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Jennifer Aniston hits back at being considered selfish for not having kids

Enough already with the questions about not having children, says Jennifer Aniston.
Enough already with the questions about not having children, says Jennifer Aniston. Allure

In Hollywood it’s apparently not enough to be busy making movies. You’ve also got to have a kid attached to each hip. Or at least that’s how people make Jennifer Aniston feel.

Why don’t you have kids, nosy people still ask her.

“I have a lot of friends who decided not to have children, who can’t have children, or are trying but are having a difficult time,” Aniston says in the January issue of Allure.

“There’s all sorts of reasons why children aren’t in people’s lives, and no one has the right to assume. It’s quite rude, insulting, and ignorant.

“I don’t like (the pressure) that people put on me, on women — that you’ve failed yourself as a female because you haven’t procreated.

“I don’t think it’s fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t mothering — dogs, friends, friends’ children.”

Aniston, 45, received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations for her upcoming film, “Cake.” She is engaged to fellow actor Justin Theroux.

“This continually is said about me: that I was so career-driven and focused on myself; that I don’t want to be a mother, and how selfish that is,” she says. “Even saying it gets me a little tight in my throat.”

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