The memes about Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt's SAG Awards reunion are out of control
20 January 2020, 13:42 | Updated: 20 January 2020, 14:34
If you know a '90s kid who grew up in the golden age of Brad and Jen, check in and see how they're doing today.
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt both won big at the SAG Awards last night (19 Jan) but it's the internet who appear to be truly reaping the rewards of their fleeting, friendly backstage reunion – and the memes are, as you can probably imagine, out of control.
Jen won the SAG award for Female Actor in a Drama series for her phenomenal performance as Alex Levy in The Morning Show and Brad won Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his part as Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time...in Hollywood.
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Jen watched on as Brad accepted his award but it was the backstage video of Brad watching Jen's win that sent the internet into full panic mode. And then the pictures of the two of them (the first in more than a decade) congratulating each other arrived...and it was a wrap. Fanfic mode was initiated and the memes were deployed.
There's probably a lot to be said about the reaction to their reunion (Should we really care? Isn't it time we stopped projecting onto these two?), but at the end of the day, it's just really really nice to see two people who used to be married to each other now both enjoying one of the best years of their respective careers, and celebrating that together with a friendly embrace. You really do love to see it.
I hope Kelly and Leslie Knope are doing ok.
Kelly Kapoor losing her shit pic.twitter.com/M4XGauAnKo— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) January 20, 2020
Is there a DEFCON number for celebrity magazines when things like this happen?
the entire staff of Us Weekly just got a text that was like, “GET TO THE OFFICE NOW” pic.twitter.com/DxxMvyG04B— Josh Duboff (@JDuboff) January 20, 2020
I know there's more way important things happening in the world but...
Therapist: so what brings you in today?— Brett S. Vergara (@BrettSVergara) January 20, 2020
Me: *slams this picture of Brad Pitt holding Jennifer Anniston’s hand on the table* pic.twitter.com/RtiuRue5YJ
If you know a '90s kid, check in and see how they're doing today.
Me: We’re not meant to dwell on the past you need to let go nothing lasts forever— h. | SAG awards (@thorfirethunder) January 20, 2020
Also me: BRAD AND JEN OMG THEY’LL ALWAYS BE MY FAV COUPLE IN THIS ESSAY I WILL#SAGAwards #BradPitt #JenniferAniston pic.twitter.com/QglFUPgXEY
It's none of my business. It's NONE of my business!
Me: why is everyone freaking out about Brad and Jen, can’t we leave them alo.......— Ella Cerón (@ellaceron) January 20, 2020
Also me: yeah ok I get it now https://t.co/WePU2IRQJp
I'm not getting involved. I'm just here to enjoy myself x
Me: Brad and Jen are mature adults who can be friends without the world freaking out every time they're in the same room together ok?— Rachel Simon (@Rachel_Simon) January 20, 2020
Me after seeing The Photo: do we call them Braniston or Anipitt
Same but Brad is me and Jen is pictures of Brad and Jen at the SAG Awards in 2020.
#BradJen This picture Brad and Jen sums up my life. pic.twitter.com/K21d6tFDfc— perpul⁷ (@periwinkIesan) January 20, 2020
No, really, we're fine. We just need a minute.
Me looking at photos of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston at the SAG awards pic.twitter.com/Yi9MM9CV61— shaunagh farrelly (@shaunaghfar) January 20, 2020
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Both Brad and Jen have spoken about the reaction to their reunion over the course of this year's award season. At the Golden Globes, Brad called Jen a "good friend" and last night, when Jen was asked about all the hype and hysteria around the two of them, she told ET, "It's hysterical, but what else are they going to talk about?"
We are all moving with this positive energy in 2020. And congrats to Brad and Jen on their deserved wins!