After the news broke people had lots to say about Aniston and her relationship track record. No one has forgotten when Brad Pitt and Jennifer split so he could start dating Angelina Jolie. For some twisted reason, Aniston got painted as someone who couldn’t keep her man and will never find happiness.
When Aniston and Theroux announced their split that same narrative about how she can’t keep her men and won’t be happy raged on. Fans also realized that Pitt was also single and encouraged the two to get back together. But outside of that terrible idea, the sad, lonely, childless and heartbroken Aniston story continued to grow.
In her cover story for InStyle, she addressed those misconceptions about herself. She was interviewed by her friend Molly McNearney and was asked about her recent breakup.
McNearney jumped right into the thick of it and flat out asked Aniston about misunderstanding the media has of her.
“It’s pretty crazy. The misconceptions are ‘Jen can’t keep a man,’ and ‘Jen refuses to have a baby because she’s selfish and committed to her career.’ Or that I’m sad and heartbroken. First, with all due respect, I’m not heartbroken. And second, those are reckless assumptions. No one knows what’s going on behind closed doors. No one considers how sensitive that might for my partner and me. They don’t know what I’ve been through medically or emotionally. There is a pressure on women to be mothers, and if they are not, then they’re deemed damaged goods. Maybe my purpose on this planet isn’t to procreate. Maybe I have other things I’m supposed to do?”
Aniston also said that the headlines “have gotten more and more absurd” but she just remains focused on her life.
The actress went on to call out the media’s coverage of female stars, specifically during a breakup, sexist. “Women are picked apart and pitted against one another based on looks and clothing and superficial stuff,” she said. “When a couple breaks up in Hollywood, it’s the woman who is scorned. The woman is left sad and alone. She’s the failure. F that. When was the last time you read about a divorced, childless man referred to as a spinster?”
So there you have it from Aniston herself. She’s happy, not heartbroken and loving life.