It was one of the biggest scandals to hit celebdom when Brad Pitt left his wife, Jennifer Aniston, for Angelina Jolie, but the 45-year-old actress has buried the hatchet one and for all.
Aniston told Harper's Bazaar magazine that she does not believe in holding on to toxic feelings of bitterness, even when it comes to the colossal betrayal of her ex-husband. She sagely told interviewers that:
I'm a forgiving person. I absolutely am. I think it’s extremely important to forgive. Otherwise it just builds up like toxic waste. There’s nothing worse than holding a grudge. Listen, people can do unforgivable things, but you have to let it go and say, ‘Look, we’re all human beings. We make mistakes.’ To hold any kind of resentment is like taking rat poison and waiting for the rat to die
Along with revealing that she has ended any sort of fued with Brad and his new wife, Aniston also explained how the traumatic split prepared her to accept new love into her life. She explained that:
[Taking time] really helped me get to a place where I was more comfortable with myself, truly ready for love and for a partner. 'The past wasn’t ‘less than.’ It was extremely important to my growth as a woman. But if you take the law of attraction, if you only love yourself 70 percent, that’s what’s going to come back to you. So you fill up that 30 percent, then all of a sudden there’s this pure, good love standing right in front of you. Then you realize, ‘Oh, this can be easy! It doesn’t have to be so hard
In an era of Twitter feuds over things as petty as the size of a certain super successful pop star's bum, it's refreshing to see someone dealing with an earth-shattering experience with such maturity and grace.