Saturday 20 April 2019

Justin Theroux says wife Jennifer Aniston was 'bullied into denying a pregnancy'

Happy couple: Jennifer Aniston with husband Justin Theroux.
Happy couple: Jennifer Aniston with husband Justin Theroux.
Actors Jennifer Aniston and Justin Justin Theroux arrive at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California January 17, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
August 2008. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Justin Theroux, left, and Jennifer Aniston arrive at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Actor Justin Theroux (L) and actress/executive producer Jennifer Aniston attend the "Cake" cocktail reception presented by PANDORA Jewelry at West Bar on September 8, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for LTLA)
It was reported that Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux married August 5, 2015 at their home in Bel Air, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux in Wanderlust. Picture: Universal Pictures
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux step out for dinner in Manhattan on September 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)

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Actor Justin Theroux has heaped praise on his wife Jennifer Aniston for the way she responded to relentless baby rumours after she was spotted with a fuller figure over the summer.

The star admits he was annoyed by all the attention on his wife's belly, insisting gossips and tabloid reporters desperate to land the big story "bullied" a statement out of the former Friends star.

In a lengthy rant about the standard of tabloid journalism, Jennifer wrote: "For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up. I'm fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of 'journalism', the 'First Amendment' and 'celebrity news.'"

She added, "Every day my husband and I are harassed by dozens of aggressive photographers staked outside our home, who will go to shocking lengths to obtain any kind of photo, even if it means endangering us or the unlucky pedestrians who happen to be nearby."

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux step out for dinner in Manhattan on September 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux step out for dinner in Manhattan on September 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)

Proud Theroux applauds his wife's carefully-constructed response, telling Men's Health magazine, "I was very proud of what she wrote. It was a rare insight into how disgusting all that is. At some point it becomes bullying."

"It sucks when people aim cameras at your stomach on some bizarre womb watch," he adds. "But more to the point, it's equally damaging to the national conversation."

Meanwhile, a publicist for the couple, who wed last year (15), recently had to dismiss reports suggesting Jennifer and Justin had split up in the wake of her ex-husband Brad Pitt's divorce drama.

The spokesperson hit out at a story in America's In Touch Weekly magazine, which suggested the break-up came after Theroux made contact with his ex-girlfriend of 14 years, Heidi Bevins.

Justin Theroux, left, and Jennifer Aniston arrive at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Justin Theroux, left, and Jennifer Aniston arrive at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Aniston's representative told The Mirror the story was "a complete fabrication", and the 47-year-old is still happily married to her husband.

August 2008. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
August 2008. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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