Jennifer Aniston Reveals Why She And Brad Pitt Broke Up
The truth is being told, according to Jennifer Aniston. The Friends star is talking about her personal experience trying to conceive after years of rumors about her private life.
“It was a challenging road for me, the baby-making road,” Aniston, 53, told Allure of her experience, which the outlet noted took place “several” years ago. “All the years and years and years of speculation…It was really hard.”
Aniston attacked the “narrative that I was just selfish” and “just cared about my career” that surfaced after her 2005 divorce from Brad Pitt, though she doesn’t specifically mention him by name.
“And God forbid a woman is successful and doesn’t have a child,” Aniston, who separated from actor Justin Theroux in 2018, said. “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. I don’t have anything to hide at this point.“
In fact, Aniston became fed up with rumors about her personal life and went on to write an opinion piece for The Huffington Post in 2016. As she recalled to Allure, “I was like, ‘I’ve just got to write this because it’s so maddening and I’m not superhuman to the point where I can’t let it penetrate and hurt.‘”
Aniston says she has “no regrets” about her path in the past. When discussing her attempts to get pregnant, Aniston said, “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.”
“I’ve spent so many years protecting my story about IVF. I’m so protective of these parts because I feel like there’s so little that I get to keep to myself,” she later added. “The [world] creates narratives that aren’t true, so I might as well tell the truth. I feel like I’m coming out of hibernation. I don’t have anything to hide.“