Jennifer Aniston opened up about IVF and her struggles to get pregnant.

Jennifer Aniston Opened Up About Her “Challenging Road” With IVF

Her quotes are 💔.

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Jennifer Aniston got seriously vulnerable in Allure’s December cover story. During the interview, Aniston opened up about IVF and her struggles to get pregnant — and it was the first time she’s ever publicly shared that she hoped to be a mother.

“I would say my late 30s, 40s, I’d gone through really hard sh*t, and if it wasn’t for going through that, I would’ve never become who I was meant to be,” she told Danielle Pergament, Allure’s contributing editor. “That’s why I have such gratitude for all those sh*tty things. Otherwise, I would’ve been stuck being this person that was so fearful, so nervous, so unsure of who they were. And now, I don’t f*cking care.”

When the interviewer seemed lost, Aniston clarified, “I was trying to get pregnant. It was a challenging road for me, the baby-making road.” Aniston knew her words were a surprise. “Yeah, nobody [knows]. 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.”

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“I’ve spent so many years protecting my story about IVF. I’m so protective of these parts because I feel like there’s so little that I get to keep to myself. The [world] creates narratives that aren’t true, so I might as well tell the truth. I feel like I’m coming out of hibernation. I don’t have anything to hide,” Aniston explained.

She took issue with the narrative the media created surrounding her not having children. Per the actor, “the narrative that I was just selfish” was painful. “I just cared about my career. And God forbid a woman is successful and doesn't have a child. 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 absolute lies.”

“I have zero regrets,” Aniston added. “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.”