Ever since Jennifer Aniston announced her separation with Justin Theroux, people have been obsessing over the former’s possible reunion with Brad Pitt.

While Pitt separated from Angelina Jolie in 2016, Aniston announced in February that she and Theroux were separated since last year. The sheer timing of their divorces has led many to believe that a Jen-Brad reunion may after all be possible. It doesn’t matter to them that Aniston and Pitt divorced in 2005 and walked away in different directions in life. But the news world is abuzz with gossip that the fans’ desire to see the couple together again might soon come true. According to an article in Hindustan Times, Pitt and Aniston are reportedly considering giving their relationship another chance.

So, what is it about the Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt love story that fans want them to reunite so badly?

The fairy-tale romance

Brad was our handsome knight, so perfect that he could give perfection a run for money. Then there was Jennifer, probably the most adored woman of the ’90s. Fans found a perfect couple in them. For us, it was destiny that the two of them got married in year 2000. Or so we thought.

Like most Hollywood romances, Jen-Brad relationship died a very public death. There were many speculations over why the couple called it quits. (No, I am not going to blame Jolie, because a marriage never crumbles due to a third person.) But more than them, it was their fans who grieved their separation. We wanted it to work out so badly. Jen-Brad was supposed to be our answer to every cynic, who refused to believe in Hollywood romances. Alas, their love story met the very end we so wanted to rewrite.

We still want the magic to happen

While Jen and Brad have learned their lessons about romance and marriage, our rose-tinted glasses are yet to come off. The rumours of a Jen-Brad reunion are not helping either.

When we saw Brad and Jennifer together, we saw a perfect match. We saw their chemistry and body language, and the way they looked at each other. As it is with public romances, Jennifer and Brad’s romance became everyone’s romance.

How could a perfect couple not make it work? What we forgot is that we were just looking at their perfect romance through a camera’s lens. So while their marriage fell apart, in our hearts we still wanted to believe that they would reconcile

But I think it’s time people took a reality check. Aniston and Pitt fell in love almost two decades ago. Then they fell out of love and got divorced. While time must have changed their perspective towards life and marriage, they have undergone transformation as individuals too. It’s not fair to burden two individuals already carrying immense baggage, with our expectations of rekindling lost romance. Instead, we need to give them their space, and let them figure out what they want from life at this point.

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Also Read: Why Jennifer Aniston is ‘fed up’

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao is a writer with the SheThePeople team, in the Opinions section.  The views expressed are author’s own.

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