If you like Her View, you'll love our new book, So God Made a Mother. Pre-Order here ➡️

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. 

The former Friends actress opened up in Allure magazine this week about her attempts to have a baby—a dream she was never able to realize.

“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.

RELATED: Infertility Is a Thief

“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. 

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.”

So God Made a Mother book by Leslie Means

If you liked this, you'll love our new book, SO GOD MADE A MOTHER available for pre-order now!

Pre-Order Now

Her View From Home

Millions of mothers connected by love, friendship, family and faith. Join our growing community. 1,000+ writers strong. We pay too!   Find more information on how you can become a writer on Her View From Home at https://herviewfromhome.com/contact-us/write-for-her//

5 Hard Truths About IVF

In: Motherhood
IVF syringes and medication

I am one of those people who was born to be a mother. So, when I was about 10 months into trying to conceive without success, I visited my OB/GYN to ask some questions. I wanted tips or tricks on better timing my ovulation and increasing the chances of getting pregnant. Instead, after some testing for both my husband and me, we heard the words, “I’m so sorry, but I don’t think you’ll be able to get pregnant without medical intervention.”  Excuse me, what?  This was not my plan for parenthood. This was a place I knew nothing about. I...

Keep Reading

Chrissy Teigen Announces She’s Pregnant With Rainbow Baby

In: Living, News
Chrissy Teigen pregnant

Hip, hip, hooray! “1 billion shots later . . . we have another on the way.” In a surprising, but much anticipated Instagram post, Chrissy Teigen delivered the exciting news: she and celebrity musician husband John Legend are officially expecting their third baby! Endeared to millions through her genuine and unfiltered approach to sharing her life on social media, Chrissy’s announcement was quickly met with an outpouring of love and support from fans, many of whom had been following since the model shared the absolutely devastating loss of her third pregnancy back in 2020. RELATED: Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Her...

Keep Reading

Infertility is a Thief

In: Grief, Loss, Motherhood
Couple holding hands

I can feel it happening as if I am watching myself walk through life from a bird’s-eye view. I see myself slowly slipping further and further from the woman I used to be, and I feel powerless to stop it. I miss her—the woman I was before infertility. Infertility has changed me to my core. It has challenged my deepest beliefs about God, and it has made me question my worth more times than I can count. Infertility rears its ugly head and steals the peace from my marriage as my body is flooded with hormones in the form of...

Keep Reading