Jennifer Aniston struggles with dyslexia: ‘I thought I wasn’t smart’


Jennifer Aniston didn’t know that she was suffering from dyslexia and thought she wasn’t just smart until she had to get a prescription for glasses.

Jennifer Aniston is very popular for her innate humor. In fact, she has made several comedy movies. However, most don’t know that she actually felt she was not smart due to a condition called dyslexia.

Jennifer Aniston speaks about dyslexia

Jennifer Aniston doesn’t read much due to dyslexia, which also affected her education and self-image. The condition was not diagnosed until she was already in her early 20s.

“The only reason I knew [that I had it] was because I went to get a prescription for glasses,” Aniston told The Hollywood Reporter.

“I had to wear these Buddy Holly glasses. One had a blue lens and one had a red lens. And I had to read a paragraph, and they gave me a quiz, gave me 10 questions based on what I’d just read, and I think I got three right,” she continued.

“Then they put a computer on my eyes, showing where my eyes went when I read. My eyes would jump four words and go back two words, and I also had a little bit of a lazy eye, like a crossed eye, which they always have to correct in photos.”

Aniston admitted that the revelation was life-changing for her. She grew up thinking she wasn’t smart enough but knowing that the condition affected her performance in school somehow helped her feel better.

“I thought I wasn’t smart. I just couldn’t retain anything,” Aniston said.

“Now I had this great discovery. I felt like all of my childhood trauma-dies, tragedies, dramas were explained.”

Brad Pitt and Aniston reunion rumors

Meanwhile, Jennifer Aniston has been linked to her first ex-husband, Brad Pitt, now that they are both singles. In 2016, Pitt and Angelina Jolie announced their separation. On the other hand, Aniston and Justin Theroux also parted ways in February 2018.

There were speculations that Pitt and Aniston are back together and are getting married. Other outlets claimed that they already remarried and had a backyard wedding. There were also rumors that Aniston got pregnant with Pitt’s baby.

However, one should take those reports with a grain of salt because there are no pieces of evidence to support those claims.

In fact, Pitt and Aniston’s reps both denied it. According to them, the exes are just good friends and are not back together.

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