Jennifer Aniston, recently named People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful Woman” of 2016, is known for her role on the TV show Friends, roles in many hit films, and unfortunately… A very high-profile marriage and divorce with superstar Brad Pitt.
With her past marriage behind her, though, Aniston was recently remarried to actor Justin Theroux – and it seems to have given her a fresh perspective on life and love!
They only wed recently, but Jennifer told Harper’s Bazaar that she and Justin “felt married for so long.” She says that even as newlyweds, life is normal and fun, and owes much of their happiness to a good sense of humor, saying that, “laughter is one of the great keys to staying youthful.”
And that may very well be another secret of Jennifer’s – staying as youthful as possible! The now 47-year old actress is looking (and feeling) in top form these days, partly due to taking care of herself with a healthy diet and regular exercise. The other major component, though, is in her head.
“I feel better in my 40s,” she said, “Not only do you feel better in your body physically, but you’re mentally better.”
With age, she’s become more comfortable in her own skin, less self-conscious, and more aware of who she is as a person. Such mental maturity likely makes her more prepared (and more confident) to speak up about what she wants and needs in her marriage, more prepared to discuss problems when they arise, and just all around more at ease with the world.
The real lesson here is twofold.
First, taking care of your personal health will help you feeling and looking young, which plays into all kinds of important parts of marriage – from sex drive to daily energy levels, the ability to manage stress to looking and feeling attractive for your partner.
Second, Jennifer shows us that we can age gracefully, embracing the mental growth that comes with the simple experience of living longer. She notes that in your 20s, you don’t know much (despite, perhaps, thinking the opposite), in your 30s you’re trying to figure it out – and still struggling – and by the time you’re in your 40s, you really start to have a handle on how life works, who you are, and what you want from the world.
Let Jennifer be an example of how to take care of yourself physically and mentally, and use that health to make your marriage the best it can be!