Jennifer Aniston bares her heart on ‘very successful’ marriages to Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux & having kids
Jennifer Aniston opened up about her marriages and said that she hasn't ruled out the possibility of having children yet.
Jennifer Aniston is the cover star of Elle magazine’s January 2019 issue. She looks like a dream on the magazine cover and bares her heart in the interview with Elle. From talking about her parents’ divorce to having children, Jennifer Aniston opened up about it all. She also shared why she refrains from joining social media and how people have looked at her and judged her from a narrow lens. She said that she is happy and content and always sees the glass as half-full. The Dumplin’ star will soon start shooting for a show with Reese Witherspoon.
She said in the interview that society has set norms for women and everyone projects double standards on women, especially successful ones. “We live in a society that messages women: By this age, you should be married; by this age, you should have children.That’s a fairy tale. That’s the mold we’re slowly trying to break out of,” Aniston said further adding that using marriage and children as the ultimate mark of female happiness disempowers successful women. “Why do we want a happy ending? How about just a happy existence? A happy process? We’re all in process constantly,” she opines.
Talking about her love life, Jennifer said that as a young girl her priorities were never been about who she is going to marry or what to wear on the wedding day, rather she built houses from boxes and tissues. She added that she doesn’t feel the void in her life, “I don’t feel a void. I really don’t. My marriages, they’ve been very successful, in [my] personal opinion. And when they came to an end, it was a choice that was made because we chose to be happy, and sometimes happiness didn’t exist within that arrangement anymore.”
Jennifer Aniston spent a decade on ‘Friends’ and has starred in more than 30 movies, but the role that sticks to her most tenaciously is America’s Suffering Sweetheart. “We live in a society that messages women: By this age, you should be married; by this age, you should have children,” Aniston told ELLE. “That’s a fairy tale. That’s the mold we’re slowly trying to break out of.” Link in bio for ELLE’s full January 2019 cover story. ELLE January 2019 credits: Cover star: #JenniferAniston Editor-in-chief: @ninagarcia Photographer: @zoeygrossman Chief photography director: @alixbcampbell Design director: @mhoopsdesign Stylist: @edmondalison Makeup: @gucciwestman Hair: @mrchrismcmillan Nails: #MiwaKobayashi
Aniston said that she did not continue to stay in the marriage because of fear, “Sure, there were bumps, and not every moment felt fantastic, obviously, but at the end of it, this is our one life and I would not stay in a situation out of fear. Fear of being alone. Fear of not being able to survive. To stay in a marriage based on fear feels like you’re doing your one life a disservice. When the work has been put in and it doesn’t seem that there’s an option of it working, that’s okay. That’s not a failure. We have these clichés around all of this that need to be reworked and retooled, you know? Because it’s very narrow-minded thinking.”
Jennifer Aniston was married to Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005 and to Justin Theroux for almost three years from 2015 to 2017. They announced their split in February.
She said that people look at her with a shallow lens and have pointed fingers at her like it’s her damage as she hasn’t pro-created or won’t procreate.
There have been innumerable rumours about her pregnancy over the years. She said in the interview that she has not ruled out having children yet, but the idea always felt ‘kind of frightening’. “Who knows what the future holds in terms of a child and a partnership— how that child comes in...or doesn’t? And now with science and miracles, we can do things at different times than we used to be able to,” she said.
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