Jennifer Aniston speaks out against the pressure on women to become mothers


A frequent target of tabloid magazines speculating whether her decision not to have children is due to heartbreak over a divorce to actor Brad Pitt in 2005 or because she has “committed to a career”, Aniston said the “reckless accusations” were hurtful because “maybe [her]purpose on this planet isn’t to procreate”.

In a wide-ranging interview with InStyle magazine, Aniston spoke of her attempts to remain “poised and balanced” while the tabloids attempted to tell her story for her.

Having previously hit out at the magazines for “absurd” body shaming, the Friends star said the assumptions about her were made without any real knowledge of her life.

“It’s pretty crazy. 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,” she said.