The former Friends actress has slammed false stories and insisted: “For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up.”
Jennifer Aniston has confirmed she is not pregnant but admits she hopes to become a mother “one day”.
In a open letter titled ‘For The Record’ on the Huffington Post website, the former Friends star said she did not like the way women were being portrayed and blasted sections of the media who are obsessed with her life.
For years actress Aniston, 47, has battled against false stories in US magazines claiming she is pregnant, sometimes for months on end.
“For the record, I am not pregnant,” she writes. “What I am is fed up.”
Aniston continued: “I’m fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of ‘journalism,’ the ‘First Amendment,’ and ‘celebrity news.’
“This past month in particular has illuminated for me how much we define a woman’s value based on her marital and maternal status. The sheer amount of resources being spent right now by press trying to simply uncover whether or not I am pregnant (for the bajillionth time… but who’s counting) points to the perpetuation of this notion that women are somehow incomplete, unsuccessful, or unhappy if they’re not married with children.”
Jennifer married actor Justin Theroux, 44, 11 months ago and was last month was forced to deny rumours she was expecting after pictures of her with an ever-so-slightly rounded stomach emerged.
Jennifer, who was previously married to Brad Pitt, also insisted she did not need a child to necessarily be happy in life.
She said she was “not in pursuit of motherhood because I feel incomplete” but admitted frustration with being congratulated on being pregnant up to a dozen times a day because of false stories in the US.
She added: “Here’s where I come out on this topic: we are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. 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. Let’s make that decision consciously, outside of the tabloid noise.
“We don’t need to be married or mothers to be complete. We get to determine our own ‘happily ever after’ for ourselves.”
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