‘Jennifer Aniston is right that being childless does not define you’
Jennifer Aniston is right that being childless does not define you — the Friends star and Kylie Minogue shouldn’t have to justify themselves
Friends legend Jennifer Aniston has been met with quizzical responses to her personal decision not to procreate
FOR two decades, Jennifer Aniston has been the subject of frenzied and almost constant speculation about when she would become a mum. Most frustratingly for her, it was always a question of when and not if.
After all, how could a beautiful rich woman with an equally beautiful and rich man(whether it be Brad Pitt, John Mayer or Justin Theroux) possibly not want to have beautiful babies together?
…This week, Jen had enough, letting rip in her most forthright interview ever to InStyle magazine.
Slamming the assumptions made about her for staying childless as “crazy”, the actress raged: “There is a pressure on women to be mothers, and if they are not, then they are deemed damaged goods.
“Maybe my purpose on this planet isn’t to pro-create. Maybe I have other things I’m supposed to do?” Amen to that.
Famous or not, no one’s public worth should be determined by whether or not they are a parent.
There is a whole new generation of 30-something women, born in the relatively enlightened Eighties, who have been told their entire lives that they can do whatever they want, including focusing on their career in exactly the same way men have been encouraged to.
As a consequence, many are extremely successful professionally but not always settled down with a husband and kids by the socially accepted ceiling of around 35 years old.