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Jennifer Aniston on Her Relationship with Her Mother: 'I Did Not Come Out the Model Child She'd Hoped For'

Jennifer Aniston on Her Relationship with Her Mother: 'I Did Not Come Out the Model Child She'd Hoped For'

Jennifer Aniston gave a revealing interview about the parallels between her own relationship with her late mom, Nancy Dow, and the mother-daughter relationship in her upcoming Netflix film Dumplin’.

When asked by the Sunday Telegraph (via People) about if there are similarities between the two relationships, Jennifer responded, “Where do we start?”

“One of the reasons I really loved the mother-daughter aspect of it was because it was very similar in a way to what my mother, and our relationship, was,” Jennifer reportedly said. “She was a model and she was all about presentation and what she looked like and what I looked like. I did not come out the model child she’d hoped for and it was something that really resonated with me, this little girl just wanting to be seen and wanting to be loved by a mum who was too occupied with things that didn’t quite matter.”

“My idea of beauty is, is what makes you feel beautiful and what makes me feel beautiful is the people around me, the life that I have,” she continued. “And maybe a good hair day.”

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  • Joy B Angie

    Jen is a real super model and nothing can change it.
    Her mom saw all these magazines covers.
    Bald guys have a good hair day everyday :-)

  • Lexi

    I’ve seen pictures of Jennifer as a child and she was far from ugly. Some parents expect too much from their kids. What I find funny is how ppl call out Jennifer for being a bad daughter but forgetting Nancy only started caring and wanting to reunite after she became famous.

  • Mayette de Guzman

    I luv Jen & I’m happy that she has lived her life to the fullest despite her strained relationship w/ her Mom.

  • MyName

    Some people feel inadequate and try to be their idea of perfect and even subject it onto their children. Her mother had her own insecurities. Unfortunately children often don’t understand that until adulthood so they just feel the hurt.

  • MyName

    That’s one of the very best things about her. She is present in her life rather than too often paying others to instead do things for her.

  • sdopinion

    Too bad she can’t let her Mom rest in peace. She has demonized her Mom for years in the press maybe that stress contributed to her mother’s stroke and apparently sad and lonely death.