Why Jennifer Aniston did not have kids with Brad Pitt

Jennifer Aniston shared her personal fertility struggles for the first time in a candid interview with Allure. The actress opened up about the painful pregnancy rumours that followed her around for years. She revealed that behind the rumours was a secret struggle with infertility.

“I was trying to get pregnant. It was a challenging road for me, the baby-making road,” said Aniston.

“All the years and years and years of speculation… It was really hard,” she added. “I was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it. I would have given anything if someone had said to me, ‘Freeze your eggs. Do yourself a favour.’ You just don’t think it.”

The split from Brad Pitt

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt were married from 2000 to 2005 in a highly publicized relationship. They met in 1994, but didn’t date until 1998. They announced their divorce in a joint statement before the finale of Friends. That’s when the hurtful assumptions that she chose her career over kids began.

“It was absolute lies. The narrative that I was just selfish… I just cared about my career. And God forbid a woman is successful and doesn’t have a child. And the reason my husband left me, why we broke up and ended our marriage, was because I wouldn’t give him a kid.”

Jennifer Aniston doesn’t regret a thing

The actress didn’t share the timeline of her IVF journey. She simply noted that it was “several years ago.” Now, at 53 years old, Jennifer has zero regrets to how things worked out.

“Here I am today. The ship has sailed,” she shared. “I actually feel a little releaf now because there is no more, ‘Can I?’ I don’t have to think about that anymore.”

“I would say my late 30s, 40s, I’d gone through really hard s***, and if it wasn’t for going throught that, I would’ve never become who I was meant to be,” said Jennifer. “That’s why I have such gratitude for all those s***** things. Otherwise, I would’ve been stuck being this person that was so fearful, so nervous, so unsure of who they were. And now, I don’t f****** care.”

She added: “I feel the best in who I am today, better than I ever did in my 20s or 30s even, or my mid-40s.”

The effects of gossip in Jennifer Aniston’s life

Back in 2016, Jennifer Aniston wrote an essay for the Huffington Post addressing false pregnancy reports at the time, saying: “For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up.”

“Here’s what I come out on this topic: We are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies. That decision is ours and ours alone,” she wrote. “Let’s make that decision for ourselves and for the young women in this world who look at us as examples. Let’s make that decision consciously, outside the tabloid noise. We don’t need to be married or mothers to be complete. We get to determine our own ‘happily ever after’ for ourselves.”

She then added: “I have grown tired of being part of this narrative. Yes, I may become a mother someday, and since I’m laying it all out there, if I ever do, I will be the first to let you know. But I’m not in pursuit of motherhood because I feel incomplete in some way.”

Justin Theroux shows support

Justin Theroux, who was married to Jennifer Aniston from 2015 to 2017, spoke out in support to the actress. He left a comment on a post of a series of photos from Jennifer’s Allure shoot.

Theroux dropped a fist bump and heart emoji on the post.

Jennifer on movie stars and social media

The actress briefly lamented on Hollywood’s fading glamour. The writer of the Allure interview read the following to Jennifer: “No one’s ever going to be famous the way she is. That kind of mass-fame phenomenon burning so bright for so long, it’s just not achievable today. She’s like a silent-film star among a generation of TikTok dipshits.”

To which Jennifer responded: “Whoa. Oh, that just gave me chills. I’m a little choked up. I feel like it’s dying. There are no more movie stars. There’s no more glamour. Even the Oscar parties used to be so fun.”

The actress flat out said that she hates social media. Nonetheless, she joined Instagram on October 2019.

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