"I realize they need to sell magazines," the 46-year-old tells InStyle’s Amy Synnott of the tabloid press that loves her so, "but it's really getting old. What kills me is when friends send me pictures they've taken at a newsstand. One magazine says, 'Desperate and alone,' and the other one says, 'She's eloped!' I mean, at least consult."
For our conversation at the Bel-Aire home she shares with fiancé Justin Theroux, we consulted her on many things: how she’s aged so gracefully (and yes, without Botox), how she first met Theroux, and how she maintains her oft-coveted sleek physique. As it turns out, it’s a regimen that now—cue headline here—includes pasta. “Blasphemy, I know,” she says from the gray cashmere couch in her living room while sipping passion fruit iced tea. “I never ate pasta. I’ve been allowing myself a lot more in the past few years. Which does make it harder to lose those last few pounds. But you have to live. And so what? You go up a size. What’s the big deal?”
To see behind-the-scenes footage from our shoot with the star, watch the video above, and for more of our candid chat with Aniston—where she talks about her impending wedding, her workout routine, and her “closeted passion”—pick up the February issue of InStyle, available on newsstands and for digital download Jan. 9.