Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer narrowly avoided an awkward ‘dinner date’, just over 10 years since their bitter breakup.
The pair had originally met at an Oscars after-party in 2008 and dated for around a year but it had ended in a less than amicable state.
At the time, John, 42, called out Jennifer, 50, over their differences and blamed some of it on their eight year age gap, indicating that the former Friends star was ‘too old’ for him.
So it would have been an awkward face-to-face meeting if they had seen each other at Sunset Tower Hotel on February 6, as their dinner bookings very nearly clashed, leaving them with a potentially frosty reunion.
They have kept their distance from each other for the past decade and unlike Jennifer’s buoyant relationship with ex husband Brad Pitt, the pair have remained on non-speaking terms.
Fortunately, Jennifer left the restaurant as John was getting in this car outside, unwittingly leaving just enough time between their exits.
When the pair split in 2009, John was less than flattering with his thoughts about Jennifer in an interview with Playboy the following year.
After he was asked if he still cared for Jennifer, John replied: “Yes, always. I’ll always be sorry that it didn’t last. In some ways I wish I could be with her. But I can’t change the fact that I need to be 32.”
John went on to hint that their age difference had affected their relationship, as well as they way they approached the use of technology and social media.
He continued to say: “There was a rumour that I had been dumped because I was tweeting too much. That wasn’t it, but that was a big difference.”
John then went on to take down Jennifer’s career, saying: “The brunt of her success came before TMZ and Twitter. I think she’s still hoping it goes back to 1998. She saw my involvement in technology as courting distraction. And I always said, ‘These are the new rules.’”
While Brad and Jen are heading towards being Hollywood’s golden couple once again, it would seem that Jen and John are happy keeping out of each other’s way.
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