Jennifer Aniston: I'm tired of being shamed for not having children


Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston says she has "worked too hard" to be "whittled down to a sad, childless human".

The 47-year-old actress told the US edition of Marie Claire magazine that she is at a "crossroads" in her life.

But Jen, who married Justin Theroux last year, said she was tired of being "shamed" for her divorce to Brad Pitt, for her changing body and for not having children.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux (David Crotty/AP/PA)

"My marital status has been shamed, my divorce status was shamed, my lack of a mate had been shamed, my nipples have been shamed", she told the magazine.

"It's like, Why are we only looking at women through this particular lens of picking us apart? Why are we listening to it?"

She added: "I have worked too hard in this life and this career to be whittled down to a sad, childless human."

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt in 2005(MIREK TOWSKI/AP/Press Association Images)
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt in 2005 (Mirek Towski/AP/PA)

The actress, who next stars alongside Jason Bateman in the comedy Office Christmas Party, said that she is thinking about what to do next in her life.

"This is a time when I'm not completely sure what I'm doing," she said.

"I'm at this sort of crossroads trying to figure out what inspires me deep in my core. What used to make me tick is not necessarily making me tick anymore."

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston (Nina Prommer/AP)

Jennifer wed actor Justin - who she met on the set of Wanderlust in 2011 - last year.

"All I know is that I feel completely seen, and adored, in no matter what state," the ex-Friends star said.

"There's no part of me that I don't feel comfortable showing, exposing. And it brings forth the best part of myself, because I care about him so much. And he's such a good person. It hurts me to think of anything hurting him."