Jennifer Aniston slams theories about why she hasn’t had kids

The <i>Friends</i> actress hits back at rumours about why she isn’t a mum


by Rachel Liddle |
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Actress Jennifer Aniston gets a LOT of questions about why she hasn’t had children yet and, unsurprisingly, it bothers her. A lot.

"I don't like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women – that you've failed yourself as a female because you haven't procreated,” she said in the latest issue of Allure magazine. “I don't think it's fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn't mean you aren't mothering – dogs, friends, friends' children."

I don't like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women

And having people speculating on just why you haven’t created a beautiful Aniston–Theroux baby yet is bound to get to you…

"This continually is said about me: that I was so career-driven and focused on myself; that I don't want to be a mother, and how selfish that is."

Think that being a successful, mega rich Hollywood actress means you can take this kind of comment on the chin? Think again. “Even saying it gets me a little tight in my throat,” says Jen.

Starring in a series of hot – and topless – pics for the beauty magazine, Jen also opened up about the other topic people love to obsess over: her relationship with the very lovely Justin Theroux.

Jennifer Aniston is the January cover star of Allure magazine

"I'm so proud of [Justin],” she said. “We have so much fun together.... It was nice to learn how to sort of relinquish control and let someone really care deeply for you. It's quite wonderful."

Justin also seems pretty happy with the set up and recently spoke out about tabloid pressure to marry Jen and why he doesn’t pay any attention. “We’re just doing our own thing,” he said. “We are completely happy, obviously, but we’re not on anyone else’s timeline.”

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