Jennifer Aniston Is 'Fed Up' With Constant Pregnancy Rumors & We Can't Blame Her

jennifer aniston fed up with pregnancy rumors

If you believed all the rumors about this actress expecting, she'd have about two dozen children by now. But, after years of unwanted scrutiny, Jennifer Aniston is (finally) blasting the tabloids for constantly claiming she's pregnant and speaking out about the "disturbing" objectification of women. Go, Jen!


In an essay titled "For the Record," published Tuesday in the Huffington Post, Aniston, 47, speaks her mind:

For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up. I'm fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of 'journalism,' the 'First Amendment' and 'celebrity news.'

We'd have to imagine the last straw for the Friends star was the latest round of rumors, sparked by photos of her and her hubby, Justin Theroux, trying to enjoy a vacation in the Bahamas. (The incredibly toned celeb had probably just eaten lunch, so, naturally, when examined by the media in her bikini, it was decided that she was expecting twins.)

Whether they want a child or don't, it's their business and theirs alone. If they were trying to conceive and struggling, this obsessive analysis of her mid-section has got to be that much more hurtful and infuriating. Speculation began when she was married to Brad Pitt 15 years ago and continued even when she was single. She even tried a humorous approach to mock the ridiculousness of it all in a Smart Water ad that aired in 2013: 

Seriously, we don't know how she's stayed quiet about this for so long. 

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Though the star begins by discussing the harassment she and Theroux endure thanks to the papparrazzi, she's speaking on behalf of all women who are also "fed up" with the world's impossible beauty standards. She writes:

The message that girls are not pretty unless they're incredibly thin, that they're not worthy of our attention unless they look like a supermodel or an actress on the cover of a magazine is something we're all willingly buying into. This conditioning is something girls then carry into womanhood. We use celebrity 'news' to perpetuate this dehumanizing view of females, focused solely on one's physical appearance, which tabloids turn into a sporting event of speculation. Is she pregnant?

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What Aniston is saying is so true. If we don't speak up, aren't we all complicit in allowing this cycle to continue? She goes on to share a positive and empowering message about not needing to be married or be a mom to feel whole:

... we are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies. That decision is ours and ours alone. Let's make that decision for ourselves and for the young women in this world who look to us as examples. Let's make that decision consciously, outside of the tabloid noise. We don't need to be married or mothers to be complete. We get to determine our own 'happily ever after' for ourselves.

We applaud Jen for addressing this head-on and so eloquently. Let's hope the actress can enjoy some peace and privacy for a change, though we imagine, unfortunately, it will be short-lived. 



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