She had the most-copied haircut of the ’90s, but Jennifer Aniston had something she kept hidden from the world too: a painful struggle with infertility.
“It was really hard,” Aniston, now 53, told the magazine. “I was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it.”
Her celebrity status—and 5-year-marriage to Brad Pitt in the early 2000s—kept her on near-permanent baby bump watch in the tabloids. But this is the first time she’s opened up about her efforts to get pregnant.
“I’ve spent so many years protecting my story about IVF. I’m so protective of these parts because I feel like there’s so little that I get to keep to myself,” she told Allure. “The (world) creates narratives that aren’t true, so I might as well tell the truth. I feel like I’m coming out of hibernation. I don’t have anything to hide.”
It just goes to show: you never know what someone is struggling with privately—and Aniston’s candidness is resonating with many other women who’ve faced infertility.
For the first time, Jennifer Aniston is opening up about her own IVF journey — in her own terms.
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In the interview, Aniston went on to say “the ship has sailed” for her, and despite the hard road of infertility, she has no regrets. “I actually feel a little relief now because there is no more, ‘Can I? Maybe. Maybe. Maybe.’ I don’t have to think about that anymore.”