Jennifer Aniston despises her late mother so much she even refused to take her ashes, according to News Australia. Even though it’s no secret that the former Friends star had a horrible relationship with her late mother, Nancy Dow, there are shocking new details from the funeral.
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Nancy Dow passed away in May, and her daughter Jennifer Aniston attended the memorial service but said “no” when she was asked to take the ashes. According to News Australia, a source close to the family, who attended the service as well, and they claimed the actress said: “I don’t want them.”
The source added that others at the memorial service tried to explain that Jennifer Aniston believes that having the ashes around the house is “morbid” and that it’s “not her style.”
Although everyone at the memorial service knew about the troubled relationship between Jennifer Aniston and her late mother, the actress’s refusal to take the ashes surprised some members of the family.
“Everyone knows that she and Nancy had a horrible relationship. She was an absentee daughter and now, even with Nancy gone, it seems that she still doesn’t want her mom around.”
Less than a year before her death, Dow cut Jennifer Aniston out of her will even though the former Friends star paid most of her bills for several years before the death.
Nancy Dow died at the age of 79 in May this year and left all of her money, her properties, and personal writings, most of which were about Jennifer Aniston, to a relative, according to the Daily Mail. But Aniston agreed to pay most of Dow’s bills in her final years even though she knew she was left out of the will.
“Even though Jen and Nancy had a very strained relationship, Jen still paid almost all of Nancy’s bills in her final years.”
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The source also added that while most of Dow’s writings were about Jennifer Aniston, that family member who now owns that material could profit from it if the late Dow revealed any exclusive details about the 47-year-old actress in the writings.
Jennifer Aniston and her brother, John Mellick, announced the death of Nancy Dow in May this year, saying in the statement that their mother passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends.
“It is with great sadness that my brother John and I announce the passing of our Mother Nancy Dow.”
In their statement, Jennifer Aniston and Mellick also asked the media to respect their family’s privacy as they grieved their loss. The very first time Aniston and Dow had a fight in public was during Dow’s interview at TV show Hard Copy in 1996.
Three years later, in 1999, Dow wrote a book From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir, which was released against Jennifer Aniston’s wishes. In 2005, the Horrible Bosses actress addressed her differences with Dow at Good Morning America.
“It’s been really nice. It’s crazy what, you know, your life kind of being turned upside down will lead you to. So this is good. It’s baby steps.”
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But Jennifer Aniston and Dow didn’t talk much until 2011, the year when Dow suffered a stroke. Just last year, the former Friends star admitted in her interview with The Hollywood Reporter that her relationship with Dow was troubled despite the stroke.
“Because she was a model, she was gorgeous, stunning. I wasn’t. I never was. I honestly still don’t think of myself in that sort of light, which is fine.”
Jennifer Aniston also pointed out another reason for their differences, which was the fact that Dow was very unforgiving and would hold grudges.
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