US newspaper uses photo of Jennifer Aniston laughing to cover Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's split

Published Thursday, Sep 22 2016, 09:20 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
It's the marriage of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt that has ended but one US newspaper made it all about Brad's ex-wife Jennifer Aniston with *this* rather striking front cover…

RIP #Brangelina.

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The New York Post reported Brangelina's shock split by using a photo of a laughing Jennifer on the newspaper's cover alongside the caption: "Brangelina 2004 – 2016."

Pretty bold, right?

(FYI: The original photo was taken at Jennifer's Hand and Footprint Ceremony in Los Angeles in 2011.)

Jennifer Aniston poses at her Hand & Footprint Ceremony at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 7, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

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Jen in 2011.

As you'd expect, the unusual cover has got LOADS of people talking all over social media with some slamming the decision to involve Jen as "disrespectful" or "tasteless" while some others admitting having a good chuckle.

It's kind of the print equivalent of a meme, right? And we all know social media was absolutely flooded by Jennifer Aniston memes this week depicting her laughing or looking satisfied about the split news.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at screening of A Mighty Heart in 2007

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Brangelina pictured in 2007.

Jennifer was married to Brad when he met Angelina on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith. She split from Brad in January 2005 and Brad went on to romance and marry Angelina, with whom he shares six children. Controversially, Angelina later remarked that the Jolie-Pitt kids can watch the movie where their parents fell in love.. and, of course, where Brad was still married to Jen.

Angelina also spoke about how she couldn't wait to get to set every day, prompting Jen to respond in a Vogue interview: "There was stuff printed there that was definitely from a time when I was unaware that it was happening. I felt those details were a little inappropriate to discuss. That stuff about how she couldn't wait to get to work every day? That was really uncool."

But fast forward to the present day and Jennifer is happily married to actor Justin Theroux. They tied the knot last summer after a four-year relationship.

So is there any need to drag her into the Brangelina split?

2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter
Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux

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Jen with Justin.

Jennifer frequently gushes about her relationship with Justin in interviews, such as her Harper's Bazaar cover feature in March when she said: "I like making jokes. I'm lucky because Justin is the funniest person I've met, and we make each other laugh. Laughter is one of the great keys to staying youthful."

And she simply told People in 2015: "He's the best thing this decade."

Meanwhile, Angelina filed for divorce from Brad on 19 September citing irreconcilable differences. It's believed she's requested full custody of their six children with Brad having visitation rights. They're parents to Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Vivienne and Knox, eight.