Jennifer Aniston: I Was “Shamed” For Brad Pitt Divorce
Jennifer Aniston is tired of being “shamed.” In her new Marie Claire cover story, the actress hits back at the negative ways she’s been characterized and minimized, despite being a strong and successful woman.
“My marital status has been shamed; my divorce status was shamed; my lack of a mate had been shamed; my nipples have been shamed,” Aniston says in the December 2016 issue. Understandably, she got tired of all that, which led to Aniston’s Huffington Post essay slamming tabloid culture and objectification.
Of her decision to write the column, Aniston says, “It’s like, why are we only looking at women through this particular lens of picking us apart? Why are we listening to it? I just thought, ‘I have worked too hard in this life and this career to be whittled down to a sad, childless human.'”
Aniston makes no apologies for living life as she chooses, though she’s admittedly not sure where her story will go from here. “This is a time when I’m not completely sure what I’m doing. I’m at this sort of crossroads trying to figure out what inspires me deep in my core,” she reveals. “What used to make me tick is not necessarily making me tick anymore… The most challenging thing right now is trying to find what it is that makes my heart sing.”
As she figures it out, husband Justin Theroux will remain by her side. With the actor, she says, “I feel completely seen, and adored, in no matter what state. There’s no part of me that I don’t feel comfortable showing, exposing. And it brings forth the best part of myself, because I care about him so much.”
The full interview will hit newsstands on November 15. Check out photos from Aniston’s shoot below!