Jennifer Aniston has broken her silence.
The former Friend and current tabloid cover girl who is going through an extremely public divorce with Brad Pitt has finally opened about her breakup. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Aniston says that she has been "shocked" over the whole Pitt and Angelina Jolie saga.
"The world was shocked, and I was shocked," Aniston says in the magazine's September issue about the revealing photos featuring her soon-to-be ex and his Mr. and Mrs. Smith costar Jolie traipsing along an African beach with Jolie's young son Maddox. "I'd be a robot if I said I didn't feel moments of anger, of hurt, of embarrassment."
Pitt and Aniston separated in January, and Aniston filed for divorce in March. Last Friday would have been their fifth anniversary.
In her first interview since the split, Aniston admits to seeking therapy in recent months and says she is still struggling to cope. "Am I lonely? Yes. Am I upset? Yes. Am I confused? Yes. Do I have my days when I've thrown a little pity party for myself? Absolutely. But I'm also doing really well."
Asked if she believed Pitt when he publicly stated he didn't hook up with Jolie before he and Aniston broke up, Aniston says she is giving Pitt the benefit of the doubt.
"I choose to believe my husband," she says. "At this point, I wouldn't be surprised by anything, but I would much rather choose to believe him."
But she says, "He makes his choices. He can do--whatever. We're [about to be] divorced, and you can see why."
Aniston also fired back at reports that claimed her marriage ended because she wasn't interested in having kids at a time when her career is red-hot.
"A man divorcing would never be accused of choosing career over children," the 36-year-old actress sniped to the magazine. "I never said I didn't want to have children. I did, and I do, and I will!"
Also discussed in the interview, the photo shoot in W magazine that featured Pitt and Jolie playing house. Aniston says that while she thinks Pitt might have "a sensitivity chip that's missing" for taking part in the session, Aniston says her former beau "is not mean-spirited; he would never intentionally try to rub something in my face."
Adds Aniston: "I love Brad; I really love him. I will love him for the rest of my life. He's a fantastic man. I really do hope that someday we can be friends again."
That said, she manages to get in a final zinger about Pitt's new bleach-blond hairdo, saying "Billy Idol called, he wants his look back."