Fifteen years ago, Jennifer Aniston was finishing up her role as Rachel Green on Friends and transitioning to film roles that made her one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. At the time, she was also married to Brad Pitt, and the two were ready to start a family. So, what happened to Aniston’s plans to have a baby?
“It’s time. It’s time. You know, I think you can work with a baby. I think you can work pregnant. I think you can do all of it,” Aniston told The Guardian in a 2004 interview. “So I’m just truly looking forward to slowing down.”
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When she wrapped Friends, the actress had plans to travel with Pitt when he filmed Ocean’s Twelve. But, the problem was that at the time, Pitt was shooting Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and that’s where he met Angelina Jolie.
Pitt ended up having an affair with Jolie, and he left Aniston for the Tomb Raider star. This brought an end to Aniston’s baby plans, as she and Pitt announced their separation in January 2005 and then finalized their divorce later that year.
By 2006, Pitt and Jolie had announced that they were pregnant with their first child, and Aniston was being linked to different men, including her The Break-Up co-star Vince Vaughn, musician John Mayer, and her The Bounty Hunter co-star Gerard Butler.
Eventually, Aniston met Justin Theroux, and the couple dated for four years before they tied the knot in 2015. Unfortunately, the marriage lasted just two years, and they called it quits in February 2018. Pitt is also single again after a twelve-year relationship with Jolie that included a two-year marriage and six kids.
Over the years, Aniston’s views on being a mother have changed, with her revealing in a recent interview that she finds the idea of having a child “kind of frightening.” She also made it clear that she doesn’t need a husband or a baby to be happy.
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“We live in a society that messages women: By this age, you should be married; by this age, you should have children. That’s a fairy tale. That’s the mold we’re slowly trying to break out of,” Aniston told Elle magazine last December.
She went on to say that some people are made to be wives and have babies, and she isn’t sure how naturally that comes to her.
Jennifer Aniston’s newest film Murder Mystery -which she stars in with Adam Sandler – will hit Netflix on June 14th.