There was good reason for their ruptured relationship — namely, Nancy’s 1999, no-holds-barred memoir, From Mother and Daughter to Friends, which reportedly so infuriated Jennifer she cut off all contact with the woman she felt had betrayed her. Surprisingly (and ironically), Jen could be following in her mother’s footsteps. Sources claim that the perky rom-com beauty is now in the process of penning a tell-all of her tumultuous life — and the revelations could be so juicy that industry insiders are predicting the book could fetch as much as $11 million!
Now the guessing game is on about exactly what secrets Jen would finally reveal to her millions of fans. “When you think about it, the timing makes perfect sense,” an insider tells Star. “With her mom’s passing, it’s been a year of quiet and deep reflection on Jen’s part about everything she’s gone through. And the simple fact is, she’s getting older. Over the years Jen has been the subject of so much wild speculation and so many rampant rumors that she may be feeling it’s time to unburden herself — and set the record straight once and for all.”
No doubt the most anticipated disclosures, sources say, could be about Jen’s fairy-tale romance with Brad Pitt — and how the golden couple’s picture-perfect marriage came crashing down. “That would be an intense beginning, to start with the moment Brad confessed to Jen that he had fallen in love with Angelina Jolie,” claims the insider. That moment could very well have been the duo’s fateful trip to Anguilla in January 2005, when they were spotted kissing and walking hand in hand on a secluded beach — only to shock the world the next day by announcing that they were ending their five-year union.
“I heard that Jen has said it was in Anguilla that Brad contritely admitted to her that he had betrayed her trust by becoming romantically involved with Angie,” the insider adds. “It looked like they were still very much in love, but privately they had come to the heart- breaking realization that their relationship was over. The photos from that day on Anguilla are so poignant; it would be so moving to hear Jen’s side of that story.”
While sources don’t expect that Jen would paint her ex in too harsh a light — she’s reportedly been in touch with Brad in the wake of Angie’s shocking divorce filing against him last September — they suspect her former rival won’t come out unscathed.
“I’d have to believe that Jen still absolutely despises Angie,” the source says. “She’s been tight-lipped about her so far, but all of her pent-up feelings could finally spill out.”
Jen, 48, could also come clean about any rough patches she’s had with her husband, Justin Theroux, especially when it comes to the state of his relationship with his ex, costume designer Heidi Bivens.
“Justin was with Heidi for 14 years, and it would be perfectly understandable if Jen has some jealousy issues,” the insider says. “In fact, I heard Jen once became furious after she found out that Heidi was still texting Justin even after he and Jen had become a couple — and she stormed out after they had a blowout fight. The word is she stayed away for a couple of nights before she calmed down and realized that she’d flown off the handle. I believe it was the closest Jen and Justin have come to breaking up — and it could still be a big sticking point in their marriage.”
Jen had a string of famous beaus in between Brad and Justin, and fans would certainly be eager for her to dish some steamy details.
“When Jen started dating Vince Vaughn shortly after her divorce from Brad, it raised eyebrows because they were such an odd couple and no one understood what she saw in him,” the source says. “As for John Mayer, it would be interesting to see what she has to say about being just another of his many A-list lovers and why she decided to cut him loose. And was Gerard Butler just a sexy hookup — or was it something more?”
In fact, in 2015, Matt’s estranged father, Paul LeBlanc, came forward to claim that his son “had a relationship with one of the girls… Jen. They would make out in the dressing rooms. He told me about it — it was when she was married to Brad.”
Jen has denied a hookup with Matt, but the insider adds that if it turned out to be true, “that could be an entire chapter in her book! But an affair with a costar usually comes back to bite you after you split and still have to work together on the set, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Jen and Matt ended up hating each other, then took years to patch up their friendship.”
As she nears the big 5-0, perhaps the question most relentlessly asked about Jen is whether she’ll ever become a mom.
“That’s always been a topic she has sidestepped as much as possible through the years, aside from insisting that she doesn’t need motherhood to make her life complete,” the insider says.
“But in my opinion, Jen hasn’t given up on having children, whether she has a miracle baby or adopts one. I believe that she could finally address the issue head-on and be brutally honest about how hard all the speculation and scrutiny have been.
“To say than Jen’s had an eventful life would be an understatement. There have been so many ups and downs, hopes and heartaches — from her painful rift with her mom to becoming a huge star to her soap opera love life. All of it has been put under the microscope, but we’ve never heard the whole story from Jen herself.”
And while a rep for Jen denies Star’s story, the insider adds: “If she does decide to share her deepest thoughts and feelings, it would be one hell of page-turner!”