Some of life’s greatest mysteries have been left unanswered. Are we alone in the universe? What kind of creature is the Loch Ness Monster? What happened to Miss Bliss after season 1 of Saved by the Bell? But now we’ve reached the apex of mystery: Why does Jennifer Aniston have a Muppet on her nightstand?
The former Friends star covers the March issue of Architectural Digest, in which she shows off the stunning mid-century home in Bel Air she shares with husband Justin Theroux. Designed by famed architect A. Quincy Jones, the three-plus acre estate is a showcase of Aniston’s keen design sense, which she says she’d take to the professional level if she wasn’t an actress. (We first saw a peek of the home in a December social media campaign for SmartWater.)
But while flipping through the slideshow, we noticed one interesting accessory to her bedside: An orange Muppet-like puppet placed next to a gold lamp and a small vase of flowers.
“In the master bedroom, Dolly, one of the couple’s three dogs, lounges on the platform’s pashmina shag carpet,” the caption reads. “Custom walnut bed with suede headboard by Shadley.”
So what’s the deal with Aniston’s unique accessory? Well, a quick search of the Google Machine shows that this isn’t Aniston’s first foray into Muppetry. At her 2015 wedding to your fantasy boyfriend, Justin Theroux, the couple had a wedding cake topped with Muppet-like creations depicting a bride and groom, PEOPLE reported.
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It seems Aniston has discussed her Muppet decor in the past, too: When PEOPLE Magazine asked Aniston in 2011 whether she’s adopting a baby, she shared that she has no plans to, and that she’s got plenty of Muppets to hang out with.
“Not adopting. There’s no nursery. Those are the two smallest things that exist [she points to two Muppets on a chair in her living room], my Muppets. Those are my Muppets,” she said.
She went on to say that not only do they have a prime spot in her home, but Aniston’s Muppets travel with her.
“They are the most fun, they’ve come with me on vacations,” she told PEOPLE. “My girlfriends, we do photo shoots with them, it’s very silly. They’ve been to Cabo so far.”
Read more about her home and (non-Muppet) decor choices in the March issue of Architectural Digest.