NO KIDS AND IT'S OK!
YOU South Africa|13 January 2022
Jennifer Aniston has opened up about the pressures she’s faced for not having children
NICI DE WET

IT’S a topic that has dogged her for years and refuses to go way.

For as long as Jennifer Aniston can remember she’s had to fend off the why-haven’t-you-had-kids scrutiny and she’s sick and tired of having to explain herself year after year after year.

“I used to take it all very personally – the pregnancy rumours and the whole ‘Oh, she chose career over kids’ assumption,” Jen (52) says in a candid new interview. “It’s like, you have no clue what’s going with me personally, medically, why I can’t … can I have kids? They don’t know anything.”

She calls the comments “hurtful”, “just plain nasty” and often “downright ridiculous”.

“Am I still having twins? Am I going to be the miracle mother at 52? I don’t know why there’s such a cruel streak in society.”

The fact that she’s been married twice – first to Brad Pitt who went on to have six kids (three biological) with Angelina Jolie, then to Justin Theroux – and remained childless, didn’t help matters either.

Society is plain unfair sometimes, Jen tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Dolly Parton never had kids. But are people giving her sh*t for it? No, no one’s tried to put her in a white picket fence.”

It’s not the first time the star has expressed her views. Back in 2016 she wrote a powerful essay for the Huffington Post in which she stuck up for the plight of the childless woman.

“The amount of resources being spent right now by the press trying to simply uncover whether or not I’m pregnant ( for the bajillionth time . . . but who’s counting) points to the perpetuation of this notion that women are somehow incomplete, unsuccessful or unhappy if they’re not married with children.

“Yes, I may become a mother someday and, since I’m laying it all out, 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.”

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