Aniston a winner for Vanity Fair

Jennifer Aniston’s Vanity Fair front cover proved the magazine’s best selling issue of all time.

The much-publicised September issue, featuring the Friends actress posing provocatively in a white shirt, sold more than 650,000 copies in the US.

Aniston poured her heart out in the article, tearfully speaking about her break-up with Brad Pitt and his relationship with Angelina Jolie.

The sales beat Carolyn Bessette Kennedy’s posthumous September 1999 cover which sold 640,816. She died alongside her husband, John F Kennedy Jnr, in a plane crash in the Atlantic in July 1999.

Beth Kseniak, Vanity Fair spokeswoman, said the best-selling issues tended to capture the public mood and focus on people who had generated a lot of attention.

“We knew (the Aniston cover) would be a big seller,” she said. “People seem to be fascinated with her and Pitt and Jolie.

“It was also Jennifer’s first and only interview so if they wanted to read it they had to go out and buy it.”

Average monthly sales are generally in the region of between 390,000 and 400,000.

The Aniston issue had originally been due to be published in October but was brought forward due to fears of leaks.

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