Jennifer Aniston sat down with Allure magazine for a new interview and sexy photo shoot.
The “Cake” star also talked about feeling pressured to have children, adding she doesn’t feel a person is a failure if they decide against being a mother.
The former “Friends” actress said she is hurt by repeated accusations that she has sacrificed the chance of motherhood for fame and fortune.
Aniston, 45, said it was wrong for people to assume that women who haven’t chosen motherhood are somehow perceived to have failed in life.
She stated, “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. I don’t think it’s fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t mothering — dogs, friends, friends, children.”
Aniston , who split from Brad Pitt in 2005, has made headlines for years with tabloids reported she is engaged, married, or pregnant.
It probably doesn’t help matters that Pitt went on to be father to six children with Angelina Jolie.
Jennifer said the reports of her sacrificing being a mom for her career has been very hurtful.
She told Allure of the stories, “Oh, God, so many painful things. The accusation that I’ve put my career before the want, the desire to be a mother. 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 adds, “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. Its quite rude, insulting, and ignorant”.
She didn’t say in the interview if she wanted children in the future, but gushed over her fiance of two years, actor Justin Theroux.
Jennifer said of Justin, “We’re equals. He’s a nurturer. He is so fiercely loyal. Beyond protective. I mean, the way he takes care of our dogs, he takes care of me, he takes care of friends.”
And wedding plans? Jennifer didn’t give any details but stated, “We do talk about it all the time”.
Jennifer posed for a sexy topless photo with her hairdresser in her accompanying photo shoot.
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