(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Aniston has gone toe-to-toe with actresses half her age -- like co-star Brooklyn Decker in Just Go With It -- on screen and the red carpet.
Yet, she confesses that Decker and other young starlets have got her thinking about getting older.
“You know what makes me feel old? When I see girls who are 20-something, or the new crop of actresses, and think, ‘Aren’t we kind of the same age?’ You lose perspective,” the 43-year-old said in the March issue of InStyle.
Then again, there’s nothing like Hollywood to remind an actress of her age -- like “being offered the part of a woman with a 17-year-old child,” Aniston said. “It’s like, ‘I’m not old enough to have a 17-year-old!’ Then you realize, well, yeah, you are.”
But, she added, “I don’t feel my age. I feel young every day.”
Perhaps, her boyfriend Justin Theroux has something to do with that.
Aniston told InStyle that she’s in a “joyful” and “peaceful” place in her life, and is wiser when it comes to love.
“Having experienced everything you don’t want in a partner over time, it starts to narrow down to what you actually do want,” she said. “As I get older I realize what qualities are important in love and what suits me. And what I won’t settle for.”
The actress also insisted once and for all that there is no bad blood between her, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
“There are so many [misconceptions]. I would say the triangle with my ex-husband -- and that there’s a feud there … It’s a story headline that won’t go away,” Aniston told the magazine. “It’s a…story that has nothing to do with reality.”
The public’s fascination with the actress’s love life hasn’t waned since her 2005 split from Brad Pitt; the tabloids have followed her every move as she bounced from relationship to relationship, while her ex settled down with Jolie and started their globe-trotting family.
Now Aniston seems ready to settle down with Theroux, a 39-year-old actor and screenwriter she met on the set of Wanderlust, their new flick about a couple who moves to a commune.
The two have been dating since last May and are reportedly ready to buy a new home in Los Angeles’s Bel Air neighborhood, for an estimated $22 million, according to The Wall Street Journal. Paparazzi have spotted the couple criss-crossing from coast to coast -- house hunting, shopping, and on several occasions, sporting matching outfits.
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