Last year, on her 42nd birthday, celebrity gossip tabloids were saying that Jennifer Aniston was lonely and going through inner turmoil on a daily basis.
What a difference a year makes.
With a serious boyfriend in Justin Theroux, a career that's taken some fun new turns, and a face and body that seem to look better with age (we didn't know that was possible, but Aniston's defying the odds), she's on top of the world.
We're sure the Brad Pitt rumors (reconciliation/love child/whatever) will surface again soon. That's just how the tabloids roll ... every month of every year.
But today, on her 43rd birthday, there's little doubt that in the real world, Jen has reached a much better place, both personally and professionally.
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