Jennifer Aniston on Being The "Lonely Girl" and Loving Long Hair

08/04/2009 at 02:35 PM ET

Courtesy Elle

She’s one of America’s most gorgeous women, and next month Jennifer Aniston will be getting the beauty recognition she deserves in the coveted cover-model spot on Elle magazine’s big September issue — and has a first look. In an exclusive interview inside, Jen dishes on her love life, friendships and life in Hollywood. “I’m not going to ignore the pink elephant in the living room,” she says of the media’s insistence that she’s lonely. “It’s fine. I can take it. If I’m the emblem for ‘this is what it looks like to be the lonely girl getting on with her life,’ so be it.” And she’s happy to help others who find themselves in a similar position. “I support women, men, anybody who is in a place that’s not their strongest and who is ready to push forward,” she says. But if you are more interested in the star’s style than her love life, click over to now for an interview with her longtime hairstylist, Chris McMillan, who dishes on the secrets behind star’s much-imitated tresses. “I’ve been doing Jennifer’s hair forever. When I first met her, she had long, one-length hair with bangs, and she was like, ‘Don’t cut my hair — I want my hair long,'” he reveals. “I cut a couple inches off and layered it from her bangs down to the ends…The next thing you know, her bangs were down to her chin, and the rest of her hair was at her shoulders in these long, loose layers that sort of flipped out — and that’s what we called the Rachel.” Click here to read more about Jennifer’s hair how-tos — and her must-have products and hair styling tips at Tell us: What do you think of Jennifer’s Elle cover?

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bev on

Better if she wasn’t airbrushed or photoshopped into plastic oblivion. What’s wrong with the REAL woman?

Jude Jazz on

RE: Jennifer Aniston: She is gifted with extraordinary talent, she’s smart, clever, beautiful and rich. She has amazing friends that have been in her life for years, this in itself is cause for celebration! I simply don’t understand why the tabloids continue to paint her as heartbroken. So her first marriage didn’t work out, more than half marriages in America don’t. Why do you insist on printing the same old pap related to her? Perhaps you could focus on these things in her life and teach women that leaving a loser is NOT failure but the best action to take.

Megan on

Jennifer Aniston was beautiful when she was married and is still, if not more, beautiful being single…I love her!!!

Amy on

The cover does look airbrushed… Jen is much prettier than this. It’s the media that needs to get over the whole “poor Jen” thing. She’s moved on!

Zira on

Botox rules!!!… she’s so cute, she’s so sweet…so very very kind… but here is a pickle – looks like it’s not what men want. Romancing – yes, getting serious – never… and where would she be if Brad would not marry her? In all movies she’s always the same.

Erin on


joyce kaimowitz on

This is a very bad photo of an adorable, very
pretty lady.She doesn’t look real …she looks

Catherine on

Stunning! She is gorgeous and charming as always. So cool and so classy.

Hannah on

I have to say that although I’ve always thought she was beautiful, classy and kind, the cover of Elle is a poor one of her. Her face is either poorly photoshopped or her makeup artist needs to rethink what she did. Sadly, it doesn’t do her justice at all. :(

Elda on

She’ll find a good guy, i was by myself for a year and a half until i met this really nice guy i’ve been dating for a while now. Sometimes it’s good to be a lonely girl for some time. Go Jen!!

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