Jennifer Aniston's Mother Suffers a Stroke

Celebrity News Sep. 13, 2011 AT 1:33PM
Jennifer Aniston's Mother Suffers a Stroke Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Jennifer Aniston's mother, Nancy Dow, recently suffered a serious stroke, Us Weekly has confirmed.

The actress, 42, visited her ailing mother at an L.A.-area hospital on Friday.

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At her side for the ordeal was beau Justin Theroux.

"Justin has been very supportive and there with her all the way," a source tells Us.

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"It's a very hard time for her right now."

Aniston's rep wouldn't confirm the news -- telling MSNBC "this is a private family matter."

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Aniston and Dow, 75, were estranged for a decade after Dow spoke about their complicate relationship in a 1996 interview and wrote about it in a book, From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir. They have since reconciled.

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