The hidden meaning behind Jennifer Aniston's '11 11' tattoo is finally revealed

You probably never knew about Jennifer Aniston's tattoo. Now it's all you'll think about.

US actress Jennifer Aniston arrives for Apples "The Morning Show" global premiere at Lincoln Center- David Geffen Hall on October 28, 2019 in New York. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Unless you're a MASSIVE fan you probably never even noticed Jennifer Aniston's tattoo. 

Jen first flashed the teeny '11 11' tattoo on her wrist— much to the surprise of fans — during a conversation with Friends costar Lisa Kudrow for Variety's Actors on Actors series last year. The mind has boggled ever since. But, you'll be relieved to know, we finally have closure via an all-important Instagram post.

Thanks to Jen's best friend, actress Andrea Benewald, also known as her "forever sister from another mister", we now know that '11 11' is 1/2 of a matching friendship tattoo. 

In a New York Times  feature from 2019, Aniston revealed that Bendewald, 51, is her "oldest friend" and also happens to star alongside her in The Morning Show as her character Alex Levy's makeup artist.

Last month, Andrea took to Instagram to share a birthday message to Jen and dropped these images of their matching tats.

"Happy Birthday Jen! 💖🌈💖," Andrea wrote. "You are the best-est, most beautiful, talented, big hearted, kind and FUNNY woman on the planet! Here’s to YOU on your BIG day! Of course it’s the most 💥powerful💥 day of the year with New Moon in Aquarius!!! 🌙Makes sense that the entire Universe would be in ✨🌎✨alignment with LOVE on your birthday! ❤️You are LOVED beyond measure.❤️ Can’t wait to celebrate and make more magical wishes! 11:11✨🙏✨ LOVE WALKING THROUGH THIS LIFETIME WITH YOU. Here’s to 37 MORE years of celebrating birthdays.😳🎉 Love you!!! @jenniferaniston."

As to what '11 11' actually means? It's believed to be a spiritual reference and the numbers are supposed to bring good luck.

Fiona Embleton
Fiona Embleton

Fiona Embleton is a multi-award-winning beauty editor who has tested over 10,000 products in her 10 years +  of writing and shooting beauty stories. For the past four years, she was the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, having previously worked in the role of Beauty Editor at both Stylist and Cosmopolitan. She has recently gone freelance and alongside My Imperfect Life, she has written for titles including ELLE UK, ELLE Canada, Buro 247, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Vogue Scandinavia, and ES Magazine. Beauty journalism allowed her to marry up her first-class degree in English Literature and Language (she’s a stickler for grammar and a self-confessed ingredients geek) with a passion for make-up and skincare, photography, and catwalk trends. She loves jumping on the latest internet-breaking beauty news, dissecting the best red carpet looks, and having the crème de la crème of dermatologists, make-up artists, and hairstylists on speed dial so she can tap them for the best advice. She’s a discerning beauty shopper and knows it can be confusing trying to navigate what’s hype and what really works. So if she really likes something, you can trust that she has reached that opinion by vetting it against everything else she’s ever tried. Her career highs? Interviewing Cate Blanchett and winning a Jasmine Award for the deeply personal feature Cancer Stole My Mother’s Scent.