Jennifer Aniston hits back at claims she’s too ‘selfish’ to have children.

Jennifer Aniston responded to claims that she’s ‘too selfish’ or focused on her career to have children recently.

The actress has previously said she believes there are pressures on women to become mothers and marry at certain times in their lives, and admitted she feels them too, but now she’s sick of being judged for not starting a family with fiancé, Justin Theroux, and told Allure magazine she doesn’t think it’s ‘fair.’

“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. I don’t think it’s fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t mothering — dogs, friends, friends, children.”

It’s not just opinions like this which have angered the star, she also claims she’s been called ‘selfish’ for putting her career before a family – something she insists isn’t true.

“Oh, God, so many painful things. The accusation that I’ve put my career before the want, the desire to be a mother. 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.”

She went on to add there’s unnecessary pressure on women to give birth, adding: “I have a lot of friends who decided not to have children, who can’t have children, or are trying but are having a difficult time. There are all sorts of reasons why children aren’t in people’s lives, and no one has the right to assume. Its quite rude, insulting, and ignorant. Even saying it gets me a little tight in my throat.”


Despite not confirming if she’s trying for children with fiance Justin Theroux, Jennifer gushed about their relationship, telling Allure: “He’s a nurturer. He is so fiercely loyal. Beyond protective. I mean, the way he takes care of our dogs, he takes care of me, he takes care of friends.”

What would it cost to let this woman be?


25 Discussions on
“Jennifer Aniston hits back at claims she’s too ‘selfish’ to have children.”
  • She should just pay deaf ear to all the things people are saying concerning her. She has chosen her career for now and I don’t see anything wrong with that

  • That’s my problem wt pple Alwz wanting to tell pple especially celebrities how to live their lives meanwhile they wl b d first to bash them (like they bash kim all d time ) that r not good parents. I respect Jennifer not only as a good actress but also bc she did not allow bullies to make her to do something that she is not ready for& if dat makes her selfish then it’s better than being wicked which is Wat bringing kids u won’t b ready to care for is

  • Well pple shud let her be. However it gets to a stage in your life u wud need children around u. Esp from 50 years upward. they wud be ur joy and greatest accomplishment. IT IS WELL SHALOM.

  • She might have tried severally to conceive,she should be left alone besides the love of her life is not complaining. When she is ready she will go for it

  • Jenny the American sweetheart, I hope this man finds in you a true wife and mother and marry you, that’s if you will accept.

  • is her life,people shouldn’t judge her,many factors can be responsible and they re not what she can share with public

  • I don’t think anyone has the right to choose her lifestyle for her. If she isn’t ready to have children, no one should bother her. It’s her life,she can do What makes her Happy provided it doesn’t make God unhappy

  • pls they shud let her be,people wil leave the matters in their families n go to direct others hw to live theirs,busy bodies.

  • He he! I can’t laugh o. She is mothering her dog. I guess she’s not ready to mother a human being just yet. May d Lod help all dis celebrities

  • (In her words) That doesn’t mean we don’t mother dogs,friends and relatives LMAO…….. The dog own is funny lol….Yeah the pressure on women to get married is often heartbroken,cos everyone must not marry,if God has designed it that way,he could have made the number of male and female on earth to be equal,but NO they are not equal.

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