Comfortable birthday to Jennifer Aniston!
The “Associates” star turned Hollywood icon turned 50 on Feb. 11, 2019, regardless of wanting greater than a decade youthful (have to be all that SmartWater and Aveeno that she endorses). The reluctant tabloid fixture and relatable display queen has had a lifetime’s price of ups and downs within the public eye for the reason that 1990s, however there are a number of quirks hidden beneath Aniston’s shiny golden floor.
Listed here are 10 enjoyable info you did not know concerning the lady behind Rachel Inexperienced (and one in every of Hollywood’s most enduring love triangle narratives).
1. Earlier than she was a star, she cleaned bogs.
We all know Jennifer Aniston as a bronze beacon of glamour, however earlier than she took the throne as Hollywood’s golden lady, she was sharpening porcelain thrones for money. “I made my allowance as a child cleansing bogs,” Aniston instructed Parade in 2009. “I am truly fairly good at it. I struggled for some time, however I used to be proud of my life whether or not I used to be making this amount of cash, or that amount of cash. I at all times loved the place I used to be working.”
2. She was a nasty waitress.
Earlier than Central Perk and “Horrible Bosses,” Jennifer Aniston was a horrible server at a restaurant.
“I dropped multiple Alpine burger in prospects’ laps, and also you simply don’t need all of that Swiss cheese and mushrooms in your pants,” she instructed Marie Claire in 2011. “I wasn’t a very good waitress, however I used to be instructed that I used to be very good and charming, so individuals favored me anyway.”
three. She’s into astrology.
Born Feb. 11, Jennifer Aniston has referenced being an Aquarius and citing it as causes she has sure traits and habits. She instructed InStyle in 2017, “I like my me time, and I like being alone rather a lot, which I assume is sensible as an Aquarian.”
four. She had an … fascinating highschool expertise.
Jennifer Aniston attended the distinguished LaGuardia Excessive College of Music & Artwork and Performing Arts with Chaz Bono. There, Aniston says, she performed volleyball and basketball when not appearing or learning drama — and in the event you can imagine it, the perma-tan star says she even went by means of a goth section.
“You realize, you are experimenting,” she instructed Individuals of her “tragic” highschool years. “It was the ’80s and I seemed like a goth nightmare. I wasn’t going for many stunning. It was, ‘How can I be probably the most rebelliously unattractive?'”
5. She and her “Associates” co-stars Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow had the identical lunch virtually each day for a decade.
Courteney Cox revealed that she, Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow had a “Jennifer salad” each day collectively on the set of “Associates.” “We at all times had the identical factor: a Cobb salad. But it surely wasn’t actually a Cobb salad. It was a Cobb salad that Jennifer doctored up with turkey bacon and garbanzo beans and I do not know what,” Cox instructed the Los Angeles Occasions.
6. She hated “The Rachel.”
Jennifer Aniston had one of the iconic haircuts ever throughout her time on “Associates” as Rachel Inexperienced, however she detested the layered look.
“I used to be not a fan of the ‘Rachel.’ That was type of cringe-y for me,” she admitted to Glamour. “Wanting again — actually, even throughout that point — I could not do it alone. I wanted [my hairstylist] Chris [McMillan] hooked up to my hip. Left to my very own units, I’m not expert with a hairbrush and blow-dryer.”
For his half, McMillan, who nonetheless kinds Aniston’s signature lengthy blond mane right this moment, admitted he was stoned when he first gave Aniston “The Rachel.”
7. She received the struggle of public opinion towards Angelina Jolie.
On the peak of the Jennifer Aniston-Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie love triangle, Vainness Honest stories, Los Angeles boutique Kitson outsold Staff Aniston T-shirts to Staff Jolie by a 25 to 1 margin.
eight. She retains up with the Kardashians — and “The Bachelor.”
“I sadly am very a lot within the Kardashian-Jenner factor. That is a responsible pleasure for certain,” Jennifer Aniston confessed to Individuals in 2015.
A 12 months later, she instructed “Entry Hollywood” that she’s obsessive about “The Bachelor,” explaining, “I am not gonna lie. It is junk meals. It is nice junk meals. It is a practice wreck! Have you ever seen them? You possibly can’t really feel dangerous for them. They’ve accomplished that to themselves, simply to entertain us.”
9. She’s terrified of flying.
Regardless of her jet-setting way of life, Jennifer Aniston is scared to fly.
“It began in my 20s. It was a bizarre, scary flight,” she instructed InStyle. “Afterward I started noticing the tales on the information about aircraft crashes, and I grew to become all-consumed with the concept of dying on an airplane. It was so uncontrolled in my mind. So, yeah, that is one thing I would wish to do away with. It is so irrational.”
10. She lived in a haunted home.
Flying is not Jennifer Aniston’s solely concern. The actress revealed in December 2018 that she lived in a haunted home when she first moved to Los Angeles.
“I did not realize it was [haunted] — unexpectedly … the dishwasher would begin to go, or the coffeemaker would begin to go, or the stereo would simply activate at full quantity. It was terrifying,” she mentioned. “I had simply moved from New York Metropolis to California, and somebody mentioned to me, ‘You could have a spirit in your own home, you must have somebody come clear the home.'” A spiritualist got here and instructed Aniston that the ghost had a beef together with her roommate.
“I moved out [instead of telling the roommate],” she admitted. “I really feel horrible, however I could not say, ‘It would not such as you!’ I’d really feel horrible … I acquired out of there too fast!”