Jennifer Aniston & Sandra Bullock Recall Dating the Same Man — ‘The OC’ Actor Tate Donovan
Jennifer Aniston sat down for an interview led by Sandra Bullock, and the two women recalled how they first met through an ex-boyfriend they both dated earlier on in their careers.
The two women immediately got into a conversation about how they first met at a party held at a restaurant for the Golden Globes. Sandra revealed that they were actually introduced by an ex-boyfriend.
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Proving that the two successful women don't share any bad blood over dating the same actor years apart from each other, Sandra recalled the first time they met and joked:
"Yes, and we were introduced by our former boyfriend. I say "our" because you and I both partook of this one human being…We both partook of Tate [Donovan, the actor]."
Jennifer joked that she loved the way Sandra described the bond they both share in having previously dated the same man. She said referring to it as "partaking in Tate" was a beautiful way of saying it.
Sandra and Jennifer surmised over some of the qualities he must have been drawn to. They mentioned the possibility of him liking things about them, such as their talent, sense of humor, kindness, love of architecture, and love of interior design.
"They got to talking and everything just really clicked. They had similar outlooks on life and the same dry sense of humor, [and] bonded over where they were in life and what it was like to be a woman in Hollywood."
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Thank you @interviewmag for this birthday surprise. I had no idea this would be coming out today. Feeling proud and honored to be celebrating with this cover. Thanks to the Interview team for celebrating women at every age... turns out 51 is pretty fun. And thanks to @nickkharamis, @melzy917, @alique_studio, @mrchrismcmillan, @gucciwestman — and my sister from another mister Sandy Bullock for talking to me about whatever the hell we were talking about. I love you so much. 🥰🥳
Before ending their relationships with Tate, Sandra and Jennifer had both been engaged to him at some point in the 1990s.
Speaking of exes, Jennifer celebrated her 51st birthday earlier week with a star-studded bash, and while her exes didn't attend, Justin Theroux wished her a happy birthday with a tribute post on Instagram.