Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston is all things grace. Having dealt with several rumours around pregnancy, relationships, and marriages, the Friends superstar always maintained dignity in her powerful silence throughout her career trajectory where she let her work speak for her stardom. However, the challenges she endured behind the scenes have been far from easy, and The Morning Show actor recently decided to share her personal journey around her attempt at pregnancy via IVF, and everything she went through in the process that only made her stronger with time.
In a tell-all interview, 53-year-old Jennifer Aniston opened up about her attempts at pregnancy via IVF, sharing that she held zero regrets because she tried all she could.
Jennifer Aniston IVF revelation
Aniston once again won hearts worldwide showing her vulnerability through a bare interview, in which she shared parts of her life that were both difficult and overwhelming for her, a lot of which she went through privately away from the public eye. IVF fertility treatments are always challenging and beyond imaginable for women undergoing them, and Aniston’s attempt at it while being the centre of the paparazzi lookout and media trials has been tough terrain to walk through.
The actor, who immortalised her Friends character Rachel Greene forever, disclosed that she went through her trials at getting pregnant through IVF in her late 30s and 40s and that although they were unsuccessful, she had absolutely zero regrets because she gave her all.
“All the years and years of speculation, it was hard. I was going through IVF and drinking Chinese teas. I was throwing everything at it, you name it,” she shared.
“I don’t have anything to hide”
Reflecting on her experiences, the Murder Mystery actor expressed that she was both overwhelmed and disappointed because her attempts did not turn into something she hoped and longed for. She explained how she kept her IVF story to herself because being a global public figure, she had very little private life and wanted some aspects of her life to remain that way.
“I would’ve given anything if someone had said to me, ‘Freeze your eggs. Do yourself a favour,” adding that she knows now that the ship has sailed and is happy she tried. Speaking about not having had a chance to experience motherhood, the star said she felt a little relief at this age and day because she tried everything she could earlier, and the “‘Can I? Maybe’ situations – I don’t have to think about that anymore.”
“And God forbid a woman is successful and doesn’t have a child”
Calling out the general public and media for creating false narratives around her relationships and pregnancy, Aniston shared that she, like any other woman, has faced the brunt of belonging to a particular gender because society fails to accept single successful children-free women at large. Speaking about her marriage to actor Brad Pitt, she added, “The reason why my husband left me, why we broke up and ended our marriage, was because I wouldn’t give him a kid. This rumour was an absolute lie. I don’t have anything to hide at this point.”
Aniston revealed how she was even rebuked by the media and that the press created a narrative around her terming her as selfish for several years because she did not embrace motherhood, especially when they did not know her story, which she said was her right to keep private.
The actor-producer was married to Brad Pitt for five years until they ended their union in 2005. Aniston later married her co-star Justin Theroux in 2015. The couple ended their marriage two years later and remain friends even today.
The actor towards the end shared that although she has no interest, for now, she would love to have a relationship. “Never say never. Who knows? There are moments I want to just crawl up in a ball and say, ‘I need support.’ It would be wonderful to come home and fall into somebody’s arms and say,” she said.