She has dated some of the hottest men on the planet and she’s one of the world’s biggest movie stars, but poor old Jennifer Aniston simply can’t cut it in love. News broke last week that Jen’s latest rocky love affair with musician John Mayer has finally run aground.
Despite looking positively loved-up at the Oscars recently - the pair were photographed cuddling and kissing on the red carpet and at the Vanity Fair after-party - the couple have finally called time on their tempestuous affair.
Meaning Jennifer, who just turned 40, is alone once again.
According to US reports, when Jennifer returned from Europe where she has been on a promotional tour for a movie, ‘they had some disagreements and decided to not continue to see each other’.
But a source close to the star insists she is staying positive.
“Jen is moving on with her life like she always does. She seems happy,’’ they said.
Behind the scenes, Aniston is believed to have been comforted by close friend Courteney Cox-Arquette.
Neither party has commented officially on the split.
However, the relationship has hardly been out of the headlines since Aniston first met 31-year-old Mayer at last year’s Academy Awards. The pair got together extremely quickly, with friends concerned about Mayer’s playboy reputation.
And just a few months later, in August, they split for the first time, with Mayer telling reporters:
“I ended the relationship to be alone because I don’t want to waste somebody’s time if something’s not right.’’ Despite his brutal words, the lovelorn star took him back.
The question is, just why is Aniston doomed when it comes to romance? Her love life has been littered with disappointment, including an engagement to actor Tate Donovan, a very public split with Brad Pitt and her relationships with Vince Vaughn and British model Paul Sculfor also ending in heartbreak.
Although Aniston says she and Pitt are still close friends, she has a very public ongoing feud with Jolie.
And cruelly for Aniston, Pitt now has six children with Jolie.
The star - who is most famous for playing Rachel on hit US sitcom Friends for a decade - has often spoken of her desire to be a mother.
And poignantly, in anotherinterview, she says there’s no such thing as lasting love.
“Whoever said that every relationship has to last forever?’’ she said. “That’s hoping for too much.’’