Jennifer Aniston made her mark at the 49th Emmy Awards. The ceremony, comparable in importance to Oscar, was held in Pasadena, California. And Jennifer was the one to be entrusted with the main prize – for lifetime achievement in television. Or, more precisely, those programmes that are broadcast on blue screens during the daytime. This year’s winner in this category was 88-year-old John Aniston, star of the TV series Days of Our Lives and Jennifer’s father. The actress was unable to attend the ceremony but recorded a touching video congratulation in which she called her father “a true icon of the television world”.
This is not only an opportunity to pay tribute to a true icon of the television world but also an opportunity to recognise a great and respected actor who is also my father. John Aniston has been working continuously on television for over half a century. He began acting in 1962, landing roles in all types of now-classic television shows such as Mission: Impossible, Kojak, and later appearing many times as a guest on shows such as Airwolf, Gilmore Girls, The West Wing, Star Trek: Voyager”, “Mad Men” – the list goes on and on… For over 30 years, his dedication to the series has earned him the respect and admiration of his fellow actors, deep friendships and thrilled millions of fans around the world. His career is literally the definition of a lifetime achievement,” Jennifer Aniston spoke warmly of her father.
It is worth noting that this father-daughter relationship was not always so nice. Aniston has not been in touch with her father since John left her and her mother for another woman. Jennifer was then only 9 years old, and the unexpected separation of her parents was a big trauma, which she then worked long with therapists. The actress was able to establish a relationship with her father only two years ago – during the pandemic.
“Jennifer did not speak to him for ages. But after the coronavirus crisis, they speak on the phone almost every day. And it’s not just short conversations. It’s like she’s realised that life is very short and she wants her relationship with John to be the best it can be. He’s thrilled that they’ve reconciled,” insiders said.