Jennifer Aniston: 'I have worked too hard to be reduced to this sad, childless human'
Jennifer Aniston has once again hit out at the tabloid narrative constructed around her personal life.
Months after her groundbreaking essay for the Huffington Post in which she said she is "fed up" of being constantly scrutinised when it comes to her relationship or the almost daily speculation around whether or not she is pregnant.
Aniston covers the latest issue of Marie Claire and said she wants to change the way women are treated as a whole, but is starting with tabloid culture.
"My marital status has been shamed," she said.
"My divorce status was shamed; my lack of a mate had been shamed; my nipples have been shamed. It's like, 'Why are we only looking at women through this particular lens of picking us apart? Why are we listening to it?'"
"I just thought: I have worked too hard in this life and this career to be whittled down to a sad, childless human."
The Golden Globe-nominated actress, who wed actor and producer Justin Theroux in 2015, praised her other half.
"Why is he the right person for me? All I know is that I feel completely seen, and adored, in no matter what state. There's no part of me that I don't feel comfortable showing, exposing. And it brings forth the best part of myself, because I care about him so much.
"And he's such a good person. It hurts me to think of anything hurting him."
Theroux has been equally vocal about his support for Aniston, in particular in recent months since her ex-husband Brad Pitt announced his divorce from partner of 11 years Angelina Jolie.
At the time, the Friends star was being dragged into gossip, including a false rumour that they too were on the brink of a splir.
"There’s an endless appetite for trash, apparently, though everyone would say that they don’t have that appetite," he said.
"But I think a lot of people do because people buy it. But there are bigger things to bitch about. It’s shocking how much bandwidth things can take up when there are far more important things going on in the world."