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Actress, Jennifer Anniston who is the cover star of Elle magazine’s January issue has opened up about her two failed marriages.
The “Dumplin’” star also opened up about her personal life as regards children.
“I would not stay in a sit alsouation out of fear. Fear of being alone,” she says in the interview.
Addressing the outdated societal norms dictating that, by her age, 49, women should be married and having kids, she said,
“That’s a fairy tale. That’s the mold we’re slowly trying to break out of.”
Anniston who split from Theroux in 2017, Aniston said she doesn’t “feel a void” in her life because of it.
“I really don’t. My marriages, they’ve been very successful, in [my] personal opinion,” she continued. “And when they came to an end, it was a choice that was made because we chose to be happy, and sometimes happiness didn’t exist within that arrangement anymore. Sure, there were bumps, and not every moment felt fantastic, obviously, but at the end of it, this is our one life and I would not stay in a situation out of fear. Fear of being alone. Fear of not being able to survive.”
“To stay in a marriage based on fear feels like you’re doing your one life a disservice. When the work has been put in and it doesn’t seem that there’s an option of it working, that’s okay,” she continued. “That’s not a failure. We have these clichés around all of this that need to be reworked and retooled, you know? Because it’s very narrow-minded thinking.”
The “Friends” star added that keeping the focus on her personal life diminishes “everything I have succeeded at, and that I have built and created.”
“It’s such a shallow lens that people look through. It’s the only place to point a finger at me as though it’s my damage — like it’s some sort of a scarlet letter on me that I haven’t yet procreated, or maybe won’t ever procreate,” she continued.
On her possibly having kids in the future, she said,
“Some people are just built to be wives and have babies. I don’t know how naturally that comes to me,” she explained. “Who knows what the future holds in terms of a child and a partnership — how that child comes in…or doesn’t? And now with science and miracles, we can do things at different times than we used to be able to.”
It would be recalled that Anniston was married to Brad Pitt who she began dating in 1998 and married in 2000. That marriage however crashed in 2005 with the former lovebirds issuing a joint statement about the split.
In 2015, Anniston gave marriage a second shot when she got together with Justin Theroux but they split in 2017.