Jennifer Aniston wrote a blog post on Tuesday, taking aim at “aggressive photographers” who stalked her outside her home and claimed she’s pregnant.
Last month, paparazzi spotted the 47-year-old with her husband actor Justin Theroux on vacation in the Bahamas, snapping shots of her wearing a long jacket, which the tabloids deduced must be a ruse to conceal a burgeoning baby bump.
However, the actress’ representative Steven Huvane was quick to shoot down the rumours, dismissing the claims as “a complete fabrication”.
The Friends star later followed up by penning a powerful essay on The Huffington Post, to vent her frustration over the tabloid “lies” that have plagued her throughout her career.
She began the missive by writing “For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up. I’m fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of “journalism”, the “First Amendment” and “celebrity news.”
She continued “Every day my husband and I are harassed by dozens of aggressive photographers staked outside our home who will go to shocking lengths to obtain any kind of photo.”
Jennifer, who was married to Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005, said the attention on her body sent a negative message to girls, teenagers and women. She wrote “The message that girls are not pretty unless they’re incredibly thin, that they’re not worthy of our attention unless they look like a supermodel or an actress on the cover of a magazine is something we’re all willingly buying into.” We couldn’t agree more – #GirlPower!
She then explained that just because she’s not pregnant now, doesn’t mean she’s doesn’t want to have children someday – she just wants to do it on her own terms. She wrote “Yes, I may become a mother someday. And since I’m laying it all out there, if I ever do, I will be the first to let you know.”
At the end of her strongly-worded post, the Horrible Bosses actress asked people to be more aware of tabloids’ practices and “toxic messages” that changes the way we see and treat women. Well done Jenny!