That Time When Brad Pitt Faced Real-Life Horror With ‘Friends’ Star Jennifer Aniston Sleepwalking on a Cliff

Published 09/13/2023, 2:49 PM EDT

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Jennifer Aniston made herself a household name with 1994’s first season of Friends. However, the turn of the millennia diverted the actress’ spotlight from the show into her personal life. The fashion sensation and Hollywood’s beloved married Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt in 2000 and spent the next few years of her life tucked away with him till their divorce in 2005. Alongside it brought some of her most haunting controversies, too. Yet it was not before giving the new couple moments of serendipitous love and, well, ‘incidents’ to talk about.

In one of their many incidents of sharing a married life, Brad Pitt once recounted a terrifying situation when his soul had left his body.

The Friends diva once came alarmingly close to falling off a cliff

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In an appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 2004, Brad Pitt recalled one incident involving Aniston which was “not good.” Rather, it had him on the edge of his nerves while his wife stood at the edge of a cliff. Jennifer Aniston suffered from a condition called somnambulism, which made her talk and walk around in sleep. 

Initially, it remained confined to the house. Pitt even found it funny and adorable when Aniston would randomly wake up in the middle of the night speaking a different language or one where she asked for “young men in uniform.” All of it went for a toss when one night they were staying at a residence up on the cliffs. All of a sudden the anti-theft alarm went blaring only for Pitt to find Aniston dangerously close to falling off. Fortunately, the actor quickly managed to get his wife back off safely. 

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Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s marriage went ahead smoothly, loving for years. The Hollywood pair received and commanded a daunting screen presence thanks to their on-screen personas. However, things went off the rails when news broke out of Brad Pitt having an extra-marital affair with his Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-star Angelina Jolie. The result was a series of intense media scrutiny and intrusion into the private life of Aniston. Even after filing for divorce in 2005, the debate on Aniston versus Jolie raged on.

The various comparisons, accusations, and theories that surrounded Aniston left her visibly troubled and traumatized. Furthermore, at one point the public hoopla and arid news floating about her made the star feel as if she was in a “soap opera.” Nevertheless, the only thing Jennifer Aniston had never lost was her loyal fan base, who had stood beside her since her Friends days. 

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How would have you reacted if you were in Brad Pitt’s place? Let us know in the comments below.

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Imteshal Karim

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Imteshal Karim is a Hollywood News reporter at NetflixJunkie. With a penchant for writing in multiple forms, he is a published writer with his works published in anthologies. A star at his college’s writing competitions, he loves telling a good story and hopes to tell impactful ones about the unexplored side of the Entertainment industry.

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