According to Jennifer Aniston in a new interview with Elle Magazine, reported by Harper’s Bazaar, the idea that she “can’t find a man” is just wrong and frankly – sexist. As fans of the actress know, she and Justin Theroux broke up in February 2018, but when speaking with Elle, the Friends alum admitted she doesn’t feel “a void,” as much as her haters would like.
While many people look at her marriages as “failures,” she has a far more positive understanding of them. “My marriages, they’ve been very successful – in my personal opinion.”
Jennifer said it was a decision between both parties that in order for them to be happy, they simply just had to move on from their prior “arrangement” – as she called it – because happiness no longer existed in them.
The star admitted there were many bumps and problems throughout both of her marriages, but at the end of the day, she doesn’t want to stay in a bad situation out of fear of being judged by other people.
“We live in a society that messages women: By this age, you should be married; by this age, you should have children,” Jennifer Aniston told ELLE. “That’s a fairy tale." Read the full interview with our January 2019 cover star: https://t.co/IegumxJg5L
— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) December 7, 2018
Moreover, Aniston wanted to emphasize the importance of a shifting narrative and understanding of women’s rights. In other words, she believes the common criticism of single women is rooted in sexism, and it soon has to change.
In Jen’s view, just because a girl wants to be single, or hasn’t gotten married or even had children, it doesn’t mean there is “something wrong with her.”
The star said society orders women to live in a certain way, including getting married and having kids. The idea of a monogamous relationship early in life, it’s a “fairy tale,” in Jennifer’s view, and it is a mold that many people are “trying to break out of” in the modern era.
Aniston said it was all a part of “sexism,” because the idea is that women should be scorned, while men never are. Jennifer said nobody ever criticizes men for being single. However, some men might disagree with such a sentiment, because men are judged for being single later in life as well.