Angelina Jolie Praised by Justin Theroux's Ex Heidi Bivens

Celebrity Style Jan. 26, 2012 AT 7:59PM
Angelina Jolie Praised by Justin Theroux's Ex Heidi Bivens Credit: James Devaney/; Michael Buckner/; Jeff Vespa/

No surprise here: Heidi Bivens is on Team Angelina!

The pretty celeb stylist was thrust into the spotlight last spring when Justin Theroux abruptly ended their 14-year relationship (they lived together) and embarked on a high-profile romance with Wanderlust costar Jennifer Aniston.

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Bivens made a rare red carpet appearance recently at the premiere of the film Here at the CORE: Club in NYC -- and had high praise for Angelina Jolie, who's been with Aniston's ex-husband Brad Pitt for seven years.

"I was super-impressed by Angelina's dress for the Golden Globes," Bivens told Us Weekly of the superstar's jaw-dropping look at the Jan. 15 awards fest in Beverly Hills. With Pitt at her side, the actress and In the Land of Blood and Honey director, 36, stunned in a champagne satin one-shoulder Atelier Versace gown with a hint of red at the neckline.

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With her naturally brunette hair in a blonde bob, Bivens wore a black ballerina sweater and black dress at the premiere, and also praised the Globes looks of Natalie Portman ("stunning!"), Laura Dern ("she's a dear friend…she knows what works for her body) and Tilda Swinton ("she always looks like a million bucks!").

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When asked about her increased profile in the press thanks to her 40-year-old ex's talked-about love life, Bivens demurred to comment. "There's nothing to say," she told Us. "I'm very content being behind the scenes and I hope to continue to do good work that people know me for and that it's about the work."

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Insiders told Us that Aniston, 42, pursued Theroux in fall 2010 on the set of Wanderlust despite his long-term relationship with Bivens. "Jen wanted Justin and it didn't matter that he was already with someone," a source said.

Added a Bivens insider last spring: "It sucks when your ex dates the most famous woman in the world so soon after a breakup."

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