Jennifer Aniston Opens Up About Failed IVF Journey: ‘Zero Regrets’

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While extremely difficult at first, an inability to get pregnant helped Jennifer Anniston become the person she is today, she says.

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Anniston, 53, admitted to Allure magazine that she went through “really hard sh*t” in her 30s and 40s, but it actually served her well in the long run.

“That’s why I have such gratitude for all those sh*tty things. Otherwise, I would’ve been stuck being this person that was so fearful, so nervous, so unsure of who they were,” she said. “And now, I don’t f**king care.”

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At the time, though, it was a struggle, she said.

“All the years and years and years of speculation … It was really hard,” Anniston told Allure for a cover story. “I was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it.

“I would’ve given anything if someone had said to me, ‘Freeze your eggs. Do yourself a favor.’ You just don’t think it. So here I am today. The ship has sailed.”

And apparently, it has sailed to a much better place.

“I have zero regrets,” she said. “I actually feel a little relief now because there is no more, ‘Can I? Maybe. Maybe. Maybe.’ I don’t have to think about that anymore.”

Anniston recently took part in a Friends reunion show, available on HBO Max, and has been working on other projects, including Murder Mystery 2, co-starring Adam Sandler and coming to Netflix. The movie does not yet have a release date. Filming wrapped in April, though, so it shouldn’t be too long before we see her on the screen again.

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