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Jennifer Aniston reportedly has a secret half brother, who until now, has been kept off the radar.
Suggesting that Aniston's brother has "kept off the radar" could have a double meaning considering that it was Radar Online who finally made the story public. It is claimed that Alex John Aniston, 22, shares the same father, John Aniston, as the well-known actress.
The younger Aniston however, isn't exactly attempting to secure the mass appeal that his sister has scored in Hollywood. Aniston Jr. instead lives day to day; his friends have described him as a "boho surfer."
According to Radar Online, Alex splits his time between the beach and an Alaskan farm where his girlfriend has land and the two volunteer.
When he is on the beach, it appears that Alex lives out of the back of his van. "He had a mattress in the back of his van, always had the same pair of pants with 20 patches on it and only had three shirts," Samantha Robles, a body piercer at Chimera Tattoo Studio, told New Idea.
Outside of surfing, it appears that the mysterious half brother has few other interests. "He just hung out in his van on the beach, and would come in all sandy," Robles added.
However, according to Robles boyfriend, this kind of lifestyle is not all that unusual.
"Santa Cruz has a large population of transient punk kids, usually traveling north. When I talked to AJ last, him and his girlfriend were doing something in Alaska, like farming. I think her family had land up there."
Odd habits aside, some of the "Friends" actress' fans say that the younger Aniston is really no secret at all.
"Secret half brother? This is the dumbest piece of news, he's mentioned in her bios & her Wiki page & attends her premieres and has been photographed with her. Oh yeah, big friggin secret!" TessG wrote on the Radar Online blog.