Jennifer Aniston covers InStyle: ‘With all due respect, I’m not heartbroken’

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We knew it would come, and here it is. Jennifer Aniston’s first magazine interview since her split with Justin “Edgy” Theroux. I just have to say this at the top, just to get it out of my system: I’m still shocked that Jennifer and Justin have just been breezing through their post-split narratives with only a modicum of drama. We STILL don’t know if Jennifer and Justin were even legally married, and there hasn’t been one whiff of divorce or separation papers filed in any court. How is no one talking about that? Adding to my suspicions, Jennifer only agreed to this InStyle cover because her friend Molly McNearney did the interview. Molly is Jimmy Kimmel’s wife, and Molly softballed Aniston throughout the entire piece – go here to read the full cover interview. Some highlights:

Joking with Molly about various tabloid rumors: “You’re the only person who could start an interview like that and actually send me into hysterics, not hives. There are definitely moments of not being balanced and poised, but I do that all in my own personal space. For the most part I can sit back and laugh at the ridiculous headlines because they have gotten more and more absurd. I guess they’re feeding into some sort of need the public has, but I focus on my work, my friends, my animals, and how we can make the world a better place. That other stuff is junk food that needs to go back in its drawer.”

On the”biggest misconception” about herself: “Oh, boy, there are so many. Let’s see. I’ll just Google myself and find out…Oh, look, I’m having a $100,000 revenge makeover!” The never-ending tabloid stories can be “pretty crazy. The misconceptions are ‘Jen can’t keep a man,’ and ‘Jen refuses to have a baby because she’s selfish and committed to her career.’ Or that I’m sad and heartbroken. First, with all due respect, I’m not heartbroken. And second, those are reckless assumptions. No one knows what’s going on behind closed doors. No one considers how sensitive that might be for my partner and me. They don’t know what I’ve been through medically or emotionally. There is a pressure on women to be mothers, and if they are not, then they’re deemed damaged goods. Maybe my purpose on this planet isn’t to procreate. Maybe I have other things I’m supposed to do?”

She’s experienced her “fair share of sexism in the media”: “Women are picked apart and pitted against one another based on looks and clothing and superficial stuff. When a couple breaks up in Hollywood, it’s the woman who is scorned. The woman is left sad and alone. She’s the failure. F that. When was the last time you read about a divorced, childless man referred to as a spinster?”

What’s next for Jen: “There have been moments when I would just love to get out of Dodge and move to Switzerland—or somewhere—and start anew. Just have this sh-t behind me. Does it really matter? Are we really doing anything? What is my life’s purpose? Every seven years I try to sum up what I am doing and what I want to make my focus. I’m trying to make better choices. I went through a period of saying yes to projects that I shouldn’t have, but I felt like, “How dare I say no?” Now I’m trying to get better at saying no and to be a part of projects that actually, really matter…. [but] I’m grateful as long as people still want me to come to the party. I think I’ll always want to keep acting as long as there’s a desire for me to do it. As long as I’m fulfilled in other ways creatively, spiritually and all of that stuff, I know that I could do this until they put me in a home.”

[From InStyle]

“First, with all due respect, I’m not heartbroken.” I believe her. I thought that in the immediate wake of her split with Justin that Jennifer would dust off the “Poor Lonely Jen” narrative yet again and wrap herself up in it like a comfortable old sweater. But she didn’t do that. She ignored Justin’s edgy bulls–t, didn’t engage with the tabloid sh-t and went back to work. At this point, I honestly don’t think she even gives a sh-t about Justin. So… it’s good that don’t have to actually go through divorce proceedings and fight over their assets? Ha, we still don’t know.

As for this – “those are reckless assumptions. No one knows what’s going on behind closed doors. No one considers how sensitive that might be for my partner and me. They don’t know what I’ve been through medically or emotionally.” If she doesn’t want to talk about it, so be it and it’s truly her business. She’s almost 50 years old – it’s truly time to stop talking about this woman’s womb. Godspeed, Jen.

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  1. Maya says:

    Jennifer doesnt have the courage to get interviewed by real journalists and people who aren’t her friends. This woman micromanaged every single thing in her life and she would never give permission to be interviewed by people who do this for a living.

    Having said that l, I think she looks good in these pictures. Photoshopped to the max but still looks good.

    PS: I am also astonished that she got away with her fake marriage with the media and her fans. She pulled one of the biggest cons on her fans and yet she is forgiven. Must be nice to be a white woman who also has the media in her hands..

    PPS: this is why she was suddenly papped in Italy – it’s for this cover story. As a paparazzi once said, Jennifer only gets papped when she wants to and when she has something to promote.

    • Steph says:

      Lol…wut.

      • Maya says:

        A woman of colour would never have gotten away with the things Jennifer did and said.

        If a black woman pretended to marry but actually didn’t, the world would explode. But a white woman gets away with it.

      • Bridget says:

        That is officially the weirdest thing I have read today.

      • Jadedone says:

        Well Rih seems to get away with saying racist things and still gets praised.

      • Shelly says:

        Maya.. I think you got this backwards. BW are not expected to get married, heads explode when they do because it goes against the narrative.

      • Shae says:

        responding to Maya. The singer Brandy pretended to be married when she got pregnant. Had to keep that good girl image. I believe it was the ex who spilled the beans. and Shelly you’re right, remember when Serena got engaged, married. some were calling her all kind of bed wenches and still do.

      • perplexed says:

        Maybe it’s the pregnancy that accounts for a difference in reaction.

        If Brandy had faked a marriage in order to maintain a good-girl reputation and to make her seem more virtuous than she was, that would be mocked. Anyone who isn’t as “pure” as the image dictates generally comes in for mocking. Though she didn’t get pregnant at the time, Jessica Simpson went from virgin bridge to a divorcee who was suddenly aligned with John Mayer , and people couldn’t help but notice the change.

        Natalie Portman has been mocked for marrying the ballet dancer over Darren Aronofsky, who looks more like her son, yet we have no real proof Aronofsky is the father. But still mocking persists because of her “classy” reputation.

        Jennifer Aniston doesn’t have reputation connected to virtue or role model status or trying to make it seem like she doesn’t really have sex, so maybe that’s why whatever rumours surrounding her marriage are eliciting a shrug. That, and the fact that Brandy’s fake marriage was actually confirmed by the ex. Here, the ex hasn’t confirmed anything yet.

      • TJ says:

        I’m amazed and possibly impressed at how quickly this got turned into a story of low-key racism.

    • T says:

      And about her being papped only when she wants or when she wants to promote something: so she does the same as many if not all actors actors in Hollywood??????? OMG, I’m shocked!!!!

    • Jenni says:

      U OK Maya???????

    • nonnon says:

      She is papped in Italy because she is filming a movie there. She is working. Nothing to do with this cover. If i was Jen I would also be interviewed by somebody i know because those so called real journalists will twist her words. This way she has control. Good for her.

    • Jadedone says:

      Wow so mad Maya lol

    • McMe says:

      At first I read this comment and shook my head, but then I remembered what happened to Brandy. She said she was married to the father of her child. When they separated, it was revealed that they never legally married. The media went into a frenzy and her reputation took a big hit because of it. That was a while ago and there was a child involved, but it was a huge deal.

    • Chaine says:

      I get what you’re saying somewhat. Like, it has been 15 years and Janet Jackson is still getting dragged over someone else pulling her bra down at the Super Bowl.

    • ASHBY says:

      Excuse me, but wasn’t Brandy ” married “, but not really???????????????????

      • Osito says:

        That’s exactly the point. Brandy said she was married, which people assumed to mean legally married, and when it dropped that she wasn’t she was given the “crazy” treatment in the media, and her career took a massive hit. This is problematic because it was never anyone’s business what paperwork she did or did not file with the father of her child with whom she was in a committed relationship. I’ve definitely known long-term, monogamous couples to refer to each other as spouses, even though, for a variety of reasons, there was never a legal marriage. It’s not unheard of, so Brandy getting marriage-shamed was just a way to tear her down.
        Maya noted that Jennifer Anniston isn’t receiving nor is going to receive the same treatment, and while it seems hyperbolic to some, it’s not when you’ve seen the same narrative play out with different results for a WoC.

      • Heather says:

        I think Brandy’s career started circling the drain when she was at fault for a fatal car accident.

      • Osito says:

        @Heather — I think that was definitely the nail in the coffin for that stage of her career, you’re right. The reality show/break-up was the beginning of the fall, though. I almost included the car accident because it was the climax of that whole time period, but I also didn’t want to pull focus from the point that Brandy was dragged (by black people, too, don’t get me wrong) for doing something that’s not that uncommon. I just wanted to highlight that Maya isn’t an angry, racist hater for publishing a thought that I had too. Some of the comments above are treating hers as though it was completely out of the blue, and it isn’t.

      • Bridget says:

        @Osito: but that wasn’t exactly Maya’s point. It was more to illustrate how awful she thinks Aniston is.

        Aside from that, I agree with you. Who are we to bestow legitimacy on how someone else defines their relationship? This whole line of thinking makes me uncomfortable. And poor Brandy. She actually did lie about being married – because she was 23 years old and pregnant out of wedlock and felt that it would be deemed unacceptable. I don’t blame her at all for feeling like that was what she needed to do, and I’d far rather she do that (“we secretly got married a while back”) than be forced into actually marrying someone because she got pregnant.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        I agree, I think it was more the fatal accident she was involved with that made her career take a hit.

      • Ba says:

        @ Osito ;

        I think you are really reaching here.
        Brandy lied about being married about 17 years ago or so.
        I believe things are not as strict today when it comes to marriage, lots of people live together without the actual marriage license and even have “children out of wedlock” sounds so outdated to even type this.
        Jennifer Aniston is nearly 50 years old, she can live with whoever she wants, if they are both single, not too many people would care, regardless, if they legally married or not.
        I really don’t understand why r*ce would have anything to do with this.
        We should focus our attention in regards to r*ce when it really matters, unfortunately we have a lot of work to do as a society to fix many injustices and treatment of people that are non-w*hite.

      • Osito says:

        @Bridget — I didn’t read Maya’s original post that way at all, but comments being open to interpretation is definitely one of the limitations of the medium, so I’m happy to agree to disagree.

        As for Brandy, you’re spot on for *why* she went with ‘married’ and not just ‘parenting partners’ with that dude, who turned out to be awful, if I remember correctly. I still think it’s worth talking about how she was treated as a WoC — especially in media that targeted/was published or produced by other PoC — because it was gleefully merciless. I think there are a ton a reasons for that, which each deserve their own deep dive: the rush to scorn a black woman who defied stereotypes for “becoming” one; the desire to punish a woman for being sexual; the schadenfreude of watching a powerful person self-sabotage, etc… And to be clear, though I was squarely in her demographic, I was no Brandy fan. She was problematic then and is problematic now for a host of reasons. I just thought the way she was treated over this specific issue was awful and a minefield for problematic policing of women’s bodies in general and black women’s bodies in particular.

        I think if JA is doing basically the same thing, no one should care that much. Though I get the curiosity — I think it would have been refreshing to see a woman who was wrapped in the “bitter/sad/unlucky divorcee” narrative for years get to be happy with a partner without having to slap a giant ring on it, so it is an interesting aspect that maybe that’s exactly what she was doing, but did the ring thing to appease an audience, maybe?!? But, who knows. I’m glad she’s able to say that she’s not heartbroken, and I really hope that people’s minds go ahead and crawl all the way out of her uterus because it’s really not our business.

      • Osito says:

        @BA — Well, I don’t think I’m reaching. I think I’m on a vacation and have time to think about celebrity gossip, and comment on my favorite gossip site. It wasn’t even that deep a thought, and I originally commented to stand with Maya and who was getting the “what are you smoking?” (which, disrespectful, but moving on) comments for saying something that wasn’t out of order.

        “We should focus our attention in regards to r*ce when it really matters, unfortunately we have a lot of work to do as a society to fix many injustices and treatment of people that are non-w*hite.”

        I think analyzing and counteracting the ways black women and our bodies have been historically eroticized, demonized, weaponized, politicized, and de-personalized is *super* important work. It’s not the entirety of what I do professionally, but it is a small part of it. But living in a black woman’s body means that it’s really important to me personally, and a huge factor in shaping how I perceive the world. I agree that there’s a lot to handle in terms of conquering injustice (also, a big part of what I do professionally, which, if I weren’t on a vacation, I would be doing right now), but that doesn’t mean that I can’t or shouldn’t defend a comment that accurately points out that white women’s decisions and bodies are treated differently than those of women of color.

      • NYCTYPE says:

        I think that times have changed, since Brandy’s lying about her
        non – marriage – marriage.
        That was nearly 20 years ago, today you have all kinds of relationship and mostly people don’t even blink.
        Jennifer Aniston, Brandy and many other people can have what ever relationship they want, it’s nobody’s business, as long as they are single and there is consent.
        Race has nothing to do with it.
        If you are not hurting anybody with your actions, I do not care.

      • Osito says:

        NYCType, I see where you’re coming from, but I disagree (which is ok…we don’t have to agree). I think the case of Brandy not being able to explore options that other women *of the time* we’re exploring without harassment is indicative that race is one of the explanations for all of that. As I said earlier, I think there are others, too. But to bring it all around to the main, if that’s what Maya sees and what I and others see, what is the point of saying that we’re making it up? I still agree with Maya. You don’t have to. But it’s still ok if I do.

      • LoveBug says:

        Oh, please. My best friend since age 4 gave birth to her daughter at age 24 without being married years ago.
        She is of Swedish heritage, pale blond hair and very light blue eyes.
        She was called every name in the book. People are small minded, it had nothing to do with her skin color. Unfortunately some human beings are not nice. Scarlet letter, the so called witches being burned at the stake, women have been targets since the dawn of time…

    • Beth says:

      Come on, Maya. Seriously? She’s no different than most Hollywood celebrities

    • bondbabe says:

      You are truly the most bonkers person about Jennifer Aniston’s life; we get it–you don’t like her. Stop with your outrageous arm-chair diagnoses. Jeebus!

    • Hildi says:

      Are you high right now or something?

      • ash says:

        hildi nah shes just calling out your culture’s ridic double standard…. and i know brandy did take an L on that whole thing for sure then the car crash cemented it

      • Sunny says:

        @Ash :

        I’m a proud, very dark skinned 29 year old black woman, originally from Namibia and I stand by my earlier comment that not everything is about race.
        Yes, many things are, but not everything.
        Women have been mistreated for a long time, regardless of their skin tone.
        There are unreasonable and outright ridiculous expectations for women, especially when you look at how men often skate after committing some serious
        offences.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        “nah shes just calling out your culture’s ridic double standard…”

        No, she’s a troll who goes on tangents on any thread related to JA, BP, or AJ. She’s obsessed, and now she is just bringing in a sensitive subject to try and justify her attacks.

    • Bailie says:

      @ Maya :

      Wow, you really seem to dislike Aniston which is fine, but your comment is pretty bonkers.

      Not everything is about r*ce.

      Brandy the singer lied about being married and the world didn’t end.

      • Jegede says:

        I think Brandy was also dealing with a lot of other personal issues, along with her involvement with that tragic car crash.

        Her marriage situation was just a part of the cluster**** of those Brandy years,

      • stinky says:

        I don’t even remember but it was forever ago! lots of things were different then – clearly.

      • ash says:

        @bailie (watev sp) that seems to be the GO TO response on gossip analysis that ALL CULTURES are allowed to have on similar situations with different cultures of women….

        *woke Brown person or woke white person makes analysis on discrepancies of a forum (ent media) on thr response.

        *White or allies of white culture screams ::::JEEZ NOT EVERYTHING IS ABOUT RACE:::

        see thats the privilege that you (i assume, i could be wrong) a white or white passing woman have LOL…. and to @maya’s point IT MUST BE NICE LOL

    • West Coast Betty says:

      @Maya…
      I agree, she looks great.
      As for her interviews – her life, her decisions. I see her as a professional woman who has worked hard to earn the right to decide who she wants to speak to on her own terms. I hope that all women reach that point in their chosen carreers.
      Why does her skin color matter?

    • Carmen says:

      Come on, Maya, I don’t like her either but that comment was ridiculous. Race has nothing to do with any of this. The whole sham marriage was a publicity stunt. She never gave a sh*t about Justin, then or now, and he probably didn’t give a shit about her. It was all about publicity. But dragging color into it is just plain silly.

    • A says:

      @ all of the people responding to this comment by saying, “Not everything is about race” …you realize that you can state your piece about @Maya being weirdly obsessed with Jennifer Aniston without saying something patently untrue, right? I feel like what most of you mean is, “It’s not that deep,” which it isn’t. But I thought we all knew by this point that there’s an enormous disparity between how white women are treated by the media and how black women are treated by the media.

    • Shannon says:

      Good Gawd, she’s not a politician, she’s just Jennifer fkn Aniston. She doesn’t NEED to be interviewed by a ‘real journalist.’ Seriously, that’s really all needs to do. Do we need Christine Amanpour or Anderson Cooper to interview her for the “hard-hitting questions”? Tons of celebrities have aspects of their personal lives they choose not to share. Bfd.

    • Lo says:

      What are you even talking about.

  2. escondista says:

    For the first time in a long time, this interview makes me feel really happy for and proud of Jen A. She sounds like she knows who she is and she’s proud of it.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yeah, I know some on here don’t like her much, but I really like how she sounded in this interview. it’s much more of a (channeling Eric Cartman) “I do what I want!” kind of attitude.

    • lucy2 says:

      I too think she sounds good here – confident and self assured. And I like her reminding everyone that her medical and reproductive choices are hers alone and no one else’s business.

      • Maple says:

        Except that she constantly talks about her medical and reproductiveness all the time, and makes it the public’s business as she does public interviews about it and never stops talking about it.

      • nonnon says:

        @maple She doesn’t talk about it all the time. Also if she wouldn’t be on the tabloids weekly about this subject regarding pregnancy/being heartbroken she wouldn’t have to talk about it. Do you know how many people believe that BS from tabloids. Or how many people come up to her, friends/family/strangers to comment about those tabloids. Ofcourse she is going to set the record straight.

      • Maple says:

        nonnon not true. The tabloids wouldn’t even use it as a subject if she didn’t talk about it constantly and encourage speculation, right back to her SNL appearance where she pretended to be a pap asking herself “Jennifer! Jennifer, when are you going to have a baby?”, to her ad for SmartWater where she was pregnant with twins, to placing a purse over her stomach strategically, to her bringing up paps talking about her being pregnant or not. She is the Jennifer Aniston, she has veto over questions. That she allows the questions, and discusses it, shows she is encouraging the speculation. Paps wouldn’t run even one fiftieth the stories on her and babies if she didn’t eagerly encourage it by volunteering to talk about it.

  3. Ramona Q. says:

    What the hell is she talking about? The “she can’t keep a man” and “she doesn’t want a baby” stories are like 10 years old and done.

    • Pam_L says:

      That’s what I thought as well. And she is the one bringing it all back into the narrative via this article.

      • Fifi says:

        no I’ve seen tabloids bully her with that narrative.

      • Pam_L says:

        Fifi, tabloids haven’t bullied her they have only speculated. If she would just stop talking about it so would the tabloids and so would the rest of us. And there is the rub because like all other actors she wants us to talk about her. This it just something that has long been woven into her PR game. It gets her attention when those ‘Jen looks cute in a blue bikini’ stories (like this exact blue bikini one from last week) don’t cause enough buzz. When people mention these things they’re not trying to be mean to Jen or bully her, they’re just voicing their observation of her actions as they see them. Just voicing their opinion. There is a tendency for her fans to be overly defensive of her. She’s a big girl in big girl panties. She should be called out just like anyone else would be when merited.

  4. Diana says:

    She looks great! But my god that toe ring!

    • Jenn says:

      I read that Lisa Kudrow based Phoebe on Jennifer Aniston, which suddenly made aaaaall the toe rings snap into place for me

    • Kitten says:

      LOL yeah that toe ring is pretty hilarious. I remember when those were a thing…

      I do think she looks great in these photos though. This is the look that most flatters Aniston: messy, beachy hair and J Crew-ish wardrobe. Yes it is boring and predictable but it really works on her.

      In my opinion she’s never been a stunning beauty, but always very pretty in a girl-next-door kind of way. I’m turning 40 at the end of this year so I like seeing women in HWood who are her age and older who have had work done yet still manage to look human and like themselves, not a generic LA Face version.

      • Jan90i067 says:

        My sister has proudly worn her toe ring for 22 years, and it’s not coming off in the near future lol. To each their own!

  5. nonnon says:

    Good for her. It’s time media catches up and stops their sexist narrative about women. Indeed Jen F them.

  6. Sherry says:

    I found it interesting she didn’t refer to Justin as her ex-husband or husband but “partner.” I believe they were never legally married and had some kind of commitment ceremony.

    It also sounds like she’s saying she couldn’t have children, that it was emotionally hard for her to accept and people need to stop speculating about it by saying she’s selfish and only cares about herself. Regardless, it’s her body, her choice. It’s no one’s business if she wanted kids or not. Some people just don’t want kids. My daughter doesn’t and that’s a perfectly fine choice.

    • tracking says:

      Agree with all of this.

    • S says:

      That’s how I read those quotes, too. If that is what occurred, I can’t imagine how stressful it would be to have the media constantly speculating on you being pregnant, if you were actually trying and failing to conceive.

      Also, I wonder if they just never followed up the wedding by filing the license. I know a couple that did that. They didn’t set out to have a “fake” wedding, but things were also already a little rocky so they originally “postponed” filing the marriage certificate after the ceremony, and broke up a little less than a year after the wedding…Which is when they told people they’d never filed, so weren’t legally married. (Definitely for the best in their case.) Pure speculation on my part, but a possibility, especially since California doesn’t have common-law marriage.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        Yes, S, that is what the general consensus is (from those not getting all twisted about a “FAKE MARRIAGE!”).

        I don’t think it was “fake”; I think they genuinely intended to file paperwork but got caught up in a pre-nup fight. they had the ceremony and then the $$$ talks didn’t work out. I suspect he wanted more than she was willing to give. but until one of them spills on that, we’ll never know.

    • Jegede says:

      I’ve always believed that to be the case and it must be hurtful for people to keep casting aspersions on your womb, or your person.

      Ayesha Tyler is another woman who always joked about no- kids; then after her divorce admitted she and her husband tried for years to no avail. I think he has children now.
      Same as Kirsit Alley and countless others.
      Cameron Diaz is also trying.

      People can’t seem to grasp that sometimes it’s not always in the women’s hands.
      ‘Mother Nature’ makes the decision and you learn to cope with it.

    • Jess says:

      I thought the same thing about partner, but then thought maybe she was using it as a general term referring to more than one person. Maybe she tried to have kids with Brad and Justin, or someone else. She also could’ve been using it as a term to include other people experiencing the same scrutiny. Or maybe she just wasn’t married to Justin, lol.

    • Go Figure! says:

      @Sherry: But Jennifer did do an interview years ago wherein she said she did want and would have children. No one put those words in her mouth. And if it were anyone else, people would be wondering why no divorce papers or separation agreements have been filed. She is being given, and always has been given, a pass. And I do find it strange she’s always interviewed by people she knows and most probably approves the questions before hand.

      • Darla says:

        Yes, years ago I said I want children too. It didn’t work out that way for personal reasons, some of which are painful. So?

      • Carrie says:

        She may have changed her mind. When we’re younger, we’re up for trying things. As we age, we learn about ourselves and adjust accordingly.

        I’ve always thought Jen was ambivalent about kids, not because she doesn’t like them, but because her Mom was abusive t her. I’ve felt the same with Oprah. And no shame, if we’re not sure, it better to honour what feels right for us individually. I liked that she said in this interview that she’s meant to do other things maybe, that’s very true. Nobody talks about that or allows for people needing to follow their own path. People can be gender fluid but women can’t opt out of bearing children? It’s 2018.

      • indian says:

        Its disrespectful to constantly wonder why someone did not get married or have children after saying they wanted it. Wouldn’t anyone wiht common sense think, there might be something tragic or sad about why it didn’t happen?

      • Who cares about an old interview though?? Are people not allowed to change their minds? At the time she was being harshly attacked for not giving Brad Pitt babies, which was no one’s business.

        I’m not even a fan of her, but it’s gross to bring up a 15 year old interview and ask why didn’t she ever have kids. It’s no one’s business what a woman chooses to do with her own body.

        She doesn’t need a pass on anything, not her womb, and not whether or not she got officially married. Considering how things turned out it’s great if they never made it official.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “But Jennifer did do an interview years ago wherein she said she did want and would have children. No one put those words in her mouth.”

        a few interviews, I’d say. and maybe she was trying, but couldn’t. maybe she was trying, and had miscarriages. and maybe, just maybe, as others have said, she changed her mind after trying for so long. I agree and understand that she kept this narrative in the media in her interviews, but no one, NO ONE, should give her a hard time for her (or any other woman’s) choices on kids. or whether or not she was married. I swear, it seems to be the people who already don’t like her who are the most offended by her stance on kids and the state of her marriage…it’s all “she conned her fans!”

        and yet, her fans don’t seem to care, so why should her detractors care so much? because “she gets a pass”? blame the media that reports on her; that’s not on her.

      • Anonymous says:

        Are you daft? Many women say they do want children and many women struggle for years and years to have said children but can’t due to medical issues. It seems very clear now that this is the case for her and she can’t concieve or carry a child to term. Let’s not shame for for her body failing her in some way, many women have this issue and it is heartbreaking.

    • Mrs. Bad Bob says:

      I am infertile and it was such a difficult and painful experience to go through and having to accept you will never have children is heartbreaking. As difficult as those years were, it was made 1,000 times worse by well meaning friends and family and their constant insensitive and intrusive comments. Hey guess what, I don’t want to discuss my infertility with you. I don’t want to have to constantly explain my childlessness, by choice or biology. If I could pass on advice to others, it would be, unless the other person wants to talk about it, don’t ask. Just don’t. It’s really none of your business.

      • In the Know says:

        Thank you for that. As a black woman in her 40s, an engineer & childless (divorced), I get all sort of odd reactions when ever people hear I don’t have 5 kids with 5 different fathers. I am also Canadian. hahahahaha. When ever I speak and they say things like ‘you accent, where is it from?’ Response, Canada. I see their brains spinning…..It used to amuse me. Now I am mildly irritated.

        That said, I love Jen Aniston. I ‘looked’ to her when she was going thru her shitty divorce with Brad as I was going thru my shitty divorce at the time. She from my perspective managed it with grace whilst under fire.

        She looks fabulous. She loves her dogs. I love my dogs and may one day we both find our longterm men to marry or pretend marry!

      • Kate says:

        Thank you for this great comment. I don’t understand why people don’t realize that it’s NOT OKAY to ask personal intrusive questions or make comments about why women, men, or couples are childless. I am 48 and have no children. I wanted them, but I didn’t meet my husband and get married until I was 37 and by then I was having some issues which ultimately resulted in a hysterectomy. It just didn’t work out. I’m not sorry, but sometimes I wonder if we missed something. But it’s NOBODY’S BUSINESS and I just don’t understand why people feel free to comment. For all they know, I was infertile. And if that were the case, I damn sure would not want to have to explain to everyone all the time. It is definitely true that childless women are seen as “useless” or not as valuable as mothers.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Agree with all of your post, Sherry.

  7. Got says:

    I can’t justin Theroux and can’t believe he is friends with some many celebs

  8. FhMom says:

    She really should have shut down the poor childless Jen narrative a long time ago instead of perpetuating it. It seems like given her age she is trying to remake her image. This interview sounds more like the person she really is. Good for her.

    • Lady D says:

      She certainly did her fair share of perpetuating that narrative. LOL at the poor Jen leave her womb alone angle she’s helped play for a decade plus.

      • indian says:

        HOW did she perpetuate it? By saying she wanted a child? I dont remember her telling people to pity her because she doesn’t have children.. That’s on society, and specially other women.

    • Carmen says:

      OMG she would have been crucified if she had told the truth and said straight out that she never wanted kids. Everyone would have said Brad was right to dump her.

    • minx says:

      IMO a lot of the baby chat started because she was married to BP who, at the time, was saying he wanted kids. So people were like, well, okay, when? And then after they split the pregnancy talk just kept coming.

    • A says:

      Maybe that was how she actually felt about the subject? Like, yeah, if she truly wanted to keep her life on lock, she could have done that as many other celebrities do. But maybe she did feel sorry for herself at the time, put that out there, then as time went on just stopped feeling that way but the media hasn’t caught up yet.

  9. Peg says:

    Jennifer knows if she tried the same bullshit she did to Brad on Justin, he was going to answer in kind, he sent his warning shots through page 6, when he announced the 💔.
    Well to be honest after reading about about poor dumped Jen, for almost ten years even her publicist knew he could not pull that old chestnut out of the fire again.

    • ariana says:

      Could someone tell me exactly WHAT Aniston has done to “make the world a better place”????

      From what I can tell, Aniston is ONLY interested in making Aniston better (as in trying to make herself “pretty”) through cosmetic surgeries, fillers, botox and lots and lots of photo-shopping. Unfortunately she has NOT been successful in her pursuit of beauty these last 30 years.

      Aniston is still not even remotely “pretty”, and more importantly, she’s extremely unlikable.

      • Lady D says:

        Years and years of volunteer work with and for, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and bless her, she rescues dogs. Helping the most defenseless among us qualifies for making the world a better place. Credit where credit is due.

      • Randy says:

        That’s what I was doing thinking, what has she ever done with her cash and profile “to make the world a better place” ?

        And to say Switzerland as the country she would runaway to. A place full of the mega wealthy who want to keep every last penny by not paying tax?

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “Aniston is still not even remotely “pretty”, and more importantly, she’s extremely unlikable.”

        your opinion and of course you’re entitled to it, but the many casting directors who’ve put her in TV and movies and her very close circle of friends would likely disagree with your assessment.

      • ariana says:

        @whatWHAT? I totally agree with you, it IS ONLY my opinion, and I agree everyone has the right to think what they may of JA.

        As for being cast in “movies and TV”, that has never been for her beauty or even talent, it was because of the popularity of the TV sitcom she was lucky enough to be on for 10 years.

        Now that it has been over 20 years since Friends debuted, JA is rarely cast in anything, unless it’s extremely low budget. I wonder if the TV project with Witherspoon will ever happen, especially as Witherspoon has announced so many other projects she plans to do.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “that has never been for her beauty or even talent”

        so, why exactly was she cast in that sitcom originally? luck? let’s assume that’s true (though I doubt it, as it was a sought after role and they wanted a good comedic actress.) if luck got her the role, how did she manage to make it through ALL 10 years of it, without her character being dropped or re-cast? and how did she manage to win both Golden Globes and Emmys for her performances? all while having no talent? luck? eh, I don’t buy that.

        “JA is rarely cast in anything, unless it’s extremely low budget.” also not accurate. and, in all actuality, “low budget” doesn’t mean “low quality”. Clerks had a very low budget and was a great film. The Transformers had a budget in the hundreds of millions, and look at what a piece of crap it was.

        Look, I get it. you don’t like her, and you don’t have to, and I’m not trying to convince you to do so.

        but to say she has no beauty and no talent is disingenuous. it’s simply not accurate.

  10. Jenni says:

    I don’t want kids. Never have, never will. I have a great life, have money to spend on nice things, get a good night sleep and can go where I want, when I want. Kids are OK but…. Meh!!

    There, I said it!! How often are we made to feel like we have to make excuses or say we looooove kids!!

    The mommy police need to go be happy doing their thing because not all of us want their life, not even close!

    • TJ-TJ says:

      this this this

    • S says:

      As I mom, I totally second this. It’s no biggie. You’re no less a woman, nor no less a family (if you have a partner) without kids. It’s a 100% valid and not all “selfish” life choice. Neither, by the way, is being single by choice.

      I also respect changing your mind. I think you can be adamantly for, or against, having kids and then, with age and changes in circumstances, legit change your mind. It doesn’t mean you secretly really wanted kids, or actually hate the kids you have, or whatever.

      People grow. Minds change. Or they don’t. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer.

      • ariana says:

        Aniston has made a wise choice by staying child free. Being a Mother requires being able to put someone before yourself, ALWAYS, there’s no way Aniston would ever have been able to be that unselfish.

        (not putting down other women who have chosen not to have children, just Aniston and others like her who have played the PR game regarding pregnancy for nearly 20 years)

      • nonnon says:

        @ariana Wow. Do you know her to assume that about her. That she is selfish and couldn’t have put a child before herself. How can you even assume something like this about someone you don’t know. And also maybe she did want kids but can’t have them and then you have people like you saying she is so selfish that she can’t put a child before herself. How rude and hurtful would that be……

      • ariana says:

        @nonnon, I’m not one of JA’s minivan fans who think JA is really Rachel in real life.

        As for being “rude and hurtful”, seems JA has me beat, she and her mouthpiece, Handler, who contrived to slander the innocent Jolie-Pitt children and their Mother for no other reason than jealousy.

    • anniefannie says:

      I have a hilarious friend who when questioned about not having children replies
      ” I love children, they taste delicious!”
      The look on people’s faces is so satisfying, hopefully teaches them to mind their own f’ing business!

      • SandWitch says:

        Haha. I remember Freddie Mercury saying (and I’m paraphrasing): “Darling, if I had wanted children I would have gotten one at Harrods. I heard if you get two they come with a free Nanny.” I have the utmost respect for anyone who knows they don’t want children. Good for them to be so honest and insightful. I think of the alternative, women (and men) who have children and realize, “what did I do. I don’t want these.”

      • ariana says:

        @SandWitch, you are so right, being honest enough with yourself to not bring a child into the world takes a lot of courage. So many horror stories everyday about women who should never have had the children they clearly did not want.

    • Shae says:

      yasss. I feel the same way. People don’t even bother to show me baby pictures because I’m not interested. When to dinner last night and some “parents” let their children run around the restaurant screaming. 4 tables complained. BTW, I love puppies

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “When to dinner last night and some “parents” let their children run around the restaurant screaming.”

        GRRRRR! That pisses me off to no end when people do that! it’s one thing if you’re going to a place like Friday’s or some chain or even a “quick food” place like Panera.

        but sometimes I go to a place that really isn’t child friendly and the parents are sitting there, drinking wine, ignoring the brats running around. and it’s not just the diners that these kids bother, it’s the servers who have to dodge running children. so GD rude and thoughtless of the parents. go to Friday’s/Chuck E. Cheese, get a GD babysitter or DON’T GO OUT. if you choose to have kids, there are some things you have to sacrifice.

      • Kitten says:

        Breweries have effectively become ruined for me because of this. People might hate me for saying this but I’m gonna anyway: BREWERIES ARE NOT FOR CHILDREN!

        Yes, they *allow* kids but that doesn’t mean that you should plan a kid’s birthday party there (yes I have seen this TWICE) nor should you bring your screaming kids to play and run around when people are standing around, drinking alcohol and carrying glasses filled with beer. Kids are NOT paying customers at a brewery, yet almost inevitably there are a dozen (or more) of them at almost every brewery we go to, taking up an already crowded space and making a ton of noise.
        Also, I cringe at the idea of parents drinking alcohol and then driving home with their kids in the car. I assume there is at least one designated driver, but who knows.

        My thing is this: you want to try some beer at your local brewery but can’t leave the kids at home? Cool. Bring your kids with you, try a couple samples, then buy some beer and drink that shit at home. Don’t spend three hours at a brewery with your f*cking toddlers because you want to throw back beers all day. Take your kids to f*cking Chuck E Cheese, the carnival, Dairy Queen, whatever.

        Rant over. Everyone probably hates me now but damn that was cathartic ;)

      • mia girl says:

        😬 ummm leaving this thread before @Kitten finds out I’ve taken my kids to breweries…

      • elle says:

        @kitten, I refuse to go back to one of our local breweries after they blocked us into our table with strollers and baby paraphernalia from surrounding families. The WAIT STAFF moved it there so that kids could run up and down the aisles unfettered. Yeah…no.

      • Carmen says:

        I caught hell on here from some new mom who accused me of having an anti-baby agenda and being intolerant of baby noises, when I said babies do not belong in a movie theater. I told her when I go to the movies I am not paying to listen to baby noises. There is nothing more irritating than trying to hear the movie and having to listen instead to a crying, squalling baby. Get a sitter or wait for the DVD.

      • mia girl says:

        I joked earlier, not wanting @Kitten’s wrath :)
        … context I have taken my kids, but my youngest is 12 and she sits quietly reading a book or playing a board game. We’ve only done it on vacations – stay for a short time for a tasting and take off.

        @Kitten & @elle – you are right in terms of strollers & young kids running around. It’s too much. Having a kids b-day party is too much. I thought it was bad when I went to a local brewery and they were hosting a Quinceanera! LOL

    • Nancy says:

      Jenni…People who don’t want kids absolutely shouldn’t have them. Sometimes when I post about mine or my pregnancy, I feel, shit nobody cares, shut up. But, I guess we all live our lives the way we are intended to. I don’t think Jennifer ever wanted kids, just speculation. I further believe she doesn’t have to explain to anyone why. Either way, I’ve always liked her, but get confused if it’s Rachel I really like. Haha!!

      • ariana says:

        @Nancy, I think most of the minivan majority who make up Aniston’s dwindling fan base really think Aniston IS Rachel.

      • Nancy says:

        Ariana, stop. Now I have to buy a minivan? You mean she isn’t Rachel? My night is ruined…….lol

    • Jaded says:

      @Jenni: Totally agree. I’m 65 and never regretted my decision to remain childless, which I remember making when I was 16. Frankly I don’t really enjoy kids, I usually end up day-drinking when my partner’s 6 year-old hellion of a granddaughter comes to visit.

    • Kitten says:

      LOVE THIS. I only wish my BF and I had more kid-free friends. You all should move to Boston so we can hang! ;)

      • BengalCat😻 says:

        Kitten, I’m in the opposite situation. Only one person in my group of friends (all approx 40+ years old) chose to have children. I never thought about it until I read your comment. I should expand my friend circle.

      • Nancy says:

        I hope you’re happy you did BengalCat. I cannot imagine life without mine. We have friends with and without children, but we have the common bond of friendship that goes way back. @Kitten, no worries about me bringing my f*cking toddler to your brewery…..I don’t even know what that is! A bar….Laverne & Shirley? My kid is more refined, she likes Scotch, neat….haha. Life is a hoot!

      • Nancy says:

        @BengalCat: Well, I see I read your comment incorrectly. No offense intended. I have no idea if your views on kids are the same as Kittens, but it doesn’t matter. If I have learned one thing in 39 years on Earth is that we are all different…..but as my late brother once said, the older you get the smaller the world seems and I’m starting to understand.

      • Kitten says:

        @BengalCat-Where the heck do you live where people aren’t popping out babies left and right? LOL Lucky!
        And I don’t mean to say that I don’t like kids (I really do I swear! lol) but just to say that it’s harder for my friends with kids to find the time to get together plus most of the time when they socialize, they end up hanging with their friends who have kids or their kids’ friends’ parents. Only natural that they would do that but I miss them, ya know?

        @Nancy-LOL it’s a place where beer is brewed. Most breweries don’t even serve food so in my state, dogs are allowed to hang there. More dogs and fewer kids please! But your kid seems to enjoy the finer things in life. Only Glenlivet for Nancy, Jr! :D

      • A says:

        @Kitten, it might not be your cup of tea, but one thing I find a lot of parents appreciate is if their childless friends are willing to come hang out at their house. It’s not as fun as going out to dinner or something like that, but it saves parents the efforts of having to get a sitter and make arrangements for their kids, and…I dunno, I feel like my friendships have deepened somehow when I’ve done this? Not only because I can hang out with them more, or because they sometimes weep with gratitude (heh), but it’s also made me more empathetic to parents in a lot of ways.

        Also, children tend to be mildly better behaved/more preoccupied when they’re at home as opposed to outside.

      • BengalCat😻 says:

        @Nancy, I’ve never wanted children but i work with them and love them.
        @kitten, I live in Alabama. I hate to generalize bc I appreciate my home, but childfree people my age are looked upon as an anomaly. To quote Beck “freaks flock together” and I clearly found my freaks!

    • Scotchy says:

      I co-sign and give ya a bajillion high fives!!!

  11. Leapin' Lizards! says:

    It’s counterintuitive, maybe, but I suspect it was JA who ended the relationship – Justin sure did a great rendtiion of the post-breakup, “see what you’re missing now” pap stroll -

    • tracking says:

      I definitely got a pissed off vibe from him, but who knows what that’s about. Could be about money, mutual friends, her cutting off complete contact, or something else. Regardless of who made the decision to end it, I think she’s fine with it now. I mean, he’s exhausting and she clearly has more peace in her life without him.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I agree, esp considering how much we heard from Theroux post-split, and just about zip from her.

      she let him mouth off and he came off looking/sounding a bit bitter that his gravy train had ended. not that he’s some unknown, or didn’t have any money, but…let’s face it, she got him work/recognition, and he was living the very good Aniston-money life for a while. he may have bashed her “boring” lifestyle, but he sure seemed to enjoy those Cabo vacations.

      • ariana says:

        @whatWHAT?, I am so disappointed there can be no more making fun of the “escort” in his jorts in Cabo.

    • Carrie says:

      Oh wow. I never thought of that but I totally get it now. I think you’re right! Immediately before his pap stroll b,s., Jen had their house in Arch Digest and said she might sell one day. I took the spread to be a sales pitch actually. Then I read somewhere that’s how she sold her last home, via a spread in AD.

      She’s savvy. I love if she kicked him to the curb.

    • The Original G says:

      I thought he was pissed off because he had to force her hand on announcing a break-up so that he could move on.

      • nonnon says:

        Nah he comes across as a scorned lover. Bitter and pissed. IMO

      • Maple says:

        nonnon so exactly how she came across after her first marriage breakup then. When her vendetta against Angelina showed her snarking about Angelina in many interviews. Aniston is definitely not a girl’s girl. Chelsea Handler donated to MeToo yet she spent 10 years making horrible attacks against Angelina and racially abusing Angelina’s children while Aniston walks on stage on cue, grinning like a Cheshire cat – on TWO SEPERATE OCCASIONS so Aniston clearly egged Handler on. Aniston has spent almost 10 years trying to destroy Angelina with Handler’s help and her agent Huvane. All because she was bitter and scorned.

  12. Esmom says:

    She sounds thoughtful and reasonable…and she looks phenomenal. Good for her.

    • LT says:

      Agreed. I’m not a huge fan because I’ve always found her a bit dull, but she comes off well in this interview. Her ex whatever (husband? Boy toy?) is a tool, so more power to her to feel “good riddance.”

  13. Bridget says:

    She played this well. Nice job.

  14. damejudi says:

    I find it’s sad that she has to insist that she’s not heartbroken. At the end of my marriage, I was heartbroken even though I knew divorce was the right outcome. My ex was not a good person, and we had struggled for years, but I was nonetheless, heartbroken.

    It’s none of my business how JA feels after ending a relationship/marriage, but I feel a little bit sorry for her that she has to craft her public persona so carefully-and all of the time.

    But I bet all of the $$$ she has helps to ease the pain.

  15. Pam_L says:

    I don’t know where I stand these days with Jennifer. She’s constantly complaining about how people/the media have sexualized her, but she does a pretty good job of sexualizing herself with her past covers and even the cover above.

    • Josephine says:

      My issue with her has always been that she seems snarky about other women. In her interview she talks about being treated more poorly by women than by men in the industry. It seems like she’s always trying to come across as “I support women” but at the same time snarks about unnamed women, or certain types of women quite a bit. I find it ironic that she seems to be asking women to be more accepting and supportive of each other while at the same time getting her digs in about how women behave. She’s just as damaging but wraps up her negativity in the guise of being pro-women.

      • nonnon says:

        She is always snarky about other women.? Where, when…..She donated a lot of money to the metoo movement because she stands behind other women. But that doesn’t mean that in HER personal experience women have been worse to her.

  16. Alix says:

    “I focus on my work, my friends, my animals, and how we can make the world a better place.”

    BARF.

    • coco puffs says:

      What does she do to make the world a better place. Second no one is talking about her having a baby. Third is anyone really talking about her?
      She talks about when a couple breaks up in HW the woman gets the blame and they pit two women against each other. This is true and she was part of the biggest scandal in HW where the man got off scotch free. But this is old and she seems to be stuck in a certain era of her life. She doesn’t move on because some of that stuff she initiated for sympathy and jabs at Angie.

      • Amanduh says:

        Umm…do you see the irony in your *third* point?

      • Nancy says:

        Amanduh, Seriously, it went clear past her. Nobody is talking about her as I sit here and rant on about her (although it is apparent who she really wants to talk about). People are snarky today.

      • Kitten says:

        LMAO…irony lost.

      • lucy2 says:

        1 – she may do a lot of things you don’t know about.
        2- they were talking about tabloid rumors. A great number of the rumors about her have been about pregnancy/children
        3 -…you are?

      • West Coast Betty says:

        @ Coco Puffs
        Wow, the vitriol.

  17. Amelie says:

    I’ve never really paid much attention to her because I haven’t seen many movies with her in it. And I’m not invested in if she was legally married or not. Why do people even care? If she wasn’t, all the power to her to not have to go through a second divorce. Maybe this was more of a thing 10-15 years ago but nowadays I don’t think it really matters.

    And now I’m wondering if she’s hinting at possible fertility problems which prevented her from having children. Maybe the heartbreak was so great that she didn’t consider other options (adoption, embryo adoption, surrogacy etc.). Or maybe she did and decided not to go through with it. She doesn’t have to open up about it obviously, but at this point she should be left alone on this topic. She doesn’t have kids and she seems to have accepted this reality. The media should too.

    • Pam_L says:

      Amelie, no one is asking any more about her having children. The only time that has come up in the last 5 years has been when she did things that made it seem as if she were covering up a baby bump with her purse, etc.. All of the speculation every time she got with a man could have been avoided if she hadn’t been so sensitive about the speculation following her divorce from Brad Pitt. Instead of the I did, I do, I will! statement about when asked about her not wanting kids as being part of her breakup with Brad, she could have just said. Who knows if kids are in my future? That’s not something I worry about. It will either happen or not. That would have put an end to it. But she was concerned about a certain element of her fan-base who seemed at the time to be overly invested in her life. These are the people who held on to the vision of Jennifer Aniston happy at last with a husband and children, because she said she did, she does, and she will have children. There is also the fact that she has mocked and sneered at the questions about having kids. Women who want kids and for whatever reason can’t have them don’t make jokes about it like Jennifer has. In particular, I’m thinking about that SNL skit she did where she played a Pap screaming out at ‘Jennifer Aniston’ When are you going to have a baby, Jen! and getting big laughs from the audience.

    • Josephine says:

      I think she’s definitely hinting. And those subtle comments keep the interest in her procreation going. I get that she’s pissed, and she has the right to be, but she could end it and doesn’t. She could say nothing but always says something just vague enough to keep the issue alive. I personally think that she owes the public no information whatsoever, but the easy solution to that is to provide no commentary whatsoever for those kind of questions. None.

  18. Jess says:

    I liked the interview, and of course she’s going to have a close friend do it, I would too if I had been through the media shitstorms she has over the years. I would never do another interview that wasn’t in my control 100%. I believe she’s not heartbroken as well, and we all saw why when Justin’s true edgy colors came out, lol. I’d be thanking the universe for getting him away from me, ugh.

    It makes me sad and angry that she has to defend not having children. Personally I’ve always thought she wanted them and couldn’t have them, but it doesn’t matter because it’s her fkng body and her business.

    • Maple says:

      It was pretty clear to me that she never wanted them, but she simply won’t shut up about it. She is the one bringing the topic up all the time, so you should be sad and angry at her for continually talking about it and fuelling speculation for attention.

      • nonnon says:

        It was pretty clear to you that she didn’t want them..LOL Where in this interview did she say she didn’t want them…..You have no idea if she wanted them or not or couldn’t have them or not. Like she says you have no idea what happens behind closed doors so stop assuming YOU know anything about her. Also last week she was on the covers of tabloids about getting back together with brad and about a baby…. So that’s why she is adressing it.

      • Maple says:

        nonnon you cannot believe that is true. So she addressed not having a baby, but conveniently didn’t address getting back with Brad. The fact is she only encourages speculation every time she discusses it, which is almost constantly. She does it because it gets her attention. Otherwise she would shut it down and not comment on it and shut down interviews. That would see less tabloid articles about it. But she doesn’t do it because it gets her the attention.

      • Many feathers says:

        Maple, I have found that people can only judge another person by they’re own beliefs and own standards. What you say is a reflection of your own mirror image. Unless you know Ms Aniston personally, who is it your actually judging? I don’t know Ms Aniston, I have heard she has had two miscarriages which can be traumatic for some women, I have seen her quite bloated which can happen when going through IVF, yet again this is just my perception based on my own personal experiences from fertility treatments, so I can’t say if it’s factual. Maybe be alittle more open to possibilities of why she may not have children in her life. I also did not adopt because of the pain of not being able to conceive, yet I love people dearly & still nature & give love to those that need it. I am always told, maybe you weren’t meant to just share love with children, but with all those that seek it. Jen has a strong support base, lots of friends, so maybe, (in my mind) she too shares love without feeling a need to hold it to herself as though someone belongs to her. Love is uncondional, if it’s based on need then it’s not genuine & it will cause you pain when it’s no longer shared. Uncondional love allows one to let go & continue living your life.

    • ariana says:

      @Jess, JA may have wanted children at one time, but ONLY if they could have been Brad Pitt’s children. Courtney Cox made a statement saying it was BRAD not JA who did not want children. Add to that the statement Brad made, that he had NEVER met a woman he wanted to have HIS children till he met Angelina. Now that had to hurt, and probably was one of the reasons JA spent an entire decade trying her best to bring Angie down. We all know how that worked out, Angelina Jolie is the MOST ADMIRED woman in the world.

  19. Naomi11 says:

    Blah, blah, blah! To me she seems really needy, clingy and desperate. I have no doubt she scares men away.

  20. Electric Tuba says:

    Oh no. Oh lord. I’ve never really been in an Aniston thread I can’t participate in here till my state legalizes weed y’all. I’m gonna need a big ole bong hit to unpack all the stuff said way up above lmao ❤️

  21. lizziegirl says:

    Are toe rings still a thing? That is my main takeaway from this.

    • Lexilla says:

      Omg I just noticed that. She’s had that thing on FOREVER. Maybe it’s fused with her toe now and she can’t get it off.

    • Myrtle says:

      Yes & they will always be a thing (have you been to India?) plus in any country, they are cute and sexy imo. Jen is hot AF and owning it at almost-50!! You go girl!

    • Nancy says:

      I remember at least ten years ago, I was still in my twenties…Suzanne Sommers was on HSN. She was selling toe rings. Someone goofed on her, because she is like 70 something now….and she said it was her grandmother’s secret prize, her toe ring. We were going on a cruise and I bought one in Greece!! My husband loves them. My famous motto, to each their own!

  22. minx says:

    Whatever, Jennifer.

  23. Jennifer herself fed into the pregnancy stories, constantly. I admit it, ii don’t like her.

    • The Original G says:

      Yes, she did. She bump baited paps for ages. She’s implying that it was hard to hear she was selfish because we all don’t know what she’s been through medically and emotionally. She’s still hinting for sympathy. She can’t just say “No babies for me and that doesn’t make me selfish.”

  24. themummy says:

    Softballed for the whole interview? Um…it’s Jennifer Aniston. Why would she be hardballed for an interview? What hardball questions would she possibly have to answer? It’s just a standard celebrity interview–why would there be an expectation that she should be “hardballed”? That seems silly to say to me.

    • Mrs. Bad Bob says:

      This. She’s a sit-com ⭐️, a comic actress, almost not working, what does anyone need to grill her over, her clothes, hair, makeup and vacation plans?

  25. The Original G says:

    Is it so surprising that no one is that interested in the possible break-up of a B movie rom-com age-out?

  26. Sophie says:

    She’s an attractive woman, but all that photoshopping does her no favors. Why can’t magazines editors just show women as they are, instead of this very obvious fake image? Sends wrong message! Why Jennifer can’t just be straight forward & say, I’m happy with my life & do not want children & i don’t care if you have a problem with that. Instead of being passive about the issue.

  27. Littlefishmom says:

    Wtf does color have to do with this?? That is the strangest narrative I’ve ever read on this site. Talk about a reach.

  28. corrine says:

    This interview is a defensive mess, it totally fits that frumpy photo of her. And this: “Every seven years I try to sum up what I am doing and what I want to make my focus.” Every seven years???Um, some people ask themselves this daily. This woman is so shallow she can’t even fake being deep.

  29. Sunny says:

    What’s the problem? If they are not legally married or if they are, who are they hurting exactly?
    I don’t care much for Aniston, I wish her well, but I don’t really care unless she is hurting somebody, she can do whatever she wants. I don’t watch her films, because she is kind of mediocre, but I liked her in the couple of Friends re-runs, it works when she is with a group of actors, the chemistry seemed good.

  30. BlahBlah says:

    THIS IS THE IMAGE THEY CHOSE FOR THE COVER? Unbelievable.

    • GarlicFiend says:

      Magazine covers go deliberately weird and awkward these days. Too many images competing for eyeballs.

  31. ninjacat says:

    This is a refreshing celebrity interview! A woman in the prime of life coming across as articulate, unapologetic, and emotionally together. We grow from our experiences. By the time you are in your 40s, you realize that you don’t have to adhere to that old, linear picket-fence partner and baby narrative. We can be completely whole and fulfilled no matter what! It’s all good!

  32. Hanna says:

    What does it matter if they were legally married or not? If find that discussion ridiculous tbh.

    • The Original G says:

      TBH, it doesn’t matter to anyone really if they wed or not.

      It DID matter enough to THEM to tell everyone that they did. If they didn’t and just lied about getting married and getting divorced- that is the ridiculous part.

  33. GarlicFiend says:

    I skip most of her films but I like her. Yes, she’s used the Brange thing and bump-baited but on balance she’s conducted herself well. Lots of the stuff she did was in reaction to circumstance being forced on her (very, very public breakup and being framed by media as the discarded woman, constant preg speculation, etc). She’s probably not the most stimulating of people but she genuinely seems like someone you’d enjoy being friends with – a nice person.

  34. Dazeem, Adele says:

    Classic case of talking too much about having children before it comes to fruition. I know I got clapped back on another thread re: Meghan Markle about how people need to stop speculating about how many kids she’s going to have, but trust, as an advanced age mother that has seen many friends and peers struggle, I insist that “saying you’re going to have kids” is unfortunately sometimes easier than “having kids.”

  35. Joanna says:

    This might be the single craziest thread I’ve followed on the site. People going real deep into a not real deep situation. Holy crap.

  36. Maple says:

    She is talking about it again. She brings up the topic of kids all by herself, all the time, she adds to media speculation. Whenever she isn’t getting media attention, she will raise the issue of having kids. She is like clockwork. She loves talking about it. She is a master media manipulator.

    • nonnon says:

      Wut…. LMAO Really. It’s all her fault. Not from the tabloids who put her there with their headlines: Sad. Lonely. Heartbroken. Single. Pregnant. Miscarriage. Twins. Just last week tabloids said that she was getting back together with brad and have a baby. Or that she was heartbroken about justin. Ofcourse she is going to stand up for herself. Who else. Good for her.

      • Maple says:

        Perhaps you haven’t noticed the pattern with her, she has the power to shut down all and any questions about babies. She chooses not to do so, and has even indulged and laughed about having kids. It is the number one go to for her to get attention, even media/news commentators are saying the same thing. You obviously haven’t noticed the pattern. She isn’t standing up for herself at all, she is using baby speculation to fuel more speculation and to get attention. It is what it is.

  37. Katebush says:

    Haha I agree @Joanna!
    I like Jen in this interview she sounds confident and at ease with herself and relaxed about what people think about her.

  38. willow says:

    Superstar??? LMAO. In your dreams, Rachel.

  39. vesper says:

    I don’t recall Jen and Justin ever confirming that they were married, only engaged! The press jumped to a conclusion after so much time passed and Jen and Justin never bothered to correct it. So…

    • ariana says:

      @vesper, sorry to disappoint you, but JA has indeed given interviews about her “marriage” to the male escort.