Jennifer Aniston is speaking about her fertility struggles and IVF attempts for the first time.
In her Allure December 2022 cover story published Wednesday, the 53-year-old actress opened up about her “challenging” journey trying to conceive a child during her 30s and 40s.
The “Friends” alum said in part: “I was trying to get pregnant. It was a challenging road for me, the baby-making road .. All the years and years and years of speculation… It was really hard. I was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it. I would’ve given anything if someone had said to me, ‘Freeze your eggs. Do yourself a favor.’ You just don’t think it. So here I am today. The ship has sailed.”
Aniston says now she has “zero regrets” and now “actually feel[s] a little relief,” explaining: “There is no more, ‘Can I? Maybe. Maybe. Maybe.’ I don’t have to think about that anymore .. I’ve spent so many years protecting my story about IVF. I’m so protective of these parts because I feel like there’s so little that I get to keep to myself. … I don’t have anything to hide.”
The actress, who was married to Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005 and Justin Theroux from 2015 to 2017, has fought back at the “narrative” over the years that she never wanted children and was a “selfish” partner whose husband left her because she “wouldn’t give him a kid.” Said Aniston: “God forbid a woman is successful and doesn’t have a child. … It was absolute lies.”