Is Jen finally pregnant?
Looking the happiest we’ve seen her in a long time, JENNIFER ANISTON has broken her silence on Brangelina, got her man back and reduced her work commitments – and pals are whispering that it’s down to impending motherhood.
And when Jen emerged from a romantic meal with her man John Mayer in LA last week, sporting a distinct tummy bump under her jumper, the Hollywood rumour mill went into overdrive.
Ahlan! reveals the six tell-tale signs that Jen could be expecting…
1 The bulging tummy
Just eight weeks ago, Jen was sunning herself on a solo vacation at celeb-fave hideaway, Los Cabos in Mexico, showing off her flat stomach in a skimpy bikini. Fast forward two months and the actress’s tummy’s bulging with what looks like the early stages of pregnancy.
“[She] feels that after all she has been through watching Brad and Angie’s family grow, she’d love Brad to see photos of her holding her own baby to show him she’s not the self-centered girl he had made her out to be,” spilled a source.
2 John’s toeing the line
Pals agree that John, 30, called the shots when the pair first got together, but now, insiders say that Jen’s in control of their rekindled relationship.
“Trust me, you’ll never see that happen again from that man,” Jen confidently told Vogue when quizzed about John speaking to the paparazzi about their split. And John has added, “It’s really nice to have somebody in life have your back. That girl knows me.”
And sources have spilled that John has agreed to cut back on his smoking and drinking, with New Weekly Magazine reporting, “Jennifer is over the moon. She really doesn’t want to be a single mum, so she is willing to give John the chance to prove his parent potential.”
3 Much more confidence
Pals close to Jen say that impending motherhood gave her the confidence to brand Ange’s gushing over Brad “uncool”. And the Friends star even created her own brand of drama, by asking the journalist to switch off their tape recorder when asked how she feels about Angelina.
“This interview shows that Jennifer is no longer afraid of Angelina,” said a friend. “It’s hugely significant. She’s never been this honest or brave in an interview before.”
4 Career on hold
Tellingly, Jen has no movie commitments lined up for after her new film, Marley Me comes out in late December. Having completed three films back-to-back earlier this year, as well as a much lauded cameo on 30 Rock, Jen has now cleared her schedule completely.
And the actress made it clear in her famous Vanity Fair interview – “I’ve always wanted to have children, and I would never give up that experience for a career.”
5 Increasing her visibility
Jen has gone on a profile-raising mission lately. Turning up to LA’s The Ivy restaurant last week – a haunt of the likes of D-listers Heidi and Spencer – knowing the paparazzi would be out in force and that she would be snapped there.
“Usually Jen is above that sort of thing. She obviously knew she’d be photographed there,” insisted a source. And with the actress being papped emerging from a visit to her doctor in Beverly Hills just 10 days ago, it’s clear that hiding away is not on Jen’s agenda.
6 Wants it all before 40
The big 4-0 seems to be her ‘scary age’, and it’s clear from her Vogue interview that Jen isn’t keen on reaching that landmark age next February.
“I’m not saying ‘I’m 40’,” she declared. “I’m 30 plus 10. I don’t feel 40. I don’t really know what it means.”
Having become one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, Jen also admitted that she was aware she hadn’t achieved what she wanted to in her personal life and wants to rectify that while she’s still 39 – “At this stage my life doesn’t have the traditional framework to it – the husband and the two kids and the house in Connecticut.”
What the actress told Vogue about her loves, life and Ange...
Chilling out more:“You basically watch my life. I think what I’m doing now is letting go of the reins a little bit and saying, ‘It is what it is.’”
Her love life:“I actually feel I’ve been unbelievably lucky in love.”
Vince Vaughn:“I call Vince my defibrillator. He brought me back to life.”
Dating John:“People need to mind their own business! Did you ever think that Claudia Schiffer and David Copperfield made sense?”
On Brad:“We have exchanged a few very kind ‘Hellos’ and ‘Wishing you wells’ and sending you love and congratulations on your babies. I have
nothing but absolute admiration for him.”
Angelina:“There was stuff printed there that was definitely from a time when I was unaware that it was happening [on the set of Mr And Mrs Smith]. 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.”
Sources close to Brad, say he was livid about what Jen had said regarding Angelina during her interview.
And although Jen revealed on Oprah, “I basically just answered it as honestly as I could.” And praised Brad, saying, “I’m proud of him! I think he’s really done some amazing things” – Brad apparently thinks Jen should have stayed silent.
“[Brad was] totally thrown,” said a close source. Adding, “[He thought she had] moved on… and wouldn’t want to reopen this old wound.”
And an insider claims that Brad phoned Jen to complain about what she’d said, with her rep refusing to refute the claim, instead saying of
Brad and Jen’s exchanges, “That is personal information… It really is nobody’s business.”