Ever since Jennifer Aniston split with Justin Theroux in February, her former husband has been linked to a number of A-list stars, including Emma Stone and Laura Harrier. Jen’s love life, on the other hand, has been more under the radar. Now, though, Grazia understands that the former Friends star has sought advice from LA dating coach Julie Ferman.
‘A friend suggested she seek the advice of a professional to help her in the dating game,’ says an LA source. ‘After her split from Justin she vowed to remain single, but now she’s hoping that, with Julie’s help, she’ll be able to move forward.’
‘As well as seeking professional advice, Jen is relying on her friends to set her up on dates,’ added another La-based source.
In an exclusive interview with Grazia, Julie told us what her agency offers: ‘My programmes range in price but my top programme for VIP clients costs $10,000, where we work together closely for six months. It includes coaching, guidance and personal introductions with the end goal resulting in my client meeting their perfect match. Right now, I’ve had 1,202 clients who have met The One,’ said Julie. ‘I’ve worked with many high-profile people who come to me because they’re so well-known and can’t put themselves out there online.’
Julie devises a ‘romance marketing plan’ for her client. Firstly, she looks at ‘patterns in their dating behaviour’, and their successful relationships to determine their ‘top three criteria’. The biggest mistake, she says, is ‘vetoing a great suitor because of a small issue like height’. Julie helps identify ‘all those things we do by accident that serve to sabotage our dating results and modify behaviour and that’s when we start to see results’.
So is there a chance Jen might join Bumble? ‘If my client does want to use online dating in addition to my matchmaking community, I’ll also watch over their shoulder while they do online dating and guide them through it all.’ Indeed, Julie guides her client to ‘make the right choices’, she says. ‘I help them make their own magic.’