Jennifer Aniston memorably joined Ellen for her final dance.
Jennifer Aniston had Ellen Degeneres’ viewers in stitches after lampooning her high-profile divorce from Brad Pitt on the “Ellen Degeneres Show” finale Thursday. The 53-year-old thespian kicked off her spot by fittingly slow-dancing with pal DeGeneres to Donna Summer season’s “Final Dance.” Aniston then dropped the divorce bombshell after the 64-year-old comedian requested how she dealt with the “Buddies” finale in 2004.
“Effectively, I received a divorce and went into remedy,” quipped Aniston whereas laughing. “After which I did a film referred to as ‘The Break-Up.’”
She was referencing her highly-publicized split with Brad Pitt in 2005, after the superstar couple have been married for 4 and a half years. Their marriage had reportedly ended on ugly phrases after Pitt, 58, allegedly cheated on JA with actress Angelina Jolie, with whom he’s now embroiled in a fierce custody battle following a split.
Happily, it seems that Aniston’s taking the divorce in stride. “I simply form of leaned into the tip,” the “Simply Go With It” star informed DeGeneres. “I used to be like, ‘You recognize what guys, let’s simply make this a very new chapter. Let’s simply finish every part, and begin new.”
Apparently the 2 former flames “are nonetheless pals,” per an insider supply, who claimed they “speak and have a pleasant, pleasant, cordial relationship,” ET online reported.
In the meantime, in a 2021 episode of the “Howard Stern Present,” Aniston had claimed that “Brad and I are buddies.” She added that regardless of their tumultuous historical past, there’s “no oddness” between her and the “Benjamin Button” star.
The ex-couple had additionally beforehand reunited backstage at the 2020 SAG Awards, and conducted a virtual table read together for “Fast Times at Ridgemont” that very same 12 months.
Aniston’s look on the Ellen’s finale was notably becoming as she was the primary ever on-set visitor on the speak present when it premiered in 2003. The sitcom star has since appeared on this system a staggering 20 occasions throughout its 19 seasons.
As Aniston joked through the finale, “I’ve been in your present greater than you’ve been on the air.”
Arguably probably the most shifting portion of the present, which additionally featured musical visitors Billie Eilish and P!nk, was the tear-jerking last monologue.
Degeneres strode out on stage to a standing ovation from the gang, which included her spouse of 14 years Portia De Rossie, USA Today reported.
We’ve pasted the tear-jerking farewell deal with in in its entirety beneath:
“Welcome to our final present. I walked out right here 19 years in the past, and I mentioned that that is the beginning of a relationship. And as we speak will not be the tip of a relationship. It’s extra of a bit break. It’s a, ‘You’ll be able to see different speak exhibits now. And I might even see one other viewers every so often.’’”
“Twenty years in the past once we have been attempting to promote the present, nobody thought that this could work. Not as a result of it was a special form of present, however as a result of I used to be completely different. Only a few stations wished to purchase the present, and right here we’re, 20 years later, celebrating this wonderful journey collectively.”
“After we began this present I couldn’t say, ‘homosexual’ on the present … I mentioned it at house, quite a bit. ‘What are we having for our homosexual breakfast?’ Or, ‘Move the homosexual salt.’ ‘Has anybody seen the homosexual distant?’ Issues like that, however we couldn’t say, ‘homosexual.’ I couldn’t say, ‘we’ as a result of that implied that I used to be with somebody. Positive couldn’t say, ‘spouse,’ and that’s as a result of it wasn’t authorized for homosexual individuals to get married, and now I say ‘spouse’ on a regular basis.”
“Twenty-five years in the past, they canceled my sitcom as a result of they didn’t need a lesbian to be in prime time as soon as every week. And I mentioned, ‘OK, then I’ll be on daytime day-after-day. How about that?’ What a phenomenal, lovely journey that we have now been on collectively. And if this present has made you smile, if it has lifted you up, while you’re in a interval of some kind of ache, some kind of unhappiness, something that you simply’re going by way of, then I’ve achieved my job.”
“Due to this platform, we have now been capable of change individuals’s lives, and this present has without end modified my life. It’s the best expertise I’ve ever had, past my wildest creativeness So tWitch, one final time, dance with me.”
DeGeneres and her co-executive producer and cohort Stephen “tWitch” Boss closed out the monologue by dancing to “Better of My Love” by The Feelings.