The past few weeks have been a real test for Jennifer Aniston: Has she moved on at last? After six years of romantic misfires, is the actress so crazy in love — giddily planning a wedding with beau Justin Theroux — that she’s finally over her painful divorce from Brad Pitt? This week’s issue of OK! has all the answers!
Jen’s trial by fire has been Brad’s September media tour. Supposedly promoting his film, Moneyball, which is generating Oscars buzz, he has also repeatedly invoked their failed marriage.
For Jen, all of Brad’s chatter — apologies included — only dredged up bad memories and picked at old wounds.
Her response? Maybe she’ll send Brad a postcard from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico where insiders say she and Justin will marry before the year’s end.
“Why should she let stupid gossip get in the way when she’s finally met a guy who’s better than Brad?” one source tells OK!.
Indeed, while Brad spills all over morning TV, Jen and Justin have been settling into her penthouse duplex in NYC’s West Village — and fast becoming fixtures in the quaint neighborhood, cuddling and hand-holding in their jackets and jeans.
“Justin’s getting ring ideas from Jen’s friends,” a Jen pal tells OK!. Adds the first source: “His total love and support made it possible for her to move on from Bad — and she’s losing herself in wedding plans.”
Jen and Justin considered a number of nuptial sites — from the roof of their new Village digs to Kauai, Hawaii, where the pair recently vacationed.
“They were seriously considering Hawaii, but Cabo is winning,” the first souce explains. “It’s tropical and it’s only a 90-min flight from L.A., which will make it easier on friends [like Courteney Cox and Sheryl Crow].”
Celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss, who designed Jen and Brad’s opulent 2000 beach bash, believes second weddings should be “smaller and more intimate,” and Jen seems to be on the same page.
“She’s pretty chilled out about it all,” the first source tells OK!. “Jen’s already had a big fairy tale day and wants this one to be more laid-back.”
“Their number-one goal is to make it fun, a symbol of the start of their life that people will remember forever.”
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