Aniston talks about marriage, kids and starting a family—on her own.
In the upcoming film, The Switch, co-starring Justin Bateman, Aniston plays a single woman who decides to take motherhood into her own hands, using artificial insemination. In real life, it seems everyone wants to know if Jennifer will follow in her character's footsteps and start a family on her own. After all, the Friends' star remains single, despite dating several men, including Vince Vaughn and John Mayer, since her divorce from Pitt. Vince Vaugn Is Gonna Be A Daddy!
Aniston hinted at the possibility at a press conference over the weekend, insisting that these days you don't need a man to realize your dreams of becoming a mother. "Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don't have to settle with a man just to have a child," she told reporters. What If Mr. Right Doesn't Exist?
While the actress confirmed that she still wants a family, saying, "Yeah, I have said it for years before and I still say it today," Aniston insisted that unlike the character she plays, she has no immediate plans to use the "turkey baster" method. But Jennifer isn't letting age stand in the way of her dreams of becoming a mother either.
"Times have changed and that is also what is amazing is that we do have so many options these days, as opposed to our parents' days when you can't have children because you waited too long," she said.
Jen may not plan to use artificial insemination, but in recent interviews, she's implied that she may start a family soon. "I'm on the verge of it in some way...it's something I long for," she ominously told Entertainment Weekly. Is Jennifer Aniston Dating A Single Dad?
Furthering speculation that kids are in her not-too-distant future, People magazine quotes Aniston saying, "The point of the movie is what is it that defines family? It isn't necessarily the traditional mother, father, two children and a dog named Spot. That's what I love about this movie. It is saying it is not the traditional sort of stereotype of what we have been taught as a society of what family is."
Considering there's no man in the picture now, we wonder if perhaps adoption is in the cards for our favorite Friend. After all, other stars in their 40's, like Sandra Bullock and Sheryl Crowe, are proving that you can bounce back from heartbreak and make your family dreams happen at any point in your life. Sandra Bullock Is Getting A Divorce And A Baby
Regardless of whether it involves a new man, adoption or artificial insemination, we hope Jen finally gets the family she says she's always wanted. As much as we love Brangelina and their soccer team, we're still rooting for Team Aniston.
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