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Jennifer Aniston heads home to New York

10:30 AEST Mon Feb 14 2011
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Jennifer Aniston wants to sell off her spacious Beverly Hills mansion and set down roots in New York so she can "go back home".

The former Friends star, who was born in Los Angeles, spent her childhood in the Big Apple and it was there that Aniston developed a love for acting and attended a performing arts school.

She launched her career with stints in a number of Off Broadway productions before moving back to the West Coast when she was 20 to pursue her ambitions.

Aniston says she's keen to "simplify" her life and reveals she's been contemplating the move for months, with plans to split her time between her smaller house in LA and an apartment in Manhattan.

"This summer I woke up in the middle of the night in London, and I couldn't sleep, and I knew I really needed to simplify my life. And along with that came the thought, 'I should sell my (Beverly Hills) house'. I was like, 'Wait, I just built it; it was like my heart, my project, my love', but I had the realisation that it is just too much for me. I'm not this person," she told People magazine.

"I've had my old house (in LA) since '94, and I love it. I might just move back there. I'm looking for little spots in New York City to go back home. There are all sorts of things that are going to be happening in the near future, so I'm excited. I don't know what they are, but that's the fun part."


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