We are not easily shocked, but we were truly and deeply stunned when we heard that Jennifer Aniston spoke about us on Ellen DeGeneres's talk show, in an episode set to air tomorrow, Thursday, especially when we read what she said!
Not only did the former Friends star reveal that she and Perez had a secret encounter about five months ago, but she also had very encouraging words to say - as did DeGeneres herself.
Check out a partial transcript of their chat HERE:
Ellen: We should talk about Perez Hilton because Perez Hilton was a guy who was doing some nasty things to a lot of celebrities. He was on our show and was talking about how it was going to change. When the bullying thing was happening and a lot of kids were committing suicide, he realized he was a bully. He told one of our producers that basically he started thinking about it because you confronted him about it. I think it's a fascinating story. I'd like you to share.
Jennifer: I did. I ran into Perez Hilton in a garage. One of those moments you just never expect to happen. I had finished dinner with a girlfriend and we were driving out and I saw this tall, long, lean person and I say, "Who is that?" And she says, "I think that's Perez Hilton." I said, "No. I have to say something to him. I have to." So I pulled up and we were sort of scoping each other out as I was pulling the car up. I just rolled down the window and I was like, "Hi." And he went, "Hi." We stood there like two deer in headlights. And I just said, "Come here. Just talk to me for a second." It was one of those great moments. It was a lovely meeting and I was just like, "Why are you so mean?" There's something really great about putting a human being in front of another human being and then the reality that those words, even if it's for humor or effect or whatever, there's a human being behind all of that…And he's kept it up too which is good.
Ellen: Because of you.
Jennifer: I say good for him and keep it up.
Wow. Wow. Wow.
This is really touching and, hopefully, inspiring to some of you!
Jennifer Aniston and Perez have made peace and found closure. Plus, she and Ellen are responding to the more positive direction we've embarked on and sending their approval of this shift.
We were sincere when we announced on Ellen's show that we wanted to be a part of the solution and not a part of the problem - and we've stuck with that!
We hope YOU too can be the change you want to see in the world!
[Image courtesy of Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.]