Becoming ... Jennifer Aniston

Though she bid a tearful adieu to Friends, Jennifer Aniston has plenty to smile about. The actress says she's looking forward to her next project: starting a family. See the defining moments in the life of PEOPLE's Most Beautiful cover girl. By Serena Kappes


Aniston and Pitt tied the knot on July 29, 2000, in Malibu; she vowed to always make his "favorite banana milkshake," he pledged to "split the difference on the thermostat." One of their wedding guests told PEOPLE afterward, "It was an emotional service. It was not like a business thing. It was friends and family and celebration."