Jennifer Aniston on being publicly shamed: ‘I have worked too hard to be whittled down to a sad, childless human’
‘My marital status has been shamed; my divorce status was shamed; my lack of a mate had been shamed; my nipples have been shamed’
Jennifer Aniston has criticised the media for shaming her throughout every step of her life.
Speaking to Marie Claire, the Friends’ actress listed all of the ways she had been targeted: her life, her work and her appearance.
Her relationships and speculation over whether she could be pregnant have come under particular scrutiny, prompting her to write an essay for the Huffington Post in response to another spurious pregnancy story.
“My marital status has been shamed; my divorce status was shamed; my lack of a mate had been shamed; my nipples have been shamed. It’s like, ‘Why are we only looking at women through this particular lens of picking us apart? Why are we listening to it?
“I just thought: I have worked too hard in this life and this career to be whittled down to a sad, childless human.”
“For the record, I am not pregnant,“ Aniston wrote in her essay at the time. “What I am is fed up. 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’.
“We use celebrity ‘news’ to perpetuate this dehumanising view of females, focused solely on one’s physical appearance, which tabloids turn into a sporting event of speculation. Is she pregnant? Is she eating too much? Has she let herself go?”
Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux Romance ‘Back On’?
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s romance is not “back on,” despite an untrue tabloid report. Although the ex-spouses are on good terms, they haven’t rekindled a romance. Gossip Cop can clear up the situation.
Theroux attended his ex-wife’s annual Friendsgiving dinner this year, along with famous pals such as Courteney Cox, Jimmy Kimmel and Jason Bateman. That’s all Woman’s Day needed to decide that Aniston is giving her romance with Theroux another shot. “Jen and Justin have realized just how much they still mean to each other,” a supposed source tells the outlet. “They’re speaking virtually every day and Justin spent an entire week at Jen’s LA home over Thanksgiving.”
The magazine further contends that Aniston has told pals she believes she gave up on their marriage too quickly, and wishes she tried harder. “Jen was so scarred from her divorce from Brad [Pitt], but after working with the same therapist for several years, she realizes now she tends to put a wall up as soon as things get tough, rather than working through them,” adds the suspicious tipster. “It’s dawned on her now that Justin was everything she wanted in a partner, and she’s beginning to feel as though the lost the best thing in her life. She can’t help but feel hugely regretful.”
The seemingly made-up insider claims it was Cox who encouraged Aniston to invite her ex over for Thanksgiving, which “felt like a big risk and she was terrified he might reject her, but he jumped at the chance.” The alleged source adds, “He ended up staying with Jen for a week. She says it felt like the old days when they were married, and it reminded them again just how much they love each other.” The “insider” concludes, “Jen has decided life is too short not to give this another try. She’s excited about seeing where things go.”
The tabloid’s phony story was concocted simply because Aniston and Theroux reunited for her Friendsgiving celebration. The friendly exes aren’t back together. Gossip Cop reached out to individuals close to both stars, who tell us they haven’t rekindled a romance. We’re further assured that Theroux didn’t spend the week at his ex-wife’s house over Thanksgiving.
It should be noted, Woman’s Day has spent a lot of time insisting that Aniston was getting back together with Pitt. Less than a month ago, Gossip Cop busted the tabloid for falsely claiming Pitt surprised Aniston with flowers backstage at the People’s Choice Awards. That never happened, and now the magazine is switching over to Theroux instead. The Friends star isn’t rekindling a romance with either of her ex-husbands.
Also less than a month ago, the unreliable magazine made up a story about Theroux dating Katie Holmes. Gossip Cop debunked that report after learning the two stars don’t even know each other. The outlet clearly has trouble keeping track of its phony narratives, which are contradictory and all over the place.
Jennifer Aniston and her ‘Friends’ sisters all got nominated for Golden Globes
Jennifer Aniston wasn’t the only former “Friends” star nominated for a 2020 Golden Globe on Monday. Reese Witherspoon and Christina Applegate — who played her TV sisters on the show — were nominated right alongside her.
Aniston, 50, famously played Rachel Green on the beloved NBC sitcom with Witherspoon, 43, and Applegate, 48, making guests appearances as Rachel’s self-absorbed sisters, Jill and Amy.
Jennifer Aniston, left, and Reese Witherspoon in a scene from “Friends.” Getty Images
Aniston and Witherspoon may deal with a little sibling rivalry considering both earned nods in the best performance by an actress in a TV series, drama category for their stellar performances on Apple TV’s “The Morning Show.”
Additionally, “The Morning Show” will face off against Witherspoon’s other series, HBO’s “Big Little Lies” for best television show, drama.
Meanwhile, Applegate will compete in the best performance by an actress in a TV series, musical or comedy category for her excellent work on the Netflix dark comedy “Dead to Me.”
Aniston celebrated after the nominations were announced early Monday by sharing a cute video of her and Witherspoon looking intently at a smartphone.
“The Green sisters on the internet this morning like …” she joked in the caption.
Congratulations to all three Green sisters!
The 2020 Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast live Jan. 5 on NBC.