Jennifer Aniston: I’m Not Pregnant, Stop Body-Shaming Me!
Jennifer Aniston sure can be a gem, right?
She helped give us the eternal gift that is Friends, her marriage and subsequent divorce with Brad Pitt gave us some of the greatest gossip in the history of gossip.
And lately, she’s been speaking out about body-shaming, which is always just a nice thing to do.
See, Jennifer’s issue is that she can’t seem to go out in public without countless people speculating about the state of her uterus.
For whatever reason, so many people have become convinced that she’s desperate to have a baby, despite the fact that she’s a ridiculously wealthy 48-year-old woman with no baby.
Seriously, with her money, if she actually wanted a child, she’d have no problem having one, through pregnancy or surrogacy or adoption.
Since she still isn’t a mother after all these years of rumors and theorizing, it’s probably time to drop the subject, right?
Especially since when tabloids claim that she “looks pregnant” when she’s not, that typically means that they think she’s put on weight.
But still, after all this time, she just can’t seem to escape the pregnancy talk.
And she is officially sick of it.
Or, well, she has been for a while now — remember last summer when she wrote that amazing letter on the subject?
“We are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child,” she so beautiful wrote.
“We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies. That decision is ours and ours alone.”
Then, in an interview she did with Vogue just earlier this month, she said “I couldn’t hear this narrative anymore about being pregnant or not pregnant; you have no idea what is going on personally in our lives and why that is or is not happening.”
“In my own brain, I’ve shifted my perspective, so who gives a sh-t?”
And now in another new interview, this one with Glamour, she continues to speak out about the issue.
When asked about a word or phrase she’d ban from tabloids if she had the chance, she answered “Too many, I can’t choose.”
Which, hey, fair enough.
She then added “I would say, I think the best one would be a picture of me with a hand over my stomach, saying ‘Finally Pregnant!”
She said that she doesn’t “pay that much attention” to the tabloids, “but that’s definitely a headline” that is still being published after all these years.
“I mean, it’s like they take a picture of you and create this story,” she explained.
“If your body is in a normal moment of having had a bite or two, or you’re having a moment of bloat, then there’s arrows circled around your stomach, telling you that you’re pregnant.”
“And it’s like, actually no, it’s just my body,” she said. “Not that it’s any of your business to begin with.”
“Having a child, as we know, is no one’s business except the couple or individual that’s going through it.”
Jennifer went on to say that “My ideas of what a happy life and fulfulled life are might be different from other people’s,” and “I think it’s to each their own.”
“Nobody’s right to judge someone else’s choices,” she went on. “No one knows what’s going on beyond the four walls of your home, of these people who are having or not having children.”
“It’s a very sensitive area to go to, especially. It’s sensitive to me.”
She finished things with this lovely little piece of advice:
“Everybody likes to get into each other’s panty drawers. Stay in your own backyard and let everybody live their lives.”
Thanks for all the wisdom, Jen!