- Actress Jennifer Aniston has opened up about her emotional fertility journey.
- She also denied allegations that her infertility was the reason that she and Brad Pitt split up.
- There was a rumour that Jennifer Aniston didn’t want kids when she and Brad Pitt split.
Friends actress Jennifer Aniston has revealed a very personal chapter of her life for the first time ever. The star confessed in a cover story for Allure on November 9 that “she was trying to get pregnant” many years ago and had IVF and other fertility procedures done. Contrary to what some people may believe about her apparently childless lifestyle, the actor admitted that she tried to get pregnant in the past but was unsuccessful. While Ms. Aniston refused to specify the exact age at which she underwent IVF, she did say that it was in her “late 30s, 40s.”
She spoke candidly to Allure about her tough fertility journey, “I was trying to get pregnant. It was a challenging road for me, the baby-making road.” The actor discussed the challenges she encountered when attempting to conceive, including the intense media scrutiny.
Hollywood media has been obsessed with her personal life ever since she rose to fame, including her previous two marriages to Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux, respectively, and the fact that she hasn’t had children.
“All the years and years and years of speculation… It was really hard. I was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it.” She further added, “I would’ve given anything if someone had said to me, ‘Freeze your eggs. Do yourself a favor.’ You just don’t think it. So here I am today. The ship has sailed.”
The actress added that it was the suggestion that she was “selfish” for prioritising her work over having children that bothered her more than pregnancy rumours and speculations. However, Ms. Aniston claimed that she has “zero regrets” and that she “really feels a little relief” right now. She continued, saying she’s “proud of my wrinkles and grey hair” and that she’s in a great stage of her life.
“I’ve spent so many years protecting my story about IVF. I’m so protective of these parts because I feel like there’s so little that I get to keep to myself. The [world] creates narratives that aren’t true, so I might as well tell the truth. I feel like I’m coming out of hibernation. I don’t have anything to hide,” she concluded.
Since she won fans over with her portrayal of Rachel Green in the popular NBC sitcom Friends, the 53-year-old actor has been a fan favourite. She currently features in “The Morning Show” on Apple TV+.