Actress Jennifer Aniston has opened up for the first time about her struggles with infertility.
The 53-year-old Friends star also called out past stories about the break-up of her marriage to actor Brad Pitt, 58, in 2005 as “absolute lies”. They claimed that she chose her career over having kids.
“All the years and years and years of speculation... It was really hard,” she said. “I was going through in-vitro fertilisation, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it. I would have given anything if someone had said to me, ‘Freeze your eggs. Do yourself a favour.’ You just don’t think it.”
The Morning Show (2019 to present) actress addressed the narrative at the time of their split, after five years of marriage, that she was selfish and cared only about her 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. It was absolute lies.”
Aniston went on to marry actor Justin Theroux, 51, in 2015. They split up two years later without having a child.
“Here I am today. The ship has sailed,” she said. “I actually feel a little relief now because there is no more, ‘Can I?’ I don’t have to think about that anymore.”
She said she was grateful for her struggles.
“I would say in my late 30s, 40s, I’d gone through really hard s***. And if it wasn’t for that, I would’ve never become who I was meant to be. I feel the best in who I am today, better than I did in my 20s or 30s even, or my mid-40s.”
Source: The Straits Times