Jennifer Aniston’s Heartache: My First Love, Daniel McDonald, Died Of A Brain Tumor

We have all seen Jennifer Aniston publicly date, split, and get engaged, but there is one relationship we have never heard much about -- her first love. In a new interview, Jen opens up about the man who 'would have been the one' but sadly, died of a brain tumor. Jennifer Aniston, 45, is happily engaged to Justin Theroux at the moment, however, she just revealed that she thinks someone else could have been "the one." Daniel McDonald, her first love, passed away and she still thinks of him as the one she was meant to be with -- so sad. Find out what Jennifer said about the heartbreaking situation.

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Jennifer Aniston First Love Died: Daniel McDonald ‘Would Have Been The One’

“He was my first love — five years we were together,” Jen said about her first love, who later died of a brain tumor. “He would have been the one. But I was 25, and I was stupid. He must have sent me Justin to make up for it all,” she added during her interview with The New York Times

Although Jen kept quiet about the man’s name, Daily Mail confirmed that the relationship she was referring to was with actor Daniel McDonald. Jen started dated the successful Broadway musical actor in 1990 and they decided to go their separate ways in 1994.

“Jennifer never stopped loving Daniel, but things were happening very fast with her career by that time – it was just a year before she landed friends. She’d moved to Los Angeles, and Daniel stayed on in New York and was doing Broadway,” a source shared with Daily Mail.

“After Dan and Jen split, she went on to date and become engaged to actor Tate Donavan, but I don’t think she ever got over letting Dan slip through her fingers.”

Jens Heartbreak When Daniel Passed

“When Jennifer heard the news she was heartbroken,” the source said.

“There will always a special place in her heart for him. Now she feels as though Daniel may have had something to do with helping her find Justin –  also a New York actor – because she feels her new fiancé reminds her a lot of Dan.”

HollywoodLifers, are you shocked to find out about Jen’s first love? Let us know in the comments below.

— Shira Benozilio

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