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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are said to be going strong while we all know what happened to Brad Pitt’s marriage: that’s karma for you!

By Nina Steele 

Jennifer Aniston and Justin TherouxI think it’s fair to say that no one in their right mind will ever bet their life on a Hollywood marriage. When two people live and work in an environment where beauty matters more than character, all the bets are off as to how long their marriage will last. And what happened to Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s marriage is a typical example. I still remember the year of their breakup because that’s the year my husband lost is beloved grandmother. I felt Jennifer’s pain. The humiliation she suffered must have been felt by every woman around the globe who has ever been dumped for someone else.

We were told at the time that one of the reasons why Brad Pitt left was because he wanted children while Jennifer was more interested in her career. The media had a field day with that. With some women columnists going as far as to suggest that Jennifer was paying a price for putting her career first. As with all celebrity stories, some of us have learnt to take everything we read about with a pinch of salt. Whatever led Brad Pitt to dump Jennifer Aniston, that it ended so spectacularly badly for him, proves once more that unless you are willing to suffer, don’t do to others what you wouldn’t like done to you.

Today, while Jennifer Aniston seems to be in a good place, Brad Pitt finds himself having to rebuild his life. The irony of the whole Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s breakup is not lost on those like me who have been following the story. If indeed reports that he left her because he wanted children and she didn’t are true, the fact that he does not have custody of the children he had with Angelina Jolie shows how ruthless karma can be. No one can expect to inflict that much pain on others without having to feel that pain themselves at some stage in their lives. It is that simple.

Only time will tell what ultimately happens to Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s relationship. I for one hope that they defy all the odds and stay together. I, like many other people around the globe may not know her personally, but I feel that she deserves to be happy. That she didn’t fall apart after being humiliated so spectacularly and found the strength to rebuild her life, shows that she is made of strong stuff. She epitomises the old saying that ‘what doesn’t kill you make you strong’.

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