Jennifer Aniston’s essay for the Huffington Post last week must have put a spring in the step of the former Friends star. The 47-year-old actress and frequent candidate for People‘s “Most Beautiful Woman” stepped out looking classy and confident while traveling from LAX airport to London Heathrow this week.
As covered at InStyle, Jennifer Aniston’s essay ought to have been fresh on her mind as the favorite lady of flair jetted across the globe on Wednesday. The Along Came Polly starlet strutted her stuff en route sporting a graceful coat and scarf combo, later stripping down to a tank top on arriving amid the current British heatwave.
The Jennifer Aniston essay steadfastly refuted the long-rumored and seemingly unceasing “Jennifer Aniston pregnant” gossip and general body image negativity that Ms. Aniston often perceives among our current information-heavy culture and increasingly fast-paced news cycle.
As Jennifer laid out in the body-positive HuffPo essay, she’s grown weary of the constant conjecture regarding her being pregnant. For every blind item and gossipy tidbit in the celebrity rags, the Jennifer Aniston essay asserts, is a halfhearted excuse for reporting it.
For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up. I’m fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of ‘journalism,’ the ‘First Amendment’ and ‘celebrity news.'”
Jennifer Aniston’s essay, For the Record, goes on to state that she and her husband, 44-year-old actor and Mulholland Drive leading man Justin Theroux, are continually beleaguered by a pervasive paparazzi presence — the paps’ methods and disregard for basic decency and safety often endangering the couple and those around them.
As for any “Jennifer Aniston pregnant” talk, the actress and essay writer told the Hollywood Reporter that she’s keeping her cards close to her chest. In an interview last year, Jennifer told the publication that she and Theroux would like to get pregnant but tire of the sustained pregnancy speculation.
“[T]hat’s a topic that’s so exhausted. I get nervous around that, just because it’s very personal. Who knows if it’s going to happen? It’s been a want. We’re doing our best.”
Jennifer’s essay made waves online last week as she took the tabloid troublemakers to task. Aniston’s uplifting message of seeking contentment among any personal body woes or difficult situation that life may conceive — whether single or married, pregnant or without child — sounded a deep note in the hearts of many of Jennifer’s fans. One can only hope that the Office Space and He’s Just Not That Into You star truly means what was expressed in the heartfelt essay.
As Jennifer Aniston’s essay points out, regardless of being pregnant, all women should learn to love the skin they’re in. Like Aniston told Harper’s Bazaar, she’s grown to feel better and more physically confident in age than she felt in her early years.
“I feel better in my 40s. Not only do you feel better in your body physically, but you’re mentally better. Because, say, in your 20s, you didn’t know s**t. For me, in my 30s I was just trying to figure it all out. Then when you hit 40, you’re like, “Oh, okay. I got this.'”
Below, watch a clip highlighting some of Jennifer Aniston’s best moments as Rachel on Friends.
Look for Jen’s voice to appear in this fall’s release of the Warner Bros. animated film Storks.
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