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Meet Jennifer Aniston’s Half-Brothers: John T. Melick and Alex Aniston

Some may be surprised that actress Jennifer Aniston has two half-siblings, John T. Melick and Alex Aniston, which would be unsurprising considering that she never really talked about them to the press. Additionally, both of them have led very private lives. However, they have been photographed together several times when they occasionally attended her premieres.

If there was anything the actress was open about about her family, it was that they had a strained relationship. In an interview with Allure for a cover story back in December 2022, she said that all had been forgiven. “Families are things to be forgiven,” she said. 

Here’s what we know about her two elusive half-brothers. 

John T. Melick

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John T. Melick, also known as John Melick III, is Jennifer Aniston‘s older half-brother. 

John III was born in 1959. He is Nancy Dow’s son with her first husband, Jack Melick, whom she married in 1956 and divorced in 1961. Four years later, she tied the knot with John Aniston, and they welcomed their daughter Jennifer in 1969. 

The actress and her older brother were spotted together a few times in public, including the time when he attended her “Picture Perfect” premiere. John Aniston was also in attendance. As for press-related matters, she only mentioned him once, and that was when she published their statement regarding the passing of their mother. 

Like his mom and half-sister, John III is in the entertainment industry. Although unlike them, his works are behind the scenes as assistant director and production manager. Among his credits were “Universal Soldier” (1992), “Thirteen” (2003), and “Pirhanha 3DD” (2012). 

As for his romantic life, he married Shannon Melick in August 1995, but according to Los Angeles documents, Shannon filed for divorce in 2005. The nature of their current relationship is unknown, as no further information was provided regarding it. Any information about their kids was also kept private. 

Alexander “AJ” Aniston

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Alexander, more popularly known by his nickname AJ, is Jennifer’s younger half-brother. 

He was born in 1989. He is the son of John Aniston and his second wife, Sherry Rooney, whom he married four years after his divorce from Nancy Dow in 1980. Despite having parents who are both actors (and a half-sister as well), he never really bought into the industry. 

He maintained a low-profile life, and one of the very few moments he shared with Jennifer was when he attended the film premiere of “Along Came Polly” in 2004. He was just 14 at the time. In fact, he didn’t really like getting asked about her. In an interview with Daily Mail at the Burning Man music festival, he said people have been asking about her since middle school. 

“It’s been a pain in my ass for years. No comment,” he noted. Jennifer hasn’t spoken about him in any press-related matters either. 

AJ lives a nomadic lifestyle with a tattoo saying “Live Free” across his chest and a “Down to Cuddle” inked on his lower stomach. 

That’s a wrap on Jennifer Aniston’s half-siblings, John T. Melick and Alex Aniston.

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