Celebs open up about their fertility struggles

Jennifer Aniston reveals that she was privately struggling with fertility for many years

Stars Insider

10/11/22 | StarsInsider


Women who are brave enough to talk about their experience of miscarriage and other fertility problems often mention feelings of inadequacy and of being alone in the struggle. But the reality is that struggling to have children is much more common than we think.

Jennifer Aniston has always been seen as the independent career woman who didn't want or need kids in her life. Some even labeled her selfish, as is often the case with women who choose not to have children. After decades of this narrative, the 53-year-old actress is finally speaking out on the incredibly private topic of fertility. In an interview with Allure published on November 9, Aniston revealed that she actually was trying to have children for years but struggled to become pregnant. She shared how difficult it was to see speculations about whether or not she was pregnant during her marriages to Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux, all the while she was struggling with fertility issues. "All the years and years and years of speculation... It was really hard. I was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it. I would’ve given anything if someone had said to me, ‘Freeze your eggs. Do yourself a favor.’ You just don’t think it. So here I am today. The ship has sailed.”

Despite the difficult journey, which ultimately did not lead to motherhood, Aniston says she has no regrets. In fact, there is some relief in putting that stage of life behind her. "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." Many of her fellow celebrities shared their support and admiration on social media including Gwyneth Paltrow, Chelsea Handler, and Kelly Rowland. Ex-husband Justin Theroux also left a supportive comment. 

Check out this gallery to see what other celebs have to say about their fertility experiences.

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