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To celebrate Jennifer Aniston's 50th birthday, here are five quotes that make us love her.
     USA TODAY

Happy birthday, Jennifer Aniston! Somewhere out there, we hope the former "Friends" star is sipping some bubbly and toasting her 50 years on this planet.

Much has changed to Aniston since she burst on the must-see TV scene in 1994. As Rachel Green, she became a household name and then a bona fide movie star; she saw her love life become incessant tabloid fodder; married Brad Pitt, then famously divorced him; Justin Theroux

Now sizzling and single, Aniston has taken the narrative of her narrative, pushing back when the headlines get nasty and having a back in life in Hollywood. [19659005

Happy 50th birthday, Jennifer Aniston! (Photo: Jason Merritt / Getty Images )

On turning 50

" I do not think life stops after 50. If anything, it gets more and more exciting something's we look at as a negative, and yet every single person on this planet does it … I do not understand why it's not something that's celebrated, so there's some sort of an expiration date on who you are as a person Worth watching and being told about you. " – Glamor, 2017

I love you, I always had food. I think I probably got that from my mom, who always had her girlfriends over. "- Elle, 2018

On decades of tabloid pregnancy rumors

" For the record , I am not pregnant. I'm fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs under the guise of 'journalism,' the 'First Amendment' and 'celebrity news.' The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing. The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty.

"Here's where I come to this topic: We are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child alone. Let's make that decision for ourselves and for the young women in this world. – Huffington Post, 2016

On having children

"Yes, I may become a mother some day, and since I'm laying it all out there, I'll ever do it But I'm not in pursuit of motherhood because I feel incomplete in some way, as our celebrity news culture would lead us to believe all I believe a burger for lunch and what is photographed from a weird angle and there is one of two things: 'pregnant' or 'fat.' – Huffington Post, 2016

On her divorce from Justin Theroux

"With all due respect, I'm not heartbroken." – InStyle, 2018

On her two marriages

"I do not I really do not have my marriages, they have been very successful, in (my) personal opinion and when they came to end, it was a choice that was made because we chose to be happy, and Sure, there were bumps, and not every moment felt fantastic, obviously, but at the end of it, this is our one life and I would not stay in a situation out of fear. Fear of being alone Fear of not being able to survive To stay in a marriage based on fear feels like you are doing your one life a disservice. " – Elle, 2018

On the early, early days of 'Friends'

"It was called 'Friends Like Us,' at the time I did not like it, I went on auditions for second position, I read the script, I had never had a reaction like that, it was my contemporaries, It was funny, it was interesting, and I had never read anything like it. This guy named David Schwimmer was already cast, and Courteney Cox was already cast. I had seen David Schwimmer at a play at Northwestern because my friend was going there.

And then, (that other show) ended up getting picked up, even though they had cast me in 'Friends.' So, there was a period where I had phone calls from girlfriends say, 'I'm auditioning for your part in' Friends. "Do you have any ideas?" But then, thank God, they did not find anyone, they just took the chance that the other episode did not work I was 10 years of the best schooling in the world. " – Collider, 2015

On 'The Rachel'

"I was not a fan of the 'Rachel.' That was kind of cringe-y for me. Looking back – honestly, even during that time – I could not do it on my own. I needed (my hairstylist) Chris (McMillan) attached to my hip. On Glamor, 2015

On liking what she likes, OK?

"I'm a creature of habit." A weird creature of habit. "I do not care what I think." I just got it, I did it, I just got it, I just got it styling but when it's long, I can go wavy or natural or straight and it just sort of just behave I do not know, I like what I like … It's sort of comforting – the consistence. " – Vogue, 2017

On being pro-'Friends' reunion

"I fantasize about it. It really was the greatest job I ever had. I do not know what it would look like today, but you never know. So many shows are being successfully rebooted. … I know Matt LeBlanc does not want that anymore. But maybe we could talk him into it. Or we just give it some time and then Lisa (Kudrow), Courteney (Cox), and I could reboot 'The Golden Girls' and spend our last few years together on wicker furniture. "- InStyle 2018

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