Related: Angelina Jolie's Maleficent 2 will start filming in spring this year In fairness to Butler, though, he's not the only one who plays into the whole pantomime – Dakota Johnson got caught keeping an eye out for any drama during this month's Golden Globes.
Dakota, who had a prime seat at Jolie's table while Aniston was up on stage, was seen doing what, let's face it, we'd all do in her situation: staring at Angie to see her reaction.
And public interest in the love triangle peaked one more after Ang, 42, filed for divorce from Brad following a row on a plane with their son Maddox in 2016.
Then, the women came face to face at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month and swerved each other on the red carpet, but a video went viral of the Mrs Smith star avoiding eye contact with her rival as she presented an award on stage.
And during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on Wednesday night (17Jan18), host Andy asked Gerard who was better in the smooching department as part of the game Plead The Fifth, where the celebrity can choose to “plead the fifth” rather than answer the question.
However, as Gerard had already used his plead the fifth during the segment, he had no option but to answer – telling Andy: “Jennifer Aniston.
"I'm just going, you know, I'm just taking you by surprise."Gerard appeared alongside Aniston in the 2010 film seven years earlier.
Aniston and Pitt divorced over 12 years ago, but her relationship with Jolie is still hot on everyone’s lips, with 50 Shades actress Dakota Johnson was pictured giving Jolie the side eye as Aniston took to the stage at the Golden Globes.Jolie and Aniston have been high-profile love rivals since Aniston’s five-year marriage to actor Brad Pitt ended shortly after Pitt met Jolie filming Mr and Mrs Smith.Just a month after Aniston — who is now married to Justin Theroux — filed for divorce, Pitt was spotted out with Jolie and the two had begun dating.The "300" star was on Wednesday's "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" and upon agreeing to play "Plead the Fifth" was asked about his former co-stars.Butler starred with Aniston in the 2010 comedy "Bounty Hunter," and with Jolie in the 2003 action movie "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life." Butler's "Den of Thieves" co-star, 50 Cent, was also on WWHL and insisted, "Now, we need to know this." Clearly bothered by the question, Butler squirmed before answering, "Jennifer Aniston.