The former BFFs — who remained tight-lipped after their friendship turned frosty back in 2017 — “are tighter than ever now,” spills the insider, who claims that the Friends alum was “put off” by her gal pal’s wild lifestyle.
Handler, 46, “couldn’t be more different than Jen,” continues the pal, pointing out that the comedian has said she was so sex-starved during the pandemic that she stocked up on rapid COVID test kits for potential hookups.
Meanwhile, the Morning Show star, 52, was heartbroken over the demise of her marriage to Justin Theroux, 49, in 2018, “and it took her a long time to get over it."
Now, however, "She’s finally ready to start cutting loose,” says the insider. “Chelsea is the perfect wing woman for Jen, and they’re already planning some single-gal getaways,” continues the insider. “They’re really going to let their hair down.”
As OK! previously reported, Handler went to bat for Aniston publicly following her split from ex-husband Brad Pitt, who went on to date Mr. & Mrs. Smith costar Angelina Jolie. "She's a home wrecker, she is," the Chelsea Lately alum said of Jolie, 46, during a comedy show in 2010. "She can rescue as many babies from as many countries as she wants to. I don't f*****g believe you."
Nearly a decade later, Handler opened up on where she stood with Aniston's nemesis during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live. “I'm upset that I was so upset with Angelina Jolie. I realize, she's just trying to do her best too. Obviously I'm not going to hang out with her but I get it now,” she said. However, she couldn't resist throwing a little shade, adding, “I have more sympathy and empathy for people that are like, 'She's really a mom and a wife’... and whatever she is. I'm not sure, but good luck to her."