We're not surprised Brad Pitt stayed at home!
The 2015 Critics' Choice Awards was a big deal for many of the nominees on Thursday, January 15. But it was a huge deal for Us — because Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston were in the same room together!
While everyone in the Hollywood Palladium kept an eye on Brad Pitt's wives (okay, wife and ex-wife) to see what would happen when they met (they hadn't been in the same room together since the 2009 Oscars), guess what? They never did!
Despite arriving on the red carpet within five minutes of each other, (Aniston and fiance Justin Theroux walked the carpet holding hands at 5:32 p.m. local time, Jolie came by solo at 5:37 p.m.) the trio managed to avoid any awkward moments by heading fairly swiftly into the venue.
Aniston (who appeared in good spirits despite her Oscar snub earlier in the day) and Theroux then busied themselves elsewhere, not entering the ballroom until literally 20 seconds before the show went live at 6 p.m. PST. "They walked in holding hands [in a rush] so hustled to their seat," a source tells Us, ensuring no pre-show uncomfortable encounters!
During the first commercial break, Aniston (who was seated on one side of the ballroom, while Jolie was on the complete the other side, sitting next to Takamasa Ishihara, the villain in Unbroken) chatted with Emily Blunt, who ran over to give her and Theroux a hug. Jolie, meanwhile, took photos with fans and critics and stayed resolutely on her side of the venue.
Two commercial breaks later, Aniston and Theroux did a quick exit, complete with bodyguard, so the former Friends star could go to the bathroom, and her fiance could grab some drinks. But while Aniston did manage to run into some of her famous friends (Julianne Moore and Reese Witherspoon were making simultaneous pit stops) Jolie remained inside the ballroom.
Having missed their moment to return to the show before it went live again, Aniston and Theroux had to wait until the next commercial break to re-enter the venue, missing host Michael Strahan's Maleficent outfit and stage conversation with Jolie.
A couple of commercial breaks later, and it was Jolie's turn for a quick bathroom run, but by this point Aniston and Theroux were safely back at their table!
Straight after the show, Aniston and Theroux say a quick goodbye to their pals and were escorted right out of the venue, past Jolie, who was socializing and chatting with Eddie Redmayne. Once the coast was clear, Jolie made he own exit, through a door on the opposite side of the ballroom!
Tell Us: Do you think Aniston and Jolie orchestrated their separation or was it just chance?