Jennifer Aniston has denied claims about what caused her marriage to Brad Pitt to end. During an interview with Allure published on Wednesday, November 9, the actress addressed a narrative about her being “selfish” in her relationship with Pitt, 58.
“I just cared about my career. And God forbid a woman is successful and doesn’t have a child,” she shared. “And the reason my husband left me, why we broke up and ended our marriage, was because I wouldn’t give him a kid. It was an absolute lie. I don’t have anything to hide at this point.”
Aniston, who was married to the Bullet Train star from 2000 to 2005, revealed past attempts to become a mother, saying, “I was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it.”
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston Shutterstock (2) (2) According to the Friends alum, dealing with public speculation about her personal life was “really hard.”
“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,” she added.
When she began dating Pitt in 1998, the California native made headlines. After they married, Aniston hinted that she wanted to start a family with the Fight Club star.
“It’s time. It’s time. You know, I think you can work with a baby, I think you can work pregnant, I think you can do all of it,” she told The Guardian in 2004. “So I’m just truly looking forward to slowing down.”
After five years of marriage, the couple announced their divorce in 2005. During their breakup, Pitt started dating his Mr. and Mrs. Smith co-star Angelina Jolie, which raised eyebrows.
When he formed a connection with the Eternals star, 47, fans wondered if he was still with Aniston. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. Gorassini-Hahn-Nebinger/ABACA/Shutterstock Aniston, for one, admitted to dealing with the fallout from a public divorce.
“There was stuff printed there that was definitely from a time when I was unaware that it was happening,” she shared with Vogue in 2008 about her ex-husband’s relationship with Jolie.
“I felt those details were a little inappropriate to discuss. That stuff about how she couldn’t wait to get to work every day? That was really uncool.”
After two years of marriage, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star and Jolie, who have children Maddox, 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 14, called it quits in 2016.
From 2015 to 2017, Aniston was married to Justin Theroux. Following her second divorce, the Cake actress hinted that she was not ruling out future romances.
“Never say never, but I don’t have any interest. I’d love a relationship. Who knows?” she added on Wednesday. “There are moments I want to just crawl up in a ball and say, ‘I need support.’ It would be wonderful to come home and fall into somebody’s arms and say, ‘That was a tough day.’”