Jennifer Aniston is about to adopt a baby from Mexico (update: denied)


Star Magazine decided to go with a Jennifer Aniston-is-adopting cover story this week, and from the taglines you might even think that it’s true. Apparently, they got some Mexican adoption official to go on the record about Jennifer’s adoption plans…? Sure. Do you like how “the adoption papers” have been “signed and sealed”? Like Aniston just filled out all of the paperwork but she doesn’t know whether or not she should actually send it in – that’s Star Magazine half-heartedly covering their asses for when no baby appears. That way their report won’t be “wrong” – it’s just that Aniston never sent in the paperwork. Probably because she was so drunk.

But yes, since Star Magazine is oh-so-confident in this report, they haven’t released anything online. So I can only go by the cover lines. Aniston is getting a Mexican baby – she would have to be, I guess, because that’s the only country she ever travels to. Also, Aniston is “using Courteney’s nanny”… because Aniston can’t go out and find her own nanny, I suppose.

And before every Aniston Super Fan comes in and starts yelling about how she doesn’t NEED a child in her life to be complete and how the tabloids are so unbelievably UN-FEMINIST for suggesting that Aniston wants a baby… well, I agree with you. She doesn’t need a baby to make her life complete, and it’s not very feminist to suggest that she does. But the problem has always been that Aniston’s history of selling that image of a woman who is only looking for a guy who would make a great father for the children that she will eventually have. That’s the image, the lie that always gets her in trouble. What if she came out and talked about how all she wanted out of life was no babies, The Neverending Mojito and a big, random dick? Would her Super Fans still embrace her?

UPDATE: Aniston’s rep (the Dread Pirate Huvane!) just issued a denial, and I want to publish the whole piece in its entirety, because it sums up perfectly The Aniston Conondrum:

She’s been dogged over the years by rumors she’s in the process of adopting a child, and once again Jennifer Aniston wants to set the record straight.

“It is completely false,” her rep tells PEOPLE of the new round of reports. “Jennifer is not adopting a baby from Mexico, nor does she have a nursery in her home and she has not hired a nanny. It is all a work of fiction.”

While it’s not happening right now, Aniston, 41, has spoken before about someday wanting to be a mother.

”I feel like that’s in my future and I’m on the verge of it in some way,” she told Entertainment Weekly in 2008, “or it’s something I long for.”

[From People]

So, she isn’t adopting, she doesn’t have any plans for a baby now or in the near future, but she’s still going to bait her fanbase with the issue in interview after interview.



Star Magazine cover courtesy of CoverAwards. Additional pics by Fame.

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  1. lem says:

    as a “super fan” i probably would embrace her more if she came out said that.

  2. jrt says:

    Mexico…….wow, what a surprise…. her favorite drinking hole

  3. Cherry Rose says:

    I can’t see Aniston ever being a good mom. I could just see her dumping the baby off at the nanny so she could go see her friends at the bar night after night.

    Or go jet to Mexico for a visit with friends, and leave the baby.

    She just seems too self-absorbed to be a parent.

  4. jrt says:

    whats will all the neck covers she always wears… she must have some neck wrinkles she is covering.

  5. Liz says:

    Great the baby can play with Jennifer Garner’s, Angelina’s, Gwen Stefani , Kim K,and all the other babies that Star claimed were in celeb’s uteruses last year.Can’t wait to see him or her.

  6. Tazina says:

    Since it didn’t come out of Jennifer Aniston’s mouth, it’s nothing more than second hand gossip.

  7. LittleFATMe says:

    I think there are many celebs that changed seemingly completely and are really great mothers now, I think she would be one also.
    I hate to even imagine what the mags will say: LAST DITCH EFFORT TO BRING BRAD HOME JA ADOPTS A BABY FROM EVERY COUNTRY STARTING IN MEXICO!!! or some shit like that… Woman can’t do anything without him and his life coming up. Sad.

  8. Melanie says:

    @ Lena: I second that. She does not want children. Big deal. These 50′s throwbacks that rant and rave about her being barren enrage me.

  9. Rita says:

    Jenn, adoption is not neccessary, just get your gardner a green card.

  10. guesty says:

    That’s an awesome question Kaiser…the spin vs the reality….can’t wait to read this thread.

  11. brin says:

    Between Star and OK, Jen must be on her 8th baby by now.

  12. mln76 says:

    It’s obvious she doesn’t want kids, if she did with her resources she would have them single or not. I don’t think that makes her a bad person and I hate when some people define her by the state of her uterus. That being said she invited the speculation with a lot of her statements to the press and doing that movie about going to a sperm bank.

  13. Bite me says:

    I thought amercia sweetheart only buy from the the USA ! Anyway Jen already has two children, Norman and dolly

  14. Crash2GO2 says:

    If it were true, I think it would be fabulous. Mexico is our too often ignored and much maligned needy neighbor, and like Jen, I have a special place for it and its people in my heart.

    But I doubt it is true.

  15. gabs says:

    She so does not want babies. I also wish she would just own up that she has the same priorities in life as chelsea handler. Trips to Cabo, random dick, and vodka. She needs to stop selling the I just want a family image. No ones buying it anymore.

  16. Whatever says:

    What if she came out and talked about how all she wanted out of life was no babies, The Neverending Mojito and a big, random dick? Would her Super Fans still embrace her?

    Well, I’m not a superfan, but I don’t hate her either, but I think the idea that every woman needs a man and a baby is archaic and stupid. Each should live true to herself and a woman’s choices are nobody’s business. There are already enough mothers who hate being mothers, feel trapped and screw up or neglect their kids because they felt pressure to have kids. Don’t have them if you don’t want them.

    That doesn’t mean I think Jen would be a bad mom, if she chose to have a baby. Yeah, she has fun and seems carefree, but I hardly see pictures of her at bars every night or drunk all the time. That’s just the stereotype of being single, IMO. It can’t be she’s just living her life and having a good time, it has to be turned into something negative.

    Also, if Jen adopted and had a baby every time some stupid tabloid says she will, she would have more children than her ex by now. It’s probably just more bullshit.

  17. jessica says:

    Um.. does anyone notice the article about Carrie Underwood – 2 months preggo??? Is it true?

  18. mln76 says:

    Such bs she’s been adopting this mexican baby for 6 years now. It’s obvs she does not want kids if she did with her resources she would have them single or not. and I hate it when commentors refer to the state of her uterus. But she has encouraged this type of attention for sympathy and press. She just produced a movie starring herself about going to a sperm bank for heavens sake.

  19. Madchen says:

    …adopts a baby from every country… LOL

  20. Cheyenne says:

    Great googa-mooga, can you see the cataclysmic explosion that would erupt if America’s Former Sweetheart finally came correct and admitted she does not and never did want children?

    Personally I’d commend her for honesty if she did. But a bajillion outraged members of the minivan majority would huff that if she never wanted children then Brad was right to dump her.

  21. Dr_Venkman says:

    I’d say better adopt a child than surrogate one, but that’s probably just me.

  22. original kate says:

    for everyone knocking aniston for going to mexico: ummm, have you ever actually BEEN to mexico? it is awesome. sunny beaches, beautiful architecture, great food, friendly people, and yes, tequila – who wouldn’t go every chance they got? i don’t get how this is proof that she is a terrible person.

  23. lucy2 says:

    Oh good grief.
    I would love someone to tally up how many times the tabs claim she’s “pregnant” or “adopting”. It has to be well over a dozen at least.
    I’m in the camp that if she wants kids, she’ll have them, if not she won’t, and it’s no one’s business but hers.

  24. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    I would, I would actually appreciate her more if she came out and admitted it.

  25. WhiteNoise says:

    I think it would be great if she had. But for selfish reasons, so the tabs would give up on the ‘poor pining Jen’ garbage and have something new to focus on. The triangle shit needs to be given a sea burial and sink to the bottom of the ocean where it can RIP forever.

  26. munchies says:

    if she will adopt she will permanently tied herself to the neverending comparison and Bermuda Triangle.

    The only thing I support on her is her to win the Razzies – thats all.

  27. Mei says:

    I would like Jen more if she admitted that she didn’t want kids and just wanted a couple casual boyfriends. Big deal. Live it up, sister!

  28. Gal says:

    jrt4 – it’s called fashion. She has a leather coat on – maybe it’s cold where she is.

  29. Cheyenne says:

    How to tell when Aniston has a movie coming out:

    1) semi-nude photo in magazine, followed by

    2) fake pregnancy/adoption announcement

  30. flourpot says:

    THe only thing this woman is adopting from Mexico is Dos Equis and Marijuana. Girl after my own heart.

  31. Praise St. Angie! says:

    what I will never understand is why people, fans or “haters”, feel that it’s THEIR business whether or not she procreates. also don’t understand why people get SO PERSONALLY OFFENDED if they think she’s not being honest about her reproductive plans.

    “I’m in the camp that if she wants kids, she’ll have them, if not she won’t, and it’s no one’s business but hers.”

    THIS, exactly. what I WOULD like to hear from her, when an interviewer asks about kids, is something like “when, where or with whom I reproduce is not really anybody’s business but mine and the person that I may choose to procreate with”.

    In fact, I’d like to hear that from any actress who’s asked about kids.

    to add, I’d like interviewers to start to ask every unattached male actor about their reproductive plans.

  32. Franny says:

    Maybe she does actually want kids and wants a husband and prefers to have a man by her side before having a child. It had nothing to do with being a feminist out some old traditions. I would want a husband first too before having children. She had said many times that she wants to have children eventually…i think its good that she is waiting until the time is right for her. Until then, girlfriend is going to tan in mexico and hang out with her friends…i see nothing wrong with that

  33. Melanie says:

    Oh Cheyenne. Do you really think Jennifer enjoys people saying she is desperate for a man and child? Flip it around for a minute. If you were single would you like people acting like you could not land a man long enough to even get knocked up? You are a trip if you think that any woman likes to be judged by these standards, because we all know that that as women we can get “that” any time we need it. To say that Aniston can’t get a man is a joke.

  34. WhiteNoise says:

    @Praise – I agree, and you’re absolutely right re the whole intrusive nature of it, but Aniston should have used that ‘my business’ line a few years ago instead of indulging the media. Had she done so, the tabs would never have run with the ‘Jen aching for a baby’ stuff and she could have saved herself a whole load of grief. She seems imo to have very poor judgement when it comes to PR.

  35. Mollyb says:

    My understanding, and someone correct me if I am wrong, is that in order to adopt from Mexico you have to live in Mexico for some length of time–I want to say it’s six months? My husband and I were looking into adoption a few years ago and I recall reading that and thinking that must be why you don’t often hear of Americans adopting from Mexico.

  36. mymy says:

    Perhaps Jen would like a father to go with child. And was hoping that would pan out first. You know like the traditional method. @ parents different sexes. Oh the shame of it.Just a thought. Let’s burn her at the stake. I know plenty of woman who divorced childless as careers were being made. And then they didn’t find a partner to have a kid with. Some adopted single and some didn’t. They wanted a dad to help out with the raising of child.
    Sometimes life doesn’t work out the way you planned. Perhaps she has decided to adopt without a mate.
    But I am not sure I understand the unnatural hate for some of these facts. Lighten up and use some common sense. Even if you despise her.

  37. Spaniard says:

    Not a fan of her neither a hater, but if she doesn’t feel like being a mother, props to her, the world is overly populated and like other poster said, each should live true to oneself.

  38. Sassy says:

    @ Praise St Angie… ABSOLUTELY co-sign what you wrote. Sums it up perfectly. ;)

  39. Reality says:

    “That’s the image, the lie that always gets her in trouble.”

    See, I’m not a fan, but how is that a lie? Seriously, we know nothing about any of these people except what they chose to say in interviews and the garbage that’s made up about them. We don’t know what she’s thinking, or how she really feels about any of this.

    Why all the “If she wanted a baby she’d have one by now” talk? Maybe she’s still looking for the whole package, love, marriage, then kids.

    It’s not for everyone, but maybe she wants to do things the old fashioned way, and put the horse before the cart. There are still plenty of women like that out there, and she’s only been divorced for what, a little over 5 years? They apparently had a nursey decorated, and they publicly talked about how many kids they’d eventually have, so I don’t see how she’s been living a lie or not ‘admitting’ her real intentions, for whatever reason. I doubt that many people honestly care.

  40. Emmy says:

    The actually FACT is no-one outside of Jen’s circle knows whether she wants children or not. Most of what is printed about her is speculation, unfortunately because people have been speculating on the same subjects for years, most of it has become truth in people minds.

  41. Westcoaster says:

    In the past some celebrities have stated in interviews how they want children one day. Has Jennifer ever made a statement she wants children?

  42. Crash2GO2 says:

    @Emmy: Oh you’re so sensible, it’s really not any fun at all. ;)

  43. Liz says:

    Emmy Jen did an interview on August 9th, 2010 on ET the video is on X17.”I have said it years before and I will say it today” she said on the fact that yes, she still wants to be a mother.She has said this multiple times so of course the idiots at the tabloids are going to continue with the baby stories. As for adoption laws in Mexico , the tabloids don’t care about facts they focused on Mexico because that’s her fave vacation spot. Since she mentioned she wasn’t familiar with IVF sperm banks, etc they have moved on to adoption stories again for the 5 th year.There are adoption stories online as far back as 2006 intermixed with her having Vince’s baby, Gerard’s baby , Mayer’s baby and Bradley Cooper’s(Brad 2.0). This won’t end unless she say has a child or says I’ve decided I no longer want to be a Mom.

  44. Josephina says:


    It is ANISTON who recently stated (weeks ago?) in her Nicole Kidman interview that she would pick “love of your life” over career. She has yet to state anything to support that she loves being single and has no plans to marry or have kids.

    Aniston has every right to change her mind 20 times in a day. By appearances, she seems to like the single life. Spending your time in Mexico with Chelsea Handler, on a traditionally known “family” holiday such as Thanksgiving, is about as casual as you can get.

    In interviews, she offers that she wants a family. I have said this before, when she is completely over Angelina (which is also part of being completely over Brad), then and only then will the love of her life come into her life. As is the guy won’t have a chance with her because she is not ready. Like Matt Damon said, real men want confident and secure women to build a lasting relationship. Until then, she will continue to run through men like diarrhea. And I seriously doubt that that is her intent.

  45. mia girl says:

    If she wants a baby, great, if not, great.

    But for our sakes, I hope not, because then the Angie vs Jennifer thing will continue to be perpetuated for years to come by comparing and contrasting their kids… UGG

  46. someone says:

    I am a Jen fan, and agree that if she wanted a baby, she would have one…the fact that she doesn’t is her choice..doesn’t make her a bad person..but Star mag???? give me a break

  47. Cheyenne says:

    Melanie, stop reading meanings in my post which I didn’t put in there. I’m sure Aniston is sick and tired of everyone saying she’s desperate for a man and/or a baby. But SHE is the one who put that “I-will-and-I-am-and-I-do” bullshit out there. If she is really happy with her life as it is and doesn’t want children, then she should have said so from the get-go and told everybody to butt out. I agree with everyone on here who said she should not be judged by her decision whether or not to have children. It’s her body, her business and her decision. I’m just saying, come correct once and for all, cut the bullshit and let the chips fall where they may. I think most people would defend her honesty. I know I would.

  48. hairball says:

    I don’t care about Jennifer Aniston either way, but so agree that it is no one’s business if she has kids or not.

    It pisses the hell out of me when people make comments or judgements if someone has not had kids or how many kids they have.

    I hear comments about the only child and when my brother told his friends they were expecting their third, he was totally offended by the comments. Mainly, WHY and ‘oh, it must have been a mistake’. Apparently you must have two children or you are a freak or barren.

  49. Liz says:

    Oh, Oh there are pics of Jen leaving the Chelsea Handler show. Next week return of the Triangle

  50. Lisa says:

    I have no problem with her except the constant parade of douchebags she chooses. It’s so obvious she doesn’t want to settle down by the men she dates…nothing wrong with that, would definitely respect her more if she just came clean.

  51. Maeve says:

    IMO Jen is working all the teim to amass enough money to safely face the world and say I am a lesbian (or a bi-sexual that prefers women). I never wanted to be a Mother and just said that stuff because I thought I had to in order to be accepted as a comedic actress. I loved Brad but I was never that into him and just pretended like I had been victimized in our divorce because I was sad he found someone new so quickly. I know he didn’t cheat one me. He was right to end our marriage and go after his dreams.


  52. Jules says:

    WOW! How strange is it going to be that Jen is going on Chelsea Handler’s show? That is like Jen is saying she endorses Handler’s personal attacks on Angelina and her inappropriate remarks about Brad’s children. Doe Jen ever think before she does this stuff?

    What could tey possibly say to smooth that over and it will be ever odder if they don’t address it.

    Bad, bad move!

  53. toni says:

    On the “People” magazine website, Jennifer denines that she’s adopting a child. Jennifer is “child free” and happy with her life.

  54. dj says:

    This is just my impression from the “Marley” movie (or maybe she really does not act well) but she did not act comfortable around kids. Owen Wilson acted completely natural around the kids and being a dad. Just my opinion. I could care less if she wants kids or not.

  55. Melanie says:

    @52. Cute honey…….You know who else really does have a lesbian past??? (not that there is anything wrong with that!)

  56. janie says:

    If she had really wanted kids…she and brad were together for a significant amount of time.

  57. Roma says:

    Sometimes I wish I was famous because the fake articles would be awesome. I divorced 5 years ago and said (and still say) that I want a family. Does that make me a liar that I’ve enjoyed partying & dating instead of settling down again? Would people say that I’d throw away my baby at the nearest nanny to go clubbing with friends?

    I think my stories would be something of a cross between Jennifer and Jessica Simpson. There’d be random dong, paparazzi ass shots from Mexico and of course shots of tequila done from my ass.

    As always astonished by the Aniston anger. The more you all hate on her, the more I want to have drinks with her.

  58. TXCinderella says:

    She should have had a baby with Brad while she had the chance. It would have been a beautiful child.

  59. Solveig says:

    January 26th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    That being said she invited the speculation with a lot of her statements to the press and doing that movie about going to a sperm bank.


    Isn’t Aj the saviour of the world, the one so concern about the safety of the refugees who often glamorizes guns and violence in most of her movies?

    You wanted me to say that, I’m not interested in this neverending comparison between the two untalented famewhores.

    As somebody said above, if she wants kids, great, if she doesn’t, great.

  60. Liana says:

    What if she came out and talked about how all she wanted out of life was no babies, The Neverending Mojito and a big, random dick? Would her Super Fans still embrace her?

    Maybe not the Superfans, but I certainly would come back to the “liking her” fold if she did that. But maybe she DOES want kids. Just not now. I want kids. I just don’t want them now or anytime all that soon, actually.

  61. Blaster says:

    I feel the same way too Roma. Is there a deadline on from when you say you want kids to when you actually have them?

    My mom had me muuuuuuch later in life, to the point where my grandmother (bless her heart) regularly blew up at her at family functions for “lying and only trying to placate everyone because she said she wanted children but hadn’t had them yet.)

    And for all the people saying “She should just come out and say ALL SHE WANTS IS RANDOM DICK!!!:” For people who “don’t care” about her, why are you so up her womb? And if people is citing an interview form 2008, she clearly isn’t as vocal as people are claiming.

    From my count, she’s only mentioned things like that a handful of times, not in every. single. interview. And it’s only broached when the interviewer asks it, ie the foreign press while she was promoting Marley and Me: “In the movie, you play a married woman with three kids. Do you think you will ever be a married women with three kids?”

  62. lisa says:


    she is the one that bring it up. Her responses change depending on the film. So it will be interesting to see what she says during this promotion. She spouted off about women not needing men to have babies. Technically that is not true. but she is the one that keeps talking kids. The thing is that other women that have been talking wanting babies.. have done something about it.

    No she does not have to be a parent. YES she can change her mind.. but please she needs at least be woman enough to say I don’t want kids and there is nothing wrong with that.

    but I don’t think she has the guts to do so.

    So maybe you can have a drink with her. I don’t think an intelligent conversation will go along with that drink at all.


  63. BB says:

    @lisa: Judging by your atrocious writing skills, an intelligent conversation isn’t exactly within your capabilities, either, so you and Jen would probably get along really well!

  64. Cheyenne says:

    @Liana: Are you the same age as Aniston is? When you’re 42 years old, wanting children “sometime” is tantamount to wanting them “never”.

    @Roma: After you exhausted the weather as a topic of conversation, what else could you talk to her about?

  65. wonderful says:

    Okay, here is what I do not understand: You say she projects this image of a woman who wants to get married and have babies, meanwhile she only has little flings and doesn’t appear to want settle down at all. Thus, you think she is LYING.
    Does it ever occur to ANYONE that perhaps she is a woman looking for love, in all of the wrong places? Maybe she sucks at picking men? Just because she hasnt done what she says her ultimate goals are yet, doesnt mean she is LYING. Whats wrong with enjoying your single life and taking your time? That doesnt mean she never, ever wants it and thinks she needs to pretend she does in order for people to like her. This isnt 1900. I’m pretty sure no one cares if she doesnt want to get married or have babies.
    Honestly, I dont even like this one. It was Phoebe who rocked my world on Friends. I dont understand, however, how people can be so completely irrational when it comes to the life of someone they dont know. People always end up calling me a “jenhen” or whatever on these posts, because I always protest against the unwarranted negativity – so please, save it.

    lisa: just because she says women can have babies without a man, doesnt mean she is implying she would do it herself and thus is again LYING when she doesnt go out and do just that. I am truly amazed.

  66. Louise says:

    I don’t know why the tabloids keep saying Jennifer is desperate for a baby. She’s done everything possible to make it clear it’s not what she wants. That’s why people get so annoyed that in interviews Jennifer keeps saying she can’t wait to have kids when her lifestyle doesn’t indicate that.

    Also nobody has a problem with Mexico. It’s just funny and weird that Jennifer could go anywhere in the world but chooses to go to the same place 3 or 4 times a year.

  67. someone says:

    Do some people actually believe stories written in Star Magazine??????

  68. Crash2GO2 says:

    @BB: Haha!! Actually, in quoting Jen, I notice in this instance they recycled something from 2008. That was 3 freakin’ years ago – a long time for people to be acting like it’s something she just said. Is there anything more recent? I’m not going to hold my breath.

  69. someone says:

    I will be a Jen fan wether she has kids or not, if she came out tomorrow and said she didn’t want children…I would still be a far as her parade of constant bad choices in men.(someone above^said this)..what constant parade is that??? the only men we know for a fact that she dated since the divorce was Vince..and John mayer..all the others were just gossip. 2 guys in almost 6 years..not too bad IMO.

  70. Megatrona says:

    Wethever @ I totally agree with you, very well said

    Maybe she doesn’t want any kids, she wants to enjoy life, what is wrong with that? How come nobody says anything when is George Clooney not wanting to get married and have kids? Is funny that we say are so advanced and that woman have come a long way when we see examples like this…

  71. jenfraud says:

    Aniston keeps lying so her stupid fans keep feeling sorry for her “missing out on having kids with Brad”. Tabs feed these stupid fans, where the truth has proved–6 longs years—Aniston never wanted a family, and that is THE REASON Brad left her.

  72. Camille says:

    Nice PR move for her new movie (Put out by her PR team and then of course the inevitable denial. Clever ;) ). It makes a change from the ‘new’ boyfriend rumours anyway ;) . :lol:

    @Praise St. Angie!: Great comment, I agree. Although I also have to admit that if she ever did come out and say that she didn’t want kids etc, I would certainly have more respect for her, TBH. Either way its her life, so whatever *shrug*.

  73. wonderful says:

    jenfraud: you apparently assume the world is comprised of 12 year olds and tabloid writers.

  74. Marjalane says:

    Tell me again why she has a “fanbase”. I loved Jennifer Anniston as “Rachel” in Friends. Everything else? Not so much. I simply do not understand her relevance. It’s not like she’s a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills or anything.

  75. jenfraud says:

    You got it, Aniston’s stupid fans have brains of 12yr olds.

  76. Cheyenne says:

    @jenfraud: Her not wanting children may have been a significant factor in their breakup, but I very much doubt it was THE REASON. Besides both of them being actors, I don’t think they had much in common to begin with, and they may have grown so far apart that the marriage just wasn’t there any more.

    Wonderful: just because she says women can have babies without a man, doesnt mean she is implying she would do it herself and thus is again LYING when she doesnt go out and do just that. I am truly amazed.
    So am I. Where’s the logic in that?

  77. Liana says:

    @Liana: Are you the same age as Aniston is? When you’re 42 years old, wanting children “sometime” is tantamount to wanting them “never”.


    I’m 36. And I don’t foresee having kids for at least another 10 years, unless something happens to happen. And I stay out of the wombs of others.

  78. Liesl says:

    So I’m not going to be popular for saying this, BUT while I do think it is archaic to assume all women are nurturing, wanna-be mommy types, I do think that those who decide not to parent are (over-generalization coming) often odd people. Most of my friends, even the wild party and super career gals, eventually wanted to have a baby and tamed their ways in preparation for it. (Like her pal, Sheryl Crow, for example.) And the way uteruses work, you really have to start down that path before you are 45. (Although, waiting until then for personal reasons is stupid anyway due to fertility and pregnancy risks.)

    But often those who truly don’t want kids either had traumatic childhood experiences or are selfish types, whether they want to admit it or not. (And admitting you don’t want kids because you are selfish doesn’t necessarily make it more noble, FYI.) That said, if you are too selfish for kids, don’t have them. Though as someone mentioned, a lot changes as soon as you hold them for the first time.

    Anyway, Jen may have just had bad luck with finding a solid guy. But to flat-out judge her on interviews, she doesn’t sound like a solid chick, but a self-absorbed party pants obsessed with projecting an image of a saintly sophisticated woman.

    Long story longer: women who don’t want kids often have issues, and Jen has her fair share.

  79. lisa says:

    @bb awwww :( poor me.

    but you like all the other Jen fans rush to her defense. Why does she need defending? My comment stated the facts. She is the one talking babies. I personally don’t think she wants them. And like all the others on this thread.. I voiced my opinion.

    and regarding my writing skills I was not aware that this site had a resident GRAMMAR specialist. Jenny and I would not have much to discuss.. While according to you my writing skills are not up to you stringent standards.. I am able to string together a few more words the.


    That is the limit of Jenny’s vocabulary during interviews. But maybe you can lend her a hand.

  80. benny says:

    A lot of times having kids is selfish. Some people want to have kids because they think they’ll be criticized if they don’t; because they want attention (teenagers); because they want to live vicariously through their kids; because they want a part of themselves to live on after they die; or because they don’t want to be called selfish so they have kids just to prove they’re NOT selfish. Those are all selfish reasons. I have kids. Did any of the reasons I listed come into play? I don’t know. Maybe not consciously, but sub-consciously? Maybe. Doesn’t make me a bad parent or even a bad person, but don’t be calling childless people selfish either.

  81. DD says:

    well thank goodness. Imagine the righteous indignation that would have occurred if she was deemed to be stealing the adoption spotlight from someone else. Now we could go back to the vapid, shallow, single, childless woman argument. We don’t want to upset a few people’s core arguments on why this woman doesn’t deserve to exist.

  82. Henriette says:

    I hope she never has/ adopts a baby SIMPLY BECAUSE I’m so flipping tired of the media implying that no woman can be happy if she doesn’t have kids.

  83. nicky says:

    personally i think most of these women who hate jennifer aniston for no apparent reason have held or currently hold the position of “the other woman”.
    Just a thought.

  84. Camille says:

    @85: That is a ridiculous notion.

    Oops I nearly fed the troll there. :lol:

  85. wonderful says:

    liesl: obviously you haven’t met many people who don’t want kids.

  86. DD says:

    Agree with Benny. Having your own biological children is a selfish act, just as much, if not more than being childless. Adopting a kid over having a biological kid is far more selfless, but not many people are out there doing it. Almost everything we do in life is selfish in some way. Many people who have kids don’t do it because they want to be selfless, hence the popularity of expensive and invasive fertility treatments or teenagers who purposely / accidentally get pregnant.

  87. Majosha says:

    I still can’t get over the posters who think JA owes them some kind of public explanation about whether or not she truly wants kids. That’s just creepy.

    And the notion that childless people are selfish is just ridiculous (and this is coming from a mother of two). One of my best friends has no desire to have kids, yet she’s easily one of the most giving, kind-hearted people I know.

  88. Cheyenne says:

    Liana: Many women don’t plan to have children until after they were 40 and well settled in their careers. When they are finally ready to have babies, they realize they waited too long. The babies never come.

    Just something to think about.

  89. mln76 says:

    @Solveig your post doesn’t make sense, this isn’t the Female First Forum. Did you read the first sentence of my comment? I don’t care whether or not she has kids and people shouldn’t make ignorant and sexist statements about her uterus. I never said AJ is the savoir of the world AT ALL but she has nothing to do with this subject. Jen’s choices have nothing to do with anyone but herself. For whatever reasons she made a statement at the time of her divorce in which cried to the world that she will have kids and has never retracted those statements. No one forced her to talk about it.

  90. Becky says:

    So I’m not going to be popular for saying this, BUT while I do think it is archaic to assume all women are nurturing, wanna-be mommy types, I do think that those who decide not to parent are (over-generalization coming) often odd people.

    Wow-”odd”…that was a little harsh! I don’t have kids and I’m not sure if I will-my reasons are very complicated and not something that’s appropriate to delve into here. I’m so, so tired of all of the stereotypes of the “childless woman”…that we’re odd, selfish, etc. Why do so many women (and it’s almost always women!) feel the need to put down those of us without children. It’s hurtful, mean and unnecessary.

  91. Liana says:

    cheyenne, no offense, but you don’t know me or anything about me.

  92. Susan Cole Highland Texas says:

    I don’t agree with adoption, for the most part. It creates more problems with child trafficking. Adoption is actually the cause of most child trafficking in other countries. People, don’t adopt. Have your own.

  93. Susan Cole Highland Texas says:

    No, I don’t think Jennifer Aniston is self absorbed. If she doesn’t want kids, she should say that. But many women never have kids, because they cannot meet a man who wants to settle down. Many men these days are self-obsessed, into themselves. They don’t want to share their money or life with children.

  94. Anon says:

    I couldn’t care less whether Jennifer truly wants children or not – I would like her the same regardless. However, I resent the notion that since she has said she wants kids but has not yet had them, she is therefore lying to the public, trying to project an image, afraid to come clean about her true intentions, etc., etc. On what basis can anyone here make this assessment? Unless you know her personally, I’m not sure why you are emphatically stating her opinion and feelings on something so personal – particularly when all the evidence out of her own mouth has been the opposite.

    I also don’t get why people think simply because Jennifer enjoys a martini and relaxing in Cabo during her downtime from work, this somehow proves her unfitness or suitability as a mother. I know plenty of great mothers who drink occasionally (or regularly), like beach vacations and hanging with their girlfriends, etc. – it’s going to be news to them that these activities are only to be enjoyed by the childless.

    Honestly, it feels like some people are grasping at the lamest of straws here to find fault.

  95. munchies says:

    sheesh… enough with arguments about her womb. whos so interested with that anyway? even her scent no one would like to buy.

    give me angelina anyday! if she says theres a kid, she’ll pop the kid. no more drama.people only like to hear babies from famous people, not from unknown. I live in Asia and people here dont know who Aniston is. Maybe only me and a dozen more. Lol.

    ok, next!

  96. Whatever says:

    I still can’t get over the posters who think JA owes them some kind of public explanation about whether or not she truly wants kids. That’s just creepy.

    I know, it’s beyond obsessive. She doesn’t owe anyone an explanation, nor was she lying to anyone by saying she wanted kids in a few interviews. It’s crazy that fans and haters think they have a right to that information or need to be kept updated, if reproductive plans change.

    NOBODY owes anyone an explanation of any kind about any personal area of their lives. This includes celebrities during interviews and family members. Unless you are personally marrying that person, you have no right to know and even asking the question is rude.

    Maybe she wanted kids, but didn’t find the right guy. Who knows and who cares?

  97. JenJen says:

    I still remember her expression whenever asked about kids, when Brad wanted them. I think she is missing the “Mom” chip, as she said Brad was missing the sensitivity chip.

  98. Chris says:

    She can adopt me if she wants. Does being an Aussie make me exotic enough?

  99. hatuh says:

    An ET article from 2008 is interview after interview??

  100. nnn says:

    I don’t think having kids is selfish. It’s just a NATURAL programmed inclination.

    We are all the product of that natural inclination, Jennifer included.

    Most people make love and eventually get pregnant.

    It has been this way long before contraceptives exist and other natural types of not getting perganat have a higher risk of probability.

  101. jenfraud says:

    “I’m having a baby”, or “dating a Mystery man”–these two tabs titles are PLANTED and then DENIED by the same people, Aniston’s publicists, always coinciding with her movie release. Anything to get her talentless name spread around.

  102. Sami says:

    Star magazine. Enough said. I don’t think anyone truly believes Jen ever wanted children. Its why I feel so sorry for Brad; he really was truly betrayed by her. Thank goodness in a way; can’t anyone imagine this vacuous sl*tbag as a mother? Being urinated on by Mayer and finger-banged up the ahole by Gerard Butler as well as all the other guys shes had tells us enough about her character. She’s a piece of garbage. The only people who like her are Hilton/Lohan/Spears fans.

  103. hk says:

    “Jennifer is not adopting a baby **from Mexico**” So maybe from somewhere else? Clever…

    I wish she would find a man and have kids… She deserves it.

  104. Jazz says:

    The woman is 41 years old. If she wanted kids, she’d have them by now. Everyone just needs to stay out of her uterus already.

  105. Liana says:

    I don’t agree with adoption, for the most part. It creates more problems with child trafficking. Adoption is actually the cause of most child trafficking in other countries. People, don’t adopt. Have your own.

    Are you freaking KIDDING me? “Don’t adopt, have your own?” Adoption is a wonderful thing, especially for people who cannot conceive.

  106. Cheyenne says:

    @Liana: I was referring to older women in general, not you specifically. I’ve worked for many years in foster care and adoption and have seen many women over 40 applying to adopt after they put off trying to conceive until it was too late.

    @Susan Cole: Is it something in the water in Highland Texas, or did you drink an extra glass of stupid juice this morning?

    Adoption benefits both families who can’t have children and children who don’t have families.

  107. Whatever says:

    Oh yes, don’t adopt. Far better for kids to sit in group homes and be turned loose at 18 years old, completely alone in the world.

  108. Solveig says:

    @mnl76#93, I see that this is not FF, and I’m not a Jolie hater – if you are suggesting so – I just highlithed the obvious contraddiction in what AJ does as an actor and what she does as an humanitarian, as you tried to make a comparison between what JA does as an actor/producer and what she does in her personal life.
    Hence, if JA is fuels the gossip about her supposed pregnancies/adoption just because she was in a movie about it, I supposed that we can say that AJ isn’t so involved in her humanitarian job because most of her movies glamorize violence. As you see, characters have nothing to do with the real lives and choices of the ones who portray them.
    Does it make sense, now?
    What I don’t like is the fact that some celebrity get a free pass for almost everything, while others get shot for nothing. And I’m not a fan of any of those celebrities, I just enjoy noticing this kind of nonsense some of you have.
    Don’t take it personally, especially because you are one of AJ’s most sane fans here in CB and it is something that I appreciate (if it is important, and it’s not).

  109. The Hamm is My Dream Man says:

    I agree with most of the people who have commented here:

    It’s none of our business what her reproductive plans are. People shouldn’t be personally offended nor demand that she tell us precisely what her baby plans are day to day. It isn’t lying to say that you wanted children 2 years ago (or 5 years ago) and still not have any. It’s not like saying you’ll buy the cake for a birthday party and not coming through on it.

    The only evidence of her saying she wants kids is from 2 years ago and the other example cited by someone here was 5 years ago. She does not talk about it in “interview after interview” or “all the time”.

    She isn’t lying by saying she wants a family and not having one in what is deemed a “reasonable” amount of time by people who dislike her. Having a family is no easy task, especially if you just never meet the right person. She could go to her grave having wanted a family and never had one. It’s not lying, people, to express something you want and never getting it.

    It’s entirely possible that she truly does not want children or a husband. I doubt that anyone really cares. She doesn’t have to tell anyone that. If it helps her career to just not say anything about it (recently, anyway) then more power to her for helping herself and not shooting herself in the foot over something that is nobody’s business in the first place. She made comments about it in the past which people are still holding her to (strange…I said I wanted to marry my boyfriend last year-we’ve broken up since-does that make me a liar?) even though people are perfectly at liberty to change their minds.

    Cheyenne: Wow, you drank a big ol’ glass of rude juice this morning. Questioning someone’s personal choices about baby plans? Yikes.

  110. Cheyenne says:

    @Hamm: Oh God, not again… you need help, bad. As I said to Liana, that was a general statement about older women delaying conception, not about her or anyone’s personal choice. You have got to do something about your reading comprehension problem. It’s getting positively embarrassing.

    BTW, what’s this unhealthy obsession you’ve got? You can’t post anything on here without dragging my name into it.

  111. wonderful says:

    Cheyenne, you cant call that a reading comprehension problem. You did exactly what Hamm said you did, and quite frankly even I was offended. You second comment clearing it up did not defer from the actual message in the first one.

  112. Camille says:

    Solveig: I get what you are trying to say to mnl76, but just for once could we please have in either an AJ or JA thread *NOT* have any member of the cursed triangle be bought into it?
    All it does is continue that stupid BS triangle gossip and furthers the stupid shitfest surrounding it. Enough already.

  113. Cheyenne says:

    @wonderful: if that’s how you interpreted it, that’s your problem, not mine.

  114. All says:

    I am not a fan but Star Magazine needs to STFU for printing hazardous stories about people.

  115. Liana says:

    Yes, in my 40′s my ovaries will dry up and be expelled and I’ll be “forced” to adopt, which would be horrible, because people shouldn’t adopt, just “have their own.” Yes, I will “think about that.” Once again, my eyes are stuck in the back of my head from the big eyeroll.

  116. The Hamm is My Dream Man says:

    Cheyenne: You were rude to Liana and she interpreted your comment as you intended. You called her out and then made an insensitive comment about her personal choices. It was rude. Give it up.

    And I tend to read the comments sections like most people do. I felt that your comment was unnecessarily rude so I said something about it.

    Liana: Don’t listen to Cheyenne, you do what’s right for you and don’t worry about anyone else.

  117. Solveig says:

    @Camille, I for one think more than twice before writing something about AJ on JA’s threads and viceversa, unless I’m in an “evil” mode :D
    But I used AJ as an example because I knew that mnl76 is a fan of hers, not to offend her but to bring her attention on the fact that her assumption was wrong (IMO).

  118. Majosha says:

    @Cheyenne: Your comment to Liana was downright tactless, but as usual, you’d die before admitting to any wrongdoing. It’s much easier to pretend that someone else is always at fault, so you just hurl insults at people in an attempt to cover up the real problem: YOU.

  119. Liana says:

    thanks guys. It’s all good. I have a beautiful step daughter, and when JP and I are ready, we’ll have kids, one way or another. It’s not a good time between his career and mine right now.

    Now watch me accidentally get knocked up in the next few months. LOL.

  120. Camille says:

    Solveig: Yeah yeah chicky ;) , I get what you were trying to do, but *surely* there was another actress you could have used for an example instead?? hehe ;)

    I’m just really over the triangle stuff, you know? It would be nice to be able to like or dislike who ever we want without the whole ‘AJ fans vs JA fans etc debate’ coming into it. And bringing up any member of the UNHOLY trinity into these threads just keeps that stuff going :( . I can dream I guess anyway :lol: .

    Anyway, have a great weekend everyone :D .

  121. CB Rawks says:

    Good grief, Liesl. *Slapping eyeroll to unstick it from back of head*.
    Here’s one for you. Women who want kids often want them for extremely selfish reasons and treat them like Paris Hilton’s handbag puppies.
    All the mothers in Toddlers and Tiaras, most of my sisters in law.

    If you actually think that being childless on purpose makes a woman “odd”, then thankyou for saying so, and please continue to say so, because it helps everyone else detect what a narrow-minded asshole you are, and steer clear of you.

  122. CB Rawks says:

    “Why do so many women (and it’s almost always women!) feel the need to put down those of us without children. It’s hurtful, mean and unnecessary.”

    Becky, they feel the need to put us down because they are desperate to convince everyone that their way is the correct way and in fact the only way.
    They are really trying to convince themselves.

  123. Roma says:

    @Liana: I don’t know if you’ll ever come back to read this post but you’re pretty awesome.

  124. Newbie says:

    Uh…the only thing she’s ever said was that she’d LIKE to have children. A sort of “never say never” thing. What is it to all of you if she does or she doesn’t? Perhaps she’d like to have a long-term relationship first? Perhaps the shitty experiences she’s had with her marriage have made her realize she’s not really ready for all that again anytime soon? What is the BIG DEAL? Where is the crisis?

  125. katie says:

    I think Jen would make a Great Mommy to any little one…

  126. Jessica says:

    I am a college student and I do not ever plan on having kids or getting married. I wish people would just face the facts. Women do not need to get married to be happy. Women do not always want a family. I for one do not. I am happpy making money, living my life and having fun. What’s wrong with that. Men do it. This is the 21st century. Old ways are just that “OLD.”

  127. amy says:

    she so like adopted thay sweet kid

  128. amy says:

    i wish that kid was mine iv adopt 10 kids i steel have 10 more bedrooms i am going to have 5 kids of my own and 5 more adopted

  129. amy says:

    she nevre whaned kids??? i dont get it