In a new interview, Jennifer Aniston opens up about the “Very Terrible Shit” of trying to start a family and undergoing IVF.
The Morning Show actress and producer spoke with Allure for a lengthy December cover story published on Wednesday, in which she discussed her present status in Hollywood, the introduction of her hair care line, and her attempts to conceive a child in her late 30s and early 40s.
Aniston says “no one” was intentionally aware of it, but that they were. I was actively trying to conceive. Making babies was a difficult path for me, she said. “After all these years of speculation… Insanely challenging.
The Murder Mystery actress stated she had “Zero Regrets” and is “a little relieved” that there is no longer any mystery or speculation surrounding her attempts to conceive. She was relieved to no longer have to consider the issue, saying, “I don’t have to think about that anymore.”
During my IVF treatment, I drank Chinese teas and did everything you can think of to try to get pregnant. All my resources were applied to this problem. If only someone had told me, “Freeze your eggs,” I could have saved myself a lot of trouble.
Put yourself first for once. Aniston said, “You just don’t think it. So today I find myself here. The boat has left the harbor. Aniston stated that the media narrative was “total bullshit” and noted that the headlines implied her own timeframe for raising a kid was “simply selfish” added to the emotional strain around her pregnancy endeavors.
For me, it was all about making progress in my professional life. No woman should be allowed to achieve success if she does not plan to start a family. She said, “And the reason my husband left me, why we split up and dissolved our marriage, was because I wouldn’t give him a kid.
True falsehoods, that’s what they were. At this point, there is nothing I wish to conceal. Ultimately, it was her dissatisfaction with that story that motivated her to pen an opinion piece for The Huffington Post in 2016.
The frustration was so great that I realized, “I have to express this; I’m not superhuman to the point that I can’t let it permeate and ache.” Even though it was a difficult and draining period for Aniston, she is in a different place today and has remarked that she doesn’t “fucking care.”
She remarked, “I went through very awful crap in my late 30s and 40s, and if I hadn’t gone through it, I wouldn’t have been who I was intended to be.” That’s why I’m so appreciative of all those trivial items. If it weren’t for that, I would still be this timid, anxious, and confused person.
Despite her dislike of social media and her belief that she is “not good at it,” Aniston stated that she plans to join the platform in 2020 in order to promote her hair care line.
To put it bluntly, I find it excruciating. She said, “I went on Instagram because I wanted to promote this product. The epidemic hit, and we delayed our debut. Thus, I was confined to Instagram. In other words, it’s not something you do automatically.
Her anxiety about using social media is well-grounded and reflective of how the internet can make women of all ages feel. Aniston says she’s relieved she didn’t have it when she was a kid. Look, the Internet has good intentions, right?
Join people together, she urged, referring to “social networking.” “It all stems from the self-doubt, comparison, and despondency that young women experience.”
Her efforts to Conceive
I was actively trying to conceive. “The road to parenthood was a difficult one for me,” Aniston revealed of her personal IVF experience. I do not feel any remorse. In a way, I’m relieved that we can finally put an end to the endless stream of “Can I?” Maybe. Maybe. Maybe.’ I can stop worrying about it.