AceShowbiz - Having being introduced to the entertainment industry since a young age didn't make Jennifer Aniston immune to negative comments about her. After getting married and divorced twice with no kids, the actress admits she was "hurt" by long-standing pregnancy rumors and assumption that she "chose career over kids."
In a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 52-year-old star talks about the scrutiny over her personal life. "I used to take it all very personally - the pregnancy rumors and the whole 'Oh, she chose career over kids' assumption," she shares.
Calling the rumors "hurtful" and "nasty," she continues, "It's like, 'You have no clue what's going with me personally, medically, why I can't … can I have kids?' They don't know anything, and it was really hurtful and just nasty."
"People certainly project onto you and all that, but my job is to go, 'Listen, I'll show you what I'm capable of, and you decide if you want to subscribe,' " Jennifer further divulges her reaction to the attention toward her private life. "So you disappear as much as you can, you have fun, you take on these weird roles, you don't give a s**t, you enjoy yourself, you remember that you have a gorgeous group of friends and your life is blessed and you do the best that you can."
"The Morning Show" star also weighs in on how social media has played a big role in allowing public to scrutinize her life nowadays. "What the tabloids and the media did to people's personal lives back then, regular people are doing now [on social media]. Although I haven't seen a tabloid in so long. Am I still having twins? Am I going to be the miracle mother at 52?" she says.
"Now you've got social media," the "Friends" alum adds. "It's almost like the media handed over the sword to any Joe Schmo sitting behind a computer screen to be a troll or whatever they call them and bully people in comment sections. So it's just sort of changed hands in a way. And I don't know why there's such a cruel streak in society. I often wonder what they get off on."
In the same interview, Jen also talks about the double standard in relationship. "Men can be married as many times as they want to, they can marry women in their 20s or 30s. Women aren't allowed to do that," she protests.