Jennifer Aniston Lost ‘The One’ In Her 20s To A Terminal Illness

Jennifer Aniston has had a great number of loves in her life, but there’s one man that could have been “the one” for her that she missed out on. In an interview with the New York Times, Aniston reveals that an unnamed ex-boyfriend was “unappreciated.”

She goes on to say that her now deceased first love, who died of a brain tumor, could have been the one if she wasn’t “stupid.” That said, Aniston doesn’t seem like she’s regretting her past, especially since she’s engaged to The Leftovers star Justin Theroux. In fact, the newly minted Oscar-hopeful mentions that perhaps her love for Justin took some divine intervention.

“He was my first love — five years we were together. He would have been the one. But I was 25, and I was stupid. He must have sent me Justin to make up for it all.”

As for her current man, Jennifer Aniston went on to say that he did more than a good job on picking out her engagement ring.

“[He] rocked it up. “It took me a while to get used to it. I’m not a diamond girl. I’m more Indian jewelry and stuff.”

The couple got engaged in 2012, and have yet to set a wedding date. While promoting his show, Theroux spoke to Australia’s TV Week magazine about how they’re doing, given the lengthy engagement.

Back in October, the star said he couldn’t be happier.

“Both personally and professionally. However, there is this hum of pressure that – I can’t stress enough – I just don’t pay any attention to. I am not going to let a tabloid tell me what to do….I’m not going to watch them tap their watch. What the hell are you telling me to do?'”

He continued, “I think love in anyone’s life creates expansion. And needless to say, it feels really good. So it’s only enriched by life.”

Late last year, Aniston addressed the tabloids and the scrutiny she faces over her current relationship. She echoed her husband-to-be’s sentiments.

“Just don’t pay attention. I think I used to… really, there was a period where I was hell-bent on saying, ‘That’s not true, that’s not right, that’s not fair.’ And now I just think you have to let it roll off your back, and you realize, I think everyone knows it’s all B.S. and like soap opera on paper.”

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