"I feel like we're exacerbating it by even talking about it," Cox said about Aniston being dragged into Jolie and Pitt's divorce

By Karen Mizoguchi
September 27, 2016 09:00 PM

Courteney Cox wants everyone to know: Leave Jennifer Aniston out of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s split.

“It’s not about [Jennifer],” Cox told Entertainment Tonight at Revlon’s Annual Philanthropic Luncheon in Los Angeles on Tuesday. “I feel like we’re exacerbating it by even talking about it,” Cox said about her longtime bestie and former Friends costar getting dragged into the divorce drama.

One day after Jolie, 41, filed divorce papers from Pitt, 52, social media users reacted to the news by tweeting gifs and memes of Aniston, 47, cheerleading and giving I-told-you-so faces among others. #JenniferAniston even became the second most popular trending topic on Twitter, behind #Brangelina.

Pitt and Aniston were married for five years before divorcing in 2005, the same year he was filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith opposite Jolie.

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Cox wasn’t the only one speaking out to defend Aniston. Justin Theroux spoke out on Monday, slamming what he called “nonsense” attempts to drag his wife into the divorce.

“There’s an endless appetite for trash, apparently – though everyone would say that they don’t have that appetite,” Theroux, 45, told Business Insider. “But I think a lot of people do because people buy it. But there are bigger things to bitch about. It’s shocking how much bandwidth things can take up when there are far more important things going on in the world.”

The Girl on the Train actor also commented on the six Jolie-Pitt children (Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne) saying, “As a child of divorce, all I can say is that’s terrible news for those children and that’s all you can really say.”