Justin Theroux shows support to Jennifer Aniston after she opened up about her 'challenging' IVF journey
Theroux's remark came after Aniston revealed that she had gotten IVF procedures done 'several years ago', adding that getting pregnant had been a 'challenging road'
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Justin Theroux expressed his support for ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, who recently opened up about her infertility journey. Theroux, 51, commented positively on the photos from the 'Friends' star's photo shoot for Allure that she posted on Instagram on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. The heart and fist emojis were left in the comments section of the post by the 'Leftovers' star who was married to Aniston from 2015 to 2017.
Theroux's remark came after Aniston revealed in an interview that she had gotten in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures done "several years ago" and noted that getting pregnant had been a "challenging road" for her. Aniston opened up in a candid interview with Allure about the distressing pregnancy rumors that had dogged her for years, explaining that she had been secretly battling infertility behind the spotlight, according to People.
"I was trying to get pregnant. It was a challenging road for me, the baby-making road," Aniston told the outlet. "All the years and years and years of speculation… It was really hard," she noted. "I was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it. I would have given anything if someone had said to me, 'Freeze your eggs. Do yourself a favor.' You just don't think it."
The fact that she and her ex-husband Brad Pitt parted in 2005 after five years of marriage and the painful rumors that she had chosen a career above having children did not help her problems. "It was absolute lies," said Aniston of the "narrative that I was just selfish...I just cared about my career. 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."
She admitted, "My late 30s, 40s, I'd gone through really hard s---, and if it wasn't for going through that, I would've never become who I was meant to be." She continued, "That's why I have such gratitude for all those s---ty things," she explained. "Otherwise, I would've been stuck being this person that was so fearful, so nervous, so unsure of who they were. And now, I don't f---ing care. I feel the best in who I am today, better than I ever did in my 20s or 30s even, or my mid-40s," she added.
The 'Horrible Bosses' actress added that she has "zero regrets" about how her infertility struggle ended up. "Here I am today. The ship has sailed," the 'LolaVie' founder said, adding, "I actually feel a little relief now because there is no more, 'Can I? Maybe. Maybe. Maybe.' I don't have to think about that anymore."