Jennifer Aniston dislikes Ben Stiller’s ‘proper, conservative’ wife, Christine Taylor

The last time we had new photos of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, it was a few weeks ago at the American Cinematheque award ceremony for Ben Stiller. Stiller can claim friendships with both parties of JustJen – Ben and Jennifer worked together on Along Came Polly, and Ben and Justin worked together on Tropic Thunder. Reportedly, Ben has been friends with both of them for years and years, and he might have even been somewhat instrumental in first introducing them or something? I don’t know, the “story” of how Justin and Jennifer first got together is so sketchball, God only knows.

Anyway, as we all know, Ben Stiller is married to Christine Taylor. I think Christine is an underrated actress, but I always got the impression that she purposefully put her career on the back burner when she married Stiller, probably because she wanted to focus on being a wife and mother, and Ben really is a power player in Hollywood. Like, Christine is angling to be the next Rita Wilson, you know? And that’s nothing to scoff at. Rita Wilson has a lot of power and pull. So, my general impression is that Christine is a nice person, maybe kind of vanilla and Betty Crocker, but that she probably works to be friendly with all of her husband’s friends. Not so much! Star Magazine says that Jennifer and Christine might kind of hate each other.

Justin Theroux is desperate for his fiancée, Jennifer Aniston, to become BFFs with Ben Stiller’s wife, Christina Taylor, but Star has learned that Jen just isn’t feeling the love.

“Justin and Ben have been pals for nearly 20 years, but Jen hasn’t liked Christina since press reports claimed they were ‘close friends’ after they were seen in Hawaii together with their men. She wonders if Christine is using her to advance her career,” tattles a source, adding Christine’s murky motive aside, Jen can’t find common ground with Ben’s conservative wife.

“Jen and Christina are just really different people,” the spy explains. “Jen feels uncomfortable around Christine, who is quite proper, and gets along better with edgy women like Chelsea Handler.”

Unfortunately, Justin is so clueless that he thinks Jen should make Christine a bridesmaid!

“Jen has been noncommittal about it,” snipes the source. “But there is no way that’s happening.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

It feels like the hate is coming more from Jennifer’s side, and Christine is being blamed for pushing a story about her alleged friendship with Jennifer. I think the story is probably mostly BS, but… it wouldn’t surprise me at all to learn that there’s more drama behind-the-scenes amongst the women of that little Hollywood Hen Party. As I’ve said before, they all socialize together all the time – it’s Aniston and Taylor and Courteney Cox and Laura Dern, Isla Fisher, Jennifer Meyer (Tobey Maguire’s wife), etc. Do the sober wives look down on Aniston and her boozehounding friendship with Chelsea Handler? Does Jennifer look down on the other women because none of their men are as hyper-groomed as Justin?

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. tonina says:

    It’s Star Magazine, so I’m taking it with an ocean-liner full of salt, if not the whole ocean.

    • Stuart Horsely says:


    • yuk says:

      lndeed! But Jen and that guy look like BOTOX sh*t! Gads, the guy is crap looking to begin with and his leering smile doesn’t help the situation. Jen is a dog in my personal opinion and nothing short of a face transplant could help her.
      Gawow! That anyone thought she was EVER attractive….????

  2. holbriken says:

    second photo down of justjen–yikes. jen’s smile and eyes scream, ‘i’ll cut a b!tch if you don’t buy i’m the happiest girl in the world.’ yikes to infinity.

  3. Kim says:

    I don’t believe the story but JA and JT both look psychotic in that second pic

  4. Aria says:

    They kind of look a like. I think the story is BS.

  5. goodquestion says:

    What a battle of the botox!
    Jen’s face wants to move so badly in the really smiley photo.

    • Fofototto says:

      Right? Everyone’s face looks jacked.

    • deehunny says:

      I was thinking that Justin is looking really hard in the photo to do the sexy-pout that Jen made him practice for countless hours.

      She’s a perfectionist, ya’ll

    • Lauren says:

      Jen looks so leathery & frozen, basted with bronzer. JA and Chelsea H must use the same botox Dr. Evil. Uggh. I used to like Jen, but this crap is just too much to bear.

  6. Amy625 says:

    Justin has to stop smiling. He looks so cheesy and laughable. Ben Stiller didn’t set Justin and Jennifer up. They started dating when they made the movie together. This is a fake story considering they’ve been friends and socializing for a long time. Also claiming that Christine is “using Jennifer to advance her career” is ridiculous. She’s married to Ben Stiller. She would use Ben if anything and she hasn’t, except for parts in his movies.

  7. Amelia says:

    “She wonders if Christine is using her to advance her career”.
    ….Wait, what?
    My brain is really struggling to comprehend how the hell that would work.
    Married to Ben Stiller > vaguely knows Jennifer Aniston.

    • Mimi says:

      ^^This. Plus every single photo up there freaks me out.

    • Rhea says:

      ITA. They might not close in real life, but it’s stretching the story about Christina trying to get close to JA to advancing her career.

    • Micki says:

      I guess Chelsea Handler flat out refused to use Aniston to brush and polish her own career !

    • marie says:

      ha!,completely agree with you guys..if this were true (not saying it is) JA’s ego would know no bounds..

    • pwal says:


      Because if there’s any woman that can get things done in Hollywood it’s Jennifer Aniston.

      Now if Christine was cozying up to, say, Drew Barrymore, then maybe I would buy that. But after proclaiming that Echo Films was going to tell women’s stories (coincidentally, around the time of Angelina’s pregnancy) and jack squat has been produced… yeah, being Aniston’s friend is a get, professionally.

  8. mln76 says:

    When I read something this random I tend to believe it. I mean who is up wondering about these two being friends?
    I’ve noticed that the Goddess Circle are women who come across as catty just my opinion folks.

  9. poppy says:

    maybe she doesn’t like christine because ben doesn’t like christine. the way stiller speaks of her and their marriage makes ben affleck look like he studied the thesaurus for the most exciting adjectives to describe his wife/relationship.
    the article @ ben stiller from the new yorker (2012) refreshed my memory as to why i hate the napoleonic turd. total asshat.
    i agree with amelia, being “friends” with JA, not really going to do anything. i do think she wrecked her career/life by marrying stiller.

    • Esmom says:

      Sounds like he and Ben A should form a club! Men Who Have Lukewarm Feelings About Their Wives.

    • Hautie says:

      “i agree with amelia, being “friends” with JA, not really going to do anything. i do think she wrecked her career/life by marrying stiller….”

      I agree with this. I see Christine stuck in a marriage, like Katie Holmes was.

      With a mean mouth man, who likes to yell at their wife. Both girls married when their careers were on a positive path. Only to have it all suddenly stop.

      There was a piece of ugly gossip that was floating about 2 years ago. That Christine had left him and took the kids. But it got stomp on and suddenly she was being photograph with him in public.

      So who knows. But no, I do not believe Christine is using anyone to advance her career. She is most likely trying to figure out how to escape a bad marriage.

    • Jojo says:

      Can I ask, is Ben really bad as a husband? I like some of his films but I don’t know much about his personal life.

  10. Jojo says:

    Maybe Christine misses Heidi Bivens.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Jojo, who wrote: “Maybe Christine misses Heidi Bivens.”

      THIS … to the 10th power. I’m surprised the article didn’t hit on this. Ben Stiller has known Justin Theroux for 20 years. Justin was with Heidi Bivens for 14 of those 20 years. Ben has been married to Christine for 12 years.

      It stands to reason that Christine Stiller might have mixed feelings about Jen, especially in light of the way the whole ‘JustJen’ thing went down, with poor Heidi being completely in the dark and lied to.

      • Amory says:

        I agree as well. Heidi was low key so I can imagine that hanging out with them as a couple was relaxed and enjoyable. Jennifer Aniston does not strike me as low key given her preoccupation with her looks. Jennifer is the new one and the one who had an affair; I can see Christine being ambivalent (or more) about both Jennifer and Justin. Christine is also reportedly very smart; making conversation with Aniston can’t be very fun – she sounds like a complete moron in every interview.

    • Violet says:

      @Jojo, good point!

  11. spinner says:

    Jen & Justin haven’t been spotted since this event, so it was time to fabricate a nonsensical story. Sniff, sniff…I smell BS.

    Look at Christine giving everybody the side-eye. YIKES!!

    • Bad Irene says:

      I think that’s the smell of Anistons’ career going down the toilet.

    • Hmmm says:

      She was spotted today:

      Just sorry for the guy walking behind them with his finger up his nose. Tip: Don’t walk behind justjen if you don’t want the world to see you digging for gold in your nose.

      • Kim says:

        There is a pic of her walking with her stomach protruding like she is in her third trimester. Odd since she was just seen with no bump weeks ago and her Rep just denied she was pregnant.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Kim, who wrote: “There is a pic of her walking with her stomach protruding like she is in her third trimester. Odd since she was just seen with no bump weeks ago and her Rep just denied she was pregnant.”

        She’s wearing a long jacket that’s open in the front and it’s a ‘side’ view shot, so it’s really hard to tell exactly ‘what’ her stomach looks like. I think it’s just another one of her ‘hand or purse in front of her stomach to cause speculation’ ploys.

        And I’m with you on this … how could her stomach look so much different in ‘that’ photo than the photos above of her in that ugly ass black and white dress? Those photos were taken about a week ago, right?

        I think she looks like she’s three sheets to the wind in that ‘link’ photo, and she’s walking like any drunk person trying to keep their balance and appearance of sobriety.

  12. Oi says:

    So Chelsea Handler is ‘edgy’? Really? I thought she was a hateful, spiteful possibly bitter person who, among other hateful things, makes fun of other peoples children by using racial slurs. If this is true, I’m team Christine. I’d have a hard time associating with people that I know have friends like that.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, interesting euphemism. And one of the reasons why the story seems completely fabricated.

      • LeslieM says:

        CH is so rough and disgusting. Knowing that they are friends has ruined JA for me. That and the Bosses movie. Trash.

  13. anneesezz says:

    I’m so sure Ben Stiller married a “proper, conservative woman.” Yeah, in opposite world.

  14. flan says:

    I’m so glad Jen-An is with Theroux. At least it stopped most of the jabs always made by her ‘friends’ about the Jolie-Pitts.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      True. It’s hard to cast stones at someone else when your ‘desperate, whiny, needy, poor victim’ friend suddenly lives in a glass house.

  15. Agnes says:

    you know aniston is drunk-pinching justin’s ass in the main picture. haha!

  16. d b says:

    I can totally see Jennifer being egocentric enough to think Christine is using her LOL Can also see Justin (or someone) suggesting that having Christine as a bridesmaid is good politics.

    I guess I’m happy for them, but damn watching the JustJen romance play out is like watching effing paint dry. Rather than the whole kabuki of selling their wedding pics (god it’s boring even to type that), here’s an idea – ELOPE

    • Happymom says:

      Um, bridesmaid?? Hell-these people are all in their 40s-I truly don’t see them having a bunch of “attendants” at their wedding. Plus-really-metrosexual though he may be-is there a straight guy ANYwhere who would make suggestions about wedding logistics like who your bridesmaids should be???

      • Ducky La Rue says:

        I LOL’d at the bridesmaid suggestion, too. :-D

        But if you gotta have bridesmaids, Justin should already be aware that Chelsea Handler would kill it as a bridesmaid.

      • Amory says:

        @ Ducky La Rue:

        Yea, Chelsea would be great. She would call all of the women c*nts and then throw up as the lovely bride is walking down the aisle.

      • Ducky La Rue says:

        @Amory – would you judge me if I said I’d consider that must-see reality TV? ;-)

  17. Bowers says:

    I call bullshit too.

  18. DenG says:

    Like Aniston didn’t use Brad? Delusional to think she’d still be a subject of interest without that association. If she likes edgy women, she needs to hang out with Angie.

    • epiphany says:

      When I see an old photo from the Brad and Jen days, I always think the same thing; everyone that’s looking at them is thinking, ‘how did SHE get HIM?’ – and Aniston’s thinking the exact same thing!
      Best career move in show biz history.

      • spinner says:

        Brad did propose to her & they actually did get married. She was very successful in her own right at that point in time. I remember Brad’s guest appearance on Friends…

      • LAK says:

        @Spinner – a movie star always trumps a TV star, no matter that TV probably has better actors/writers and if you are on a hit TV show guaranteed mega paycheck etc. That’s why they all try to transition to movies.

        And Jennifer was merely the cute on a successful show with the rachel hair cut. It was still very much an ensemble. Being with Brad made her stand out from the others and it’s the reason we are still talking about her several years after the fact.

        Suddenly people were calling her beautiful etc all because of Pitt. His guest spot on Friends was just a favour to his wife. He didn’t make many films when they were together. There was always talk of his being attached to one project or another which fell through or disappeared – does anyone remember that horrid bushy beard he grew for a year, allegedly for a film role. Only towards the end did he make TROY, followed by MAMS before bailing.

        Brad Pitt has been a movie star since 1990/1 with his showstopping turn in THELMA AND LOUISE.

        Jen, despite her many repeated attempts, is still a TV star. Very financially successful but still a TV star.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @LAK, who wrote: “He didn’t make many films when they were together. There was always talk of his being attached to one project or another which fell through or disappeared – does anyone remember that horrid bushy beard he grew for a year, allegedly for a film role. Only towards the end did he make TROY, followed by MAMS before bailing.”

        Brad Pitt and Jen Aniston went on their first blind date in 1998. Between 1998 and 2005 Brad was in the following films:

        “Meet Joe Black” (1998)
        “Fight Club” (1999)
        “Snatch” (2000)
        “The Mexican” (2001)
        “Spy Game” (2001)
        “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001)
        “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” (2002)
        “Troy” (2004)
        “Ocean’s 12″ (2004)
        “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (2005)

        He was hardly resting on his laurels. I’m always amused by the fact that some of Jen’s fans (not talking about you) think ‘she’ was more famous than ‘he’ was during their time together.

      • LAK says:

        @Emma JP Lover – I think we are in agreement over Brad Pitt. However, what I would disagree with you on is the list of films that you have listed based upon their release dates.

        As a rule, most films are shot between a year and 18mths ahead of their release date. Also, some films can be shot and sit on a distributor shelf for several years before they are released.

        For duration of that relationship, Brad really didn’t work. He went through a flurry of filming at the beginning of the relationship shooting back to back projects, and then losts of flurry at the end. Hardly any in the middle.

        I stand by my statement.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @LAK, who wrote: “As a rule, most films are shot between a year and 18mths ahead of their release date.”

        Then by your own statement, the only movie not in the movie time-line I gave is “Meet Joe Black.”

        I know for a fact that he was married when he filmed “The Mexican,” “Ocean’s Eleven” (because he comments on a ring he’s wearing in the film that Jen gave him in the film’s Commentary option), “Troy” (you mean you don’t remember all of the hoopla and speculation over Jen not visiting Brad on the set of “Troy?”), “Ocean’s 12″ (production was halted on “Mr. and Mrs. Smith in January 2004 so that Brad could film the 2nd “Ocean’s” film, which is why John Smith has the same hair cut as Rusty Ryan), and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”

        I’ll check on the production schedule of the other films and get back to you tonight.

      • epiphany says:

        @ spinner – you are correct on every count. However, ‘Friends’ was an ensemble show, so Aniston was responsible for, at most, 1/6 of that show’s success. It, and the marriage, ended years ago. Why are we still talking about her? Is it her vast array of post-Friends cinematic triumphs? The accolades from both her peers and the movie going public? No, we’re still talking about her all these years later because of Brad. That’s what I meant by best career move in showbiz history – and it is. She turned the ‘cute but average girl gets town hunk then loses him to the evil femme fatale’ into a vocation.

      • Lana says:

        For all we know Aniston proposed to Pitt. After all she classlessly and trashily bragged about banging him on the first date. No doubt to trap him.

  19. Bonfire Beach says:

    I can’t help thinking of that episode of Friends where Rachel is jealous because Ross is dating Christine’s character and she talks her into shaving her head. Blame Ross!

  20. Jessica6 says:

    Maniston and Jerkstin bore me to tears. They’re both mediocre “talents” whose real claim to fame are the tabloid covers and stories Huvane plants for Maniston.

    That aside, Christine Taylor is one beautiful woman. Just gorgeous.

  21. Jess says:

    Oh, scandal. Jennifer Aniston doesn’t like Christine Taylor. WHo cares? I doubt Christine does. She probably wants nothing to do with a bunch of forty something trainwrecks still acting like they’re 25.

  22. epiphany says:

    This is such hooey. Christine guest starred on multiple episodes of ‘Friends.’ She and Aniston have known each other for more than a decade. I think Aniston and Thoreaux are the quintessential odd couple, there’s no need to make stuff up about them – I mean, look at that first photo. Yeeeeeeech!

  23. Banished From Bible Camp says:

    Could it be that Jen is jealous of Christine’s 1990s “Hey Dude” cred? Melody was the shit- Bar None!

    • Natasha says:

      Hey dude was an amazing show! Jen is most certainly jealous of that gig :) I know I would be!

    • deehunny says:

      lol Hey Dude. I used to love that show when I was a kid. Didn’t realize she was the blonde in it. I always liked her.

  24. Jilly says:

    Don’t forget that Christine and JA worked together years ago on Friends ( C played Ross’ love interest who shaves her head). I think they’re fine with each other.

  25. INeedANap says:

    Doubtful. Christine Taylor played a foulmouthed bisexual woman in Dodgeball, headed by her husband. I can’t see her being married to Stiller and playing that role — very well I might add — and being this prim and proper woman. I suspect this is another piece to make Aniston seem more “edgy”.

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      Really? I don’t remember her character that way….

      • Amory says:

        Watch it again — Christine was awesome in that movie! And yes, she played a bisexual (revealed near the end when she, you know, makes out with a woman!!).

  26. lori says:

    I thought that Ben and Christine were know A-holes? Jen should love them!!

  27. delia says:

    Christine Taylor is a talented comedic actress, a gorgeous woman and the wife of a man who has all the power necessary to put her in Hollywood movies, if that’s what she wants.

    Aniston had a successful haircut once in the 90s.

  28. KellyinSeattle says:

    I agree Jen and Justin should just elope and be done w/ it. They are both plastic messes.
    Christine Taylor is very pretty. I can’t imagine the horror of being married to Ben Stiller. His dad was talented, but not him so much.
    I agree; I bet Christine isn’t so proper/conservative (to Aniston, that means, someone who doesn’t famewhore, isn’t a boozehound, and doesn’t sleep with anyone who looks at her)…and I doubt Christine cares.
    The pics of Jen and Squiggy are just horrid beyond belief!!

  29. Katie says:

    lol If only she knew how “proper” and “conservative” her boring fan base is. I’m also chuckling at Christine “using” Jennifer to “advance her career.” Jennifer should check her fiance’s motives before she goes after Christine Taylor. Also, I’m sure being married to Ben Stiller does far more to “advance [Christine's] career” than some flop movie “star”.

    P.S. I realize this is Star Magazine, but the thought of Jennifer Aniston throwing stones at anyone’s career moves or alleged character flaws is cracking me up right now.

  30. Lotta says:

    Aniston is probably jelous because Christine Taylor is born beautiful and she’s not.

  31. Anguishedcorn says:

    I watched the outtakes from Dodgeball, and it was really interesting. I definitely saw Christine as not having a sense of humor; there were a lot if takes where she was clearly irritated when scenes were stopped because of people laughing, etc. I came away thinking she is serious and not all that fun, and I never was able to figure how that can be, being married to Ben Stiller.

  32. lucy2 says:

    Sounds like total BS. Must be a slow news week in tabloid land if that’s all they can come up with.

  33. Christine Taylor is really good in comedy.

  34. DeltaJuliet says:

    I have nothing against JA, EXCEPT for her friendship with CH. I don’t see how anyone can hang out with that turd.

  35. claire says:

    She’s married to Ben Stiller, who’s pretty successful. She doesn’t need “every movie fails” Jennifer Aniston to make a name for herself. LMAO.

  36. Amory says:

    On a different note, there were pics of JA on Pop Sugar — those pics are definitely going to start that stupid pregnancy rumor again!

  37. Mira says:

    The second picture is priceless. I can’t with it anymore! J and J should definitely frame that one.

  38. djork says:

    God. Four smug, self-satisfied asses. They deserve each other.

  39. skuddles says:

    What strange, shallow, nothing lives these people seem to lead. Ben Stiller is the only one with any actual cred. The rest… meh.

  40. RobN says:

    I didn’t realize that I had to be best friends with the wives of all of my husband’s friends. I can’t just be casually friendly with them?

  41. ann h says:

    Proper, conservative? You mean not slurring through your speach with your hair all over your face and putting your weight on the platform so you won’t fall down? Compared to Jen the drunk, most people are proper and conservative. A lush calling a person that can hold their liquor and not get falling down drunk, “uptight”. Maybe Christine liked Jen back in the day before she scamed Brad about having kids right after Friends and screwing with Heidi’s boyfriend. Jen uses a good co-star to advance her career. They don’t call her “ticky” for nothing.

  42. Apsutter says:

    So she’s saying she’d rather be friends with a classless trashy person like Chelsea than a nice normal woman? That speaks volumes about JA

  43. lisa2 says:

    Does anyone else think that past a certain age you don’t need bridesmaids. LOL

  44. Dibba says:

    Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!

  45. Ruyana says:

    In the movie A.I. Jude Law played an android gigolo. I think he was called “Gigolo Joe”. Aniston’s guy looks like that to me – an android gigolo.

    • ugh says:

      On another site they call him ‘Ted Bundeoux,’ because they think he looks like serial killer Ted Bundy. lol

  46. Sugar says:

    I don’t think Christine gives a polite f*#k about the JA where here career is concerned. Christine is married to Ben Stiller for cripes-why would she need the likes of JA for anything. Christine can’t be a bridesmaid for Jennifer because she would upstage her.
    rock on Marsha Brady!

  47. anom says:

    just-in-time hit the lottery. aniston wanted to be seen as ‘desirable’ and not a ‘perpetual dumpee’ when brad proposed to his angie.

    just-in-time is a loser and lied to Heidi Bivens. aniston has a real winner in that d-lister.

  48. Loulou says:

    Wasn’t Christine in Zoolander? I liked her then, thought she had good comedic timing etc Maybe Christine has everything Jennifer Asniston wishes for and didn’t have to wait as long for it?

  49. dee says:

    Two people may not like each other all that much but are amicable because their husband and husband to be are good friends? That’s the story? This does not register highly on the “Meter ‘O’ Juiceiness” my friends.

  50. Jennifer says:

    I’ve been trying to figure out why I just don’t like Justin Theroux for a long time. I have no reasonable reason- it’s not like he punches girls or is mean to animals..then I FINALLY figured it out.

    He reminds me of an annoying character from an even more annoying show that my daughter used to watch: Robbie from Lazytown.

  51. Sunnyjyl says:

    Christine and Jennifer have known each other for a long time, too. However, I do think that Christine was closer with Heidi, and there is a loyalty there. Don’t think Christine and Jen will be besties, but I do think they will have to spend a lot o couples time together. I’ve been in the same position. You just make the best of the situation, in the most civil way possible.

  52. Susi says:

    Wasn’t Christine in an episode of FRIENDS? The one where they all went away to the beach, she played Ross’s new girlfriend and Rachael convinced her to shave her head. I dunno, I reckon this all sounds like crap. She can’t be that conservative if she is happy to play all these crazy roles and being married to Stiller in the first place.

  53. Claire says:

    Does anyone else get a really bad vibe off Ben Stiller – I used to think he was kinda funny, a bit of a one trick pony. But his interviews are terrible and he comes across bored and arrogant

  54. Tabitha says:

    Nice, Jen. Way to be that tolerant person … not! What an apparent social loser, or, just another oblivious narcisist.
    Please get married so we can start the countdown to you imminent split, lol.