Jennifer Aniston has delivered one of her most candid interviews to date about her personal life, hitting back at her critics and declaring her 'purpose on this planet' may not be 'to procreate'.
The 49-year-old Friends vet, who was interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel's wife Molly McNearney for the September issue of InStyle, also revealed she is not heartbroken after her split from Justin Theroux.
Jennifer also hinted that a 'medical' issue may have played a role in why she never got pregnant and said it is unfair that women who do not start a family are considered ‘damaged goods’.
The star does not stop there. The Emmy winner also touched on harassment in Hollywood and how she feels women are treated unfairly in the media.
'It's pretty crazy. The misconceptions are "Jen can't keep a man," and "Jen refuses to have a baby because she's selfish and committed to her career." Or that I'm sad and heartbroken. First, with all due respect, I'm not heartbroken,' said the star.
The Wanderlust actress added: 'And second, those are reckless assumptions. No one knows what's going on behind closed doors.' Here she is referring to starting a family.
'No one considers how sensitive that might be for my partner and me,' said the star.
'They don't know what I've been through medically or emotionally,' she added, hinting she may have had trouble conceiving.
'There is a pressure on women to be mothers, and if they are not, then they're deemed damaged goods. Maybe my purpose on this planet isn't to procreate. Maybe I have other things I'm supposed to do?'
The cover girl seemed to be in the mood for serious topics as she also touched on sexism.
'I've definitely had my fair share of sexism in the media,' Aniston said.
'Women are picked apart and pitted against one another based on looks and clothing and superficial stuff.
'When a couple breaks up in Hollywood, it's the woman who is scorned. The woman is left sad and alone. She's the failure. F that. When was the last time you read about a divorced, childless man referred to as a spinster?'