How To Deal With Reports Of Your Ex's Sexual Skills Like Jen Aniston Has To Do

Wed, June 1, 2011 1:11pm EDT by 19 Comments
Courtesy of GQ
Courtesy of GQ, Getty Images

Angelina Jolie recently gushed about Brad Pitt’s prowess in the bedroom. How should his ex, Jen, handle this indignity publicly?

It’s been nearly six years since Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt finalized their divorce, but it’s widely assumed that Jen is still in love with her ex-husband (and really, who could blame her?). If this were true, it’s got to be pretty darn painful to hear how excellent Brad is in the bedroom –– from his utterly gorgeous baby mama, no less.  How should Jen deal with this indignity?

In an interview with Great Britain’s Daily Telegraph May 29th, Brad’s partner Angelina Jolie bragged: “I’m very lucky with Brad … he’s got the wonderful balance of being an extraordinary, great, loving father, a very, very, intelligent man and ’PHYSICALLY’ he’s a REAL man, in ALL things that it means.”

Ouch. Sucks to be Jen.

Hearing what you know to be true isn’t just awful because her ex has moved on, but because Angelina is very clearly staking her claim and because, inevitably, people are going to want to know if its true. By declaring that Brad is a sexual master in a major newspaper, Angie isn’t shy about letting the world know just how lucky she is. Who doesn’t hate that kind of woman?

But how should Jen handle this uncomfortable dilemma– and how should you deal if you find yourself in a similar situation?

Most importantly, make sure you don’t come across as bitter when you respond. If you look angry or say something nasty, it could potentially get back to your ex, which you don’t want to happen. Sour grapes, and all that. Shrugging sometimes works, but it isn’t very original. Honestly, I’d try for a short response that walks a fine line between snarky and funny like: “I’m glad to hear he hasn’t slipped with age!” or “Thank God for Viagra.”

While you don’t want to diss your ex in public, feel utterly free to demolish his new woman behind closed doors to your BFFs. Really, Angelina? Who does that?


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