It was a very eventful SAG Awards for exes Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, with Pitt taking home Outstanding Supporting Actor for Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood and Aniston winning Outstanding Performance by A Female Actor in a Drama for The Morning Show. Although Pitt slayed the audience (and inspired everyone to download Tinder) with his hilarious acceptance speech, people were mostly talking about their backstage reunion.
Pitt was recording adoringly watching Aniston’s speech from backstage, and some instantly iconic photos were taken of the former couple backstage and basically broke the internet.
— Rachel West (@rachel_is_here) January 20, 2020
It’s safe to say that this reunion is ruining the public’s ability to chill. It was basically 2003 all over again and Twitter is high on BradJen all over again.
“The moment we’ve been waiting ALL awards season for. IT FINALLY HAPPENED ? #SAGAwards ❤️”
“Wow guys—it really has been our day, our week, our month, and even our year.”
“Don’t mind us, we’re just in our Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston feels rn.”
“BREAKING NEWS: the media has always painted jennifer aniston as a scorned woman after her relationship with brad pitt but look at HER! she’s happy, she’s thriving and she doesn’t give a f*ck about the rumors.”
*brad pitt and jennifer aniston photographed simply interacting backstage after their wins*
— kathleen (@kathleen_hanley) January 20, 2020
Truly, Twitter had a meltdown over these shots of them reuniting backstage after their respective victories.
“College me is sh-sh-shaken”
“Therapist: so what brings you in today?
Me: slams this picture of Brad Pitt holding Jennifer Anniston’s hand on the table“
“WHAT THE F*CK I WASNT READY FOR THIS OMFG JENNIFER ANISTON AND BRAD PITT WHAT THE”
“I live for brad pitt and jennifer aniston being this extra supportive to each other”
Amidst all the hysteria, Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus made a hilarious and serious promise: “Look. If I can get My Chemical Romance and the Jonas Brothers back together, I can definitely get Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston back together. 2020 is the year I’m gonna make it happen.”
While people are sure to break out their Team Jen shirts after this viral moment, Aniston and Pitt have bumped into each other a lot on this particular awards season and insist that “there’s simply nothing romantic going on between them.” Pitt explained, “I’ll run into Jen, she’s a good friend. Yeah.”
Pitt was at Jennifer’s Christmas party last year, and an insider told People that the two have a “very civil relationship.”
“He would not have been asked to come if that weren’t the case. It was a big night for Jen. The important people in her life gathered to celebrate with her. Brad fits into that group, and it was natural that he would want to come.”
Sure, they might be just friends, but that isn’t going to stop the internet speculation machine from jumping to some pretty wild conclusions. Buckle up, celebrity gossip fans.
A Brad Pitt / Jennifer Aniston story in two photos: pic.twitter.com/ORgd2zAoFh
— John Cohen (@JohnCohen1) January 20, 2020