Jennifer Aniston was previously married to Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux. Both marriages didn’t work, but the Cake actress still considered those union successful.
Jennifer Aniston is aware of society’s expectations for women. When one gets married, the next thing the people want to know is when she’s having kids. However, that route is simply not for everyone.
“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.
The Murder Mystery star confessed that she finds the prospects of having kids “quite honestly, kind of frightening.” She also added that there were women who were meant to be wives and mothers, but for her, “I don’t know how naturally that comes to me.”
“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 added.
Even if Jennifer Aniston felt that it wasn’t natural for her to be a mom, she never closed her doors to motherhood. In fact, she’s willing to be a mom in her 50s.
In an interview with Sandra Bullock for Interview magazine in February, Aniston was asked what else she wanted in life. Aniston said that she saw the ocean, heard the laugher, and saw kids running, hinting that she wanted to be surrounded with children.
In a separate interview, Aniston also addressed the rumors that Brad Pitt left her because she didn’t want to have kids. The actress didn’t hide her pain and frustration about the issue.
“A man divorcing would never be accused of choosing career over children,” Aniston told Vanity Fair in 2016.
“That really pissed me off. I’ve never in my life said I didn’t want to have children. I did and I do and I will! The women that inspire me are the ones who have careers and children; why would I want to limit myself? I’ve always wanted to have children, and I would never give up that experience for a career. I want to have it all.”
Jennifer Aniston remains friends with her ex-husbands. Although her relationship with them never worked out, she still considered her marriages successful.
However, there are still many fans who are hoping that she will get back with Brad Pitt. In fact, several continue to ship her with Pitt.
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