We don’t even want to go to the bathroom alone, so we can’t imagine how unpleasant it would be to walk into an award show solo! Apparently, Jennifer Aniston hates the idea, too, because a source revealed in the latest issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now, that she’s willing to do anything to have a plus-one to her swanky upcoming events.
After her 2017 divorce from Justin Theroux, the 49-year-old “is dreading the thought of walking the red carpet alone,” the source explained. She’s not “heartbroken” about the breakup… she just straight-up doesn’t want to have to go to those star-studded events alone!
To ease the pain (and awkwardness) of appearing at the Oscars by her lonesome, the source said that she’s asked her famous friends — including Jason Bateman, Jimmy Kimmel, Courteney Cox and yoga instructor Mandy Ingber — to help her find a suitable date.
“Jen knows that whomever she chooses, the gossip will be relentless, but she says she’s actually OK with that,” the insider continued. She figures that people will talk about her if she goes alone anyway, so she might as well “give them something to talk about!” It’s unclear if she actually cares about having a romantic connection with her potential plus-one, but we can’t wait to see who she settles on.
Of course, fans would love nothing more than for Jennifer to stun the world and step out alongside her ex-husband Brad Pitt, who she divorced in 2005 and who quickly began dating Angelina Jolie. Brad and Angelina split in 2016, not long before Jen got divorced, so many Brad/Jen shippers have been long hoping that they may rekindle their romance.
Either way, we just want Jen to be happy and enjoy the award season. But then again, Jen was only in one movie this year: Netflix’s Dumplin. If the film doesn’t get any nominations, Jen might not have to strap on any heels after all!