that she and Pitt had no awkwardness.
According to People
, she stated, "It was absolutely fun; Brad and I are buddies, we're friends."
“We speak, and there’s no oddness at all, except for everyone who probably watched it and was hoping for, or assuming for, there to be,” Aniston continued, noting that the “Ridgemont” reading raised funds for COVID relief. “We had fun, and it was for a great cause.”
Pitt and Aniston were married from 2000 to 2005 before splitting up, and each later married and divorced another famous spouse. The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
” actor is still dealing with the aftermath of his divorce from Angelina Jolie
, while Aniston ended her six-year relationship with Justin Theroux in 2017.
Aniston has maintained a friendly relationship with both of her ex-husbands, sending a sweet shoutout to Pitt ahead of the "Friends" reunion last month and regularly checking in with Theroux via FaceTime.
In terms of her own romantic future, Aniston stated that she simply wants to find a "fantastic partner" in her next relationship, regardless of whether she marries again.
“It’s not on my radar. I’m interested in finding a fantastic partner and just living an enjoyable life and having fun with one another,” she told People in a Wednesday interview
. “That’s all we should hope for. It doesn’t have to be etched in stone in legal documents.”
She has, however, ruled out one possible source of romance: the internet.
“I'm just going to stick to the traditional methods of dating
,” she explained, “having someone ask you out is how I prefer it.”