Jennifer Aniston is once again upset that everyone keeps calling her pregnant.
The 48-year-old actress is fed up that she can’t eat a big meal without having the whole world point at her belly and speculate.
If your body is in a normal moment of having had a bite or two, or you’re having a moment of bloat, then there’s arrows circled around your stomach, telling you that you’re pregnant,” she says in an interview with Glamour. “And it’s like, actually no, it’s just my body.”
Perhaps she saw the latest cover of OK, where she has an arrow pointed straight at her stomach saying is she is pregnant with a miracle baby—and used IVF.
“Having a child, as we know, is no one’s business except the couple or individual that’s going through it,” Jennifer said. “My ideas of what a happy life and fulfilled life are might be different from other people’s. I think it’s to each their own. It points to the perpetuation of this notion that women are somehow incomplete, unsuccessful, or unhappy if they’re not married with children.”
Her favorite pregnancy story is one she remembers with her hand over my stomach, saying “Finally Pregnant!”
“I’m trying to think how recently, I don’t pay that much attention, but that’s definitely a headline,” Jennifer says…."I mean, it’s like they take a picture of you and create this story. If your body is in a normal moment of having had a bite or two, or you’re having a moment of bloat, then there’s arrows circled around your stomach, telling you that you’re pregnant. And it’s like, actually no, it’s just my body. Not that it’s any of your business to begin with. Having a child, as we know, is no one’s business except the couple or individual that’s going through it. Yeah! And my ideas of what a happy life and fulfilled life are might be different from other people’s. I think it’s to each their own. Nobody’s right to judge someone else’s choices. No one knows what’s going on beyond the four walls of your home, of these people who are having or not having children. It’s a very sensitive area to go to, especially. It’s sensitive to me.
“Everybody likes to get into each other’s panty drawers. Stay in your own backyard and let everybody live their lives. You have to be really comfortable in your skin. You have to start with being in love with [who] you are, with who you’ve become. I’ve been a very fortunate woman in that I have a group of girlfriends that are about as deep and conscious and mindful as they come. That to me is what beauty is. It’s being as full and complete of a human being as you possibly can be. And that means going to therapy, figuring out your darker corners, and getting to work on them, so you’re not passing on your negative experiences—and trying to become a fully realized human being, so you can go out in the world and bring that to people.
“Think of it as the law of attraction: You’ll attract like-minded people who are the same. It’s not about what trend are we following, what makeup kits are happening now. Those are fun to play with, and it’s fun to get dressed up and your hair and your makeup on and get a great haircut, but I think it’s really your internal life that’s most important to get together for you to feel beautiful and ready to take on the world.”
In an open letter published in the Huffington Post in 2016, Jen confirmed she had just eaten a burrito on vacation—no baby to see here folks.
“The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing. The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty,” she said. “We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies. That decision is ours and ours alone. Let’s make that decision for ourselves and for the young women in this world who look to us as examples.”
The actress—who does Yoga daily, works out two hours a day, eats clean, admits to doing facial lasers, has appeared in public with suspicious bandages on her once plump nose, and perpetually has a tan—also says she’s upset Hollywood is obsessed with looks.
“Right now, women’s worth is being quantified by how they look and their Instagrams and likes,” she says. “That’s all so self-created, so why are we trying to add to that? It’s hard enough to be a young woman, or man, growing up and trying to find your identity, rather than having a whole Internet of people weighing in on it.”
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