With all due respect Jennifer Aniston is 'not heartbroken'

'Those are reckless assumptions'

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'Those are reckless assumptions'

2018 has seen too many celebrity couples split, from Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan to Amber Heard and Elon Musk.

It was Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's divorce however that really caused a storm, with the former couple announcing their separation in February, after two years of marriage.

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‘We have decided to announce our separation,’ the couple announced in a joint statement. ‘This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year.’

The statement continued: ‘In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship. Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly.’

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It seems however that despite their best efforts, their divorce has been surrounded by speculation, with Jennifer opening up about the situation in a recent interview.

‘It’s pretty crazy,’ the 49-year-old explained in a recent interview with InStyle, alongside close friend (and wife of Jimmy Kimmel), Molly McNearney. ‘The misconceptions are “Jen can’t keep a man,” and “Jen refuses to have a baby because she’s selfish and committed to her career.” Or that I’m sad and heartbroken.’

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She continued: ‘First, with all due respect, I’m not heartbroken. And second, those are reckless assumptions.’

‘No one knows what’s going on behind closed doors,’ she continued. ‘No one considers how sensitive that might be for my partner and me. They don’t know what I’ve been through medically or emotionally. There is a pressure on women to be mothers, and if they are not, then they’re deemed damaged goods. Maybe my purpose on this planet isn’t to procreate. Maybe I have other things I’m supposed to do?’

Here, Here.

Props to Jen for opening conversations that really need to be discussed.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.