Jennifer Aniston Speaks About ‘Challenging’ IVF Journey For The First Time

Jennifer Aniston has opened up in regards to the difficulties she confronted whereas attempting to get pregnant, together with media scrutiny, public hypothesis about whether or not she needed kids and unsuccessful makes an attempt at in vitro fertilization.

“It was a challenging road for me, the baby-making road,” the “Friends” icon mentioned, in line with Attract journal’s December cowl story.

Aniston, 53, instructed Attract that she went via some “really hard shit” attempting to get pregnant in her late 30s and 40s that the general public didn’t learn about.

“All the years and years and years of speculation… It was really hard. I was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it,” she instructed the journal. “I would’ve given anything if someone had said to me, ‘Freeze your eggs. Do yourself a favor.’ You just don’t think it. So here I am today. The ship has sailed.”

The actor, presently starring within the Apple TV+ sequence “The Morning Show,” described the infuriating media hypothesis on the time about how her physique seemed and what it meant. She mentioned that frustration led her to put in writing an opinion piece in 2016 for HuffPost slamming the media for its fixation on whether or not she was pregnant, and for the “objectification and scrutiny” it put girls via.

“I got so frustrated. Hence that op-ed I wrote,” Aniston instructed Attract. “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.’”

She additionally known as out the false narratives that arose about why she hadn’t had kids: that she was “selfish,” that she solely cared about her profession.

“God forbid a woman is successful and doesn’t have a child,” Aniston mentioned.

The actor mentioned she spent “so many years protecting my story about IVF” as a result of “I feel like there’s so little that I get to keep to myself.”

“The [world] creates narratives that aren’t true, so I might as well tell the truth,” she instructed Attract. “I feel like I’m coming out of hibernation. I don’t have anything to hide.”

Now, Aniston mentioned, she feels higher than ever, and has gratitude for the challenges she went via as a result of “I would’ve never become who I was meant to be.”

Aniston gained a Display Actors Guild Award in 2020 for her work on “The Morning Show,” and has been nominated for eight Emmys, successful one in 2002 for “Friends.” She was married to actor Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005, and to filmmaker Justin Theroux from 2015 to 2017.

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