Let’s face it, there is nothing in the world worse than running into an ex. Even if you’re in a relationship and perfectly happy, it’s still a pretty awkward occasion. So spare a thought for Jennifer Aniston who - whilst out at dinner with her finace Justin Theroux this week found herself coming face to face with none other than her former boyfriend John Mayer. Eek, it’s not even like you can run away from a dinner is it?
The incident we’re referring to apparently took place at the LA hotspot The Sunset Tower on Wednesday night and apparently John and Jennifer were seated just two tables away from one another. Don’t the waiters KNOW that these two have history. According to US reports John spotted Jen but the pair didn’t converse – bit rude of him not to congratulate her on her engagement if you ask us! The picture we've used above is kind of what we imagine Jennifer's face to have been like when she clocked John.
Of course, Ms.Aniston isn’t the only person to have ever faced the embarrassment of running into a former lover, in fact even she’s done it more than once – check out these other stars tales…
1. Katy Perry runs into Russell Brand
In December 2012 it was reported that Katy Perry hid under a table when she ran into Russell Brand whilst out with her then boyfriend John Mayer (he gets a lot of mentions here doesn’t he?). Katy and John were apparently dining at The Polo Lounge in LA when Russ walked in, awkward.
2. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt
In 2008 Jennifer Aniston came publically face to face with Brad Pitt AND Angelina Jolie at the Oscars. She even presented an award in front of them and then went back to sit with John Mayer who she was dating at the time. Worst situation like, ever.
3. Jennifer Lopez and PDiddy
At a Golden Globes party this year Jennifer ran into her ex PDiddy whilst with her new boyfriend Casper Smart. Luckily though there was no awkwardness and the two men even shook hands – now that’s the way to handle a situation in a mature fashion!
4. Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
Our original favourite reality TV couple split some time ago both moving on with different people – Nick is now married to Vanessa Minnillo, whilst Jessica is with Eric Johnson – however their mutual happiness didn’t stop them ignoring each other when they ran into one another at a restaurant called The Red O a couple of years back. Oops.
5. Lindsay Lohan, Samantha Ronson plus three of Lindsay’s exes
Lilo and Saro (yeah we made that up) were on and off for years, in 2008 though they reportedly ran into not one, not two but three of Lindsay’s exes on a night out including Harry Morton, Calum Best and another woman Courtenay Semel. Apparently Sam wasn’t very happy with the situation – we don’t blame her!