Poor old Jen. The operative words being: 'poor' and 'old' and the overly familiar 'Jen'. Because everyone knows that Jennifer Aniston is aged, childless, and just cannot hold down a man. For shame! And we millennials feel protective of her, having grown up on Friends and her subsequent silly and wonderfully terrible rom-coms. Our benevolent pity for this barren, lonely old lady knows no bounds.
But the spinster has spoken: and she's fine, everyone. So wind your necks in. After splitting with her husband, Justin Theroux, earlier this year the 'Poor Jen' narrative that launched with gusto after Brad Pitt left her for Angelina all those years ago was revived.
Justin was supposed to be her happy ending, you see. We felt strongly that Jen DESERVED a man, and maybe even a shot at having a baby.