July 26, 2005

What a Jerk! Jennifer Aniston's Childhood Sweetie to Auction Off Letters and Mementos

One of Jennifer Aniston's former flings is auctioning off letters, notes, pictures and other memorabilia from the "Friends" star.

Michael Baroni, a California lawyer who claims he had a summer romance in 1984 with Aniston, is selling keepsakes such as a makeshift birthday card she wrote on a piece of toilet paper and a childhood picture of the pair.

According to Baroni, their summer lovin' — he was 16, she was 15 — turned into a longtime friendship until they lost contact in 1991, when Aniston's showbiz career began to soar.

Aniston's representative, Stephen Huvane, didn't immediately return a call Monday from The Associated Press for comment.

"She was very fun and lively, a loving kind of person," Baroni told the AP during a phone interview Friday. "I think the materials show an innocent look into someone I think is very endearing."

Baroni's auction begins July 29 on eBay with a $100,000 reserve. If the reserve is not met, the package of memorabilia will be withdrawn. Baroni wouldn't comment on why he was auctioning off the items beyond citing "financial reasons."

"Financial reasons," i.e., he is an a**hole.

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