Greek-American star Jennifer Aniston opened up recently about her search for a new beau in an interview with Bruce Bozzi on his SiriusXM podcast “Lunch with Bruce.”
The current start of Apple TV’s Morning Show said that she’s currently single but is ready to start looking again after having spent enough time processing her 2017 divorce from fellow actor Justin Theroux.
“No one of importance has hit my radar yet,” Aniston said. “But I think it’s, I think it’s time. I think I’m ready to share myself with another.
“I didn’t want to for a long time,” she explained. “I loved really being my own woman. Without being a part of a couple. I’ve been a part of a couple since I was 20, so there was something really nice about taking the time.”
But the former Friends actress is not willing to delve into the territory of online dating apps.
“No Tinders and no Rayas please,” she said. “I’m an old-school girl.”
Aniston opened up to Bozzi about what she looks for in a potential boyfriend. Whoever he is, he needs to nail the first kiss:
“It’s pretty important,” she said. “That, and also the ease at which the conversation flows the first time. That’s kind of a good indicator. Confidence, but not a cockiness. Humor, please, I beg of you, beg of you. Generous. Kind to people.”
“Fitness is important and not just about like how you look,” she added. “I want to be around here for a long time and not be in a wheelchair when I’m 80.”
Jennifer Aniston’s “Friends: The Reunion” episode and how the star wove her Greek heritage into show’s original run
After the “Friends: The Reunion” episode aired in late May, many fans of the show rushed to re-watch the Friends series in its entirety.
Any Greeks catching up on the popular show may have caught a special reference to the Greek heritage of star Jennifer Aniston in a particular episode.
The much-buzzed about special episode, which featured not only the show’s main cast members 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.
One episode in particular may have caught the eye of any Greek “Friends” fans, as it features a nod to Aniston’s family history.
During the season seven finale of Friends, titled “The One with Chandler and Monica’s Wedding,” Aniston’s character Rachel has to scramble to find an officiant for Monica and Chandler’s wedding.
While running around the venue, searching for someone to marry the couple, Rachel bumps into a familiar figure for most viewers of Greek descent — a mustachioed Greek Orthodox priest wearing his iconic vestments.
The priest was there to conduct a Greek wedding between a couple named Anastassakis and Papasifakis, as shown by a sign behind Rachel and the priest.
Although it may just seem like a nod to Greeks generally, the sign actually refers to Jennifer Aniston’s own Greek heritage, because Anastassakis is her real family name.