HOLLYWOOD beauty Jennifer Aniston has stripped bare her secrets for the News of the World — speaking frankly about the MEN in her life and her terror of appearing NAKED for the first time in her new film.
In her most candid interview since the divorce, she tells us about love, new fella Vince Vaughn and how she's finally put the painful split with Brad Pitt behind her.
The ex-Friends star sensationally admits she:
HAS no regrets about her marriage to heart-throb Brad
LONGS to have children, and
YEARNS to be loved.
She also reveals her fears about her first nude scene in new movie The Break-Up — where she met co-star Vince — and that it was HIS suggestion.
"Vince thought of the scene," Jennifer blushes. "And he and his co-writers put it in the script. I didn't have a chance to say No."
Jennifer, 37, refused to use a body double for when her character Brooke has to walk naked through her apartment.
She recalls: "I thought it was only going to be a glimpse but then I read, ‘Brooke walks down the hallway and into the living area. She crosses into the kitchen and gets a Coke from the fridge'.
"The penny dropped for me. She doesn't run down the hall, she strolls. I felt very vulnerable initially and had to be convinced it was all going to be tastefully done. I didn't want it to be gratuitous and thankfully it isn't."
In the final cut, audiences will see Jennifer's shapely bot — but that's it.
Vince, 36, plays Brooke's lover Gary and admits he loved watching Jen film that scene. "It was the only day I showed up early and I was the last one to leave," he laughed.
"I kept saying, ‘Guys, I know we've done 43 takes, but we do not want to be in the editing room without any options. Let's keep shooting this.' No, seriously, Jennifer was great the whole day, a real trouper."
The couple have always shied away from speaking publicly about their relationship.
But Jennifer was happy to reveal to us her taste in men. "I've gone for each type of man. The rough guy, the nerdy, sweet, lovable type, the slick guy. Men in general are a good thing, I think."
And when asked how her romance with Vince is going she quipped: "Well, to date, he hasn't serenaded me under my balcony."
But she couldn't help let slip: "In a man I look for a friend, someone who is an equal and with whom I'm comfortable. I want to be loved, happy and not settle for something less than we all deserve. But a relationship by itself isn't what's going to make me survive. It's the cherry on the top."
And she harbours no bitterness after the high-profile split from Brad Pitt.
The couple were together seven years and married for five.
They divorced in 2005 after he fell in love with Angelina Jolie.
She says graciously: "I don't regret any of that time and I'm not here to beat myself up about it. They were seven very intense years together and it was a beautiful, complicated relationship. I will love Brad for the rest of my life and I hope that someday we will be able to be friends again."
She also revealed she wants to be a mum one day. "Do I want to have children? I do, and I will. The women who inspire me are the ones who have families and children. Why would I want to limit myself? I want to have it all. At the moment, I think I'm doing really well.
"There were times when I had a little ‘pity party' for myself? Sure there were. Absolutely — who wouldn't?"
Jen's relationship with Vince has been further put under the spotlight with the release of The Break-Up.
Their on-set romance blossomed under the gaze of many of Vince's close friends and family who he used in cameo roles.
Jennifer explains: "His mom and dad were there for luck. He's very close to them but I didn't feel intimidated. It was like finding a new family and they all made me feel completely welcome."
She likens their relationship to working with a ‘tennis pro', saying her "game has improved".
She says: "Vince is one of the best people around when it comes to improvisation, and you learn so much. It has helped me free up my acting."
Jennifer admits she was so despondent before her big break as dippy Rachel Green in Friends that she nearly quit acting.
"I was once told to avoid the business altogether because of the rejection that goes with it. People would say ‘Why don't you want a normal job?' But I wanted to act."
And that naked ambition has served her rather well.