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Jennifer Aniston Doesn't Want Her 'Value as a Woman' to be Defined By Marriage & Children

Jennifer Aniston Doesn't Want Her 'Value as a Woman' to be Defined By Marriage & Children

Jennifer Aniston recently sat down and got candid with Carson Daly for a Today show interview, which aired this morning (August 27).

Carson asked the 45-year-old actress about her comments about having conversations with Gloria Steinem about a women’s worth in society being measured by procreating.

“I’d talked to her personally about this for awhile, just because it is such an issue of, like, ‘Are you married yet? Are you going to have your babies yet?’ It’s just constant. It’s like, I don’t know!” Jennifer said. “I don’t have this sort of checklist of things that have to be done, and if they’re not checked, then I’ve failed some part of my feminism or my value as a woman because I haven’t birthed a child. I’ve birthed a lot of things and feel like I’ve mothered many things, and I don’t think it’s fair to put that pressure on people.”

Jennifer was asked why people are so fascinated with her personal life, to which she replied, “If you have an answer to that, please let me know. I don’t know! I don’t know.”

She also talked about growing up and facing challenges. “All of the fears that I’ve overcome, challenges that you face that you think, ‘Oh, there’s no way I’m gonna be able to get through this,’ and by the grace of God, you have that strength in you and you get through it.”

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# 2

Im getting popcorn for this thread…. cant wait for the comments XD

# 3

Jennifer, everyone is interested in your personal life because you were dumped by Brad Pitt for sultry Angelina. Just say you are not having children and no one will ask again.

# 4
inherownwords @ 08/27/2014 at 10:19 am

“I’ve never in my life said I didn’t want to have children. I did and I do and I will! The women that inspire me are the ones who have careers and children; why would I want to limit myself? I’ve always wanted to have children, and I would never give up that experience for a career. I want to have it all.”
Jennifer Aniston

# 5

@Daphne:

Ugh this! Dont understand why she doesnt just admit she doesnt want children – its not the end of the world nor should it be frowned upon

# 6

THE COW IS TOO OLD TO GET MARRIED AND PREGNANT LOL

# 7

WTF!?!?!? SHE said she WANTED children. “I do and I will” to paraphrase her comment in Vanity Fair interview after Pitt kicked her to the curb. SHE has ben dragging out the children issue. JUST SAY YOU DONT WANT KIDS!!!!

# 8

why doe she think people will attack her if she says she doesn’t want kids? this woman is insecure to a T. if cameron diaz can say it without a problem, why can’t jennifer? can’t fix “stupid” i guess.

# 9

No one would’ve cared one iota if Aniston had been honest in her “poor me I’m the first person to divorce” campaign for years after her divorce. Prior to the divorce she was constantly telling interviewers they are ready, we’re practicing, it’s happening, etc. No one would give to nickles if she’d been honest and said I don’t want children (at this time, now or later) or simply that is private or personal or I don’t discuss my private life publically. Tons of celebrities do it and have no issues. The problem with Aniston she knew her fans related her to the likeness of Rachel Green( which was planned for her because they thought she would have been carrying for real based on her timelines ) pregnant and happy. She used that to try and launch her movie career and now that she’s too old it’s backfiring on her. Now she’s backpedaling the mess she and her pr created.

Of course, her fans will coddle her as usual as little Ms Innocent.

Full of it @ 08/27/2014 at 10:47 am

Jennifer Aniston is full of bull. Who says things like “I’ve birthed many things”. She started one of the longest pity parties ever, threw her ex under the bus a million times and is now trying to reinvent herself as a feminist. I don’t for a second believe it. She never wanted kids, she still doesn’t but instead of being honest she fooled a lot of her minions into believing her “act”. Full of bull!

What hypocrisy!
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Ms. Anniston is the one who has used these very issues for decades to get herself headlines and as “look at me” material. NOW she pooh poohs talk of these topics. SMH
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What exactly has she birthed that was successful or not stillborn? She’s just plain embarrassing to women who really do accomplish things or succeed in life without her resources or her initial connections and luck in the industry.

Ms. gotdumped @ 08/27/2014 at 10:53 am

She has a funny shaped face. No.one really wants her.

people are interested in her personal life , because she lost a gorgeous man for the most beautiful woman. and , this man said he was having a dull life before.
JA might be nice …but that’s all: nice…and boring.
glad she found a guy who need to become famous . they seem to be happy … and happiness is all we want and wish to everyone .

Jennifer Aniston is so full of BS… She has been milking her “Woe me, I got dumped for another woman” schtick for a decade and built her career on playing the poor little betrayed housewife.
And every time she needed media attention to promote her dull rom-coms she told the media that Yes, she wants a baby and will have one because her boyfriend of the week is her one and only soulmate, Y’all!
BS… BS… BS…
Aniston has had a dozen boyfriends and flings since her divorce, if she really wanted a baby she would have one by now. Or she could have adopted like Sandra Bullock.
Nope, she never wanted children, those were all lies to cater to her fans… and THAT is the real reason why Brad Pitt left her.

I agree with her about kids. The pressure society puts on people to have them is silly. However, she has said she wants a child so her fans keep expecting her to have one. Maybe she should just state she changed her mind now and doesn’t want any.

she’s not pretty or interesting…*yawn*

This heffer is going to die OLD and alone smothering her cats in Aveeno lotion. She is so full of **** sometimes…gahh!!! Justin, back out dude. She ain’t worth it. Meanwhile Angelina is happily married with her football team of kids. SMDH!!!

@Tammy: If that’s what Angelina wants it’s ok, but what if it’s not what Jennifer wants, and she would completely miserable with a bunch of kids? There’s no shame in not having them, there would only be shame if she did for the pressure and then throw them in the hands of the nannies. That would be a real pity here. Take a look at North West.

@lav: There’s no shame in not wanting children, it’s a personal choice. Not every woman is born to be a mother.
But Jennifer Aniston always said that she wants a baby and will have one. The future mom was always part of her carefully constructed image.
But she’s 45 years old now, where is the baby she alwys claims she wants? She lied, plain and simple.

@lies:

You a$$!oles supposing she’s having issues getting pregnant?? Fertility issues, medical issues??? The constant attacks on her on this site is sickening. Jennifer will never inform the world about her problems because she’s not a famewh@re like some people! Perhaps she doesn’t want to adopt or whatever and she wanted to give birth but it didn’t happen. Why must it be she is lying you JUST JARED F@CKERS!!!!!

While I certainly can care less about what she chooses to do with her life, I do remember how bad I felt after seeing numerous interviews during the time of the divorce that stated how badly she did want to be a mom. She made it very clear that she wanted children and she said multiple times she would never compromise a family for her career. I don’t think she ever wanted children and that’s ok. I just think that’s why some people keep bringing it up with her. Because she’s the one who always said she wanted kids in all the interviews. If she would’ve just said “I don’t think I ever want to be a mom” or “I don’t see kids in the immediate future” I don’t think people would care so much. It’s always so refreshing when women like Cameron Diaz can be honest about motherhood, saying it’s just not for them. I respect women like that so much more. But ultimately it is no ones business.. I do think however it was her that started all that media circus about her being a mom. She played into it a lot and people sympathized with her a lot more. so let’s not act mystified about why people keep asking her about it. Cuz let’s face it.. Unfortunately there ARE women who would’ve turned their backs on her if she said she never wanted to be a mom and that was the reason for her divorce. I think that’s silly but let’s be real about it

Joy B Angie @ 08/27/2014 at 12:31 pm

Jen looks better and better.
G O R G E O U S ! ! !

No one is asking Carmen Diaz over and over again about marriage and having a baby. Why do they ask Jen? Because she was the one who talked about wanting to be a mother after Friends was over. It was her who whined in her VF interview that she wanted to be a mother so bad. It was Jen producer friend who said it was Jen that was doing all the planning to be as mother but it was Brad who did not want to be a parent. It was Jen who told Oprah that in five years I will be a mother.
Reality is Jen Aniston never wanted to be a mother. She just changes her story to fit the situation she is in.
Be a grown a s s woman now and just tell that to the media and stop with the I Am Woman bs Speech. You did not get your confidence until you found a guy(who left his gf of 14 years) to marry you.

@Ami:

Honey, calm down, manface does’nt even know you exist. Now if she were having fertility problems, or the other hen fantasy, that she had miscarriages, then why would she put on a fake pregnancy belly to shill overpriced tap water? No sane person would mock something like that. What’s sickening is you slags need to victimize this trick. Shes too old to play the “Imma gonna have a baby sumday” card, the hot body pr isnt working, so now she’s gonna talk about her hair and skin and blah, blah blah.

@Ami:

Oh yeah, forgot to add…notice your hypocritical azz didnt get sick when one of your fellow hens made a pedophilic remark about Jolie and Pitts kids. But you get your panties in a bunch about remarks made about an almost 50 year old woman, but crickets about sexual remarks made about kids.

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