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Jennifer Aniston Flip-Flops On Wanting Kids

This week Jennifer Aniston gave an interview to CBS This Morning, which slammed people who have assumed that she is unhappy because she doesn’t have a child calling them "narrow minded".

Are you that interested in her ovaries? I don’t know about you, but I have been kind of busy lately thinking about more important matters, like the state of global economy, whether I am eating enough iron, and if I should go back to bangs. In fact I think we all came to the conclusion a while ago that babies are probably not her thing. Something tells me she would rather smoke cigarettes on a patio sunbathing and drinking vodka in Mexico than be bothered with taking care of a child. Plus, pregnancy makes you look bloated. So I never had high hopes that one day I could have a good laugh with her about breast pumps or hang out after mommy and me class. And it wouldn’t make a big deal if she had just admitted years ago that she might never have a child – which it might not be in her wheelhouse. No one really would have cared.

But she wanted to sell a story.

Her publicists have been peddling a baby story for the last ten years to every magazine. Twins! Setting Up for Baby! Don’t Come Knocking, There’s a Baby Come a Rocking!

Movie studio worries early reviews of her next romantic comedy are lackluster? Tell the tabloids she might start a maternity line. Have someone leak to the press she bought a baby blanket. Let everyone know she is ovulating!

How about that infamous Vanity Fair interview in 2005:

Even now, that sexist slur makes her face darken. “A man divorcing would never be accused of choosing career over children,” she says. “That really pissed me off. I’ve never in my life said I didn’t want to have children. I did and I do and I will! The women that inspire me are the ones who have careers and children; why would I want to limit myself? I’ve always wanted to have children, and I would never give up that experience for a career. I want to have it all.” Aniston’s intimates note acidly that Pitt could have done more to refute the mean-spirited rumor that his wife wouldn’t bear his child, which reinforced the impression that he had good cause to leave her for Earth Mother Jolie. To some, this looks like sheer hypocrisy. “When Brad and Jen were in the marriage, having a baby was not his priority—ever,” says one mutual friend. “It was an abstract desire for him, whereas for Jen it was much more immediate. So is there a part of Brad that’s diabolical? Did he think, I need to get out of this marriage, but I want to come out smelling like a rose, so I’m going to let Jen be cast as the ultra-feminist and I’m going to get cast as the poor husband who couldn’t get a baby and so had to move on?”

So how can you complain that people are on Vagina Watch?

-Kate Casey

Kate Casey is a Pop Culture Lover. PR Pro. New mom. Comedy nerd. Celebrity gossip fan. Follow her on Twitter @KateCasey


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