Actress Jennifer Aniston said that she has moved on from people in her “weekly routine” who are unvaccinated. The 52 year old star has spoken out fervently in support for social distancing, masks and vaccination since the start of the pandemic in 2020.
“There’s still a large group of people who are anti-vaxxers or just don’t listen to the facts. It’s a real shame,” said Aniston.
“I’ve just lost a few people in my weekly routine who have refused or did not disclose, and it was unfortunate,” Aniston continued. “I feel it’s your moral and professional obligation to inform, since we’re not all podded up and being tested every single day. It’s tricky because everyone is entitled to their own opinion — but a lot of opinions don’t feel based in anything except fear or propaganda.”
Aniston recently starred in “Friends: The Reunion,” a special Friends episode that aired in late May. The much-buzzed about special episode, which featured not only the show’s main castmembers Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, but also a slew of celebrity guests.
Stars like David Beckham, Justin Bieber, Reese Witherspoon, and even Malala Yousafzai appeared on the special to show their love for the show that so many around the world absolutely adore.
The reunion special, during which cast and crew discussed the impact and creation of the mega-popular show, caused many fans to fall back in love with Friends and start watching the whole series over again.
Jennifer Aniston’s father is Greek
Aniston’s father, John Aniston, was born Yiannis Anastassakis in Chania, Crete but moved to the US as a very small child.
Like many Greek immigrants to America, he decided to shorten his surname; he changed his from Anastassakis to Aniston.
John Aniston is most famous for playing a Greek character, Victor Kiriakis, on the NBC soap opera “Days of Our Lives.”
The Hollywood star, who is one of the highest paid actresses in the world, is quite proud of her Greek roots off screen as well.
When Jennifer was a young girl, she got to experience Greece up close. Aniston lived in Athens and then Crete for a short while with her family when she was five years of age.
The Hollywood star credits Greek heritage for ageless beauty
She is even connected to other famous Greeks in Hollywood, such as Telly Savalas, most famous for playing “Kojak”, who is her godfather.
Frequently ranking on lists of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, Jennifer Aniston is known for her ageless beauty and radiant smile.
Her beauty, and particularly her agelessness, are things that the actress credits to her Greek heritage. In an interview, Aniston stated:
“My dad is 100 percent Greek; he turned 81 and he barely has a wrinkle. And neither does my grandmother, who was 95 when she died.”