Jennifer Aniston: ‘Childhood Trauma Blighted My Marriage’

Friends star Jennifer Aniston blames the breakdown of her marriage with Brad Pitt on her unhappy childhood.

The 36-year-old actress, who announced her split from the Troy actor in
January, admits her marriage dragged up memories of her parents’ stormy
relationship and subsequent divorce.

As a result, Aniston felt “fear, mistrust, doubt and insecurities” during her
time with Pitt. Aniston says, “When your parents split up, it’s impossible to delude yourself
about fairytale romance and happy endings. Marriage actually brought up all the sorts of things I pushed on to the back burner.”

Aniston claims life with Hollywood hunk Pitt could be “rough and nasty” but
confesses her negative attitude played a part in ruining their romance.

The actress was even labeled ‘The Leaker’ by Pitt, because she cried so
much. She adds, “I’m a total worrier and not good at hearing positive things.
Brad’s a gentleman. He totally accepted me with all my dysfunction and

“Divorce is hard.”

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But Aniston insists Hollywood marriages aren’t cursed, despite the recent
collapse of her high-profile union.

The actress is adamant their celebrity and life in the public eye were not responsible. She says, “Sometime celebrities stay together and sometimes they don’t. I think there is a lot of pressure on Hollywood marriages, but I don’t think that determines the death of your marriage.

“We just said to each other, ‘We’ll do the best we can and be as kind and
honest as we can.'”

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