Jennifer Aniston, the lovable and funny Greek-American actress who got dumped by Brad Pitt for Angelina Jolie but kept her poise, now is upset with gossip that says she hasn’t had a baby because she prefers her career.
Aniston, 45, has had to endure talks behind her back for years about she hasn’t had a kid and has had enough of it. I don’t like (the pressure) that people put on me, on women — that you’ve failed yourself as a female because you haven’t procreated,” Aniston told Allure magazine’s January 2015 issue.
“I don’t think it’s fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t mothering — dogs, friends, friends’ children.”
Aniston showed off her fit physique in a series of poses for the glossy, including a topless one with her longtime hair stylist Chris McMillan and she’s smoking hot.
“This continually is said about me: that I was so career-driven and focused on myself that I don’t want to be a mother, and how selfish that is,” Aniston, who was married to actor Brad Pitt before parting ways in 2005, said. “Even saying it gets me a little tight in my throat.”
Pitt went on to have six children with now wife Angelina Jolie shortly after the two split.
“I have a lot of friends who decided not to have children, who can’t have children, or are trying but are having a difficult time. There’s all sorts of reasons why children aren’t in people’s lives, and no one has the right to assume,” she noted.
She added: “It’s quite rude, insulting and ignorant.”
Aniston’s recent transformation role in “Cake” has already landed her a Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe nomination for her dramatic chops, which are as impressive as her on-cue timing and physical comedy skill aided by her innocent vulnerability and approachability.
“A woman going physically unattractive is where you get recognition and some sort of respect,” Aniston told the January issue of Allure, something Charlize Theron, another beauty, discovered when she did the movie Monster, playing a deadly, grotesque prostitute that earned her acclaim.
“You read things like, ‘Oh, finally, she’s acting!'” It’s “quite sexist, to be honest, because men don’t get that,” Aniston said.