Did you know that Wanderlust star Jennifer Aniston has a secret half brother? She hardly ever mentions him and it sounds like there may be some good reasons why.
According to a report from RadarOnline, it seems that Jen and Alex John Aniston, who is just 22 years old, share the same dad. John Aniston, long time star of the NBC daytime drama Days of Our Lives is their father. Alex Aniston’s mom is actress Sherry Rooney.
Alex, who actually calls himself ‘AJ’ has been described by some as a ‘scruffy punk.’ It seems he divides his time as a ‘boho surfer’ between Alaska and Santa Cruz, California. He definitely doesn’t live the same kind of lifestyle his older sister enjoys, and it doesn’t sound like he cares much about appearances either.
“He had a mattress in the back of his van, always had the same pair of pants with 20 patches on it and only had three shirts,” a source says.
It doesn’t really sound like Aniston (AJ, anyway) is even gainfully employed. He is known for hanging out with a bunch of transient kids in Santa Cruz.
“He just hung out in his van on the beach, and would come in all sandy,” the source adds.
Regardless of his lifestyle, it sounds like Jennifer Aniston’s dad is involved in AJ Aniston’s life. A Santa Cruz local recalls seeing soap star John Aniston with his son a number of times.
“AJ and John were going through the garbage can,” the local says. “I talked to them briefly.”
It sounds like AJ’s parents even helped him get an apartment recently.
“His parents were involved in finding the unit and had been up a couple of weekends looking for places,” the local adds.
Most recently, AJ Aniston has been noted for posting vulgar photos of himself on both MySpace and Facebook–one of which was completely naked. He has even alluded to goings-on with Jennifer Aniston in some of these crude posts.
It’s no wonder Jen is quiet about her half brother. He could jeopardize her reputation if he were to show up at appearances at public events. It seems he hasn’t done that since 2004, however, since she appeared in Along Came Polly. AJ showed up for the premiere of that film.
Do you think Jen’s boyfriend and Wanderlust co-star Justin Theroux has ever met her secret half brother? Do you think he knows the young man even exists?
Do you know what it’s like to have a very embarrassing family member? How do you think Jen copes with this?
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