Jennifer Aniston blasts 'poor Jen' misconceptions as she announces 'I'm not heartbroken'
There are very few celebrities out there whose personal lives have fallen under as much scrutiny as Jennifer Aniston's. For the majority of her professional life, the former Friends actress has been a constant source of media speculation when it comes to the delicate subject of her relationship status. The drama first began back in 1998, when Jen first got involved with none other than Brad Pitt. The two immediately hit it off, and soon Pitt had popped the question and proposed to her. The couple tied the knot in a ceremony in 2000 in Malibu, and all was rosy for a while.
Then Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie hooked up during the production of the movie Mr and Mrs Smith, and in 2005 Brad and Jen announced their separation, divorcing later that year. Aniston was portrayed in the press as a broken-hearted victim by the tabloids, despite the fact that she appeared to have coped remarkably well with the breakup. Now that her and actor Justin Theroux have split after being together for seven years, the media has gone right back to portraying Aniston as an emotional wreck.
As you can imagine, Aniston is less than enthused about being cast as such a sad sack, and was quick to address the misconceptions regarding her love life in a recent interview with InStyle Magazine. Aniston stated: "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 be 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?"
She added: "Women are picked apart and pitted against one another based on looks and clothing and superficial stuff. 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?"
Sources close to the star have suggested that Anniston is currently dating two guys, and that her new dates are allegedly a tech titan that a mutual friend introduced her to who has recently separated from his wife, while the second is apparently "an industry creative she met when they started working on a project together several months ago." Good for her I say. It sounds like she's really living her best life.