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Jennifer Aniston reveals the power of laughter

January 26, 2006
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Jennifer Aniston is rapidly earning respect as a dramatic actress, but the secret to her happiness lies in more light-hearted fare. The former Friends star, who found herself under intense public scrutiny during her break-up with Brad Pitt, has revealed that an indefatigable sense of humour carried her though those difficult days.

"You have to just laugh at it all, otherwise you'd go crazy," she said in an interview with The Daily Mail. "It's a source of survival, being funny. I can laugh at my darkest moments – I truly can – particularly when no one else would laugh. This past year I've had some dark moments – you may have heard about them – and thank God I knew how to laugh to get me through it."

And it would appear she has found the perfect man to keep her giggling in new beau Vince Vaughan. "They met at a time when she needed someone to make her smile," revealed a friend of the Dodgeball star. "He did a really good job of lifting her spirits and now it's evolved into a true love affair… I've never seen him care for anyone this deeply. He's an alpha male - he's got fortitude and is resolute in life - but it really comes down to the simple fact he makes her laugh."

These days things are looking up for the 35-year-old. Aside from having a new love in her life, she also appears to have successfully completed the transition from small screen star to major movie actress. Jen's arrival as a silver screen performer was confirmed when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences invited her join the likes of Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman in presenting one of the gongs at this year's Oscar ceremony.

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The popular actress enjoys a break from her promotional duties at the Sundance Film Festival. "It's a source of survival, being funny," she said. "I can laugh at my darkest moments"Photo: © Rex

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