Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd Pose for Terry Richardson in GQ


Jennifer Aniston
Photo courtesy of Terry Richardson/GQ

Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd on GQ

After snapping Lana Del Rey for the cover of T Magazine, Terry Richardson has moved on to another muse: Jennifer Aniston.

For the March cover of GQ, the flannel-wearing photographer sees the actress, looking foxy in a black Dolce & Gabbana bra, playfully puckering up with Wanderlust co-star Paul Rudd, who is rocking a gray Z Zegna suit.

Inside, the longtime pals—they were 21 when they first met—stage a pillow fight, smooch, and tickle the ivories for their love-me-hate-me shoot, in which Aniston models designs from Balmain, Miu Miu, Alexander Wang, and, um, a bedsheet.


Having previously starred in The Object of My Affection and Friends, where Rudd recalls running over Aniston's broken toe with a Segway, the duo bonds over keeping the ashes of loved ones (his dad, her three dogs and, no joke, a former therapist), their onscreen kissing history ("we've made out for decades," Rudd jokes), and their hippie roots.


"In Laurel Canyon, we were very familiar with hippies," the recent InStyle cover girl says. "I mean, I bathed. But I also wouldn’t call myself a Beverly Hills person in any way. I was a more earthy girl for sure."

"In my freshman year of college, I started growing my hair long," Rudd adds.

"I thought, It’ll be kind of cool to be crunchy. But that was pretty short-lived. And that kind of morphed into wearing thrift-store clothes—the next step of hippiedom. I got very poetic about it: 'Clothes should be transitory, man. We should pass them on to others .… ' Then somebody older than me said, 'Oh God, I would never go in a thrift store. I don’t want to wear pants that somebody else has farted in.' It was like a thunderbolt. I thought, You know what? I don’t want to, either! And that was it."

Jennifer Aniston
Photo courtesy of Terry Richardson/GQ
This is how rumors get started...

Fair enough! Given that the two play a married couple experiencing upheaval in their 40s, the conversation naturally turns to settling down—"I'm now divorced. In case you hadn't heard," Aniston deadpans—and age.

"Oh my god, my 30s blew," she admits. "40s are great."

The Smartwater spokeswoman also confirms that she and Justin Theroux are in fact a "we," but denies that it'll be a party of three anytime soon.

"I’m not having triplets," she says, lifting up her shirt to reveal her stomach. 

"Not having twins. Nor am I having one baby. I did not elope ... I recently quit smoking, and you do put on some extra pounds. It makes a difference, especially if you’re not 20. I think people maybe want me to have a kid now.

"I still kind of go with, if it happens, it happens. I’m calm and peaceful with whatever the plan is. It’s not something where I’m going, 'I gotta have a kid!' ... The one time I do say, 'Yes! I’m pregnant!' they’ll be like, 'Pfft. Right.' Anyway, I’m drawing the line on the children conversation. You heard it here. I’m not knocked up now."

Sorry, folks!

For more Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd, visit GQ.com and pick up the March issue, on sale soon. 

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