Jennifer Aniston’s rep denies that she’s in the process of adopting a baby

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Last year, Jennifer Aniston made allusions to having children around her in two different interviews. In Interview Magazine, she was speaking about what she sees for herself in the future, and she said: “It’s not so much what I see myself doing, but it’s more like a little screenshot in my brain, where I hear the ocean, I see the ocean, I hear laughter, I see kids running, I hear ice in a glass, I smell food being cooked…” Then, months later, in an LA Times interview, she confirmed that she was in a bubble of “four families that rotate among their homes and never go outside the pod. The kids have grown up together and know one another, so they have a good time.”

I have a not-so-quiet theory that Jennifer really did secretly adopt a kid and some day she’ll say “my kid just graduated from high school” and heads will explode. Either that or she just loves to constantly bait her fanbase with vague allusions to having children one day. In any case, given all of the baiting/hinting she’s been doing in recent years, a rumor cropped up that Jennifer is trying to adopt. What makes the rumor notable is that Jennifer’s rep went around denying it on the record. It feels like 2006 all over again!

Jennifer Aniston’s sharing lots of stories with her old costars for the “Friends” reunion, but she did NOT reveal some life-changing news with them about having a kid … as reports have claimed. TMZ reached out to Aniston, and her rep tells us … rumors of Jennifer being in the process of adopting a baby are “false and never happened.”

Various European tabloids began circulating the story that Aniston made the adoption announcement to her “Friends” co-stars this past week while they were shooting the reunion. That’s not true, but as we reported … Matthew Perry did confirm the gang was back together on their old TV set for the highly anticipated HBO Max special in a now-deleted Instagram post.

We also learned the reunion was shot over the span of 3 days at Warner Brothers Studios, and production utilized the original stage and the famous fountain from the OG series. The special is set to air sometime in the next few months, but don’t tune in if you’re expecting Jennifer to do a gender reveal or anything like that. There just ain’t no baby, baby.

[From TMZ]

It’s so old-school! Aniston totally started a rumor about “Motherhood for Jen: Finally!” and then had her rep deny it and look, here’s some promotion for the Friends reunion. I bet she went braless in a cold studio too and referenced Brad Pitt during the reunion! Party like it’s 2005, why not. Anyway, do you think this was all some kind of next-level bluff because Aniston secretly adopted a child several years ago when she was fake-divorcing her fake-husband Justin Theroux? That’s just one of many theories I have!

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  1. Case says:

    She strikes me as someone who is perfectly happy to maintain her current lifestyle and just be a fun aunt to her friends’ kids. She just likes to bait people with these rumors to play into people’s traditional views of what being a woman is supposed to look like, and gets some extra publicity while she’s at it.

  2. Cali says:

    My goodness, this woman is childless and HAPPY. Why can’t folks accept that this combination exists? Does everyone on this Earth need to procreate to be “whole”🙄 Me think not. She’s just playing with the archaic idea of a woman.

    • Noki says:

      I used to feel bad when she was much younger ,but even as recently as a few years ago she was saying ‘yeah i want kids some day’ . Come On ! Wouldnt she have them by now ? She feeds this womb intrusion.

      • Nyro says:

        This. There became a point about ten years ago where it went from intrusion into her personal life to her using speculation for good press. Now she’s in her early 50s and people are still asking her about babies in every other interview.

    • Lucky says:

      I have no idea whether she plays the “pregnant-or-not” game so I’ll take you posters’ word for it.

      However, I quite like Jen in a passing way (don’t read every single article about her) and will add, for all childless women out there, that you need to denounce every accusation of “you’ve chosen to be childless because you’re selfish and self-involved” you come across.

      How sickening we’re still getting these accusations. What about childless men? Never seen one called selfish.

      And have read quite a few articles about millennials in particular being so worried about climate change that they refuse to have kids even though they’re absolutely desperate to start a family. These Gen Yers are the very opposite of selfish. They refused to bring kids into an overpopulated world that could look like The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

      Jen might be playing the womb-speculation game with her PR but please don’t call her selfish because she didn’t end up having kids for whatever reason.

  3. MaryContrary says:

    Wow-how many years left does she have to pull the “baby adoption” story? I absolutely believe it was done to create more buzz about their show and get her more attention. If it was adopting a dog it would be way more believable.

    • Ann H says:

      Her thirst for being the “Tabloid Queen” has always been a turn off for me. I mean, faking a marriage? Pretty desperate.

  4. Snuffles says:

    Janet Jackson had a whole ass marriage (and a secret love child if you believe the rumors) and no one knew about it until she divorced. I think celebrities can keep secrets if they want to.

    • FilmTurtle says:

      I encountered Madonna once with a big entourage, kids, everything, moving quietly through LAX years ago, very, very early in the morning. Not a paparazzo around, no fuss. You’re right; they can keep things quiet when they want.

      • Juniper says:

        I’ve seen Ice-T and Coco more than one at the airport. Very low-key. No press. They just look rich. lol

  5. Louise177 says:

    Did the divorce with Justin ever happen? It’s weird that they announced their divorce and nothing. Zero coverage from the media. Yes women can give birth in their 50’s and adopt late in life but Jennifer is the last person I expect it to happen to. It’s obvious she isn’t interested in being a parent but she loves to claim she hopes to have one in the future. I don’t get why her fans fall for it.

    • Jojo says:

      I don’t think they were ever legally married.I can’t recall a celebrity getting a divorce,during this era of social media, and no mention of the divorce attorney handling the divorce.

    • Ann H says:

      It was all for show.

    • Lucky says:

      Well, I appreciate their lack of noise, which can be contrasted with the endless acrimonious divorce stories from that other couple!

  6. Mcmmom says:

    She’s 53! I understand that people do indeed start families in their 50s, but I can’t imagine many women want to embark on motherhood at that age. I have a former boss who had a baby at 50, but her husband is 9 years younger.

    • MF1 says:

      I mean, if she wanted to have a child, she’d have done it by now! She has all the money in the world to adopt or have a child via surrogate.

      • FHMom says:

        This exactly. She’s not like us, folks. She has plenty of money; she has plenty of women friends. Not to mention she’s had plenty of guys to start a family with if she wanted to. Her career has never lagged. There is literally nothing to have stopped her from starting a family, except the fact that she didn’t want to. I can’t believe we’re still talking about this in 2021.

  7. L84Tea says:

    Nah, there will be no kids for Jen. She seems way too happy and content hanging with her girlfriends and having the serious relationship now and then. With her money, that sounds like a great life.

    • Lucky says:

      Yes, she has a great life and seems to be really getting into the swing of things with The Morning Show. Which I’ll catch eventually.

  8. Becks1 says:

    Maybe she has a secret kid, but I doubt it.

    I don’t think she’s baiting anyone with the kids stories either. I think she has a close group of friends who have kids and she is with them a lot – the “kids on the beach” thing was just a reference to those kids. I think people read too much into every little thing she says. I think even assuming she started the rumor just to deny it is a little gross, TBH.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      thank you Becks. I totally agree.

      all of this pearl-clutching on her “starting this rumor” is ridic. and no, none of her fans are “falling for it”. it’s stupid BS started by a tabloid; I fully believe she has moved beyond perpetuating this speculation. it’s the tabloids that have not. (I just wish she’d NOT have her rep confirm/deny rumors like this; it only gives legitimacy to the rag that prints it. Do what the royals SAY they do, never explain, never complain, esp regarding stupid rumors like this.)

      I think that, at one point in her life, she DID she herself having kids. things change, people change, circumstances change. and I do think that part of her keeping that option open WAS to placate her fan base, but that ship has sailed, and she knows it.

      I also believe that the rumors of her having more than one miscarriage are true, and that she did hope to have a kid someday but determined that it would be difficult if not impossible to carry to term.

    • Katie says:

      Yeah, agree. As much as a bombshell it would be, there’s next to no chance of that. And the references really work seamlessly for her friends’ kids, doesn’t have to be hers at all. I’d really be in for the secret kid ride though, imagine the fallout.

    • Kate says:

      Agree. She is Auntie and she has kids in her life – she has said as much in interviews. I don’t think acknowledging that her friends’ kids are in her life means she is baiting – especially when every interviewer always has to ask her if she’ll have her own and she has to address it somehow.

    • Anne Call says:

      I agree. I just listened to her interview on the wonderful podcast Smartless and she’s very close with one of the hosts, Jason Bateman and I think also with Jimmy Kimmel family and Courtney Cox. She’s obviously referencing those kids and also she seemed very nice and funny on the pod. This is just gossip hounds looking for new material.

  9. Christa says:

    This is an invented storyline. I hope someone got paid for their creativity. Lol

  10. Heat says:

    If a woman decides that she doesn’t want children, people need to respect that and move on. In fact, the idea of questioning a woman on her desire to procreate should just go away.
    At 52 years old, I think it’s pretty clear that Jennifer Aniston doesn’t want kids of her own. It doesn’t mean that she hates kids, or doesn’t enjoy her friends’ children.

  11. Leskat says:

    I wish we could all just accept that she is happy and fine and whole being child free. People keep wanting to push the sad, barren childless narrative on her (and to be fair, she never shuts it down outright, which she should). She’s not going to suddenly adopt a baby, she’s comfortable where she is.

    Side note: we don’t hear anything about her divorce from Theroux because they weren’t legally married.

    • lucy2 says:

      Yes on both.
      She shouldn’t have to make a statement saying “I will not have children”, and the idea that because she mentions her friends’ kids she must be secretly adopting or sobbing in her pillow each night is ridiculous. Her life seems pretty great, and she seems happy.

      And given her money and how short lived the relationship ended up being, I maintain that not legally marrying was probably a smart move. Divorce sucks.

      • Kate says:

        Yes! Nor should she have to give an interview detailing when she considered/tried to have kids, what happened, when she maybe changed her mind, every time she had a fleeting desire to have them and whether/when she made a decision for good. Anyone who knows people who are childless whether by choice or circumstance knows that rarely is it a once-and-done decision. Life changes, emotions and relationships change, and it’s really none of our business.

  12. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    It’s all so LOL.

  13. Louisa says:

    My god, this woman has no kids, will never have kids and is HAPPY! Imagine!!! I hate the baiting she does over this but she knows her fan base are the mini van moms who no doubt are all desperate for her to have a baby.

  14. Bosh says:

    Dude she reaaaaally overdid it on the fillers

  15. NTheMiddle says:

    😂😂😂 “I bet she went braless in a cold studio too and referenced Brad Pitt during the reunion!” … every time I see reruns.. THIS. 😂😂😂…. oh yeah, babies… she may pull a Diane Keaton later in life but I don’t know that she’s really interested in adopting right now?

  16. Faye G says:

    Between the pandemic and the royal family news, I’d forgotten she existed for the last year. But it seems like we’ll never escape this 2006 time loop somehow

  17. kerwood says:

    This is totally for her hardcore fan base, who have never been able to accept that Anniston just never wanted to have kids and that had a lot to do with the failure of her marriage to Pitt, who was VERY vocal about wanting a family. Anniston kept him at bay for a long time and then he met a woman who was hot, talented with an amazing career, who was also a mommy. Neither Pitt or Anniston were wrong; they just wanted different things.

    Anniston had/has every right not to want children but that doesn’t fit with her image of ‘America’s Sweetheart (with iced nipples)’, so she’s played this game for DECADES. It doesn’t hurt that she’s got a job to promote.

    I think it’s disgusting that a woman in her 50s still has to pretend to be on the verge of pregnancy to be accepted by a large portion of society. Some women just don’t want to be mothers.

    • Nyro says:

      This right here. I always felt like she and Angelina had each others’ fanbases and probably wished they could trade. The minivan majority adore Aniston and still can’t accept that she’s not into that wife/mommy lifestyle.

  18. K says:

    Some of us are quite comfortable in the role of auntie or uncle to the children of our friends or relatives. It’s a nice position to be in if you don’t want to raise kids of your own, but have love, support and mentorship to offer the child and/or their parents. She could have children in her life without being legally or biologically responsible for them.

  19. Lowrider says:

    Whenever Jennifer has something to promote, here comes the baby talk.

  20. Sarcasm101 says:

    Oh please. She is waaaaaaaay too selfish.

  21. LOL says:

    Jennifer Aniston and her PR games are so predictable as ever now using the baby game again to hook the media so that she can promote her reunion show just so pathetic and so very predictable plant and deny…

  22. Elle says:

    So apparently she is not allowed to use the word ‘kids’ because people claim her uterus.

  23. True says:

    it’s the first time I’ve seen a photo without so much photoshop