Has Jennifer Aniston officially entered the ZFG zone? (For the record, that’s zero [freaks] given.) We’re not sure, but the essay she wrote to address the gossip that consistently hounds her sure sounds like it.
Mrs. Justin Theroux – who has been accused of pregnancy more times that a few – said that while she’s done her best to ignore tabloid gossip, it really hasn’t gotten her anywhere. She explained, quote –
“This past month in particular has illuminated for me how much we define a woman’s value based on her marital and maternal status. The sheer amount of resources being spent right now by press trying to simply uncover whether or not I am pregnant (for the bajillionth time… but who’s counting) points to the perpetuation of this notion that women are somehow incomplete, unsuccessful, or unhappy if they’re not married with children.”
Jen has gotten fed up with the foolishness, and explains that if or when she becomes a mother, she’ll let us know. But know this, she adds, “I’m not in pursuit of motherhood because I feel incomplete in some way, as our celebrity news culture would lead us all to believe. I resent being made to feel “less than” because my body is changing and/or I had a burger for lunch and was photographed from a weird angle and therefore deemed one of two things: “pregnant” or “fat.”
- At the end of the day, Jen said, “We are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies. That decision is ours and ours alone. Let’s make that decision for ourselves and for the young women in this world who look to us as examples. Let’s make that decision consciously, outside of the tabloid noise. We don’t need to be married or mothers to be complete. We get to determine our own ‘happily ever after’ for ourselves.”