Jennifer Aniston has reportedly hired a confidence coach to prepare her for attending George Clooney's wedding where she knows she will come face to face with her ex-husband Brad Pitt and his fiancee Angelina Jolie. Sources believe this will be the first time the Friends star will have been in the same room with Brad Pitt since their 2005 break up. Even though Brangelina--as Pitt and Jolie are often referred--and Aniston all attended the 2009 Academy Awards, there apparently was no one on one contact between the parties.
George Clooney is set to tie the knot in September--much to the chagrin of single women from around the globe. He is marrying Amal Alamuddin at an undisclosed location, although some reports now say that undisclosed spot may be located in Venice. Clooney is very close friends with both Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt.
"Jen is no stranger to therapy, so she decided to seek some help. At the wedding she'll have her fiancé, Justin [Theroux], there for support, but the thought of seeing Brad and Angelina is quite overwhelming," a source says. "The therapist has been helping to build her confidence and eliminate the fear she seems to have built up about coming face-to-face with them. She has also been having hypnotherapy."
Goodness that's a lot to go through to simply be in the same room or chance a polite "Hello, how are you?" with an ex. However Jennifer Aniston has long been a huge proponent of counseling so if it makes her feel more confident, more power to her.
"The Oscars were one thing, but George's wedding will involve being in a smaller, far more intimate group where they won't be able to avoid one another. Jen wants to be as breezy as possible. She has been doing role plays with her confidence coach and will be as prepared as she can be," the source explains.
Jennifer Aniston--at least for appearances sake--shouldn't feel a lack of confidence around Brangelina. She is beautiful, smart, and funny--but even more than that she seems real, and that's something Angelina Jolie simply doesn't exude. Jolie appears like a queen on a throne--untouchable and regal, while Jennifer Aniston seems like the girl next door.
Hopefully Jen's therapy sessions provide her with that extra boost she feels she needs to strut her stuff at George Clooney's wedding and knock the socks off both Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
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