Jennifer Aniston Is Cool With All the "Lonely Girl" Pity

The unlucky-in-love actress talks about (what else?) being single and how she's totally, 100% OK with it

By Jennifer Cady Aug 04, 2009 5:06 PMTags
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Elle landed Jennifer Aniston for their big September issue, but don't worry, you needn't pity the poor, single actress.

"I'm not going to ignore the pink elephant in the living room. It's fine. I can take it," she says of how it's hard to find a decent man in this town—and once you do, they just leave you for some way hot, tattooed, child-collecting superstar.

"If I'm the emblem for 'this is what it looks like to be the lonely girl getting getting on with her life,' so be it."

Nevertheless, she's taking her lonely-lady role-model status very seriously: "I support women, men, anybody who is in a place that's not their strongest and who is ready to push forward."

She's there for all of us suffering a broken heart, a real survivor. You can believe in life after love, Jessica Simpson.

Now, let's see Jen model fall's biggest trend and why you don't have to pity her for not being the prettiest...

Fashion tip: Shirts are so last fall. Try using a fly leather jacket to cover the goods instead! All the hot, proud lonely ladies are doing it.

Jen goes on to explain that her sense of humor has always gotten her through hard times, even when her mom said she wasn't that pretty:

"I remember being 7 and asking my mom if I was as pretty as [my best friend] Monique. And with all the love in the world, my mom looked at me and said, 'Oh, honey, you're so funny.' So, she doesn't lie to me...She answers the question by not answering and instead tells me what she thinks is my greatest strength."

Bring it back around, J.A.: "I can make fun of myself. And I'll bring it up as long as the world is bringing it up."

And so it seems we're stuck in a vicious cycle: We would like Jen to talk about something other than being proud to be single and having such a good sense of humor about it, yet she's constantly harassed about her singleness and accused of clinging on to every one of her male costars. When will it end? Probably never. Unfortunately.


Jennifer Aniston is hot and everything, but sometimes you just wanna see Megan Fox stick her tongue out, right? We got that covered—it's National Megan Fox Awareness day!