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Is Jennifer Aniston a commitment phobic?


She is undoubtedly one of the most sought after and desired women in Hollywood: At age 41 Jennifer Aniston puts most women to shame when it comes to style, body and beauty. Yet she has not been in serious, long-term relationships since her painfully public divorce from Brad Pitt.

Jennifer’s dating pattern (for the most part) since the 2005 divorce has seen her in relationships with a string of men that never seem to last longer than a couple of months.

Her relationships with co-star Vince Vaughn in 2006 lasted a year, however she cited a long distance relationship as the reason for their break up. Her other longer relationship was with singer John Mayer, whom she reportedly dated for almost a year in 2008-2009, reports. Jen reportedly ended the relationship with him because he was spending too much time on Twitter, constantly updating his status and not paying enough attention to the relationship.

And then we must mention other short-lived romances, including with Paul Sculfor, Gerald Butler and Orlando Bloom. This isn’t even to mention the countless dates she has been on. Despite having a seemingly endless line of men with a desire to date her, Jennifer cannot stay in a relationship, and seems to be quick to find reasons to end them.

Is she a commitment phobic?

According to, one reason people cannot commit to a serious relationship “because he or she is either afraid of rejection or extreme humiliation.

“Maybe the person has been emotionally wounded several times and suffers from the trauma of getting involved into a relationship once more.”

An apparent defense mechanism prevents the individual from letting the relationship get serious, and already has one foot out the door when it begins to.

“Even though Jen’s dating life hasn’t been perfect, she’s not a bitter person who looks back with regrets,” quotes a source close to Jennifer as saying. “Jen is excited about the new year and curious to see what this year will bring.”

So far: dates with Harry Morton and ‘Cougar Town’ star Josh Hopkins.

Jennifer is America’s sweetheart, and when reading in the media about her and her dating life, it is clear the public is so keen for her to find a man and settle down and fulfill one of her biggest dreams in life: having a family.

Other celebrities who have phobias include Woody Allen, Christina Ricci, Billy Bob Thornton and Justin Timberlake.

Images: PR Photos

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