“I was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it,” Aniston said in a recent interview that addressed the decades-long pregnancy rumors.
“It was really hard,” Aniston said.
“I would’ve given anything if someone had said to me, ‘Freeze your eggs. Do yourself a favor.’ You just don’t think it,” the 53-year-old actress continued, “So here I am today. The ship has sailed.”
Aniston shared that she first kept her IVF treatments a secret because “There’s so little that I get to keep to myself.”
Aniston did not clarify when she started IVF treatments.
In 2016, the actress penned an op-ed on her career and the media’s fascination with her potential motherhood.
“For the record, I am not pregnant,” Aniston wrote in her The Huffington Post piece, “What I am is fed up.”
“And God forbid a woman is successful and doesn’t have a child,” Aniston said.
“And the reason my husband left me, why we broke up and ended our marriage, was because I wouldn’t give him a kid. It was absolute lies,” the actress wrote.
Following her marriage to Pitt, Aniston married Justin Theroux from 2015 to 2017.
As painful as her “baby-making road” and media coverage surrounding it has been, the actress has made peace with her life’s journey.
“I actually feel a little relief now because there is no more, ‘Can I? Maybe. Maybe. Maybe.’,” Aniston shared, ” I don’t have to think about that anymore.”