The National Enquirer is reporting a doozy this week that Jennifer Aniston, who is filming IVF comedy The Baster in New York, wants invitro fertilization in real life to make her dream for a baby come true. Her top candidate for sperm donation is said to be Aniston’s former on-screen baby daddy, David Schwimmer. If she did get pregnant by Schwimmer it would certainly help promote this film:
Jennifer Aniston has decided on her dream baby daddy – her former “Friends” co-star David Schwimmer!…
“Jen’s been telling everyone on the set this film [The Baster] should be promoted as the story of her life,” a set insider told The Enquirer.
“But the real shocker is that she says her top candidate for artificial insemination is David Schwimmer!”
And it yet another twist on life – maybe – imitating art, Schwimmer’s character fathered Jen’s baby on “Friends”!…
“Jen isn’t afraid of raising a child on her own. She says David is perfect father material because he’s the whole package – handsome, tall, smart and with a full head of hair!”
And at 42, Schwimmer is still a bachelor after a string of failed romances.
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, April 20, 2009]
Part of me wants this to be true. It would be fulfilling for Aniston if this is what she wants, and it would also make for great gossip. I would love to hear that she’s pregnant by some unknown guy, only to find out right before the baby is born that it’s Schwimmers! These two were so great together as Rachel and Ross and maybe the friendship they formed over the years would translate to successful co-parenting. If Aniston had a baby with Scwimmer’s sperm it also might help the poor guy dust off his star a little. We haven’t heard from him in a while and I really enjoyed his character on Friends.
On the other hand, this sounds too good to be true and it’s just as likely to be either made up by The Enquirer, or a joke that Aniston is making on set. You can imagine her quipping that she wants to have a baby with Schwimmer, only to have some crew member overhear her and repeat the story like it’s true.
According to the upcoming issue of Parade Magazine, Jennifer Aniston earned $27 million last year alone. That’s plenty of compensation to have to put up with seeing lies printed about you whenever you go to the supermarket. Would you take a million bucks if it meant the gossip magazines would talk smack about you for the rest of your life? It’s like a Faustian bargain for these people.
Jennifer Aniston is shown on the set of The Baster on 4/9/09. David Schwimmer is shown at the premiere of Madagascar 2 o 10/26/08 with Zoe Buckman. Credit: WENN.com. Header image is a still from Friends via iconlovely’s Live Journal