What could be worse than competing with your ex on the day your film premieres? For Jennifer Aniston, going dateless on the red carpet while Brad Pitt squired Angelina Jolie around was a completely unacceptable idea.


Page Six reports that Jen was not ready to do the promotional rounds for Marley & Me alone, especially since Brad’s movie would be in the media eye at the same time, as they both hit theaters on Christmas day.


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During her brief split with John Mayer, Jen’s people were apparently looking for suitable red carpet candidates.


"She didn’t want to face the glare of being unattached while Brad Pitt toted Angelina Jolie around," for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Page Six quotes a source as saying, adding that she "did not want to be single when her movie opened."


"A friend of her agent was calling around asking for young men whom they could set her up with," the source adds.


However drastic measures were avoided when Jen and John reunited, and it seems the musician has been playing his part.


"I’m here to support my girl," he told reporters at the L.A. premiere.

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