After being honored by Smart Water in 2016 for her ongoing philanthropic work for St.
Jude's, Aniston spoke of the importance of philanthropy in her life to In Style magazine: "We live an extremely beautiful, fortunate life being able to do what we get to do for a living. I felt like all of my childhood trauma-dies, tragedies, dramas were explained." During their divorce proceedings, there was intense speculation in the media that Pitt had been unfaithful to Aniston with his Mr. Smith co-star Angelina Jolie, whom he started dating soon after the split. I would never give up that experience for a career." Aniston also revealed that the divorce prompted her to reach out to her mother, from whom she was estranged for nearly a decade.
She was also nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and won in 2003 as Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Aniston (along with her female co-stars) became the highest-paid television actress of all time with her $1 million-per-episode paycheck for the final season of Friends.
After languishing in a series of overlooked movies that ranged from the entertaining Office Space to the disposable Picture Perfect, Jennifer Aniston has at last decisively broken with her Friends image in an independent film of satiric fire and emotional turmoil.