Courteney Cox: Brad Pitt divorce 'is not about' Jennifer Aniston

Pitt and Aniston split in 2005 after less than five years of marriage.

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Courteney Cox at the Los Angeles premiere of Scream 4 on April 11, 2011. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Courteney Cox at the Los Angeles premiere of "Scream 4" on April 11, 2011. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Courteney Cox says Jennifer Aniston has nothing to do with Brad Pitt's divorce from Angelina Jolie.

The 52-year-old actress defended her longtime pal and former Friends co-star Tuesday after sources claimed Aniston was "satisfied" by ex-husband Brad Pitt's recent split from Angelina Jolie.


"I feel like we're exacerbating it by even talking about it," Cox told Entertainment Tonight at Revlon's annual philanthropic luncheon. "It's not about her."

Aniston's husband, Justin Theroux, shared similar sentiments in an interview with Business Insider published the same day. The actor called it "nonsense" that Aniston was being linked to the high-profile split.

"There's an endless appetite for trash, apparently, though everyone would say that they don't have that appetite. But I think a lot of people do because people buy it," he said. "It's shocking ... when there are far more important things going on in the world."

Aniston and Pitt divorced in 2005 amid rumors the actor had cheated with Jolie. Insiders had recently told Us Weekly that Aniston considers Pitt's new split "karma."

"She always got the sense that something would happen with them eventually," a source said. "She didn't feel that Angelina was truly the one who Brad was meant to stay with. She always felt that Angelina was too complex for him."

Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt last week after two years of marriage and more than a decade together. The actress is seeking sole physical custody of their six children, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne.

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