Jennifer Aniston is a childless spinster who is destined for a life of sadness and loneliness.
This is more or less what you'd believe if you read stories about the actress online, many of which focus on her failed relationships and inability to become a mother.
With this in mind, Aniston would like your attention.
She's featured on the cover of InStyle's September 2018 issue and she has something to say about your preconceived notions regarding her existence.
Ready to be blown away by the truth?
Take it away, Jen…
1. The Tease
This is how InStyle captioned an Instagram photo of Aniston on its cover, preparing readers for a revealing interview: “Talk about her all you like, but with great friends, new projects, and still-perfect hair, September cover star Jennifer Aniston is doing just fine. And at 49, she knows who she is. That means no boundaries, no bullshit, and lots of laughing.”
2. What Does the Internet Say About Her?
Come on. You know the answers: that she has never gotten over Brad Pitt, that she’s desperate to be a mother, that she’s miserable after her divorce from Justin Theroux. Heck, Aniston herself knows the answers, as she says in this cover story: “The misconceptions are ‘Jen can’t keep a man,’ and ‘Jen refuses to have a baby because she’s selfish and committed to her career.’ Or that I’m sad and heartbroken.”
3. Huh? These Rumors are False?
F”irst, with all due respect, I’m not heartbroken,” Aniston says. “And second, those are reckless assumptions. No one knows what’s going on behind closed doors. No one considers how sensitive that might be for my partner and me.”
4. And Another Thing!
“They don’t know what I’ve been through medically or emotionally,” Aniston says on the topic of pregnancy. “There is a pressure on women to be mothers, and if they’re 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.”
5. Remember in July 2016?
Aniston fired back at critics
in similarly admirable fashion. “The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing,” she said back then, adding with force: “We are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child… We get to determine our own ‘happily ever after’ for ourselves.”
6. Amen, Right?!?
Maybe Aniston tried to have a baby and was unable to do so medically. Maybe she doesn’t want one. All we know for sure is this: It’s nobody’s business!
The Hollywood Gossip