Jennifer Aniston: Tabloids Are “Toxic”

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By Shari Weiss

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Jennifer Aniston knows paparazzi and tabloid coverage come with fame, but that doesn’t mean she’s cool with it.

“All that stuff, it’s toxic,” she says in a new Associated Press interview. Aniston continues, “It never gets un-jarring, but you do have to not let it imprison you, which is possible too.”

The actress relies on two methods to help her cope: sticking with a close group of friends, and not buying into hype.

“There’s times when you see people climbing and getting success and you start to see, oh, they’re starting to really change,” she explains. “So I always just make the effort to be as humble and grateful as possible.”

When picking new projects under the glare of the spotlight, “You just have to work really hard to tune out the noise and the static,” says Aniston.

She goes on, “Because it gets louder, and people really have an opinion, and you don’t want to shy away from taking chances for fear of what people will say, or living in the wreckage of the future [of] what may be if I do this.”

Aniston admits that speculation about her relationship with fiancé Justin Theroux is “on a level that I don’t even understand.” “It’s weird. I think because we are so normal. We’re very non-fabulous in any way,” she says. “They try to create all sorts of narratives to go with a very normal, wonderful life that’s just two people loving each other and living life and working and doing the best they can.” But when asked if the rumor mill “detracts” from her engagement “joy,” Aniston replies, “Oh, God no.” “If it did, I would be dead,” she adds.

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