While it"s been 15 years since we last saw Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt as a couple, their romance is definitely one for the history books. Although the couple was only together for seven years (and married for five!), their A-list relationship did not end with their divorce in 2005. Between their one million dollar wedding, his guest appearance on "Friends" & their iconic reunion in 2020, here is everything you need to know about Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston"s relationship.

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Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston first met in 1994, however they didn't begin dating until 1998.Brad proposed to Jennifer in 1999 & they wed the following year.After five years of marriage, the couple announced their split in early 2005. Brad went on khổng lồ date & wed actress Angelina Jolie while Jennifer wed Justin Theroux.They both went on to lớn divorce their spouses & have since remained close friends. Most recently, they starred alongside each other during a virtual table read in 2020 (and played some flirty characters on screen!)

1994: A Casual Meeting

Unlike their romance, their first meeting was quite casual. The pair met sometime in 1994 via their managers, who happened lớn be friends. "He was just this sweet guy from Missouri, you know?” she told Rolling Stone in 2001. “A normal guy.”

1998: The First Date

Their relationship wouldn"t turn thắm thiết until their first date four years later. Brad had just broken up with actress Gwyneth Paltrow & Jennifer called it quits with actor Tate Donovan, prompting their managers lớn set up a date. In 2004, Jen later told Diane Sawyer that the "evening was really easy" and the date "was really fun."


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Despite Jen"s baby fever earlier in the year, by May 2004 cheating rumors between Brad & his Mr. Và Mrs. Smith costar Angelina Jolie began khổng lồ swirl. In 2006, Jolie recounted khổng lồ Vogue how she và Brad began lớn fall in love on-set of the film, saying, “Because of the film, we ended up being brought together to vị all these crazy things, & I think we found this strange friendship & partnership that kind of just suddenly happened. I think a few months in I realized, ‘God, I can’t wait khổng lồ get khổng lồ work.’ … Anything we had to vì with each other, we just found a lot of joy in it together & a lot of real teamwork. We just became kind of a pair. It took until, really, the kết thúc of the shoot for us, I think, to lớn realize that it might mean something more than we’d earlier allowed ourselves lớn believe. & both knowing that the reality of that was a big thing, something that was going lớn take a lot of serious consideration.”

January 7, 2005: An Unfortunate Separation

After a nearly 5-year marriage và seven-year relationship, Brad & Jennifer announced their split to People on January 24, 2005. The statement read: “We would like to announce that after seven years together we have decided lớn formally separate. For those who follow these sorts of things, we would lượt thích to explain that our separation is not the result of any of the speculation reported by the tabloid media. This decision is the result of much thoughtful consideration. We happily remain committed and caring friends with great love & admiration for one another. We ask in advance for your kindness và sensitivity in the coming months.”

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While Brad began to lớn flaunt his relationship with actress Angelina Jolie immediately after announcing his separation with Jennifer, the Friends star didn"t address the divorce until September 2005. She told Vanity Fair at the time, "Am I lonely? Yes. Am I upset? Yes. Am I confused? Yes. Vì I have my days when I’ve thrown a little pity các buổi tiệc nhỏ for myself? Absolutely. But I’m also doing really well. Relationships are two people; everyone is accountable. A lot goes into a relationship coming together, & a lot goes into a relationship falling apart. She’d say, ‘Even if it’s 98 percent the other person’s fault, it’s 2 percent yours, & that’s what we’re going lớn focus on.’ You can only clean up your side of the street.”

And when the interviewer told Jennifer about the 60-page photo-spread Brad had just posed for with Jolie in W Magazine (entitled "Domestic Bliss"), she replied: "Is it odd timing? Yeah. But it’s not my life. He makes his choices. He can do—whatever. We’re divorced, và you can see why. I can also imagine Brad having absolutely no clue why people would be appalled by it,” she adds. “Brad is not mean-spirited; he would never intentionally try lớn rub something in my face. In hindsight, I can see him going, ‘Oh—I can see that that was inconsiderate.’ But I know Brad. Brad would say, ‘That’s art! There’s a sensitivity chip that’s missing."

October 2, 2005: Officially Divorced

Brad & Jennifer's divorce was finalized on October 2, 2005

September 15, 2011: Brad Comments on the Past

In 2011, Brad made some shady remarks khổng lồ Parade about his former marriage lớn Jennifer, telling the publication, "I spent the ‘90s trying to hide out, trying khổng lồ duck the full celebrity cacophony. I started to lớn get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic. It became very clear to lớn me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage had something to vì with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.”

He later, however, issued an apology for his comments in the interview, saying, “It grieves me that this was interpreted this way. Jen is an incredibly giving, loving, và hilarious woman who remains my friend. It is an important relationship I value greatly. The point I was trying lớn make is not that Jen was dull, but that I was becoming dull lớn myself—and that, I am responsible for.”

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On August 10, 2012, Jennifer"s boyfriend of one year, actor Justin Theroux, pops the question with a $500,000 engagement ring.

August 23, 2014: Brad Weds Angelina Jolie

After raising six children together, Brad & Jolie finally tied the knot on August 23, 2014. The couple gathered with 22 family members, including their children, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, và Knox, at their French chateau for an intimate wedding ceremony.

August 5, 2015: Jennifer Weds Justin Theroux

A second marriage for Jen, the actress wed fiancé Justin Theroux on August 5, 2015—nearly a year after Brad tied the knot with Jolie.

September 20, 2016: Jolie Divorces Brad

Two years into their marriage, Jolie filed for divorce from Brad, citing irreconcilable differences.

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February 11, 2017: The Infamous Text

Newly-single Brad supposedly texted ex-wife Jennifer (who was still married lớn Theroux at the time) on her 48th birthday in 2017. In addition khổng lồ sending her birthday wishes, the actor reportedly confided in Jen, with a source saying, "Brad told her he"s having a hard time with his split và they exchanged a few texts reminiscing about the past," per Marie Claire.

February 15, 2018: Jen Splits From Theroux

On February 15, 2018, Jennifer announced her split from Theroux after nearly two-and-a-half years of marriage.

February 11, 2019: A Birthday Invitation

Brad scored an invitation to lớn Jennifer's 50th birthday tiệc nhỏ in 2019, which was held at Los Angeles's Sunset Tower Hotel. Brad's attendance prompted a flurry a truyền thông speculation surrounding the couple. In June of that year, Brad responded to lớn a paparazzi cameraman by saying, "Oh my god." Sources close to the couple continued khổng lồ tell the public the two were just friends.

December 14, 2019: First In, Last Out

After attending her 50th birthday in February, Brad also landed a spot on the guest menu to Jennifer"s holiday tiệc ngọt in 2019. A source told Entertainment Tonight, " was among the first lớn arrive & the second to lớn last guest lớn leave around 11 p.m."

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Early in 2020, Brad referred to lớn Jennifer as a "good friend" but then this happened: The couple reunited on the Screen Actors Guild red carpet and showed off flirtatious toàn thân language. After the photographs from the sự kiện surfaced (including the one above), fans everyone hope the pair would get back together.

September 17, 2020: Flirty Characters

Brad and Jen reunited again in September 2020 for a charity table read of the 1982 movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Starring alongside other actors—Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, and Julia Roberts—Jennifer and Brad played characters, Linda & Brad, respectively. The couple exchanged flirty dialogue, with Jen as Linda saying, "Hi Brad, you know how xinh đẹp I always thought you were? I think you"re so sexy, will you come to lớn me?"