Jennifer Aniston on Her Tragic First Love: 'He Would Have Been the One'

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While Jennifer Aniston's divorce from Brad Pitt has long been thought to be her biggest heartbreak, the 45-year-old actress recently revealed that she lost another love long before she ever got married.

In an emotional interview with the New York Times, the Cake actress opened up about the first man she ever loved – and how he died.

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"He was my first love — five years we were together," Aniston said of the unnamed former boyfriend who, she also explained, later died of a brain tumor.

"He would have been the one. But I was 25, and I was stupid. He must have sent me Justin to make up for it all," Aniston added, referring to her current fiance, Leftovers star Justin Theroux.

Recently Aniston opened up on CBS Sunday Morning about her highly publicized divorce from Pitt, telling interviewer Lee Cowan, "I don't find it painful… I think it's a narrative that follows you because it's an interesting headline. It's more of a media-driven topic."

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Aniston and Theroux have not set a date to tie the knot, but the pair continues to be one of the sweetest couples in Hollywood. Check out the video below for Aniston's appearance on Ellen, where she shares some of her future wedding plans.

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