Jennifer Aniston Drops Major Bombshells About IVF and Her Divorce In New Interview
"I don't have anything to hide at this point," she told Allure magazine.
Jennifer Aniston was going “through really hard sh**” in her late 30s and early 40s.
“I was trying to get pregnant,” the critically acclaimed actress revealed in a new, explosive interview for the December issue of Allure. She recalled sipping on Chinese tea and undergoing rounds of IVF all while a “bump watch” media circus was ensuing outside her front door.
However, the tabloids weren’t camping out to snap a photo with good intentions. Aniston said news stories were fueled by “the narrative that I was just selfish.”
In 2018, Aniston ended her high-profile relationship with Justin Theroux, whom she was with since 2011. She was previously married to Brad Pitt; they divorced in 2005.
“I just cared about my career. And God forbid a woman is successful and doesn’t have a child. And the reason my husband left me, why we broke up and ended our marriage, was because I wouldn’t give him a kid,” Aniston continued.
“It was absolute lies. I don’t have anything to hide at this point,” she added.
Aniston’s IVF journey, obviously, didn’t prove to be successful.
“It was a challenging road for me, the baby-making road,” Aniston told the magazine. “I was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it.”
Despite her fertility struggles, Aniston said she has “zero regrets.”
The Morning Show star said, “…if it wasn’t for going through that, I would’ve never become who I was meant to be.”
Looking back, Aniston wishes fertility issues were talked about more and that someone would have advised then-twenty-something-Jen to freeze her eggs.
“I would’ve given anything if someone had said to me, ‘Freeze your eggs. Do yourself a favor,'” Aniston admitted. “You just don’t think it. So here I am today. The ship has sailed.”
Despite the sadness in that statement, Aniston is looking at the brighter side of things.
“I actually feel a little relief now because there is no more, ‘Can I? Maybe. Maybe. Maybe.’ I don’t have to think about that anymore,” she explained.
In fact, now, at 53, Aniston told Allure that she’s at peace with her life.
“I feel the best in who I am today, better than I ever did in my 20s or 30s even, or my mid-40s.”
You go, girl. Speaking your truth.