'Icon': Jennifer Aniston stuns in bikini throwback snap

Kristine Tarbert
·Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Jennifer Aniston has a friendly reminder for anyone just trying to make it through 2020: Hang in there.

The 51-year-old star took to Instagram on Saturday to share a black-and-white photo “from the archives” by photographer Peggy Sirota, stunning in a string bikini top and a denim miniskirt.

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Jennifer Aniston shared this black-and-white photo “from the archives”. Photo: Instagram/Jennifer Aniston

“What a year. Reminder to give yourself a little love... and hang in there,” Jen captioned the post, which received plenty of love from her fans.

“What an icon,” was one comment.

“We needed this,” another fan wrote.

While a third simply called it “the BEST”.

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Jennifer Aniston reminded fans to "hang in there" during a difficult year. (Photo: Getty

Jen has been riding out the ongoing coronavirus pandemic at home. However, she hasn’t been doing it solo.

In October, she introduced the world to her newest family member.

The Morning Show star welcomed a rescue dog named Lord Chesterfield to her home, which she shares with a Schnauzer mix named Clyde and a white pit bull named Sophie.

“Hi! I’d like to introduce to you the newest member of our family ... .this is (a very tired) Lord Chesterfield. He stole my heart immediately,” she wrote on Instagram.

Chesterfield joins fur-siblings Clyde, a Schnauzer mix, and Sophie, a white pitbull, who have been known to occasionally make cameos on the actress' Instagram.

Jen's dog Clyde made an appearance in March, encouraging her followers to vote. Photo: Instagram/JenniferAniston
Jen's dog Clyde made an appearance in March, encouraging her followers to vote. Photo: Instagram/JenniferAniston

Back in March, Jen wrote “EVERY VOTE COUNTS,” on an Instagram photo of Clyde wearing an “I Voted” sticker on his forehead.

The star has frequently spoken of the importance of her pets and the “mothering” role she’s taken on.

Back in 2015, she told Allure that she doesn’t “like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women — that you’ve failed yourself as a female because you haven’t procreated. I don’t think it’s fair.

"You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t mothering — dogs, friends, friends’ children.”

Additional reporting by Megan Johnson.

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