Highlights Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston have been close friends and supporters for over three decades, even in an industry where friendships don't always last. They have worked together on five successful movies, such as "The Break-Up" and "Horrible Bosses," showcasing their on-screen camaraderie. Not only do they support each other professionally, but they also share a strong bond in real life, with Aniston being close with both Bateman and his wife, Amanda Anka. Speculations about them dating have never been confirmed.
Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston are huge names in Hollywood! The two have paved their way as evergreen artists without going into tough competitions with each other. In an industry where friendships are not known to last, Aniston and Bateman have been each other's cherished supporters and confidantes for more than three decades.
The two met during their 20s when Aniston visited the sets of Simon (1995) where one of her friends was starring with Bateman. During an interview with Relevant Magazine, Aniston said that she has known Bateman since she was 25. Calling him "delightful," Aniston revealed that she has always adored the actor.
Aniston and Bateman are definitely great friends, so much that the former even paid tribute to her friend in her speech when he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. However, there have been speculations about whether the two are more than just friends. Although they are known to be suspiciously close to one another, the two have never outright confirmed any dating rumors.
Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston have some of the most popular movies under their names. Many already know Aniston for being the famous Rachel Greene on Friends, a show in which her ex-husband Brad Pitt also starred as a guest.
She has also starred in movies like Just Go With It (2011), Love Happens (2009), and He's Just Not That Into You (2009), while Bateman worked in movies like Change-Up (2011), Game Night (2018), and The Gift (2015).
Together or individually, the two have shined on screen with their incredible performances and range. However, they only began working together after Jennifer Aniston completed her Friends stint. While there is no reason for the same, the two did not work together when Jennifer was on the hit television show.
From 2006 to 2016, Aniston and Bateman worked on five movies together. They starred in The Break-Up (2006) where Bateman played the role of Riggleman, Jennifer Aniston a.k.a Brooke's attorney. They also starred together in The Switch (2010) where they played friends Wally and Kassie.
The duo starred in Horrible Bosses (2011) and Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) as Julia Harris and Nick. The two movies were huge successes and brought much recognition to the two actors and their on-screen camaraderie.
Bateman and Aniston also starred in Office Christmas Party (2016) where they played "frenemies" Carol and Josh.
During an interview with Variety, Bateman had once noted how the two of them managed to work in five successful movies together.
Praising Aniston, he said, "The way that she carries herself and everything that she takes on and has put upon her. It's a very complicated full life that she manages, and she does it with grace and kindness and warmth to her closest friends and to a person she might meet that day on the set."
Not only in movies, Bateman and Aniston are also the best of friends in real life. The two have never failed to support each other onstage while being each other's biggest cheerleaders backstage.
In Variety's interview, which was right after Aniston and Bateman were Emmy nominated for their respective series, The Morning Show and Ozark, the two could not stop complimenting each other on their successes.
"I have to say there is no one more professional and lovely to be around — and calm. There's no histrionics with him: He is prepared, he is solid, he is kind, he is funny," Aniston revealed while also opening up on how she looks forward to spending her Sundays or shooting days with him.
Moreover, Aniston and the Batemans, a.k.a, Jason and his wife Amanda Anka have also taken a sunny vacation together. The Marley & Me star shared many glimpses from her beach trip with Bateman and Anka as they sported cool swimsuits, shades, and hats.
They have also been on other holidays together. In 2015, Bateman and Aniston were spotted vacationing in Telluride, Colorado. Interestingly, when Jennifer married Justin Theroux, the two took their friends Courteney Cox, Chelsea Handler, and Jason Bateman to Bora Bora on their honeymoon.
During a chat on Sunday Today with Willie Geist after his official divorce from Aniston, Theroux even revealed a very important piece of advice that Bateman shared with him after he was married to Aniston, whose popularity is immense.
Theroux shared that Bateman gave him "one of the most sage pieces of advice" on how to avoid the excess publicity and the pressures of being in the limelight after marrying Aniston.
In fact, the actor also filmed his appearance at the Golden Globes in 2022 from Jennifer Aniston's home, and Aniston never forgets to share funny snaps of Bateman on his birthday.
The two have shared many hilarious instances together, some of which are known publicly, and some are unknown. While they are extremely close, Bateman and Aniston never seemed to have crossed the line and have always established each other as the best of friends.
While Bateman is still in a loving marriage with wife Amanda Anka, to whom he's been married since 2001. Aniston was married twice before; notably, she was dating Brad when Jason got married.
However, there have been speculations from time to time about their bond, but the actors have never commented on the same. Although the two have more than three-decades-long friendship, they have apparently never been lovers.