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Jennifer Aniston jokes about Brad Pitt divorce on final episode of Ellen’s show

Ellen DeGeneres. File picture

Ellen DeGeneres. File picture

Published May 27, 2022

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Jennifer Aniston joked about her divorce from Brad Pitt on the last ever episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”.

The “Friends” star – who was the first guest to appear on the daytime talk show – gave some tips to Ellen about coping when your long-running TV gig ends by making a funny nod to her split from the “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” star in the early 00s.

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After giving host Ellen DeGeneres a welcome mat emblazoned with ‘“Thanks for the Memories”, a hint to the “Welcome” mat she received on the premiere episode from the 64-year-old comedian.

The 53-year-old actress said: “Well, I got a divorce and went to therapy. And then I did a movie called ‘The Break-Up’,” referencing the end to her marriage to the now 58-year-old actor.

Jennifer – who began dating Brad in 1998 – quipped: “I just kind of leaned into the end.”

The “Away We Go” star has previously spoken about being “buddies” with the “Fight Club” star, who went on to marry 46-year-old actress Angelina Jolie, with whom he had six kids – Maddox, 20, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 15, and 13-year-old fraternal twins Vivienne and Knox – and since divorced.

Jennifer said: "Brad and I are buddies, we're friends...And we speak."

Her comments came after they appeared to have great affectionate chemistry during a charity virtual reading of the cult classic “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, where Jennifer called her ex “honey”.

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They greeted each other warmly, with Brad saying “Hi Aniston,” to which Jen replied: “Hi Pitt.”

During the last show of the multi Emmy Award winning series – which also included appearances from Billie Eilish and P!NK – Ellen highlighted the progress in LGBTQIA+ representation on television.

She said: “Twenty years ago when we were trying to sell the show, no one thought that this would work. Not because it was a different kind of show, but because I was different.

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“When we started the show, I couldn’t say ‘gay.’ I was not allowed to say ‘gay.’ I say it at home a lot — you know, ‘What are we having for our gay breakfast?’ or ‘Pass the gay salt,’ or ‘Has anyone seen the gay remote?’ — but we couldn’t say ‘gay.’

“I couldn’t say ‘we’ because that would imply that I was with someone. Sure couldn’t say ‘wife,’ and that’s because it wasn’t legal for gay people to get married. Now I say ‘wife’ all the time,” before the camera flashed to show Portia Di Rossi, who she married in 2008.

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