“It is just another total fabrication,” Aniston’s rep tells Us Weekly. “Jennifer is not pregnant.”
The rumors started when In Touch featured a picture of Aniston in a bikini on the beach with Theroux on its June 27 cover. An arrow pointing to her stomach declared, “First Bump Pics, World Exclusive,” while the headline read, “Jen’s Finally Pregnant!”
The photos were also published by the Daily Mail. In them, Aniston sports a black bikini top with blue bottoms as she and Theroux stroll along the shore, wade into the ocean and enjoy some paddleboarding.
The Cake star — who married Theroux in 2015 after a three-year engagement — has faced frequent speculation about if or when she wants to have kids. “This is continually said about me: that I was so career-driven and focused on myself; that I don’t want to be a mother, and how selfish that is,” she told Allure in January 2015.
“I don’t like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women — that you’ve failed yourself as a female because you haven’t procreated,” she said. “I don’t think it’s fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t mothering — dogs, friends, friends’ children.”
She also told the Today show in 2014 that she resented the idea that she had “failed” some part of her feminism because she hadn’t birthed a child. “I’ve birthed a lot of things and I feel like I’ve mothered many things,” she explained.
Indeed, Aniston has nurtured her career, her friends and her family — and there’s more to come.
“There’s something bigger I’m interested in doing,” she told the Hollywood Reporter in 2015. “It could be more work, it could be more creativity, or getting more philanthropic in the world. It can look like a baby. It can look like a foundation. I know I have a bigger purpose. It’s a puzzle, and I haven’t quite put the puzzle together. But something greater is calling out to me.”
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