Jennifer Aniston opens up about IVF after years of speculation

After decades of speculation about her stance on having children – and nasty accusations that she 'chose a career over kids' – Jennifer Aniston has opened up about struggling with fertility issues.

'All the years and years and years of speculation... It was really hard,' the Friends star – who is now 53 years old – told Allure magazine. 'I was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it.'

Aniston went on: 'I would’ve given anything if someone had said to me, "Freeze your eggs. Do yourself a favour." You just don’t think it. So here I am today. The ship has sailed.'

On the topic of the ship having 'sailed', the actor said, 'I have zero regrets.'

'I actually feel a little relief now,' Aniston admitted. 'Because there is no more, "Can I? Maybe. Maybe. Maybe." I don’t have to think about that anymore.'

jennifer aniston opens up about ivf after years of speculation
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Speaking about how difficult her motherhood journey has been, Aniston said she hopes to one day write a book about the experience, much like co-star Matthew Perry who recently released a biography about his battle with addiction.

'I’m going to do that one day,' she revealed. 'I’m going to stop saying, "I can’t write." I’ve spent so many years protecting my story about IVF.'

Aniston continued: 'The world creates narratives that aren’t true, so I might as well tell the truth.'

Since she shot to fame as Rachel Green on the hit 90s sitcom Friends, Aniston has found herself under consistent pregnancy speculation, much like a long list of female celebrities, including Meghan Markle and Hailey Bieber, and more recently, Olivia Attwood.

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