It appears like, despite all the destruction this pandemic has brought about, it has also been instrumental in bringing families closer. According to some sources, the Friends actress, Jennifer Aniston has recently been bonding with her estranged father during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Although Jennifer Aniston has gotten a lot of love and affection from her fans throughout her career, her personal life hasn’t always been the smoothest. Growing up, the actress had to deal with extreme abandonment issues when her father left her and her mother.
Looking back at the amount, Jennifer was quoted by the Daily Mail, recalling the whole episode: “I went to a birthday celebration, and once I came back, my mother said, ‘Your father’s not getting to be around here for a little while.’”
“She didn’t say he was gone forever. I don’t know if I blocked it, but I just remember sitting there, crying, not understanding that he was gone. I don’t know what I did later that night or subsequent day. I do not remember anything aside from it being odd that each one of a sudden my father wasn’t there. And he was gone for a short time, a few years,” she said. Jennifer was 10 years old then.
However, many decades later, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the father-daughter duo was brought together again. A source opened to The Mail about the freshly-reconciled relationship of veteran soap star John Aniston, 86, and his Hollywood-famous daughter Jennifer, 51.
“Jen forgave her father for walking out an extended time ago. But their relationship has had its ups and downs,” the source revealed. “Jennifer didn’t speak to him for ages. But since the coronavirus crisis, she has been on the phone almost a day. And not just brief
conversations. It’s like she has realised life is extremely short and she or he wants her relationship with John to be the best it can be. He’s thrilled that they need to be reconciled,” it had been further disclosed.
Jennifer Aniston hasn’t always had a good relationship with her mother, Nancy either. It is said that she started boycotting her mother when she made money off a book based on her role in the 90s sitcom, Friends. She didn’t even invite her to her wedding ceremony with Brad Pitt in 2000.
But by the time her mother passed away in 2016, she had made up with her.
“But since the coronavirus crisis, she’s been a tremendous daughter. He says she’s calling
constantly to check on him. They obviously can’t see one another but they need to be spoken more in the past few weeks than they ever have,” the source also revealed.