The former Friends star and her boyfriend Justin Theroux went to a shelter to pick out a new dog, but the actress was overcome with emotion as she attempted to choose just one new pet.
They eventually decided to take home a three-month-old Boxer-Pitbull-mix puppy, and Aniston her named Sophie after comparing her experience at the rescue centre to Meryl Streep’s haunting 1982 movie Sophie’s Choice.
During an appearance on America’s The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, she said, “We ran over (to the shelter). Sophie came right up to us… and then we were there for three hours! I was almost walking out with three puppies. That’s why we named her Sophie cause it was Sophie’s Choice. I was crying, it was so hard.”