She cools it with Chris Gartin after comparisons to 'husband stealer' Angelina Jolie

Since losing Brad Pitt to Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston‘s become the poster girl for wronged’ wives everywhere.

So it’s unsurprising that America’s sweetheart has put the brakes on her new love with actor Christopher Gartin amid fears that, like archenemy Ange, she’ll be branded a home wrecker.

The 41-year-old actress has been dating recently divorced Chris for the past couple of months, but since the pair were first pictured leaving Hollywood’s Sunset Tower Hotel a few weeks ago, Jen’s actively decided to cool the romance.

Chris is divorced, but only for just over a month and Jen’s been friends with his ex Jo for years,’ says our source.

Jen’s spoken publicly about how “uncool” it is to steal someone else’s man. She’s made digs at Angelina for years over what happened between her and Brad while he was still married.

‘The last thing she wants is to lose her “girl wronged” image and start taking flak for being with her friend’s guy.’

Insiders say Jennifer’s wary because she used to be close to event planner Jo, who helped to organise Courteney Cox’s 1999 wedding to David Arquette.

Jen didn’t think she’d be spotted with Chris in a million years,’ reveals our source. She tried to keep everything low-key between them.

In her mind, Jo should’ve been way out of the picture before they were even linked. She didn’t do anything with Chris until he was separated and the divorce was almost finalised, but that doesn’t seem to matter. Jen doesn’t want to ruin the image she’s worked hard to create.’

One person who isn’t happy with Jen’s new stance is Chris.

He’s disappointed,’ says our source. He thinks they should go about their business and see each other as often as they like.’

See the full story about Jennifer Aniston in Now magazine dated 2 August 2010 – out now!

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