Jennifer Aniston has had enough of the pressure put on her and other women to become a mother, with people claiming she has put her career before motherhood, saying she thinks they are “selfish.”
During a recent interview with Allure magazine, the Friends starlet opened up about the rumors which have circulated on the internet about her recently.
“Oh, God, so many painful things. The accusation that I’ve put my career before the want, the desire to be a mother. This continually is said about me: that I was so career-driven and focused on myself; that I don’t want to be a mother, and how selfish that is.”
In the interview, Jennifer expressed a bit of her outrage at the way she and other women are judged by others, simply because they haven’t had children or aren’t planning to in the near future, if at all.
Aniston added that she feels there is “an unfair pressure” on women in general to conceive and enter motherhood at the “right time.”
“I have a lot of friends who decided not to have children, who can’t have children, or are trying but are having a difficult time. There’s all sorts of reasons why children aren’t in people’s lives, and no one has the right to assume. It’s quite rude, insulting, and ignorant,” she said.
She added that just because one hasn’t physically had a baby, that doesn’t mean they aren’t motherly.
“I don’t like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women — that you’ve failed yourself as a female because you haven’t procreated. I don’t think it’s fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t mothering — dogs, friends, friends’ children.”
And while Jennifer Aniston wouldn’t reveal anything specific to her interviewer, she did admit that her and her partner, had spoken about having a baby, as she said, “We do talk about it all the time.”