Jennifer Aniston enjoyed 10 seasons as Rachel Green on "Friends," and, during the show's run, she and her co-stars were among the highest-paid TV actors of all time, raking in $1 million per episode each. After the series ended, the actress launched a successful movie career that's spanned decades, characterized by such hits as "Horrible Bosses," "Marley & Me," "Just Go With It," and "We're the Millers."
Jennifer’s Dating History
Jennifer Aniston has plenty of gratitude for her past relationships. In 2019, she opened up about her marriages with exes Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux. "My marriages, they've been very successful, in [my] personal opinion," she said. "And when they came to an end, it was a choice that was made because we chose to be happy, and sometimes happiness doesn't exist within that arrangement anymore." Aniston continued, "Sure, there were bumps, and not every moment felt fantastic, obviously, but at the end of it, this is our one life and I would not stay in a situation out of fear. Fear of being alone. Fear of not being able to survive. To stay in a marriage based on fear feels like you're doing your one life a disservice." In addition to her nuptials, Aniston has had several other high-profile relationships over the years, but she's looking for one outside the industry. "That'd be nice," she told PEOPLE in 2021.
With Charlie Schlatter
In 1990, the young actress starred on NBC's Ferris Bueller, a sitcom inspired by Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The show ran for a total of 13 episodes. Aniston, who played Ferris' sister Jeannie, met leading man Charlie Schlatter on set. In 2014, GQ's Editor-in-Chief Jim Nelson wrote about his time as a Hollywood assistant. Nelson revealed that the on-screen siblings had a "brief" off-screen relationship, which he witnessed while working as a writer's assistant on Ferris Bueller.
From 1990 until 1995, Aniston dated actor Daniel McDonald, who died from brain cancer in February 2007, according to Playbill. "He was my first love — five years we were together," she told The New York Times in 2015. "He would have been the one. But I was 25, and I was stupid. He must have sent me Justin [Theroux] to make up for it all."
In 1995, Aniston briefly dated Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz after meeting at The Viper Room. "A bunch of my friends lied to me and told me she had a crush on me," Duritz recalled in 2021. "And those same friends lied to her and told her I had a crush on her. I honestly had no idea who she was."
In 1995, the Picture Perfect actress started dating actor Tate Donovan, who had just ended his relationship with Sandra Bullock. In 1998, he was cast as Rachel Green's love interest on Friends — just as their off-screen relationship ended. "He seems to have a type," Aniston later joked with Bullock in 2020, discussing their former mutual boyfriend.
Aniston and Brad Pitt's managers introduced the pair in 1994, but it wasn't until 1998 that they went on their first date. The following year, they made their red carpet debut at the 51st Emmy Awards. They announced their engagement in November at a Sting concert, where they showed off Aniston's ring on stage. In January 2005, Aniston and Pitt announced that they were separating after almost five years of marriage. "We would like to announce that after seven years together we have decided to formally separate," they told PEOPLE in a statement. "For those who follow these sorts of things, we would like to explain that our separation is not the result of any of the speculation reported by the tabloid media." The statement continued, "This decision is the result of much thoughtful consideration. We happily remain committed and caring friends with great love and admiration for one another. We ask in advance for your kindness and sensitivity in the coming months."
In summer 2005, Aniston began dating her costar Vince Vaughn while filming The Break-Up in Chicago. "She's awesome," Vaughn told PEOPLE in June. "She has just a wonderful warmth and likability about her." By December 2006, however, Aniston and Vaughn had called it quits. "After Jennifer's trip to London several weeks ago, Jennifer and Vince mutually agreed to end their relationship but continue to be good friends today,"