Jennifer Aniston feels ‘physically incredible’ after turning 50

Jennifer Aniston is embracing her fifth decade on Earth — and is hoping to help change the stigma around getting older.

“Fifty was the first time I thought, ‘Well, that number,’” the Friends alum told InStylein an interview published on Wednesday, September 4. “I don’t know what it is because I don’t feel any different. Things aren’t shutting down in any way. I feel physically incredible.”

Aniston added: “So it’s weird that it’s all of a sudden getting telegraphed in a way that’s like, ‘You look amazing for your age.’ I think we need to establish some etiquette around that dialogue and verbiage.”

The Morning Show actress isn’t slowing down either. “Women were never allowed to have power. Power feels sexy to me today, as does women’s intelligence and how capable and creative they are,” she said of her current career state.

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Jennifer Aniston has been a beacon of American glamour for the past 25 years, and now she’s stretching her boundaries. In a series of five newsstand covers (just try to choose a favorite), she channels iconic beauty looks from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Read the full interview from our October beauty issue at the link in bio, and stay tuned for more cover shots. I Photographed by @michaelthompsonstudio; Styled by @juliavonboehm; Story by @kerrybombe
Jennifer Aniston’s been stepping outside her comfort zone recently, both as a ‘60s bombshell 🎀 in our October beauty issue and on the set of her new Apple TV+ series @themorningshow — her most complex role to date. “We’re addressing the ugly truths of how men have treated women in our society, particularly in the workplace all these years,” she tells @kerrybombe. “We sold it in the summer, and then Harvey Weinstein happened in the fall...Reese and I were like, ‘The show is writing itself.’ It was as if the universe were begging for this patriarchal society to be exposed.” Full story at the link in bio. I Photographed by @michaelthompsonstudio; Styled by @juliavonboehm
There’s a Jen for every mood in our October beauty issue, but she’s the queen of consistency in her everyday life — whether you’re talking style choices or who’s in her inner circle. “Some people would call it playing it safe, but I know when I’m comfortable with something [or someone] and when I’m not,” she tells @kerrybombe. More images of Jen as you’ve never seen her at the link in bio. I Photographed by @michaelthompsonstudio; Styled by @juliavonboehm
With a milestone birthday behind her and a new show on the horizon, Jennifer Aniston feels more in control than ever. “Women were never allowed to have power. Power feels sexy to me today, as does women’s intelligence and how capable and creative they are.” More from our October beauty issue at the link in bio. I Photographed by @michaelthompsonstudio; Styled by @juliavonboehm; Story by @kerrybombe
Cheers to Jennifer Aniston — the woman has a lot to be proud of. “When we found out that we were among the first shows to be bought by Apple, @ReeseWitherspoon and I both had this pinch-me moment,” she tells @kerrybombe. “The first women to help launch a network as actors and producers, having a beautiful piece of that pie that we really earned and deserved. We had a big toast to that.” Full story from our October issue at the link in bio. I Photographed by @michaelthompsonstudio; Styled by @juliavonboehm
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Aniston celebrated her milestone birthday in February alongside family and friends — including ex-husband Brad Pitt— at Sunset Tower in Los Angeles. Reese Witherspoon, Jon Hamm and Kate Hudsonwere among the other pals who attended the bash.

“Jen spoke to Brad briefly. At one point she hugged him and thanked him for coming,” an insider told Us at the time, noting that other partygoers “were surprised to see Brad there and were making a big deal of it.”

The source added: “But it didn’t seem like that big of a deal to Jen. The invite went out to a ton of people and he accepted. She was happy he was there, but that was it. She was busy making the rounds.”

Aniston’s birthday came almost exactly one year after her split from husband Justin Theroux — but that didn’t stop the Leftovers actor, 48, from wishing his former love a happy birthday on Instagram.

“Happy Birthday to this fierce Woman. Fiercely loving. Fiercely kind. ….and fiercely funny,” Theroux captioned the post.

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MARINA DEL REY, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 11: Jennifer Aniston poses at the Photocall Of Netflix's "Murder Mystery" at Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey on June 11, 2019 in Marina del Rey, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage,)
WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 10: Jennifer Aniston attends LA Premiere Of Netflix's "Murder Mystery" at Regency Village Theatre on June 10, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic,)
WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 10: Jennifer Aniston attends the LA Premiere of Netflix's "Murder Mystery" at Regency Village Theatre on June 10, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: Jennifer Aniston attends the 2018 InStyle Awards at The Getty Center on October 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Jennifer Aniston and Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos attend Ted Sarandos' 2018 Annual Netflix Emmy Nominee Toast on September 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix)
COMO, ITALY - JULY 30: Jennifer Aniston is seen on set filming 'Murder Mystery' on July 30, 2018 in Como, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 07: Actress Jennifer Aniston arrives at the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney on June 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 07: Jennifer Aniston attends 46th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute on June 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 07: Courteney Cox (L) and Jennifer Aniston speak onstage during the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney at Dolby Theatre on June 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. 288523 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Turner)
MALIBU, CA - JUNE 02: Jennifer Aniston attends the CHANEL Dinner Celebrating Our Majestic Oceans, A Benefit For NRDC on June 2, 2018 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
MALIBU, CA - JUNE 02: Jennifer Aniston (L) and Courtney Cox attend the CHANEL Dinner Celebrating Our Majestic Oceans, A Benefit For NRDC on June 2, 2018 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - APRIL 19: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Actress Jennifer Aniston speaks on stage at the WE Day California at The Forum, in Inglewood, California, on April 19, 2018. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: In this handout photo provided by Netflix, Jennifer Aniston and Netflix Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos attend the Netflix Golden Globes after party at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Netflix via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenters Carol Burnett and Jennifer Aniston onstage during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 07: Jennifer Meyer and Jennifer Aniston attend Gilt.com, Jennifer Meyer & Jenna Dewan Tatum Launch Exclusive Jewelry Collection Benefitting Baby2Baby at Sunset Tower Hotel on December 7, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Gilt.com)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - ABCs Jimmy Kimmel Live! features a week of guest hosts filling in for Jimmy, starting Monday, December 4. The guest host for Thursday, December 7 was Melissa McCarthy with guests Octavia Spencer ('The Shape of Water'), Actor Dave Franco ('The Disaster Artist') and musical guest Hanson. (Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) JENNIFER ANISTON, MELISSA MCCARTHY
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 26: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the ceremony honoring Jason Bateman with Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 26: Will Arnett and Jennifer Aniston attend the ceremony honoring Jason Bateman with Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on July 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 26: Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux attend the ceremony honoring Jason Bateman with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on July 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Jennifer Aniston attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
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Aniston kept her celebrations going throughout February, even jetting off on a girls’ trip with BFF Courteney Cox. However, they suffered a slight mishap on their way to the tropical vacation when their plane was forced to land after losing a wheel mid-air.

“Everybody on the plane started panicking,” Aniston recalled to Ellen DeGeneres during an interview in June. “Everyone who I look to for comfort has got tears streaming down their faces. They’re texting their children, their partners, their loved ones. And I was like, ‘Who do I text? And then ‘Bing!’ You were the first person that was like, ‘Are you OK?’ And I was like, ‘Ellen! I do have someone who loves me!’”

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