Has there ever been anyone so publicly scrutinized like Jennifer Aniston. It seems like through most of the '00s not a week went by when she wasn't on a magazine cover. And people are still speculating about what happened between Aniston and ex-husband Brad Pitt. So of course the internet had a field day when Aniston recently opened up about why she doesn't have children. And some people online think this is another opportunity for former-Friends actress to be judged.
The whole conversation started after an interview Jen gave Allure went viral.
According to CNN, Aniston told the magazine that things weren't as they seemed in her 30's and 40's. Sure, she was at the height of her fame, but the actress is now sharing that she was doing everything in her power to get pregnant.
“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 explained.
“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," she added.
Now 53, Aniston seems like she's at peace with the fact that she never had kids.
"I have such gratitude for all those sh—ty things. Otherwise, I would’ve been stuck being this person that was so fearful, so nervous, so unsure of who they were,” she said. “And now, I don’t f—king care.”
“I have zero regrets,” she added. “I actually feel a little relief now because there is no more, ‘Can I? Maybe. Maybe. Maybe.’ I don’t have to think about that anymore.”
Of course, no one could simply believe Aniston could be fine as a childless woman for all these years. And now people in the comments section came out swinging in her defense. "Now everyone can sleep tight knowing that she did try to get PREGNANT, now leave her alone!" wrote one person on Instagram. "Oh my god could I love this woman anymore? No I bloody couldn’t, she’s an utter queen," another person exclaimed. "Aniston clapped back at the 'narrative' that she never wanted children and was a 'selfish' partner whose husband left her because she 'wouldn’t give him a kid,'" a third commenter explained. "WTF she looks amazing amazing amazing, but you never know women’s personal struggles with pregnancy it can be hard," someone else pointed out.
Exactly, we never really know someone is going through. And women don't owe anyone the full details of why they do or do not have kids.