While it may have been a good 40 years since Bette Midler last sang “Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match” in Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof, the Divine Miss M is now ready to play matchmaker herself – to Jennifer Aniston.
“She needs an exciting guy, like a race-car driver,” Midler, whose Las Vegas revue The Showgirl Must Go On marks its 100th show on June 7, told PEOPLE about Aniston. “I think she needs somebody who cherishes her, but also somebody who’s going to give her a run for her money.”
Still in full matchmaker mode, Midler, 63, said, “She should find somebody who is really hot, who’s not in show business. Somebody with a lot of money, and she should live the large life and forget about these a–holes. She’s a great girl. She’s got everything going for her.”
As for the Friends star’s romantic past, Midler said she had had high hopes for Aniston and Vince Vaughn, who dated from 2005 to 2006. “I actually thought Vince Vaughn was great,” she said. “He’s hilarious, he’s good-looking. I mean, I thought he had it all.” But adds Midler, “I don’t really know them, but I like them, I like to watch them, I enjoy them.”
And what about another Aniston ex, John Mayer? “Well, he’s a good-looking guy,” Midler says of the musician, whose on-and-off relationship with Aniston ended earlier this year. “I’ve got to say, I watched it for awhile, but I have no opinion. I just read a few of the blogs.”
Asked if perhaps Aniston should post a profile on an online dating service, Midler said with a laugh, “Oh, please, you mean JDate? Put her up on JDate and see how she does!”