Jennifer Aniston graces the cover of InStyle's February 2015 issue, and she's cutting the crap and getting real about marriage, pregnancy, and more. As you may recall, Jennifer already got candid about her divorce from Brad Pitt this week, saying, "It's more of a media-driven topic." During her interview with Allure in December, she said she's tired of getting questions about being a mom, and she didn't like the pressure that was put on her. Jennifer's knocking down the pegs one by one. Keep reading to find out everything she had to say and why she wants tabloids to "stop stealing her thunder."
On all the crazy tabloid headlines: "I realize they need to sell magazines, but it's really getting old. What kills me is when friends send me pictures they've taken at a newsstand. One magazine says, 'Desperate and alone,' and the other one says, 'She's eloped!' I mean, at least consult. Don't make yourself look like an idiot. I'm going to be 50 and they're still gonna be saying, 'She's pregnant!'"
On what she'd pick for her own tabloid headline: "Oh, that's a tough one. That should be a Justin question. Wait a sec. How's this? 'When I'm pregnant and married, I will let you know.' Not a tabloid publication. Not Bullsh*t Times or Crapass Bullsh*t Times Weekly. They will not be telling you. And by the way, stop stealing my thunder! Let me have the fun of telling that story."
On what it felt like to turn 40: "I'm a late bloomer. I mean, it's no secret: I've had some challenging companionship. I think hitting a wall with that really kind of [helped me grow]. I found a great therapist. Not to sound too 'woo woo,' but I think the self-love piece was really important. And spending a lot of time alone. Having time to ask myself why there was such toxicity in my immediate space at times. Why would I attract that instead of light?"
On navigating relationships: "If I haven't gotten wiser about relationships, then I should be kicked out of life school because I've had some really good training."
On feeling like she's in her prime: "It may be harder to shed those extra pounds, but all of this stuff is fabulous. Just thinking about the girl I was at 20-something or even 30-something . . . there were so many questions, so many worries, so much wasted brain space on things that really don't matter."
On whether or not she's set a wedding date with Justin Theroux: "There's a big discussion in our house right now: Do you just do it and say screw it? Or do you try desperately to get away with [a secret ceremony] where you don't have any fun because you're hiding in a cave somewhere? If we could do it without all the buzzing and the noise. . . . It can be done. Where there's a will there's a way."
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