Jennifer Aniston has had it with the perpetual question, ‘So when are you going to have children?’

At 45, she’s been engaged to actor and screenwriter Justin Theroux, 43, for two years now and “It’s not something that’s in our everyday life, quite honestly,” she said on Aug. 27. “It’s more questions that arise in a red carpet line or in an interview.” 

“I just find it to be energy that is unnecessary and not really fair for those who may or may not [have children],” added Aniston, who is promoting her 1970s-themed film Life of Crime. 

“Who knows what the reason is, why people aren’t having kids. There’s a lot of reasons that could be, and maybe it’s something that no one wants to discuss.”  “It’s everyone’s personal prerogative, that’s all.”

Babies are a topic she can never seem to escape. That morning, she was asked similar questions on the US Today show.

“I don’t have this sort of checklist of things that have to be done and … if they’re not checked then I’ve failed some part of my feminism, or my being a woman, or my worth or my value as a woman,” she said. 

“I’ve birthed a lot of things, and I feel like I’ve mothered many things. And I don’t think it’s fair to put that pressure on people.” 

Did you get sick of being asked about children before you had them? Or about when you were ever going to get married? We’d love to hear your stories!

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  • People should keep their nose out of others affairs! I have seen ladies dissolve into tears when being told it is about time you had a baby. Quite often there may be a reason she cant have children and it can be hurtful. If they bring up the subject then it is ok but for that is when they need support or a good listener.


  • I really like Jennifer, and wish they’d just leave her alone!


  • There’s some topics that people should just mind their own business on and this is one of them.


  • yes, it’s certainly something I’m a lot more mindful of now that I have children.


  • I love Jennifer, you do what you want!!!


  • I think that she is intital to your privacy as is everyone else


  • Good on her! I am so tired of all of the magazines constantly tell us that she is pregnant. God help any celebrity that has a bloat day…they must be pregnant!


  • people seem to think it is a given that women have children, good on her for putting her foot down


  • So much pressure is placed on women to do certain things in a certain order to a certain deadline. We have one life to live and adding pressure to people to do certain things that they probably aren’t ready for is really selfish and irresponsible. The family aren’t the ones who have to take care of and pay for the kids, the parents are! People need to stop and think before opening their mouths. So many children are just afterthoughts or mistakes or the product of peer pressure and it really needs to stop. Bringing a life into this world is a huge responsibility, one that some people take much too lightly. As a result we have a lot of kids in this world that aren’t cared for as they deserve to be.


  • Why does she have to have children?


  • All I can say to this is GOOD ON YOU JENNIFER!!. People have no idea what a question like that can stir up in us woman. I didn’t have my daughter until I was 41 – completely unplanned mind you – and had been asked that over and over. My sister who can’t have kids still gets asked this and it’s very tender topic for her and others. Imagine asking someone this after they had tried and tried to have kids for years with no luck or who had children that had died.
    Not all of us women are lucky enough to pick and choose when we want to be mother so before we ask this question stop and think….it can be the question that could push someone to the edge.


  • I can only imagine how hard and annoying it would be to be asked all the time. Regardless of the reason give her a break.


  • In some ways it’s understandable that people are curious about when their friends, family and also celebrities are going to have children. But you can be as curious as you like without being rude, invasive and nosy. Wonder all you like in your mind, but don’t necessarily say anything. Because there are many reasons why people don’t have children, and having pressure put on them from people always asking can cause untold distress for them.


  • Once I got married, the question was, “when are you having a baby?”. Then I had a baby and the next question became, “when are you having another one?”… It just never ends…


  • Good on her she must be feed up with that question now


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