Right from her liaison with actor Vince Vaughn and British model Paul Sculfor to her doomed romance with guitarist John Mayer, it seems Jen's post-Brad relationships have left her with a broken heart. In fact, one US gossip website even described Aniston, 'as the hot chick who gets dumped by her men.'
While Sculfor is now romancing Cameron Diaz, Mayer has been involved with a string of other celebs including Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Love Hewitt. On the other hand, Pitt and Jolie, with the latest addition to their family are constant stars of the global media. And tongues are wagging that it was hard for Jennifer to have lost one of the world's sexiest men to one of the world's most beautiful women
After the couple split, there was speculation that the separation was due to Jen's refusal to have children, and Brad and Jolie's fast brood is acting as fuel to the fire. However, Jennifer herself has always denied this was the cause of their split.
"I've never in my life said I didn't want to have children. I've always wanted children, and I would never give up that experience for a career," The Sun quoted her, as telling Vanity Fair magazine in August 2005. But may say that Jen's not wanting kids was just a smokescreen circulated by Brad's own camp after he got involved with Angelina while working on Mr&Mrs Smith.
"It was incredibly painful for Jennifer that Brad portrayed a false impression of their relationship and the reason for the split," said a close friend at the time. And it is believed that the split with Brad had shattered all hopes and dreams Jen had for a family, and that's what hurt her deeply. The pal added:
"Their relationship had always been considered one of the strongest in the business and, despite everything that had happened, she thought he would at least act with some dignity. However, Jen had loyal pals like Courteney Cox who helped her gradually recover from her split from Brad. Close friends like Courteney knew the truth, even if the public didn't, so of course they helped stick up for Jen in any way they could," said the pal.
It is now believed that the support of friends has not been enough to heal the mental scars, which Jennifer still bears and that are preventing her from moving on in a happy, long-term relationship.