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11/11/2014 01:29 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Jennifer Aniston Says She's Had 'More Fun Post-40' Than Ever

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Jennifer Aniston has been in the spotlight ever since her "Friends" days in the '90s, but she says that life as a 45-year-old is better than ever before. As cover star of Harper's Bazaar's December/January issue, Aniston opened up to the magazine about growing older and how being single helped her learn to love herself.

"I've had more fun post-40 than I can remember. From a work point of view, a physical point of view, a psychotherapeutic point of view," the "Cake" star told the magazine.

And although she's always ready to gush about her now-fiance Justin Theroux these days, Aniston also told the magazine that it was important for her to be single for a while before dating the fellow actor:

It really helped me get to a place where I was more comfortable with myself, truly ready for love and for a partner. The past wasn't 'less than.' It was extremely important to my growth as a woman. But if you take the law of attraction, if you only love yourself 70 percent, that's what's going to come back to you. So you fill up that 30 percent, then all of a sudden there's this pure, good love standing right in front of you. Then you realize, 'Oh, this can be easy! It doesn't have to be so hard.'

The actress recently talked about being comfortable in her own skin for her new role in "Cake," in which she appears without makeup. She told Deadline's 2014 Contenders panel that going makeup-free was “so fabulous, and so dreamy and empowering and liberating.”

Read the whole interview with Aniston here and in Harper’s Bazaar's December/January issue, on newsstands November 25.
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