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Jennifer Aniston & Laura Dern’s Shocking Connection to Angelina Jolie

Winning the SAG Awards isn't the only thing they have in common.

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Jennifer Aniston and Laura Dern both won the Screen Actors Guild(SAG) Awards but there’s another thing common between the two. Most of you might not know this but Angelina Jolie is the commonality between Friends’ Rachel Green and Marriage Story’s Nora Fanshaw.

What is Angelina Jolie’s Connection to Jennifer Aniston and Laura Dern?

Jennifer Aniston and Laura Dern both won the SAG Awards for their amazing performances. Jen was named the best actress for a drama series for ‘The Good Morning Show’ and Dern for her role in Marriage Story.

Seeing them happy and successful on the stage reminded me of a not-so-happy time in their lives. Jennifer Aniston’s 7-year long marriage to Fight Club’s Brad Pitt and Laura Dern’s engagement to Billy Bob Thornton came to crashing ends. You would be wondering why I’m bringing this up with Angelina Jolie. But you would be shocked to find the truth.

Apparently The Eternals star Angelina Jolie wasn’t just responsible for the breakup of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. Angelina was also the reason Laura Dern’s ex-boyfriend Billy Bob Thornton broke up with Laura.

Yes, this is the connection between Jennifer Aniston and Laura Dern. Shocking, isn’t it?

It is not an attempt to portray Angelia Jolie as the wrongdoer here. Let’s just get this out of the way first. But yes, she was one of the reasons behind Laura Dern and Jennifer Aniston’s separation from their love interests. Here’s a brief account of how Tomb Raider’s Angelina Jolie became that reason.

Billy Bob Thornton Shocks Dern by Marrying Angelina Jolie

May of 2000, was a shocking one for Jennifer Aniston’s friend Laura Dern. It was the year when her fiance Billy Bob Thornton married Pushing Tin co-star Angelina Jolie. Jolie was fresh out of her relationship with Johnny Lee Miller and Billy was still engaged to Laura when that happened. It was shocking for everyone but the most for Dern. This is how she found out:

I left our home to work on a movie, and while I was away, my boyfriend got married, and I’ve never heard from him again.

It was a shock to Laura who says it felt like a sudden death since she never got any explanation for the quick change of events. You would also be surprised to know that Laura actually used to babysit Angelina Jolie while she was younger.

Jennifer Aniston loses Brad Pitt

This marriage is something that most of the already knows. Unfortunately, the 7-year long Jennifer Aniston Brad Pitt’s marriage came crashing down when Pitt met Angelina Jolie on the sets of Mr & Mrs. Smith. The on-screen chemistry turned into an off-screen love affair in no time and the sparks burnt Jen & Brad’s marriage down. The two get divorced in October 2005 and Brangelina came into existence in September 2014.

Like I mentioned earlier, Angelina Jolie is not the wrongdoer here. It is just interesting to revisit the past and see how these three successful women share this connection with each other.  Jennifer Aniston Brad Pitt duo is in the news again as the rumors of them getting back together spread like wildfire. We’ll just have to wait on this one. Dankanator will keep you updated.

It’s also interesting to note here that Laura Dern and Jennifer Aniston are actually good friends:


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