Will Forte: Jennifer Aniston Helped Me Through My Breakup

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Will Forte at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival (Getty Images)

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Jennifer Aniston on the set of the untitled Elmore Leonard project (Splash News)

Jennifer Aniston is more than just a mega-star who knows how to rock a red carpet. She also knows how to be a good friend.

Will Forte, who stars opposite Aniston in the currently Untitled Elmore Leonard Project, which recently wrapped, gave us a little insight into just how great a pal she can be when we spoke to him at the Tribeca Film Festival last week.

In fact, Jen even helped him pick up the pieces when his real-life relationship fell apart during filming.

"I was going through a breakup at the time and she was so giving and really helped me through it," the 42-year-old actor admitted to omg!. "I cannot say enough good about her. She was just a fantastic person … She was a delight to act with as much as a delight to get to know."

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While the identity of the other person in that relationship remains unknown, we're just glad he had such sweet shoulders to cry on. However, we do know that the nameless flick is a prequel to "Jackie Brown" and, in it, Aniston is a jilted housewife who gets kidnapped by a pair of criminals, played by Forte and Mos Def.

Of course, this isn't the first time we've heard stories about what a wonderful rapport Aniston has with her male co-stars. She's maintained close friendships with the likes of Paul Rudd, Jason Bateman, and Orlando Bloom. She even met her future fiancé, Justin Theroux, on the set of "Wanderlust."

[Related: Jennifer Aniston's Romantic Timeline]

When promoting "The Switch" in 2010, Bateman talked a bit about his longstanding friendship with the actress, whom he met back in the early '90s.

"I was playing a lot more back then, and [Jennifer] was very tolerant," he told USA Today. "She had her[self] together back then as much as she's got it now. She was pretty inspirational. She was the kind of person that I thought, when I get my[self] together, I hope I find somebody that's on it like she is. Amanda, my wife, reminds of a lot of her in that sense."

--Reporting by Thelma Adams

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