One topic that does not involve Jennifer Aniston’s plans to have a baby has to do with the long-running hit show that put the beauty on the map, Friends. Talk has circulated around a reunion between cast members of the hit show and will likely continue on that way over the next decade or two.
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In a recent interview with Lorraine Kelly, Aniston talked about a specific reason that a reunion film simply would not work in today’s world, and the star points the finger at the changing times, gadgets, and social media.
“I don’t know what we would do, I think that period of time was sort of nostalgic, you know, there’s something about a time, and I think why people have such an affection for it. There was something about a time when our faces weren’t shoved into cellphones and we weren’t checking Facebook and Instagram. We were in a room together, or in a coffee shop together and we’ve lost that.”
The moral of the story is to unplug the gadgets and log out of social media accounts that seem to soak up hours upon hours of an individual’s spare time these days. Instead, people should go out to make true friends to reignite a passion for the hit sitcom.
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As mentioned, Jennifer Aniston has fielded constant questioning about her intentions to become a mother and the incessant rumors about her apparent reaction to the divorce between her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie. Aniston took to penning another essay as a follow-up to the letter written in the Huffington Post. This time around, Jen’s words were found within the pages of Marie Claire.
“My marital status has been shamed; my divorce status was shamed; my lack of a mate had been shamed; my nipples have been shamed. It’s like, ‘Why are we only looking at women through this particular lens of picking us apart? Why are we listening to it?’ I just thought, ‘I have worked too hard in this life and this career to be whittled down to a sad, childless human’.”
Aniston went on to comment about the ongoing view of women and their roles in society. Digital Spy notes the remarks by the star.
“It’s just again, we’re seeing women through that very narrow lens if they don’t have a baby, or a white picket fence, then they’re not living up to their purpose. The names on these articles or whatever, these horrible stories, are usually women. It’s shocking to me that we’re not changing the conversation and offering support, as we’ve come so far.”
Aniston certainly did not hold back her opinion about the tabloids and the rumors that are perpetuated constantly regarding her and other celebrities. Aniston has found herself on the front page of publications for over a decade now, with stories generally pertaining to pregnancy and breakup news. The rumor that seemed to be the tipping point for Jen involved a bikini snap of the star while she vacationed and within which she appeared to have a bit of a belly. The rumor mill churned out one more claim of a Jen and Justin pregnancy, and it was picked up worldwide earlier this year. The rumor prompted Aniston to write honestly about her frustrations in the Huffington Post.
“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.’ Every day my husband and I are harassed by dozens of aggressive photographers staked outside our home who will go to shocking lengths to obtain any kind of photo, even if it means endangering us or the unlucky pedestrians who happen to be nearby.”
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