Justin Theroux is here for his ex-wife and current good friend, Jennifer Aniston.
After the Friends actress shared a photo of her Allure cover image on Instagram following her tell-all interview with the magazine, Theroux left a comment of support: ‘👊 ❤️.’
His fist pump and heart emojis, though not very descriptive, came after Aniston—whom he was married to from 2015 to 2018—shared some big revelations about her life.
After decades of being scrutinised for not starting a family, Aniston told the magazine that she did try to have kids, but was unable to. ‘I was trying to get pregnant. It was a challenging road for me, the baby-making road,’ she said in an interview with Allure. ‘All the years and years and years of speculation … it was really hard. I was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it. 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.’
She added that being criticised and seen as ‘selfish’ for not having kids, without people even knowing what she was going through, was very hard. People thought ‘I just cared about my career,’ she said. ‘And God forbid a woman is successful and doesn’t have a child. And the reason my husband left me, why we broke up and ended our marriage, was because I wouldn’t give him a kid. It was absolute lies. I don’t have anything to hide at this point.’
That time between her late 30s and early 40s was possibly the hardest in her life, Aniston said, as she went ‘through really hard shit.’ But despite it all, she has “zero regrets” and feels better today, at 53, than she ever did in her 20s, 30s, and 40s.
Aniston also addressed her two marriages (and divorces), saying she is still close with Theroux, and while she isn’t interested in getting married again, she is open to love. ‘I’d love a relationship. Who knows? There are moments I want to just crawl up in a ball and say, “I need support.” It would be wonderful to come home and fall into somebody’s arms and say, “That was a tough day,”‘ she said.