Jennifer Aniston, 2013
12/11/2013 AT 06:00 AM EST
We'd rather not talk about our awkward phases, mostly because we might still be in them. (Hey you, don't laugh – it's not a mullet, it's a way of life.)
So we were especially impressed when Jennifer Aniston
, full name Jennifer "America's Sweetheart" Aniston, openly talked to Parade
"I don't think I had a care in the world at 25," the actress (and bride-to-be
), now 44, tells the magazine. "That all started in my 30s, my awkward phase
That's odd ... We don't recall Aniston sporting neon scrunchies, recklessly sized sweaters or anything resembling a mullet back in her so-called awkward phase, which would have begun in 1999. Let's investigate.
Here's Jen at 32
Aniston was 31 when she tied the knot
with Brad Pitt
in 2000, and although we probably don't have to remind you what happened next – hint, hint
– let's just agree that there was nothing awkward about being the ultimate Hollywood power couple.
Here's Jen at 35
You guys, there was a reason we put her on the cover of 2004's Most Beautiful issue. Did we mention the reason was obvious, blatant and a no-brainer?
And Jen's Still Not Awkward at 35
Evidence No. 3
ZBP / Zuma
"Look how awkward she looks in her bikini!" said nobody, ever.
Now Here's Jen at 37
Evidence No. 4
Dale Wilcox / WireImage
The only thing awkward about this photo is that guy's hand on her back. Seriously, man, hands to yourself, okay?
Wait for It ... Wait for It ...
Evidence No. 5
John Shearer / WireImage
Months later: Nope, still not awkward.
And, no surprise here: Not much has changed