‘At this point, Jennifer Aniston does not want children,’ Us Weekly’s source claims

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Jennifer Aniston went dark after the news of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s wedding broke yesterday morning. Whatever interviews you see with her today were done BEFORE the news broke. Just FYI. “Going dark” isn’t a bad strategy at this point, but it sucks that she has to do that when she was in the middle of promoting Life of Crime. And yes, while I’m no Aniston-loonie, it’s unfair that many people are going “Aw, poor Jen” in the wake of Brangelina’s announcement. To be fair though… she set it up that way. She actively participated in it for years. And it probably helps that she’s with Justin Theroux now. Us Weekly has a story about JustJen’s bliss these days. Some highlights:

*Jennifer planned their recent trip to Bora Bora. They stayed at the Four Seasons. And “that’s all she wants to organize at the moment.”

*Justin and Jennifer are “no closer to tying the knot than they were the day he slipped a 10-carat diamond on her finger two years ago.” A source says: “The vibe is that the wedding can wait… they are loving the engagement.”

*Their lack of wedding plans is “even an inside joke for the couple.” Justin’s unnamed friend says that if the wedding plans come up in conversation, “they’re like, ‘Oh yeah, we should get to that.’”

*Us Weekly’s sources claim Justin “recently gave up his NYC pad” to live in Bel Air with Jennifer full-time and he’s looking to move the production of The Leftovers to LA because “Justin would like to be closer to Jen.”

*If they do have a wedding, “Jen and Justin want something casual.” And they might elope – “Jen’s mentioned bringing friends to Hawaii and doing a small ceremony.” And whenever Jennifer throws a party, her guests get dressed up because they think she might be throwing a surprise wedding.

*As for kids, a source tells Us Weekly: “At this point, Jen does not want children… Jen loves where she is in her life right now.”

[From Us Weekly, print edition]

Not to start a flame-war (JK), but I don’t think there’s a “at this point” about it. She doesn’t want kids. She never did. But she could never say it because of her fanbase. Speaking of, when Jennifer was on the red carpet for Life of Crime on Wednesday, she spoke to People Mag about how she always gets questions about babies. She said:

“It’s not something that’s in our everyday life, quite honestly. It’s more questions that arise in a red carpet line or in an interview…I just find it to be energy that is unnecessary and not really fair for those who may or may not [have children]. Who knows what the reason is, why people aren’t having kids. There’s a lot of reasons that could be, and maybe it’s something that no one wants to discuss. It’s everyone’s personal prerogative, that’s all.”

[From People]

She’s right. Nobody knows what people are going through and even innocent questions can be a dagger in the heart of someone with fertility issues. But for Aniston specifically and her history of baby-baiting her fans (“I’ve never in my life said I didn’t want to have children. I did and I do and I will!”), it just feels like she’s come to a place and time in her life where she can finally admit (at long last) that she’s just not into motherhood. I’m not into motherhood either and I’m fine with that. But how will her fans feel? You know, the fans who look at these photos and say “OMG, she’s finally pregnant, thank God, IN YOUR FACE BRAD”?

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  1. Lis says:

    Not everyone is meant to have kids – either by choice or chance – just roll with it, enjoy YOUR life. I am her age and don’t have kids. Never really wanted any. Everyone else can mind their own damn business.

    • Liz says:

      That’s exactly it. Who is surprised by this news? More to the point who really cares if an actress does or doesn’t have children?

      • Belle Epoch says:

        Wow. I think we’ve all been played by JA for YEARS about this issue. Wearing a heavy sweater and holding a purse over her stomach… wearing dresses with pronounced bumps… Endless magazine covers announcing pregnancies… This was ALL PR! She could have shut down the speculation easily. All of a sudden she decided to do so.

      • Denise says:

        I have a daughter and could not imagine my life without her. But why on earth would I care whether someone else wants children or not, especially someone I don’t know? I really don’t understand how this is even an issue, and am even more perplexed by the proliferation of celeb kid blogs and mommy blogs, people spending time looking at strangers’ kids and becoming invested in them…it’s so weird. Get a life!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I agree, and it’s crazy how people just think they can ask you about something so personal. So nosy.

      • doofus says:

        I really wish that, from the get go, she shut that question down with a “what I do or don’t do with my uterus is none of your business. next question.”

        in fact, I wish EVERY female celeb who was asked that would answer with some version of what I wrote. and follow it up with, “I can’t believe that you’d ask such a personal question” and really make the interviewer understand how inappropriate it is to ask.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree. It’s hard for me to understand why anyone would think that’s ok. It’s so personal!

      • nora says:

        what rights people used to ask himself such questions to a celebrity or even unknown, to those who say that it to play with that can be! but may also be that his reflection was not complete.

      • heath4z says:

        I agree 100%. For many reasons out of our control, my husband and I have one child. We didn’t want it that way and didn’t plan on it, but have come to accept it and be okay with it. However, for a long time it was painful and especially when nosy people would ask us if we were going to have another one.

      • floridaseaturtle says:

        I also am among the gazillions that would not judge if she did or didn’t have children. However, to be naive to the fact that she didn’t nurse this back-&-forth, passive aggressively, via non denials through a paid agent.. is just silly.

      • kri says:

        Funny story about my ex-I was at one time attempting to get pregnant. After the 4th miscarriage, this one 21 weeks, I was devastated. Physically and mentally. We were at a family party several days later, and I hadn’t told anyone yet. So after a few drinks, he busts out with “Well, this didn’t go so well again. She’s gonna have to try harder.” Needless to say, I was not pleased. So, no. you never know what is going on w/someone. I am no JA fan, and I know she’s mined this angle , but who knows why she made this decision? If she loves her life w/out kids, that’s her choice. Thank god we can decide for ourselves.

      • Ruyana says:

        @kri, and you let him live? That was an awful thing for him to do. Glad he’s your ex.

      • Nina says:

        +1 million:) These threads drive me crazy. Women can change their mind about kids. Also the reason why women do or don’t have them is very personal.

        Do we ask men why aren’tunmaking x$ a year by now? Or, how big is ur package? It’s rude and none of ur business.

      • Sabrine says:

        The thing is she kept perpetuating the idea that she was in fact going to have children someday and couldn’t wait for it to happen. As a result, she’s still being watched for hints of swelling in her stomach area and being asked if she’s planning on having children. Of course now it’s gotten ridiculous because nothing ever happens and she’s 46. She’s still playing games with the “at this point” comment though.

      • tracking says:

        My inclination is to think she’s asked incessantly about a very personal topic, answers pretty honestly, but that her feelings about this have evolved over the years (for whatever reason). I don’t see any game, just a dress that probably looked fine in person but didn’t photograph well. A personal matter regardless and very sexist indeed to define her by maternity or lack thereof.

    • Mea Culpa says:

      The media’s obsession with Jennifer Aniston being pregnant is bizarre. Also they seem to forget that she’s 45 years old. If she wanted to have a baby she probably would have done it by now. It is extremely unlikely she is going to get pregnant at this point in her life.

      • Liv says:

        She might have fueled the fire, but I feel sorry for her nonetheless. These ongoing questions about babys must be horrible. The woman is 45 years old for god’s sake. It’s not that she couldn’t get pregnant at 45 years, but if she haven’t had children by now, it’s highly unlikely that she ever will.

      • bluhare says:

        The media’s obsession about things begins and ends with who buys their magazines/photos.

        Just look at this site. Chock full of pregnancy/bump/bump watch stories. It’s because people read and comment on them. And JA played into that big time. Personally, I think JA is now singing this tune because she has been unable to conceive a child. I’m sorry if she really wanted that, but she’s the one who played into the public dialogue about it.

    • M.A.F. says:

      I like to think that as a society, we have moved away from denoting women to whether or not they have children and/or are married. But clearly we haven’t. As you said, some can’t have children due to biology or simply don’t want any. It’s her life, she should live it as she sees fit.

      • Mea Culpa says:

        I totally agree M.A.F. Who cares if she has children or not? It’s totally her own decision and none of our business really. It must be so frustrating for female celebrities to be constantly asked questions about marriage and children. I’ll bet there’s quite a few who have no interest in kids but are reluctant to admit it because people will judge them for it. Has anyone ever asked why Justin Theroux doesn’t have kids when he’s 43? No one cares because he’s a man.

      • Lea says:

        To Mea Culpa….No it is not our business if she has kids or not, but……she and her PR team have made it everyone’s business! Years of interviews & “sources” from her team & she dares blame the media?

      • Mea Culpa says:

        @ Lea, but how many of these were spontaneous quotes in interviews? I bet she was usually answering questions she was asked. And as I said earlier, she may well have meant what she said at the time but things change.

        As for any article that simply quotes “sources”, I don’t believe any of them and usually assume it is the magazine making up a story. Maybe her PR team were involved in some of the stories but that is speculation.

      • Pix says:

        One big eye roll for Jen. She and her team have been talking about her potential baby-making for years….years! She’ll be 50 and talking about how much she want to adopt. She never will – the woman doesn’t want kids. She wants a tight @ss, wine, ciggies, and fame. Nothing wrong with that – just stop talking about kids you clearly do not want!

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I don’t buy the idea that it’s her strategy to make this a talking point. People voluntarily ask non-famous woman this question all the time, and interviewers ask it of child bearing aged actresses all the time.

      • betty says:

        You are right. Whether A woman that has kids or a mate does not define he as a woman . It is what she is that matters.

      • Esmom says:

        Tiffany, I agree with you. She’s been asked, she’s answered as honestly and probably as politely as she could at various points in her life. We’re all evolving, as we’ve discussed before. I just don’t buy that she and her “team” have driven this narrative at all.

    • Shelby says:

      Me too Lis, I’m the same age too and never really felt it was right for me. Don’t get me wrong I like kids but I love my life the way it is. It is hard tho when people ask point blank aren’t you going to have kids? Ugg.

    • Truly says:

      It’s not the point. Sorry, but your perception is so nive.
      There’s few people who insist she have to be a mother or pregger. It’s not important for anyone except Jennifer’s flaggers.
      The point is, what matters is, SHE USE IT. She has used her maternity or pregnancy things for PR for 10 years.
      There’s no people like that. She always provoked pregnant things when she need it.
      That is the matter. And disgusting.

    • Wallamalooo says:

      Perfect comment is perfect! 100% agree :D

    • FLORC says:

      To be fair everyone did mind their own business for the most part. Aniston made this a topic. She’s played her fanbase with strategic interview answers and People/USWeekly covers. I think it’s pretty funny how Aniston has been openly and very vocal on how hot and cold she is to have kids. And how quickly people rush to claim privacy for a woman that never asked for such a thing regarding this. Kids, Brad, Jolie, Chest revealing in a movie, and easing her shattered heart with a new man. These are Anistons goto articles when it’s time to promote something/distract from others.

      Have kids, don’t have kids. Whatever works. Now that she’s on the no kids side again. Give it a few weeks. New headlines will come out with Jen wanting a baby on PR approved publications.

      • Camille (The Original) says:

        +1000. She knows how to play the game alright, better than many.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Yes, FLORC. I mean, I do think that she’s backing away from it slowly–so I’m not shading her for that. But it’s silly to say that she didn’t fuel it. And I don’t understand why people always defend her as though she’s some young, naive starlet. She’s 45 years old. She started making the baby and marriage comments, with increasing frequency when she was in her mid thirties. Again (like with the comments on plastic surgery)–why can’t her words stand on their own?

        I don’t see how it’s being cruel or judgmental to point out that she fueled it–which is what some people are saying that she did. You can argue whether or not she had input on the tabloid covers–but she’s been quoted throughout the last ten years about how she can’t wait to have kids, how she can’t wait to get married, kids are coming, people shouldn’t rush her on to have kids…….those are direct quotes.

        The only thing that gets me, is that in the past three years of her backing off the baby/marriage stuff, is that she’s responding to it as though she had no hand in creating it. It would’ve been great, if during that interview she had with Gloria Steinham, if she had turned the marriage/baby thing into ‘sometimes women change their minds about marriage or children. sometimes life gets in the way of what we think our plans are, and that’s fine. great.’ instead of turning it into a whole ‘poor me, the media picks on me because i’m not married and childless’.

  2. Aura says:

    I often wonder if she would have had them with Brad, but now at 45 she just think the moment has passed? I get that.
    Also, am I really naive that I don’t think any of the four (Brad, Angelina, Jennifer and Justin) really care anymore? Think they all seem happy out

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I don’t know if we’re naive, but I agree with you. It’s been forever. I think surely they’ve all moved on by now.

    • Lady Macbeth (Hiddles F.) says:

      I agree, they all moved on by now!

    • Kate2 says:

      @aura

      I think you’re right on this. I don’t think any of them care about the other nearly as much as people seem to want them to.

      And again, people keep bringing up the VF interview as proof of her “baby baiting”. She may have been totally sincere at the time but it just didn’t happen for her and she’s made her peace with it now. Why is that not an option?

      • Lea says:

        She can change her mind.
        However she is acting as though she played no part in this baby obsession. She is pretending she has not given multiple sound bites on her baby future.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Kate2, who wrote: “And again, people keep bringing up the VF interview as proof of her “baby baiting”. She may have been totally sincere at the time but it just didn’t happen for her and she’s made her peace with it now. Why is that not an option?”

        I actually heard Jennifer say the ‘baby’ line in a televised interview with Diane Sawyer. It was the one in which she ‘digs’ at Brad by talking about finally getting ‘comfortable’ furniture. Diane Sawyer asked her if the rumors were true that she and Brad broke up because she didn’t want to have children. Jen responded with the “I did, I do, I will!” line. You can probably find that interview at YouTube. Jen and her PR machine have been ‘baby baiting’ for years.

        I ‘do’ agree that it is perfectly fine for ANY women to not want kids. But you can’t lay bait and at the same time call foul on the media and your fans for ‘taking’ the bait.

        @Lea, who wrote: “She can change her mind.
        However she is acting as though she played no part in this baby obsession. She is pretending she has not given multiple sound bites on her baby future.”

        Agreed.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        But Emma, isn’t it possible that at that time she considered children a possibility? I don’t want kids, but for a long time I thought eventually some kind of hormone would kick in and I’d want them all of a sudden. Are we really going to dissect her family planning views, and the nuances and evolution of that, and hold it against her as evidence of flawed character?

        Also, the question she was asked is rude, because there is an implication that she failed as a woman to her husband. “Women are supposed to bear children, no wonder he left” is the subtext there. I don’t blame her for being defensive on that point.

      • Kate2 says:

        @tiffany-

        Yes, thank you. I was just coming to say this.

        When was that interview? I’m not arguing that she hasn’t discussed having kids and saying she would have them. I know she did. We all know she did. What I’m saying is the fact that she’s tired of being asked about it isn’t indicative of a personality flaw. The questions shouldn’t be asked in the first place. The fact she answered them in the past doesn’t make her wrong to be annoyed by them. I wasn’t annoyed by the baby question when I was younger but now that it looks like it may not happen for me, I’m a lot more sensitive to it. Shit happens.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Tiffany, who wrote: “But Emma, isn’t it possible that at that time she considered children a possibility? I don’t want kids, but for a long time I thought eventually some kind of hormone would kick in and I’d want them all of a sudden. Are we really going to dissect her family planning views, and the nuances and evolution of that, and hold it against her as evidence of flawed character? ”

        … and @Kate2, who wrote: “When was that interview? I’m not arguing that she hasn’t discussed having kids and saying she would have them. I know she did. We all know she did. What I’m saying is the fact that she’s tired of being asked about it isn’t indicative of a personality flaw.”

        You guys are the only ones saying ‘interviews and what she said in them’ were indicative of ‘personality flaws.’ What ‘I’ am saying is that as recent as this past Spring Jennifer Aniston was baby-baiting by covering up/hiding her middle, ‘knowing full well’ what the gesture would spark in the media. It’s disingenuous of her to bait the media/her fans with one hand and at the same time hold up the other hand saying “Oh no you didn’t just go there with me!” Which is what she has done ‘consistently’ since 2005. This isn’t her first time at the ‘why does everybody keep asking me about babies?’ rodeo.

        She doesn’t want kids? Fine, it’s her world and prerogative. But calling her out for the old ‘bait and switch’ is NOT accusing her of having a personality flaw.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I am sorry, but covering ones middle is not evidence of baby baiting! The “evidence” that people put forward as proof of her intentions to draw out family planning questions is very, very weak.

      • Kate2 says:

        @emma -”You guys are the only ones saying ‘interviews and what she said in them’ were indicative of ‘personality flaws.’ What ‘I’ am saying is that as recent as this past Spring Jennifer Aniston was baby-baiting by covering up/hiding her middle, ‘knowing full well’ what the gesture would spark in the media. ”

        You are criticizing her for pulling a bait and switch based on quotes she gave over the years in answer to questions she was asked by other people and having the audacity to hold a bag or her hands near or on her stomach. My answer to those points you are making are:

        1) She could have easily been sincere when she made those comments and now has changed her mind. She’s entitled to ask why the questions are always asked of her after years. You don’t think she’s entitled to question anything because she answered the questions honestly that she wanted kids and planned to have them because you think the answers she gave were planned to keep people speculating. I don’t agree. I think she was answering questions asked of her.

        2) You’re interpreting the fact that she placed a bag or her hands over her stomach, or had the audacity to wear a loose fitting dress as some sort of calculated move to get people speculating about her pregnancy status. I don’t agree and I find it annoying that every little thing this woman does is picked apart to that degree. We’re criticizing bag and hand placement now? I think that’s ridiculous.

        But it’s clear you’ve made up your mind about her so I’m not going to argue the point any longer. All set.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Tiffany, who wrote: “I am sorry, but covering ones middle is not evidence of baby baiting! The “evidence” that people put forward as proof of her intentions to draw out family planning questions is very, very weak.”

        I am sorry, but covering one’s middle with large purses, bags, a sweater coat, a large ‘unbuttoned’ coat, and cupping one’s stomach in front of Paps when one knows their every gesture near their stomach is going to be analyzed by every person who has been wishing one ‘deserved happiness and a baby’ since 2005 is definitely ‘baby baiting.’ There is NO WAY Jennifer Aniston doesn’t ‘know’ that.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Kate2, who wrote: “You are criticizing her for pulling a bait and switch based on quotes she gave over the years in answer to questions she was asked by other people and having the audacity to hold a bag or her hands near or on her stomach. My answer to those points you are making are:”

        LOL! By her ‘own’ words and her ‘own’ actions … yes, that’s ‘exactly’ what I am criticizing her for. Would you want me to just make something up?

        Here’s my bottom line, then I’m out: It is perfectly okay for Jennifer Aniston to not want kids. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But just be honest about it. Why play the “I did, I do, I will!” game for 9 years when all she had to say in 2005 (or over the years) to nip the ‘Will she? Won’t she? When will she?’ endless speculations in the bud was: “No, the issue of children wasn’t the reason we split, but I’ve really never wanted kids and Brad knew that going in.” Simple, easy … and Brad is gentleman enough that he would have backed her up (regardless of whether it was true or not) and we wouldn’t be talking about it today. ‘Jennifer’ wouldn’t have to endure every large lunch, loose coat, hand bag being debated upon as a ‘baby bump’ cover.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Carrying purses, bags and coats around one’s middle something we all do, pregnant or not, because our hands, arms and elbow fall near the middle of our bodies. If I carry something, it is not by my head nor is it by my feet. It will always be near my middle.

        Additionally, actresses of any age are constantly having their bodies analyzed. If a person gains a few pounds and knows people are taking pictures, it makes sense that they might want to hide areas to prevent unflattering pictures.

        The thing is Emma, I give other human beings the respect of allowing their thoughts on parenthood to evolve. You ask why didn’t she say “no” in the beginning? Maybe she didn’t feel it was a definite “no” then!

      • Sal_ says:

        It was not just the VF interview, that was only the first. She has brought up babies in at least every 4th interview she does. She just never stops talking about it, with no prompting.

      • The Original G says:

        Of course a woman can carry her handbag in front of her belly or cup it with her hand without being pregnant. The difference is that Jen does these things KNOWING that it will cause a round of tabloid interest. She’s been doing it for the last decade.

        Name another actress that does this?

    • Mike says:

      I would think her not wanting kids was the primary reason Brad took off with Angelina. He had stated many times how he wanted a big family and she simply did not want children. I doubt she ever wanted them. So when Angelina showed up it was already time for him to move on and boy did he.

    • bettyrose says:

      She’s 45 and filthy rich and could adopt an entire little league team to raise with paid help. But, like me, she doesn’t want kids. Took me a long time to feel comfortable admitting that too. I thought people would wonder what gave me the right to live free if they couldn’t. And she has way more to protect with her public image.

  3. Chris says:

    Jen wouldn’t want kids because then she’d have to think about someone other than herself.

  4. kcarp says:

    her fans are idiots if they care that much if she is going to have kids or not. She is like 50, she likes to smoke weed, drink margaritas, tan, and vaca in Mexico. She has a great life and doesn’t need a kid to be complete.

    And another thing, I really think the media thinks she cares more about Brad than she really does. What does it matter if he got married? Its been almost 10 years and like 15 kids later.

    • Kate2 says:

      She’s 45. Please don’t add 5 years onto the poor woman, lol!

    • Ennie says:

      Five. The eldest was already with his mom.

    • Janet says:

      Ever since her marriage broke up, her fans have been desperate for her to have a “revenge baby” to make Brad feel sorry about leaving her. I know, I know, it’s insane. I can’t think of a worse reason to have a child.

      • betty says:

        What is a revenge baby? I can’t believe any person would think this way. Kids are an addition to your life not used for revenge.. There is to much living to do to waste time on a past relationship. Brad is just a man like any other and they all can be replaced.

      • Sunny says:

        I think some of her fans are/were tied to the idea that having a baby would bring Jen happiness.

        Having kids isn’t for everyone and deciding to not have children is a valid life choice. It feels beyond silly to have to write that in 2014.

        I think it is likely that Jen was always ambivalent about motherhood and at some point she just decided that no kids was the best choice for her life. Good for her.

        I will say she played the pregnant/baby angle for a ton of publicity over the last 10 years but honestly I think that was just a smart PR move.

      • Janet says:

        Betty, you still don’t realize how invested Aniston’s fans were in the whole myth of the “golden couple”. They went positively bananas when Angie had Shiloh because they felt Shiloh was the baby Aniston and Brad should have had together. They are still enraged that Brad left her without a backward glance and they have this weird notion that if Aniston has a baby, that will make Brad feel sorry he left her for Angie. As if Brad would give a fart if Aniston had quintuplets.

  5. Lady Macbeth (Hiddles F.) says:

    Same here, no kids and I’m nearly Aniston age. I’m glad she feels free to express what she really wants now. And fanbases.. pfft, they’re overrated, people shouldn’t have lives revolving around celebrities. You go Jen, for once!

  6. Lea says:

    She gets those questions because for years she has implied that she will have kids some day. She only can blame her quotes over the years.

    “I’m really happy. Really! . . . I think people honestly just want to see me as a mom and married and barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. And I just want to say, ‘Everybody, relax! It’s going to happen.’”

    “”Aniston, who has been the subject of frequent tabloid rumors about having children, said she still wants to be a mom. “Yeah, I have said it years before and I still say it today,” she said when asked if she still wants to have a family.”"

    “”I’ve never in my life said I didn’t want to have children. I did and I do and I will! The women that inspire me are the ones who have careers and children; why would I want to limit myself? I’ve always wanted to have children, and I would never give up that experience for a career. I want to have it all. “”

    ……………So people ask because she in her own words said she would! Is she delusional?

    • Mea Culpa says:

      Well maybe she genuinely felt like that when she said those thing but for whatever reason things just didn’t work out that way. It happens. Or maybe she tried but just can’t have kids. That happens too.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Maybe she wanted to have kids and found out that she can’t.

      Maybe she wanted to have kids but fell in love with a man who doesn’t want them, and decided he was more important to her than kids.

      Maybe she fell in love with a man who CANNOT have children, and decided he was more important to her than kids.

      Maybe she wanted to have kids but got wrapped up in work, dating, life, and before she knew it she was 45 and decided it was too late for her.

      I mean..these comments can be so ridiculously unfair. As I said in a post from yesterday, I’ve changed my mind a million times about whether I want kids or not. I’m 35–it will get more difficult for me to conceive from here on out. I might decide I want them and by the time I’m sure, I won’t be able to have them.

      Also, why doesn’t anyone ask Justin if he wants kids? Does anyone actually know if he wants them or not?
      Oh yeah, because he’s a dude so his reproductive organs and baby-making plans aren’t up for public scrutiny.

      You know, this is a pretty personal and sensitive issue–it’s not something to get so judgmental about when you don’t know the details behind her circumstances. Don’t let your hate for Aniston overshadow that.

      • Lea says:

        Well she completly ignores her years of baby baiting with the press. She is acting like a victim of the media, when she is the one who helped the baby obsession grow with her quotes.

        My problem with her is that she seems to not understand at all that she is partly responsible for these questions.

      • eva says:

        @ Lea, so true, you reap what you sow.

        She’s dropped hints for years that maybe she’ll have a baby, why act shocked now when people are asking if she’s ready for that baby now?

      • MrsBPitt says:

        @TOK…I agree with everything you said…but then I scroll up to that picture of her in the silver dress, and I swear she is wearing a fake pregnancy bump, like she did on Friends, years ago…even if its not, she owns a mirror, she must know that wearing that dress will feed the pregnancy rumor mill….and before everyone yells at me, yes, she can wear whatever she wants…but if I was sick of the baby questions, I certainly would not have worn that dress…

      • Mea Culpa says:

        When has Jennifer Aniston ever said she is annoyed/frustrated by/fed up of baby questions?

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        SIGH. Why do I even bother.

      • Lisa says:

        Male fertility has actually not been studied all that much until the past ten years or so and it turns out it declines significantly with age. Men peak in their 20s. By 35, their odds of getting a woman pregnant in less than a year are cut in half. By 40, pregnancy attempts are 70% more likely to fail compared to men 30 and younger. One study found by age 40, 60% of their sperm are DOA due to a lack of mobility. A study in England found men 40 and over were 50% likely to get a woman pregnant and the National Institute of Health found it closer to 30%. Studies on mice found, in people years, the male’s fertility dropped 40% by age 40, was cut in half between 40 and 45 and continued dropping 10% each year after that. Studies in fertility clinics came up with the exact same numbers. It’s not easy to find these studies because no one is reporting on them.

        Did you know that a man’s age is as important as a woman’s in whether or not a child will get Down’s Syndrome? In the FIRST major study of its kind (someone actually thought maybe they should study this), it was determined half of all cases of Downs Syndrome are linked to advanced paternal age (40 and over). No major media outlet covered the story. or any of the fertility stories, that I’m aware of. That study was done seven years ago.

        Men get mutations in their sperm in their 30s that have been linked to several different illnesses that researchers have just begun to study. The latest is Noonan Sydrome which older men are at a high risk for. You know who covered that story? Naturenews.com.

        Female fertility and the risks of various birth defects have been studied to death: a man’s, not so much.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree 100% Kitten.
        I find it hard to believe that people think she is baiting by answering questions about her family plans, which are asked and answered by women everyday.

        Are you saying I was baiting when I told my parents at 23 years old that maybe I would want kids later in life? At that time, I thought maybe, I might some day.

        Do we REALLY want to dictate that women are forever bound to their speculations about the possibility of parenthood through the decades of their lives?

      • MsMercury says:

        @MrsBPitt I cannot believe I’m defending Jenn today but if you look at other photos from the same night you don’t see that bump or stomach at all. I just think it is a combo of unflattering dress with a bad angle. She has Kim K illness of wearing ugly clothes but I don’t buy she is doing this on purpose the media picks the worst photos and says she is pregnant. I am done. :/

      • giggles says:

        FINALLY! Someone who is realistic and can possibly understand. And btw, Justin is hot as hell and while I agree that man should be producing more hot as hell spawns to populate the world, its their business why they are not doing that. He is way better than Brad if you ask me.

      • Calcifer says:

        @TOK ‘You know, this is a pretty personal and sensitive issue–it’s not something to get so judgmental about when you don’t know the details behind her circumstances. Don’t let your hate for Aniston overshadow that.’
        +1000 I completely agree.

    • MsMercury says:

      Except every actress for whatever reason gets asked questions about babies and kids even if they don’t have any or are not even ready to be settled down. I’m sure if you went to each and every famous woman alive today you would find similar answers to the same questions. Most actress answer questions on diet fitness, and babies. Maybe the media should stop asking such shallow questions and they really should stop bump watching. A woman is allowed to gain a little bit of weight as she gets older.

    • lisa says:

      she wants to be on magazine covers and she gave huvane two things to work with, her personal life and hair. what was he to do?

    • Denise says:

      As mentioned above, I find the public and the media’s obsession with whether celebs are going to have children so ridiculous that I can’t even blame her for using it to her advantage, and playing along with the game. If people didn’t buy the magazines and click on the links, there would be no questions and no stories and she wouldn’t have to choose whether to play it. I find it tiring myself, but really, the speculation is absurd. If she fuels the fire, well, it’s time for people to get a life for caring in the first place.

  7. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    When I was reading the coverage of the wedding, etc…I kinda did feel bad for her. Because some of the people were specifically focusing on HER, saying how they felt bad for her, etc. No one wants to hear that, even if they do secretly hate that their ex got married. On one hand–the morons of the media COULD move on, but on the other hand, I see where they’re coming from.

    For six years, after she and Brad separated, Jennifer WAS basically ‘pining’ after Brad (don’t really know how to explain it). She talked, several times, about how much she wanted to get married and have kids. The numerous interviews where she talked about ‘spring cleaning’ her life or any other analogy–always with the timeline back to her separation. With the exception of a few wisecracks, she was VERY positive about Brad–went above and beyond the normal ‘oh, I hope he’s doing great’, etc. But was very, very negative about Angelina. And then there’s the infamous ‘Five Years After Brad’ cover that she did in 2010.

    It was only until she got with Justin, that she started saying that she didn’t like the baby or marriage questions. Which, I guess you can criticize her for being a hypocrite, back then, but not three, nearly four years later. If she is turning a new leaf–whether its real or not–good for her. I was tired of hearing all that crap about how babies were coming soon, when its obvious that they weren’t.

    So, we can point out that those were her quotes. I think that if she stopped complaining about the questions, and acknowledge that she IS the one who basically fed into that, then she would not get the questions as much, if at all. Plus, wouldn’t she have veto power? So she knows the questions are coming–why doesn’t she veto them, OR decline to answer?

    Also–I don’t believe that she baby bump baits or whatever. I will, whenever I see a pic, say that she DOES look pregnant (like the pics from yesterday), but I don’t believe that she is pregnant, or baiting us.

    • FingerBinger says:

      It’s possible that when she got together with Justin she finally found a man who wanted the same things did,i.e. not having children. It’s possible that when she did those interviews she really did want children or at least thought she wanted children. I don’t think she’s a hypocrite. It sounds like she just changed her mind or finally realized kids isn’t what she wanted.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I’m not saying she is–anymore. She’s been backing away from the babies and marriage thing since she got with Justin. That’s what I saying. Three years ago, there was an argument for her playing the media with babies and marriage–because she had. But now she’s been slowly backing away from it.

        I’m not trying to say that she is a horrible person for not having kids, not being married–my issue is that she is acting as though she had no part in why she is asked. All it would take to stop those kinds of questions would be for her to acknowledge, in some way, that life doesn’t go as planned. End of.

        It’s great that she’s turning it into a feminist issue (which it is), but it’s not untrue to say she had a hand in creating it.

    • bettyrose says:

      As you said down thread, I think we totally agree on this. I had my heart broken in college. Years later we reconnected and my ex still looks amazing – so there was that twinge of OMG he looks amazing. But we’re both blissfuly in love with other people and have a nice friendship now, no hard feelings. I can’t imagine if every day since that heartbreak somewhere a media story had appeared rehashing the heartbreak for the world’s entertainment. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I also think a huge part of why the media lumps the three together is because Jennifer hasn’t finished her end. Brad and Angelina are together, have been together since 2005. Jennifer hasn’t been with anyone for any longer than two years (since Justin). Now she and Justin are engaged……not married. And their relationship is looking kind of odd…….so who knows if they’ll stay together or not. I don’t think it’ll truly end until she and Justin get married. I also think that what makes it worse is that Brad and Angelina stayed together, instead of breaking up or (not publicly at least) getting together at all.

      • bettyrose says:

        And I don’t think there’s anything Brad/Angie could have done differently to be more humane about it. I mean, they just lived their lives, had lots of children, and just are very blessed people. I would certainly hope – and I do believe – they have never gone out of their way to hurt JA, who I think has made some unfortunate choices in friends/lovers, but isn’t a bad person.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Oh, no Bettyrose–what I meant was that Brad has found his ending–with Angelina. He’s massively successful, has six kids, has been in his longest, and most fulfilling relationship of his entire life. I feel like Brad did his very best to be open and respectful with Jennifer (and she said it too), so I don’t mean anything like that.

        But yeah–I think that Brad and Angelina were VERY respectful of what Jennifer was going through. I remember reading that they didn’t do any rc’s or anything until after Shiloh was born, didn’t show PDA until around that time, didn’t talk about their relationship at all, except for the few press releases when Brad adopted the two older kids; when Angelina announced she was pregnant.

        And I think Brad has gone out of his way to be nice to Jennifer- I don’t believe that crap about them saying they’re friends, but he didn’t have to explain his comments in the Parade interview. And honestly–if my ex wife’s friend was saying the crap that Handler was saying about Angelina, those friendly feelings would evaporate. With a quickness.

        urgh–very disjointed comment.

      • bettyrose says:

        Hey VC – I was just adding on to your comment, not contradicting it. I still think we’re in agreement. :)

  8. fluffy says:

    I was watching a gossip show last night and they said this movie comes out tomorrow? What is this movie about and how come i’ve never heard anything about it?

    I have to agree with the baby issue. Maybe she have realized that motherhood isn’t for her which is alright. We shouldn’t hold her past statement against her. We’ve all said something we thought we wanted back then but realized we don’t want it anymore, right? I can only hope she’s truly done with baby baiting too although i am side eyeing that dress she chose to wear.

  9. JessSaysNo says:

    Why do people care? I thought it was clear that Brad left because she was not seriously interested in having children. Brad has every right to find a new partner if his soul is tellign him he wants to have kids. I think Jennifer probably told Brad the same things she tells the media: “it will happen… someday” and he got sick of waiting.

    Jennifer probably felt enormous pressure from friends, fam, and media to have kids and felt that she would be upsetting people if she revealed to anyone that she just doesn’t want to have children. If she wanted to have kids, she would have and could have had them thus far in life. It seems like she just doesn’t want kids and that is fine. Going through pregnancy and having kids are both very scary and life changing things and no one should go through with them if they aren’t sure they want kids. Not everyone wants, or is meant to bear children/be a parent.

    • Ennie says:

      Not a psychologist, but JA strikes me as, i don’t know how to explain it, she is rich and successful, but she was an only child (with half siblings) in a family that separated and she has long lived resentments against her mother, and probably had low self esteem due to living in HW and not being “pretty enough (as per her mother). And still she pursued the family profession.
      She acknowledge her husband for keeping her together, and she admitted as depending in her shrink.
      There are people who are fearful of life, it is a feeling which is hard to overcome, and I am not referring to only having children. I think she is one of those people. Brad is different. He did not follow his parents’ way of life, he broke away and started from zero. He is much less fearful.
      In the end, they were ill suited for each other, and have found a better match. Sometimes the pairing of opposites work, but this was not one of those times.
      I loathe the PR approach that she and Huvane had in regard to her public persona thru the years. As someone said upthread, she could have easily ban each and every question related to children or her former marriage, but she and her PR guru relished on their answers and using the pity of people to keep her in the public eye. “Five years after Brad”, “I still keep my “husband’s” romantic voice messages” (paraphrasing), I’ve always wanted to have children, and I would never give up that experience for a career. I want to have it all.”, I will love Brad for the rest of my life”. Too many quotes, answers to interviews and mags, all PR approved.

    • Santolina says:

      Well said, JessSaysNo. The “kids” question can be a dealbreaker in a relationship, definitely. And if you believe the DM…

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2328477/Brad-Pitt-reveals-wasting-life-away-married-Jennifer-Aniston.html

      People who don’t want to have kids should feel free to abstain, and shouldn’t have to face stigma and judgment. It’s a valid life choice. Likewise, people who want kids should feel free to pursue parenthood. In a perfect world, the question gets discussed in advance.

      • JessSaysNo says:

        I agree, the discussion should be had before marriage. Sometimes, though, you may love someone so much at the time that you think you can live happily without kids and 10 years down the line you realize you really, really need to have kids and then its a bit unfair for the person who always wanted to be child-free. Love is so complicated. For myself, we spent all of our “fun” years without kids and without marriage. Once we got married, we had kids shortly after. It’s easy when you both know you want kids.

      • Lady Macbeth says:

        @JessSaysNo

        Exactly! On the other side, before getting married my hubby and I already had discussed that and we both agreed we didn’t want them. Love is so complicated, yes!

    • Sal_ says:

      Very well said. Some women do deceive men into marriage.

  10. TheCountess says:

    Good for her. I wish, like Cameron Diaz, she would come out and say it explicitly. There’s nothing wrong or selfish about preferring to be childfree.

  11. The Original G says:

    Yes Jennifer. WE know.

  12. Ellen says:

    I happen to think that Aniston was doing IVF when US Weekly got the story she was pregnant. It’s just a guess (obviously!) but there were a lot of pretty well-sourced but vague “baby!” rumors for a while there, right after she got with Justin, and this latest quote comes close to being an admission that they tried and it didn’t happen.

    The other alternative, and it’s really just as valid, is that yeah, she said she wanted babies when she didn’t. Either way, at 45, you’d hope the questions would be tapering off. (I’d say she must be sick of them, but it DOES seem like Aniston used baby-baiting as a PR stunt for years.)

  13. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    It would be interesting to have Jennifer Aniston take some of the unmarried Duggar gals to Cabo. Her name does begin with the right letter for Jimbobbit&Michelle to recognize as one of their own. Jennifer, Jana, John-David, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah and perhaps even Joyann could have some fun with their Bibles and martini’s. All could return home with the “Rachel’ cut. Later on, Justin can join in all the fun and fashion and margaritias and dress those gals and dudes in some skinny jeans instead of the potato sack clothes that JimBob surely must prefer them wearing for puritys sake.

    • littlestar says:

      Yeah, that would be awesome if she took the Duggar girls to Cabo! Get them to smoke their first joint and wear bikinis. After having a taste of the finest bud and true freedom, there will be no going back to Arkansas for those girls – to Hollywood they go!

  14. Lizzie K says:

    Well, if Jen doesn’t want a baby, and Angie and Brad are married, I guess there’s nothing left to talk about anymore.

  15. Sullivan says:

    Hair. Babies. Exercise. Skin care. She’s a walking, talking women’s magazine. Complete with advertisements.

  16. mae says:

    I think the people are so into her having children because they can just tell she would be a wonderful mom. Not a “Hollywood” mom jet setting around and giving their children no roots…but a wonderful, sweet. selfless mom. I truly believe we have the ability to see things in other humans we can’t express in words…she should be a mom if she can because of who she is. If she can’t have her own children she will still have a wonderfully blessed life because she is a giver to her friends and loved ones. GO JEN!!!!

    • Lea says:

      What? You are clearly throwing shade at a certain couple.
      She would so be a Hollywood mom, dragging them to Cabo to tan. Having them obsessed with their looks as she is. Her friendship with Handler would not be good either.

      Home or roots are where your family is. It does not matter where in the world you are.
      And FYI that Jet setting family were in LA for most of the year.

    • Tippy says:

      Jenn does have a wonderful aura about her.

      I think one thing that has held her back from motherhood is that she would want to be a perfectionist in that regard.

      • Janet says:

        What’s so wonderful about her aura? I’m really confused.

        I get an “aura” of a very shallow person who is totally centered on herself (hair, body, looks, etc.) and is completely uninterested in anything that is happening outside of her own narrow sphere. I find her “aura”, if you call it that, to be bland, homogenized and uninteresting. So she looks cute. So what? If cute is all she has going for her at her age, she’s singularly undeveloped as a human being.

    • darkdove says:

      Mae maybe you should worry about yourself instead of trying to see things in Jennifer aniston she clearly doesn`t want like being a mother, and putting that pressure on her you dont know anything about her personal life to say she is going to be a good mother what is wrong with Jennifer aniston fans why do you keep making unsolicited excuses for a woman who has not ask you for them let her grow up and move on with her life.

      • Janet says:

        @Darkdove: Let her grow up?! She’s 45 years old! If she hasn’t grown up yet, she’s hopeless!

      • mae says:

        I’m not a fan of anyone…well maybe my parents, husband and children and some really special friends. My friends tell me I’m spot on with seeing things in people so I was just sharing. No pressure to be a mom…obviously I was just noting that I think thats why people are so into her having children…maybe I’m not the only one that can see the true beauty in her soul. My opinion only is that I believe she would be all in, in motherhood and would be selfless and not drag her kids all over the place in the name of culture. That’s all! Peace to all…the ones who disagree or agree all the same.

      • Sal_ says:

        mae, do you really think someone who eggs on her talk show friend to make racist comments about another woman’s children is a ‘beautiful soul’? I think all evidence shows that she is cold, cruel and self-absorbed, she is not selfless. I don’t believe she would make a good mother at all.

    • Sal_ says:

      I don’t think a person who is a hardcore drinker and self-absorbed would make a good mother.

  17. LoisLane says:

    Well what i think is that she’s problably didn’t want kids all along but never admit it, for image’s sake. Maybe even not to her then husband. And after people said her ex hubby left because she didn’t want to get pregnant she had to show that wasn’t true hence all the press about wanting kids. Brangie kept having kids after kids and people kept accusing her and she in turn kept saying she would have kids. ShE simply didn’t want people to say ”see so Brad was right to leave and Angie homewrecked nothing”. Maybe the kids’ issue wasn’t the main cause of their divorce but what Jen is now saying sure shows us that they clearly had not future together.

    • floretta50 says:

      Loislane: First commentator that got it right! The blame for her failed marriage had to be placed on a loose woman Jolie. The opportunity was a gift from heaven, and it worked look at her career in reference to the other Friends stars, hers sky rocketed, there is a genius in her advising team who saw the opportunity and used it wisely. Some commentators are being kind to JA she is a vicious media manipulator and not a very nice person, she is a woman scorned and she is never going to leave Angie and Brad alone. The maternity looking silver dress was suppose to ignite the pregnancy rumors again but it back fired when the marriage of Brad and Angie hit the air waves.

      • Josephina says:

        That Vanity Fair article told me what I needed to know.

        She took only 2% responsibility for the demise of her marriage. From that everyone assumed Brad did her wrong and that Angie was blood-thirsty sucking siren that lured sweet, doting, Ken-doll looking Brad, much like Eve coercing Adam to bite the apple.

        That’s when I knew that chica had no problem fighting dirty and wanted to avenge Brad’s rejection of the marriage. Hell hath no fury than a woman scorned. She wanted him to regret his decision to move one with his life. The truth is he became a very generous and happy man very thankful for his new life with Angie. As a result, he grew artistically and began taking on much more interesting roles and his production company began to soar.

  18. itsnotthatserious says:

    I wish I could feel sorry for her but I don’t. She is a passive aggressive mean girl. She had her friends bash Jolie even as she talked Brad up and was proud of all he had accomplished but Jolie was uncool. She made a big deal how having friends was more important than having a family. To this day, her racist BFF is still bashing Jolie.

    Why does she whine about everything. Jolie gets asked about her wild days even though she has not been self destructive since she became a mother and her son is 13. If she learned to acknowledge how lucky she is, roll with the punches and show gratitude, I am sure I will root for her, but she has been turned into a woman child who is never held accountable for her choices and her actions, it is always other people’s fault. If she had shown 10% of the class that Heidi Bivens did, she will not be dealing with the fall out she is with today.

  19. Micki says:

    ….” “they’re like, ‘Oh yeah, we should get to that.’”
    Oh, God, that sounds SO much like ….”Relax, people, it’s going to happen”….

    I don’t really care whether she wanted kids, it’s her business anyway. It was a matter of time till she stops milking that story. Now she can enjoy her engagement. I just don’t see much point in a long engagement. Under long I mean more than 1 year. Why engage at all?

  20. Jen34 says:

    LOL But she DOES look pregnant in those pix.

  21. bettyrose says:

    You know what? It would frackin’ suck to be constantly mentioned in comparison to Brad & Angie. Nobody’s life ever again will seem quite as magical as what these two have created together. I don’t care who JA is or what she’s done to annoy people, that freakin sucks. Wouldn’t wanna be her.

  22. Talie says:

    She such a damn troll wearing that dress! Lord… attention whore til the end.

  23. dragonfly says:

    What I see is that since the news of the wedding broke infotainment outlets have made a point of running JA items next to AJ/BP items. JA may have “played the victim” at some point –debatable — but it’s actually the media that has the most to gain by using this “love drama” as clickbait.

  24. Jeanette says:

    I don’t feel like the next day constitutes “going silent.” When she was just in the press yesterday.
    Also, if it were me I think I would be more concerned about omg..the press is going to be up my ass about the ‘Sad Jen” shit again.

    Ive been divorced and cheated on and the kids hurt the worst, this is probably NOT that big of deal. Besides..9 years later? Im pretty sure all my exes are off my map and hers too.

  25. Miss M says:

    Wanting and having kids are two separate things. She may have wanted at some point and realized that would not have and made peace with it. This scenario is quite possible too. Either the case may be, good on her for letting people know she is happy w her choices.

  26. Courtney says:

    She’s 45 and without a successful pregnancy. It’s not happening. The odds are tiny. Will people still be asking her at 50? 55?

  27. TC says:

    Yeah “going dark” after your ex-husband announced he married his life partner of 9+ years seems a bit ridiculous. Especially since Aniston herself is engaged to Theroux. Just get on with your promo tour. I totally don’t get that.
    .
    And hopefully the Aniston baby-baiting era has ended. Her comments over the years have been straight-up annoying, particularly because they came in stark contrast to her behavior. She certainly wasn’t living like she was interested in starting a family (with her vodka-infused Cabo vacays with Handler), or dating any stable and reliable men (John Mayer anyone?).

  28. Nicolette says:

    I somehow think plans for her own wedding will suddenly go into high gear.

  29. Bess says:

    At this point, it’s not about whether or not Aniston want children. The woman is 45 years old!

    • Miss M says:

      Exactly! I said that at some point she probably wanted , didn’t have it. Now, the chances are really low, even if she wants it.

      • lisa2 says:

        It is the story that many women face. You think you have all the time in the world. But fact is fact.. your body and biology doesn’t wait for you to be ready. I say if you want kids have them. Because sometimes when you wake up and are ready.. it is too late. Sad fact that every woman has to deal with.

        I remember Kristin Davis saying she has always wanted children. But didn’t have them. Now she adopted a little girl. She is 49 now. ( and so naturally beautiful) I just think if you want to be a mother you find a way. If you want to have a child naturally; you don’t have the luxury of waiting. Life doesn’t work that way.

  30. holly hobby says:

    I also highly doubted whether she ever wanted kids. I think that was one of the reasons why her marriage to Brad didn’t last. He wanted kids. He did an interview on tv before the breakup saying how much he wanted a family. It may not be the only reason for the break up but I’m sure it was one of them.

    Eh not everyone is cut out to be a parent. Once you have kids. you pretty much can say good bye to your needs and wants and your vacation schedule revolves around their school schedules. I don’t see her as self sacrificing.

    • Tippy says:

      It occurs to me that Brad was perfectly willing to let Jenn make all the sacrifices associated with having children.

      Her star was on the rise in 2004 with a four film deal but I guess Brad expected her to put her career on hold, perhaps indefinitely.

      • abby says:

        “Friends” was on for like 10 yrs so I would not say that Aniston’s career was on hold exactly.
        Also, from observations of Brad’s lifestyle these past 10 yrs, both he and his partner-now-wife seem to each partake in child-rearing duties (of course with the aid of their staff). So uh, the idea that Brad expected Aniston to shoulder the sacrifices of having children all on her own is utter hogwash.

        TBH, imo the child issue was likely the final straw is what was likely a very complex and challenging relationship. They were in couples therapy, Brad found Jen infuriatingly resistant to change, Jen is insecure and a creature of habit. Jen avoided arguments with Brad. Brad hated the fact that everything between them was constantly shared with Jen circle of friends.
        And this is stuff they shared in their interviews.
        So yeah, they had issues – babies was one of many.

      • Sal says:

        Wow. That’s not how I saw it. It was Brad who made all the sacrifices for her career. He put his hopes and dreams on hold, time and time again for her. He was the one making the sacrifices and taking second place while she got her own way all the time. She wore the pants in that relationship, and what did Brad have to show for it? Nothing. Brad was her doormat who always came in second place and it was all her, her, her. He did all the giving, she all the taking. She treated him like shit. If he can be accused of anything, its putting his needs last all the time and giving in to her every single time. She treated him like a bit of shit.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Wait, what? First thing–he and Angelina take turns working (with the exception of the filming of Fury and Unbroken–and that’s because schedule’s were switched at the last minute). So he shoulders the responsibility while she’s working, and vice versa.

        Second–one thing I would like to know. You say that Brad expected her to put aside her film career for kids. Where is the evidence that he expected that, or that she was willing to do that? In her Vanity Fair interview, it was said that she was already half through a six picture deal (written in the summer of 2005), yet she also said that she expected to be pregnant in 2005. Seriously? When on earth was she supposed to have a baby, and take the time off that is associated with that? I don’t think she ever planned on getting pregnant in 2005.

      • Ennie says:

        Her Friends coworkers both were forming families during the Friends period. Lisa K had her baby which was written as her triplets, and during CC attempts to get preg they wrote the infertility issues into the storyline, but did not acknowledge the pregnancy at the end, when she was pregnant with Coco.
        If JA, one of the 6 protagonists, was pregnant, they would have worked it out. She finished Friends and continued filming her bunch of movies she had signed up to. If she wanted to be a mom, she would have tried to, or spared some time to do so.
        She was on a permanent diet, smoking all the time and drinking, to me, she was not even trying.
        Notice I am not including Brad here, but if they married and somehow she had ended up preg, I think he would have been thrilled, but Thanks heavens they did not have any kids, as they seem more content as they are now.

  31. pleaseicu says:

    Not to come off like an apologist but do we know she intentionally went dark because of the wedding announcement?

    Given the small scale of the film and distribution, seems more likely that the premiere and red carpet on Wednesday night was the end of the film’s promo tour, and there just was nothing scheduled after that.

    Is there news of her cancelling interviews or appearances post-announcement? Seems like if she did, that’s definitely something the media would latch on to to perpetuate the poor, sad Jen angle they love.

  32. Paige says:

    Why are people still bringing up these baby rumors and I’m surprised people are still asking her, she’s 45. I’m not saying it’s impossible but her chances of getting pregnant are very slim compared to someone 35 or 25. Will people still be asking her at 50? I’m not sure if Jen ever wanted kids, which is fine because you don’t have to have kids just because you’re a woman. The media and some of her fans are ridiculous waiting for her to have a baby. Her partner seems well suited because he probably doesn’t want kids either.

    • Jayna says:

      I think it’s insulting to keep asking a woman, especially in her mid 40s, if she’s going to have children. It’s private and unless she brings it up, why keep asking for years. I kept asking a friend/client when they were going to have a second child for years, and many years later I realized by the nonchalant brushing off my question and the vagueness of his answers that they had infertility problems I realized, and they must have been tired of people asking.

      For all we know, Jason decided he doesn’t want one or they tried and she never got pregnant. It’s personal. She’s in her 40s. It’s overkill by now. My friend always said she wanted a baby and did desperately. She married later in her 40s, and he didn’t want one. As she was in her 40s her desire changed from that when she was in her 30s and even 40, 41. People can change their mind and/or their life circumstances can have a lot to do with it or can also have to do with your partner and their desires.

  33. Carrie says:

    Granted I know some people actually do enjoy long engagements, in general I get suspicious when people say oh it can wait and then are engaged for years and years, it always make and think what was the point of getting engaged then

  34. ann says:

    *Justin and Jennifer are “no closer to tying the knot than they were the day he slipped a 10-carat diamond on her finger two years ago.” A source says: “The vibe is that the wedding can wait… they are loving the engagement.”
    Wasn’t Justin stating in an interview only a few weeks ago that they have “hot feet” when asked about the wedding. They’re both full of baloney IMO.
    Does Justin really have enough clout to move the production of the Leftovers to LA?
    Could some of the commenters please let me know if that kind of thing has ever happned?
    It just seems like kind of a stretch. Does he just stamp his foot and it happens?

  35. Jayna says:

    Poor Jen? She’s been in love with the same guy for a couple of years now. Brad and Angie have been husband and wife for years for all intents and purposes and they have six children. Now, all of a sudden, they just have an intimate ceremony to make it official and it’s poor Jen? Nothing is any different.

    I feel for her. There’s no reason to ask her any questions about their marriage to her. They’ve been divorced for ten years. Rag Mags are going to start up all over again. I would say no questions either. She has nothing to do with their marriage or their life.

    He’s been with Angie for 10 years. He was with Jen for around seven, married for five of those years. They both moved on a long time ago. Jaysus.

  36. Kate says:

    I think she wanted children at one point. Many moons ago I worked on the WB lot, and the rather sad gossip at the time was about Courteney Cox AND Jennifer Aniston both suffering multiple miscarriages. I know the storyline on Friends where she has a baby with Ross was originally written as a way to handle a real pregnancy and it certainly seemed like she was pregnant a few other times. It just didn’t work out for her.

    • TC says:

      Jennifer Aniston herself has said in an interview long ago that she has never been pregnant. But that “it will happen when it’s time for it to happen.”

      • Anne says:

        She may have said that, but why assume she would publicly acknowledge a miscarriage? Personally, I can see a prominent woman choosing not to share a painful loss with the tabloid media.

      • Josephina says:

        @ Anne-

        Just stop.

        Aniston chose the life she has. Her immaturity, NOT the fabrication of a miscarriage and hence a new round of sympathy [ and "Awww, poor Jen. She deserves to be happy" tour], is what has led her to where she is now.

        Aniston needs someone to love, comfort and coddle her like a child in order to help her to step out of her comfort zone, She was not willing to do it while single – she lacked the courage and the self-esteem.

        Time will tell if Justin is what the doctor ordered.

    • Sal says:

      Kate, Aniston never had any miscarriages. That was a nasty rumor spread by tabloids, started by a couple of Aniston fans to take the heat off Aniston re her split from Brad. It was a lie from her fans that got momentum. If she ever did miscarry, she woul have told us if only to support her friend Courteney who started a charity or something to encourage women to speak out their miscarriages, not be silent about it. So on that note, Aniston would have told us. There were no miscarriages.

    • Jegede says:

      @Kate I heard that too and I believe it 100%.

      It reminds me of when Cheers Kirstie Alley was trying and failing to get pregnant but they wrote her baby making attempts with a into the storyline with Sam.
      Jen was in a similar situation with her Friends/Emma pregnancy

      And I think its odd how some insist it never happened because she did not announce a miscarriage to the world

      • Sal_ says:

        The problem with your thinking is that Aniston came out and implicitly denied a miscarriage to the world. That should be enough for you. Its odd how some cling fervently to belief that she did and ignore her own statements.

      • Jegede says:

        Where/When did she deny this miscarriage?

        And I depend on my knowledge and what I hear

        I usually avoid Brad/Jen/Angie threads because of stuff like this nor do I cling to anything. Thank you

      • lisa2 says:

        Here’s the thing.. If Jennifer Aniston comes out and says she had a miscarriage or had fertility problems when she was married to Brad.. Brad would have to make a statement. Nothing over the years from Brad has ever implied that he also lose a child with his ex wife. OR that they had struggled to get pregnant. NOTHING EVER

        You never see headlines of Jennifer losing a child. Never. Why because Brad would have to verify that or say it was a lie. Which would make her look like a liar. If she did have one it would not have been when she was married to him. So then who would have been the father.

        I don’t understand her fanbase at all. That the fact that maybe she never really wanted children is so hard to accept that they would rather she have fertility issues or have had miscarriages than the simple fact that she has never been pregnant.

        Sad.. on this I can feel sad for her that it comes from your fans.. Not we none fans.. but her fans that need her to conceived a child even if she didn’t carry it to terms. That they need to paint this sad struggle that in all likelihood is not true.

        That is well SMH

    • Ennie says:

      If she had wanted children, she would have stopped smoking cigs and weed, as well as drinking, more so if she ever had a miscarriage. If she had had one and really wanted to get pregnant, she would have given up some of her habits.
      IMO, she enjoyed being the one with he hot bod and cute outfits in Friends. It was her claim to fame. Some of her movie afterwards were more showcasings of cute dresses than good movies (the awful Rumor has it).
      As someone said, she was probably hurt by her childhood, her upbringing and ended up living this comfortable life without changes or kids.
      I do not view her as ver empathic or patient, so who knows what kind of mother she would have been.

  37. ichabod says:

    I believe Jennifer’s words are a clue when she alludes to ‘why people may or may not have children and maybe it’s something that no one wants to discuss.’ She appeared to be on fertility drugs early on in her relationship with Justin and has probably had one or more miscarriages and/or may ultimately have fertility issues. It was also strongly suggested she had a miscarriage during her marriage with Brad Pitt. She also seems like someone who would choose to share parenthood with a stable partner in a stable relationship therefore, she hasn’t been in those circumstances during much of her child bearing years. Speculation about her not wanting to have children is ridiculous. You might direct this argument towards other celebrities but Jen comes across time and time again as a very mothering and nurturing personality who would naturally love the chance to become a mother. My guess is she has simply been level headed about how and with whom to bring a child into this world which has created a small window of opportunity compounded by fertility issues. For those of you who bring up adoption I would like to point out she might still embrace that at some point but again, she probably needs to arrive at that juncture knowing she is doing it in conjuntion with a husband/partner who is just as excited by the opportunity to adopt. I am glad she continues to make decisions that seem healthy and perfect for her well being despite not being able to force the circumstances of motherhood. Please stop the judgement because you have no idea what she may have been through and the heartache involved.

    • Lucky Charm says:

      Except that she herself has said she never had a miscarriage or been pregnant. And if she was considering having a family with a suitable partner, then dating guys like John Mayer (twice!) and Gerard Butler, both of whom were definitely not suitable husband/daddy material, was not the way to go about it. I think her dating history and choice of partners post-divorce was her way of saying, without having to actually come out and say it, that she was not interested in having a baby or starting a family.

    • The Original G says:

      It’s the idea that she’s been on fertility treatments or suffered miscarriages and fertility issues that’s pure speculation. When a woman is 45, has all the resources in the world to become a mother and does not and goes further to say it’s she wants people to stop asking her about it, why can’t some of her fans just take her word for it?

      Having a baby has not been a priority for her. Why the need to be an apologist for something that needs no apology?

    • Ola says:

      Can her fans give up this miscarriage bull?
      It is so pathetic that her fans have to make up health issues to come to terms with her not having kids!

      You wrote a whole essay… when the truth is kids were never in her plans. Deal with it.

      And soooooooo many miscarriages, yet wears a fake belly in that commercial & jokes about have triplets…

    • Sal says:

      Sigh, we do know she had no miscarriages because she strongly hit out against the lies she did when she was with Brad, you probably didn’t know she quashed that. She has never been pregnant or had a miscarriage, and she was in a steady relationship for 4.5 years but she chose not to have children. It is what it is.

    • Josephina says:

      @ Ichabod-

      You are making excuses for a woman that is just immature for her age. How you behave is how you are judged. Jen often says things she does not really mean to accomplish because she was not really committed – not to her filmwork, not to having babies, not to her then-husband.

      When you know better, you do better. Jen still does not know any better hence the conflict between what she says and what she does.

      I swear the JenHens STILL want to feel sorry for or pity Jen who they feel was wronged. All of the JenHens STILL define her from the moment Brad left her. Damn, what a shame.

    • waq says:

      Someone who has fertility issues who was hoping to get pregnant would stop drinking and smoking all the time. Instead, her publicist has always fed stories of her being “spotted” drinking cocktails with her buddies and having a good ol’ time. She’s been caught smoking or holding a cigarette plenty of times although she tries to hide that habit from the public.

      The only thing she is alluding to is “feel pity for me once again” because everyone is a big meanie and that’s it. Nothing is her fault, she is never in control of her decisions. She is just a poor pitiful victim of life happening to her and we should all ignore her life choices and the shit she has peddled in the media when she whines how unfairly she is treated. That’s all this is about.

  38. Marny says:

    Why don’t people ever complain about how many pregnancy/adoption stories that get written about Angelina and blame her for planting them for publicity? If you can believe it, I’m not a particularly big fan or critic of either Jennifer or Angelina’s. I hated Friends and haven’t seen a JA movie in probably a decade and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a movie w/ Angelina (Gwyneth is my personal fave!!) so I really don’t have a horse in this race but I just think there’s a double standard here. Most likely, either they are both manipulating the public by planting these stories or they’re both being targeted by the media with these false stories.

    • lisa2 says:

      I’m not sure what you are talking about. Angelina is a mother of 6 kids and she gets asked if she and Brad are going to add to that number. She gets asked that question every time she is promoting a film, and so does Brad. They have 6 kids… Not like they are childless. Angie also has stories being pregnant or that she and Brad are breaking up or getting married. Thing is they don’t address those things as a separate issue. Or make it that important. It is the media. It is what they do.

      And no a woman is not defined by being a mother. I don’t have kids and don’t want them. I get asked if I do and I say NO..

      I really don’t see how you are implying hypocrisy in their very different circumstances. I think what you may not be getting is that regardless of your status as a mother or not.. the press is still asking the question. It is more important how you deal with it and how your react to it.

    • itsnotthatserious says:

      Have you seen Angelina constantly whining about the media? People are calling Jennifer out because she is always playing the victim.

    • Josephina says:

      @Marny-

      A. Angelina does NOT have a publicist.

      B. Angelina lives her life by example.

      C. Angie is a mature woman and answers by not responding.

      D. Angie does not allow the tabloids, gossip, or Chelsea Handler’s in her life, She knows haters are gonna hate.

      E. Angie is focused on her family, her humanitarian work and her career. And it shows.

  39. Ginger says:

    My best friends have no children and never wanted them. I have never judged them for that. They are the most wonderful and loving people. I did however make them the godparents to my son :) They are honored to spoil him. I get a bit hurt when people (still) ask me why I have only one child. I’m 45, same as Jen…that ship has sailed. For medical reasons I could never have a second child. Don’t bring up the subject unless you know me well otherwise it’s nobody’s business. At this point, I will feel thrilled if I have a grandchild one day. I feel for Jen that people constantly bring up the subject but then I’m also in agreement that she’s played into that in the past and has to lie in that bed she made.

  40. Diana says:

    Oh please. She never wanted children. She just didn’t want it to look like Brad was justified for leaving her for Angelina. And also the PR game to keep her name in the news.

    • waq says:

      Yup. Thanks for writing a comment that cuts through all the bullshit. She never wanted kids, lied about it to her ex-husband and therefore had to lie about it in the press and then had to keep the lie going so she could keep the pity party going and not let the public know that Brad had the full right to leave. I don’t think the kids topic was the only issue that caused the divorce, it just probably highlighted for Brad that she likes to give lip service to a lot of things she never actually intends to do. Jennifer has never lived a lifestyle conducive to a woman who wants to have a child. EVER. It was all about tanning, dieting, frying her hair, drinking Margaritas and smoking with her girlfriends and it still is. If you want kids, you have kids. Sandra Bullock and Charlize Theron are examples of that. And you shouldn’t depend on others to come into your life or wait on life to happen to you to give you the assurance that now it’s ok to have a child. She depends on her group of friends and employees like Chelsea, Huvane, Courtney, and hairdresser guy to hold her together. Back then, she depended on her dead therapist and Brad to do that. She needs constant coddling and reassurance from everyone around her. That would be exhausting if you had to be married to someone like her and were expected to prop them up like that.

    • ToodySezHey says:

      @Diana,

      Basically.

      All I know is, kids had to be one of the issued that was the last straw. Think about it. Brad gets married in 2000. His wife has a huge show ok….except her Co stars are having babies.

      Then the show ends…but if you checked IMDB at that time, you see Jen had like 4, 5 movies lined up so….that’s at least another 2 3 year wait.

      Then Brad goes off to make Troy, and I remember hearing how Jen didn’t go visit him on set once and it was a 6 month shoot. Also, wasn’t there a comment at the time or thereafter after Jen enjoying the time apart or some such? I mean..I can’t imagine not seeing my husband for 6 months when I have all the resources in the world to go visit him. That was the first big warning bell.

      Then, Brad goes off to film Mr&Mrs.
      Forget the chemistry and all that with he and AJ, just take in the basic facts that he meets this woman…arguably one of the biggest movie stars on the planet at that time, and there she is on set with her kid thst she takes *everywhere* and prioritizes, proving you don’t have to sacrifice career for family and vice versa. I guarantee you thst had a profound effect on how he viewed his marriage and JA. I think even if he and AJ hadn’t fallen for each other on set, he and JA still would have busted up.

      All I know is, kids had to be an issue. Jan 2005, Brad and Jen split and he has 0 kids.

      By October 2005, he and AJ head to Haiti

      And he has 2 adopted kids and a baby on the way…

      • Moira says:

        Also . people forget that MAMS had to stop production in April ’04 because Brad was committed to film “Ocean’s 12″ in Europe. Angie was no where near him for five months. During an interview for “TROY” Brad said that Jen was going to come live with him for that time. SHE DIDN’T. She came over for Cannes and Clooney’s house party at Lake Como and the hightailed it back to LALAland for then days between the two and then couldn’t wait to leave after her exposure to the A-list at Clooney’s. How is it you “planned on being pregnant in 2004″ but you won’t live with your husband?

  41. andypandy says:

    Not sure if many of you know this But Jens Mom seems really horrible . She constantly derided Jens appearance would point out her flaws and seemed bewildered and amused that Her daughter had any Kind of Hollywood Career much less a man . When you have that mothering experience you can be hesitant about becoming a Mom (afraid you’ll turn out just like them despite your best efforts ). This is something that I can relate as though I love my Mom now She was Terrible to us as children and really shouldn’t have had any kids . I remember reading somewhere that no matter how kids try they end up being just like their Mom which really freaked me out .I’ve always felt that this could be part of the reason people Jen and Oprah and me ( with those kinda Moms) don’t have any kids

  42. Velvet Elvis says:

    I believe she never really had any interest in having children, but she helped perpetuate the impression that she did want them because she didn’t want to confirm to people that the reason Brad Pitt left her is because he wanted kids and she didn’t. Right or not, there is still somewhat of a taboo associated with women who don’t want kids. There is an unaturalness about it to a lot of people…”She doesn’t want kids?? GASP. What is wrong with her??” Jennifer just didn’t want to be subjected to the judgements, so she helps string the baby thing along until she gets to a point in her life where she’s really too old to have one and she can say something like “Sigh…it just never happened”. If she really wanted a child she damn sure would have had one.

    • Anne says:

      Yeah, I don’t think Jennifer ever wanted kids and I respect her choice. I’m just surprised she felt she had to publicly pretend to want them. It was such an obvious media strategy -the whole “is she or isn’t she pregnant” narrative. I feel a bit of backlash towards her honestly. It was dishonest and manipulative, but of course it seems to be what the press and public wanted. Is it true that to be considered “likeable” as a woman you have to want kids?

  43. Jenni12 says:

    I don’t care about Aniston, but it’s cool if she doesn’t want to have kids. Why does she have to want that? I think it was a sticking point in her marriage, though.

  44. xoxokaligrl says:

    For someone who doesn’t define herself by motherhood she sure talks about it enough

  45. Caz says:

    Aniston’s looking old. She’s still boring and vapid. Zzzzzz. Huvane has run out of angles. Finally.

  46. Sara says:

    Couple of things. I like JA but agree with others in that she probably acts a little immature for her age. She looks good imo in the pics as far as her hair and makeup but the dress, jacket, and shoes don’t look good at least in these pics. Her movies are hit and miss with me. I do feel that it is sad that we criticize women if they don’t want children. I am 36 and have my first who is almost 20 moths and am not sure if I want a second for various reasons and people give me flack for that! It is so obvious she will not be giving birth. Perhaps adoption but there will not be a baby bum. And for all we know she and Justin may have tried various routes and they may not have worked. When a women gets to a certain age you should really just stop asking imo.

  47. DanaG says:

    I have always believed she has never wanted kids and Brad really did and that was a huge part to the split. They were together 7 years and he probably worked out it was never going to happen with her. Then off course Jen got to play the victim for years and pretty built much her career on it. No judgement whether she wanted them or not some people just aren’t that maternal but she pretended for years to everyone including I think Brad.

    • lisa2 says:

      I said many times I don’t thing they ended because of children. I think that they ended because Brad realized it was not going to work and he wanted a different kind of life. Children was a part of that, but he just didn’t want a life with Jennifer anymore and wasn’t going to have kids in marriage that was not working. I wish everyone did that.

      Looking at their lives today it is obvious that they didn’t want the same things. Brad said when he met Angie it felt right. Starting a family felt right and he said why wait. SO if it had felt right with jennifer they would have had those children.

      things worked out for the best all around. I don’t think Jennifer would have wanted a huge family, nor would she have wanted the life Brad and Angie have. They are quite happy in that life. She seems happy in hers. They are just different lives

      • Josephina says:

        This is worth repeating:

        “… I don’t think they ended because of children. I think that they ended because Brad realized it was not going to work and he wanted a different kind of life.”

        Could you really see Brad Pitt hanging out with the likes of Chelsea Handler? Hell no.

        Ever see Brad lay up on a beach in Mexico all day just to tan AND returning year after year to do the same thing? Nope.

        How about hang out with a bunch of girls or a Goddess Circle of Friends, otherwise known as Sisters of the Boo-Hoo Ya-Ya Club? Nope.

        How about throw house parties on holidays and weekends? Nope.

        This is not Brad’s life today because he really wasn’t into it then. But this has now become Justin’s life and he seems to dig it.

      • Janet says:

        @Josephina: Well of course he digs it. Who do you think is paying for it?

      • TC says:

        I personally believe that Brad wanted children, but not with Aniston. I think he quickly realized that having kids with her would’ve been a mistake because their differences became too big to ignore. They wanted different things, and that’s why he wanted out of the marriage. Having a family just wasn’t going to work with Aniston. Brad has said in recent interviews that he wasn’t ready to start a family until he met Angie.

      • Josephina says:

        @ Janet-

        LOL.

        I don’t think John Mayer wasn’t too keen with her lifestyle either as he made rude comments about it in interview.

  48. Sal says:

    Are you denying she doesn’t? Its been ever so obvious for such a long time now, you’d have to have a brain the size of a goldfish not to know she doesn’t want kids. Or a brainwashed fan afraid to admit the truth.

  49. Sal says:

    If only she just came out and told the truth that she never wanted kids, instead of using it to keep her in the public eye. But she can never admit the truth because she’d lose her minivan soccer moms who want her to have babies. She is a coward, really. at least Cameron Diaz had the courage to admit she didn’t want children, even if it might cost her some fans. Aniston could do so much for women everywhere by just coming out and declaring that she doesn’t want children. Instead she is too afraid to admit the truth in case she loses fans. She incessantly talks about children despite not wanting them because she knows it gets her publicity and keeps her in the news. Shes as bad as the Kardashians for whoring herself out for attention.

    • waq says:

      “But she can never admit the truth because she’d lose her minivan soccer moms”

      And because she’d lose her husband which she did. You lose them how you get them. She got him by her lies and manipulations and she lost him because of her lies and manipulations.

      Yeah, I’d say that karma is working out just fine for all involved. Take that as you will ;)

    • epiphany says:

      Yes, it’s the attention and publicity she’s after – she doesn’t want Brad back. Even folks who aren’t necessarily her fans ask, ‘you really don’t think she’s still pining for Brad after all these years, do you?’ No, I don’t think she gives him a passing thought – but I think the attention she received, first for the marriage, then the divorce, means that much to her that she goes along with her PR continuing to milk the Poor Jen persona. Will she find true love? Will she ever have the baby she craves? Is Justin really The One? They’re all BS stories planted by her PR to keep her constantly in the public eye. Otherwise, who would give 2 hoots about some middle aged actress who used to be on TV? If Huvane didn’t do what he does, Aniston would just be “one of those actresses from Friends.”

    • FingerBinger says:

      ? Jennifer Aniston is under no obligation to say she doesn’t want children. She doesn’t owe you or anyone else an explanation. Even though you clearly think she does.

    • Abby_J says:

      “But she can never admit the truth because she’d lose her minivan soccer moms”

      Admittedly, I have NEVER been a JA fan, but as a minivan ballet mom (we haven’t gotten into soccer yet) I don’t understand this statement. I don’t think that most of us care whether she has/wants kids or not. As long as she isn’t running around calling parents ‘Breeders’ and that sort of stuff, who cares? I’d much rather her NOT have kids if she doesn’t want them, then have them because she thinks she is supposed to. I also don’t think she is under obligation to tell us whether she wants kids or not. If that was really a problem that she and Brad had, I DO think that maybe that should have been a topic of discussion beforehand, if it wasn’t.

      I’m not sure why people assume that people with kids can’t understand people who don’t want kids. Believe me, when I am feeding the screaming baby and my toddler is jumping around and squealing because she wants to paint RIGHT NOW, I understand exactly why some people wouldn’t want kids.

  50. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    Having children doesn’t figure into everyone’s life. It’s good to know what you want. I’ve seen too many parents who treat their children horribly – I really think most people just have kids as a life requirement & don’t think about whether they actually WANT them. Sad…

  51. maggie says:

    I read in a book that Angelina Jolie and her brother spread the rumor Jen did not want kids to justify Angie hooking up with Brad. I can see her fans on this site have certainly bought that line hook, line and sinker and repeat this lie to this very day.

    I am sure Jen like most women go up and down about kids as they get older. She has talked about it because people ask, it is her right and her life. Why blame Jen for all the fake stories the tabloids run with and invent for years. Even this latest picture of her in the shiny dress has been photo shopped to make the silvery part whitish in the middle causing it to look like a bulge. And what the right do the tabloids have to look for baby bumps in women like creepy stalkers.

    • norah says:

      look if you want to believe everything you read online or in books that is your right. no body forced ja to discuss about her personal life – if someone did ask then she cd have easily said well i dont want to talk about it and leave it at that. Making accusations and saying that angelina and james haven or even angelina’s fans wd spread the rumours cannot be proven. If i say that jennifer aniston never wanted kids from the beginning even when she was married to brad that is my opinion and the fact that if wanted kids so desperately she wd have either adopted or decided to have kids herself without a man around like charlize did. but none of her actions have proved that she ever wanted to have kids – just because you pay lip service to something doesnt mean anything because your actions speak louder than words. so maybe you sd not bring in angelina or her brother or her fans into this discussion.also you mean to tell me that jennifer didnt know that the dress she wore wd definitely invite more gossip and talk?

    • Candy Love says:

      @maggie

      Lol what book and please don’t tell me Star and national enquirer?

      If Angelina and her brother that rumor then Jen spread all the rumors of them splitting and Angie being a bad mother to make herself look better and I too read that in a book. Lol

      I remember you saying Brad and Angelina wouldn’t never get married also but I guess you read that in a book.

  52. norah says:

    first of all, the outfit at the premiere made her look bloated from some angles. her hair was a mess also. 2nd the way she was holding herself made me say ” oh well here we go again” with the pregnancy rumours and sure enough it started again for the millionth time.
    what i find more sad is that talking about not letting kids define you etc and all that feminist stuff she keeps talking about is ok but she has certainly made use of that need to be a mother for so many years to be honest. she has thrived on that either by what she wears or what she says. to be frank there is nothing about ja that is memorable – only her divorce and her hair and friends that is it imo. other actresses who have gone through divorce or broken relationships have never talked about their uterus like ja has so often. reese – we know her through her movies and her oscar win etc – julianne margulies – is an emmy winner for good wife – she doesnt need to talk about her personal life etc – my point is that actresses who are around the same age as ja are known for picking themselves up and making the best and succeeding but at least trying to do something for themselves. JA had chances to improve on her craft and be known for something apart from brad and friends etc but she didnt or couldnt and now she is 46 years old and is still playing catch up with no real career to speak of – she cannot carry a movie by herself like nicole kidman cannot as well not anymore. ja had chances to improve but she didnt and ending up doing films which may make money but dont enhance her status at all imo

  53. Moira says:

    So thankful Jen isn’t having children!!!

    And she looked terrible at that premiere. I can’t imagine why she even went. She should have gone to Venice Film Festival instead. At least that is interesting.

  54. laura-j says:

    I got divorced at the same age as Jen did, and it hurt bad. I started pining for a baby in a way I never did while married. If (god forbid) I was asked about babies and my ex at that time I would have sounded just like her. I’m 44 now and child free and very happy with my choices. Thankfully I’m with a man who also doesn’t want children, and I very rarely get asked due to my advancing age. Poor kid was asked super publicly about a wound that the media wouldn’t let heal…

    I much prefer Brad and Angie, but every time this stuff comes up, I can’t help but think about how much it would suck to be in the public eye during a very very difficult break up. And to then have their names intertwined with mine for all time… egads. That would stink.

    • Josephina says:

      What was so difficult about the break up? No alimony, no kids, property split quickly done. He was the bigger movie star and they did not travel in the same circles. Once the separation was announced, Brad DID NOT go back and forth with his decision to move on, he was never juggling two women. In the last 10 years, not a single photo has surfaced where Brad and Jen have been together— FOR ANY REASON. He was never found at any event that she attended. Hell, she was an announcer at the 2009 Academy Awards show and Brad refused to be seen talking to or be in a photo with her. Since 2005 without a shadow of a doubt, Brad has eyes only for Angie.

      But because Aniston was still seething and hurting, she inserted HERSELF in everything Brad/Angie – be it magazine articles, interviews, live and guest appearances on talk shows, or shadowing any events about Angie or Brad with a meager irrevelant announcement of her own. She was definitely missing the life of being Mrs. Pitt. All the perks and access into Hollywood life came with Brad Pitt as he was an established movie star. It was Brad that introduced her to the Huvane PR machine because they were his agent and publicist at the time. Therefore, coat-tailing really was not that hard to do.

      Aniston poked a bear and now what do we have 9 years later? Years of documented direct quotes and articles from Aniston and her friends whining to the public about her heartache from the divorce which also revealed her jealousy, a dozen films where is she best placed in a role of a large ensemble cast just like her Friends years, the evolution of her hair and babygate.

      Aniston is at fault for allowing her divorce, a one-time event, to define her even today.

  55. norah says:

    the point is that somehow the divorce with brad ended up defining who jennifer aniston is.Where brad has gone ahead and made something successful with his life, his films, his production company and yes even his desire for a family with kids etc , jennifer seems to have been stuck the same way she has been. the same friends, the same vacation place in mexico – name one thing she has done which is different. the breakup with brad has defined who ja actually is which is a pity. if you look at lisa kudrow and courteney cox – lisa is acting in a web series and now going back to hbo – courteney had her kid, worked in tv, got divorced, had relationships which were never as high profile as ja and now is engaged. thats the difference
    and i dont understand why though- was it too much work for ja to mix up her film roles to be a risk taker ? i dont think we will ever know and it is a pity that she is stuck doing indie films or supporting roles in mainstream films which will get more and more difficult as time goes on.

    • Josephina says:

      Imagine trying to build your life with someone who is resistant to change, woefully a creature of habit, insecure, puts you down in public interview to make herself feel better and shares TMI with her girlfriends … how excited and motivated would you be as a man to stay in a relationship such as that?

      Her participation in the SNL skit and other jokes about baby watch/fake pregnancy was insensitive on her part given that she knew how much Brad wanted to be a father. Brad probably had reservations about Jennifer to be the mother of his children at that point. He meets Angie, a pretty, vivacious, spontaneous, young single mother and actress. While on set for MMS, he sees the loving, happy interactions of Angie with Maddox and his attraction for Angie grew… and grew… and grew. Aniston in interview stated that by end of the summer of 2004, Brad had checked out of the marriage. I think that’s when whatever “love” he had for Jennifer, … permanently changed form into something else… more like an obligation and less than a desire or will to stay. Clearly, Brad began to think about his life, future and in which direction it would take. On January 5, 2005, four short months later, their separation was announced.

      Brad and Angie marry in August 2014 at the end of summer. Funny, this timing is exactly 10 years later after Brad probably realized he fell in love with Angie.

  56. norah says:

    also one sd give cameron diaz kudos for being open and honest and saying that she didnt want kids regardless of what her fans wd have thought of her but ja has always cultivated this idea that she wd definitely have kids etc – of course we can understand if she changed her mind but why pretend otherwise? surely by 35 or 36 one wd know if you feel the need to have kids.

  57. Jana says:

    Any 45 year old woman reading this is laughing because there is very little chance of having a baby (without medical intervention) when you are midway thru peri-menopause. This is like watching a bad episode of The Young and the Restless, where 50 year old Brooke finds out she’s pregnant with 60 year old Ridge’s baby…

  58. Dany says:

    she can do and say what she wants. It´s not black and white. Not every woman knows how she feels about children every day in her life. People change their mind all the time, especially when their life changes the direction, when they start new relationships etc. That´s why you should never say never!

    I hate it that people assume Aniston is the bad woman who denied Brad kids so he went to a broody one and it´s all Anistons´own fault. That´s so misogynic.

    • ToodySezHey says:

      @Dana:

      Nobody is saying Jen is a “bad woman” for not making Pitt babies, what people are saying is Brad wanted kids and Jen didn’t and that among other things is why they split.

      Hell, she may have wanted to have brad’s kids but he fell for someone else before they could….but the life Jen has lived since then belies that.

      Again, Jen isn’t a bad person for not having kids….but people are calling her out for her years of saying she wants kids and a family but then wonders why , now, people won’t stop asking her when she is gonna have kids.

      Can’t have it both ways

  59. Ctkat1 says:

    I don’t think she’s been lying, but I do think she’s being dishonest.
    A decade ago, when Jen was my age (35), it was probably easy to say “Sure, why not?” to the idea of a kid because if you like kids and you’ve always sort of assumed you’d have one, at 35 it still feels like there’s some time on the clock. But then her marriage ended, and she did seem to reel a bit from that for a while, and she focused on building a film career and strengthening her friendships, and made a nice little routine and life for herself and just let the clock run out…whether she made efforts during that time to get pregnant- who knows? But she clearly seems at peace now with the fact that she doesn’t have kids. So I don’t think all of the “I want kids” stuff was exactly a lie.

    I do think she’s dishonest about what role she’s played in keeping it going. It is disingenuous on her part to act baffled about all of the attention paid to her uterus when she has actively fed into it by addressing it so often. Compare that with Cameron Diaz, who has been very straightforward that she doesn’t want marriage or children- while she is still asked about it (sigh- because a woman must always be questioned about marriage and children), it isn’t the entirety of her public persona. Nor is the fact that 11 years ago, Justin Timberlake dumped her and immediately started dating Jessica Biel and Cameron screamed at them at a party the sum total of her public image- because Cameron didn’t feed into the storyline.

    • Josephina says:

      Great point.

      No one was checking for Cameron’s pulse when Justin/Jessica got married. Cameron wasn’t interviewed in the same week talking about “stop bothering me about having kids!”

      Cameron is single and child-free by choice. She OWNS IT and provides no excuses. Gabrielle Union has been the same way.

  60. The Original G says:

    I guess this is the last gasp of the Jenhens. Jen says she’s done with babies.

  61. ToodySezHey says:

    @moira

    Don’t forget the infamous interview where the interviewer was all what’s it like to have your soulmate, and Jen pumped the breaks and was all…how can we ever be sure if someone is really the one?

    This from a woman who was in an alleged happy marriage. And then forgetting to thank her husband during am awards speech, while it isn’t the biggest slight, it all adds up.

    There was trouble in paradise and cracks long before AJ came along.

    I’ve said this before and I will say it again..
    .I just wonder if they got to the point in their marriage where they still loved another, but weren’t in love with One another.

  62. giggles says:

    Especially at her age its no ones business why she has not had children or wants children. Her uterus is her own business. Has anyone thought that maybe she has been pregnant at some point(s) and it didnt work out? Perhaps its something she finally had to accept that is not going to happen for her and moved on from it. I am 37 and living this also and have for many years. It sucks to have everyone up my ass about why we dont have kids. I finally started saying we just like living life and can have the freedom to do what we want and I change the subject. It seems to piss a lot of breeders off and I get the cold shoulder but ya know what? It was a rude question Im going to give you a rude answer. As you get older your views on things change. Perhaps she did want it at one point but has changed her stance on it. SO WHAT if she allowed the “game” to be played in the media! She is a very private person and should not have to respond to every pregnancy rumor that pops up. I mean seriously they have come up weekly for what, 20 years??? Get over it people.

    • Sal_ says:

      The fact that she continues to allow the game to be played in the media, PROVES she is not a private person. She has built her career off telling everyone her private business.

    • Josephina says:

      A very private person, eh?

      Read that 2005 Vanity Fair article where she cries and spills her guts AFTER the fact Brad left her 8 months prior. Was it necessary to talk? He’s gone, damn. Plus she was dating Vince Vaughn at the time. Not only did she run her mouth about her business she let her friend Courtney weigh in on the marriage and allowed it to be printed.

      If you think that is reaching in the past look no further than 2013 where she wasted 2 People front cover magazines articles dishing details of an upcoming spring wedding then announcing that the wedding is indefinitely on hold. Who does that if you are a private person? At that time no one was asking yet she was OFFERING information about an event that never occurred.

      If she wasn’t moving her lips then no one would have anything on which to comment.

      So many other celebrities get asked the same questions and they handle it.

  63. Zork says:

    If the people involved were neighbors instead of god’s reps on earth, celebrities, one would see that Paltrow, Aniston and Jolie are self obsessed, neurotic and all hovering on the edge of an eating disorder. Pitt can’t say anything in an interview without it sounding passive aggressive or just bitter. It was only a few years ago when he was going on and on about how shallow he was during the period he was with Aniston as if he had no will and was merely her prop.

    Pitt’s immaturity and lack of a stable identity are the common factors. Aniston probably wanted kids when she was living what she thought was the rest of her life with Pitt. Then given money and access, figured she had plenty of time but continues to date celebrities who seemed like big jerks like Mayer and the current one. She isn’t shallow or vapid; More like emotionally constipated and troubled.

    • Josephina says:

      There is no comparison in the love lives of Aniston, Paltrow and Jolie.

      Jolie is a woman who owns her past and very accomplished today due to her choices as a woman focused on living a purpose driven life. She is an award winning actress, director, and humanitarian. Of the three she is the only one in a long term relationship.

      Paltrow is a mother/actress who is quite particular about diet and exercise. In her attempt to seem like all of the other Moms, she took a swipe that her life is harder than the average working mother. She does not relate well to common people. And, everyone saw the divorce coming so when it was finally announced it was more like ‘I called it!’

      Jen is still better known as TV Rachel rather than as a movie actress. Her married life to Brad was short and her film career has kept her employed but not with much critical accolade as Gwyneth and Angelina.

      The comment you made about their weight — well, no one in that bunch would allow anyone to define their worth by their size.

      • Zork says:

        …um…sure Josephina. Whatever you say.

        Forgot to mention that Paltrow, Aniston and Jolie are primarily products of Hollywood nepotism. It’s hard to imagine any of them having the careers they have had without it since not one of them has much of a range though Paltrow gives it the old college try from time to time. Pitt has a type.

      • Josephina says:

        I thought it was obvious that I was speaking of compatibility. People become your exes for a reason.

      • TC says:

        Zork — I’m not quite sure how Pitt’s “immaturity and lack of a stable identity” have created one of the most powerful and influential A-listers in the industry with a Oscar and Emmy winning production company. It takes brains, talent, confidence and business savvy to get to where Pitt is, which doesn’t leave much room for immaturity and a lack of a stable identity. And Pitt is self-made (not the product of nepotism), which makes his success all the more impressive.

        With regard to your comment on his passive-aggressive comments to the media, you clearly have to be an Aniston fan to have “heard” them as passive aggressive. As someone who clearly isn’t, I see Pitt as merely expressing his own disappointment at that time in his life with adequately managing the growing media attention on his career and the “golden couple” labeling of his marriage, which he abhorred. Could he have handled that time in his life better than he did? Sure. But sometimes, you have to live it before you can learn it. Well, Pitt learned it….and then he got the he!! out. One thing you can say about Brad Pitt. He doesn’t repeat his mistakes.

  64. KellieBell says:

    It doesn’t matter if she wants kid, or does not want them.

    I just hope she doesn’t get pregnant at age 49 and claim its “natural” and her own egg.

  65. Valerie says:

    As a woman who is on the fence about having children (and is ever aware of the ticking of the biological clock), this other quote from Jennifer really spoke to me: “I don’t have this sort of checklist of things that have to be done, and … if they’re not checked, then I’ve failed some part of my feminism or my being a woman or my worth and my value as a woman, because I haven’t, you know, birthed a child … I’ve birthed a lot of things, and I feel like I’ve mothered many things, and I don’t think it’s fair to put that pressure on people.”

    Of course, in the process of trying to find that quote, I came across an entry on a baby blog picking on Jennifer for not wanting motherhood and their “happy, cliched life,” reiterating that they really want her to get pregnant. Quote from the blog: “it just so happens that the best in our minds is with a baby. We’re moms, after all!”

    And THAT is exactly what Jennifer is talking about. These kind of moms bug me. Buzz off and let people find their own version of happiness, with children or not!

    Also, not a fan of Jennifer’s and am totally aware that she has played the PR game well with the baby issue. That doesn’t mean that she didn’t make a good point though.

  66. Caribbean says:

    What do you think PR does? They have approval of questions and guard their clients. If she does not want the BABY QUESTIONS, they would not be there…Please people, she knows the game

    • KatyD says:

      I totally agree. I love how her die-hard fans infantilize her, and paint her as the victim in every situation, like she has no choice but to answer baby questions. On the other hand, I see her as calculating. If baby-baiting gets her attention, she’ll go there. I remember an interview with the Vogue UK editor, who said they won’t interview Aniston because she wants full approval of every detail. The editor said it would basically be like writing Aniston’s PR for her, rather than a real interview.

      Look at the second pic where she’s staring at the camera full-on. She looks hard.

      http://racked.com/archives/2014/08/28/jennifer-aniston-pregnancy.php

  67. mae says:

    Jen is not a bragger or phoney she just is herself and that’s why so many people can relate to her and love her. She has tons of girl friends which is a sign of a highly evolved woman. Some woman can’t have or hold other woman’s friendships. No or few close girl friends is a huge sign of mental problems and narsasistic disorders. Jen might not be perfect and she never says she is but she definitely is a good soul.

    • Sal says:

      The only friends she has are agent friends, she has no real friends. She is very phoney and a nasty person. People buy an image they are sold, they don’t know or love the real Aniston. Aniston is a phoney, racist evil person with no heart or soul. She can’t keep a man which is a sign of mental and narcissistic problems. Unlike Angelina who has tonnes of REAL friends, not just industry ones, is a wonderful mum and internationally respected and a selfless, giving person with a wonderful soul. Angelina would never say charity is ‘not my thing’. Because she helps others, Aniston wouldn’t know what its like to do something for someone else which is why she’d be a neglectful mother and thank God she won’t be a mum. Aniston is the type of person who should never be a mother. She’d drink and smoke pot and get plastic surgery and vacation and ignore the child. Aniston is garbage. Wake up, Aniston has brainwashed you.

  68. St says:

    Oh God who cares. I’m so over Jennifer Aniston hating. And I hated her for so long. I just don’t care anymore about her. Have been big fan of Brangelina and was rooting for all their movies to succeed. And still do. Was rooting for Maleficent to be hit. Will root for Fury and Unbroken.

    But I’m also almost over Brangelina. Now they are like your old teen crush. You don’t follow their every step and every new picture. But you still happy to see them succeed. People were crazy about wedding and I dodn’t care about it long time ago. It was like: “Whatever” for me.

    And I really really don’t care if Jennifer Aniston will become pregnant one day. Into Brads face. It’s been 10 years people. 10 freaking years.