Jennifer Aniston still hopes to become a mom
August 9th, 2010
08:58 AM ET

Jennifer Aniston still hopes to become a mom

While she doesn't plan to go the turkey baster route to become a mom, Jennifer Aniston does agree with the message her new movie "The Switch" is sending about single motherhood.

"Women are realizing it more and more, knowing that they don't have to settle with a man just to have that child," Aniston, 41, said at a press event in Beverly Hills yesterday. "We do have so many options these days, as opposed to our parents' days when you can't have children because you have waited too long."

The actress, who said she still hopes to become a mom one day, added that the August 20 comedy in which she plays a single pregnant woman involved in a sperm donation mix-up redefines what it means to be a family. And it sounds like her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, 46, got it right.

"It isn't necessarily the traditional mother, father, two children, and a dog named Spot," explained Aniston. "Love is love and family is what is around you and who is in your immediate sphere."

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  1. tryecrot

    Yes there should realize the opportunity to RSS commentary, quite simply, CMS is another on the blog.

    August 27, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Deb.M.

    In case anyone didn't notice, Angelina Jolie stole Brad Pitt from Jennifer......not that he is blameless. That is not an easy thing to get over. I agree with someone above who wrote that they are sick of both Angelina and Brad.....and the attention paid to them. I also agree with the comment that if they were all that interested in helping "abandoned" kids, why go to Africa or where ever; there are plenty of needy kids right here in the USA. Maybe it wouldn't be given as much attention.....hmmmm....not so "glamorous." ......just saying......I really hope the best for Jennifer in her quest for a child.....hopefully with a full partner, which she deserves. It is not easy getting over being thrown over by your "beloved" husband. It takes time. Hopefully, time is on her side.....

    November 1, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tuanku Bustamam

    Hi Jennifer Aniston! I love you. It needs not a more hope to be a Mom. You have to know, that You have really been a Mom, since You have had your fans, You are fully to realize that you have been a mode for them. Mom is Educator. If You 'd like to give a birth, by natural, by cloning, or by torting or both mention at last we can say in the other hand by scientific, it 's up to you. None can prevent You to do something the best for yourself. But You have a little bit to note: a. ask Yourself with Your belief in, b. get to know about the Law running positively where You are, c. learn more about the risk possiblity scientificaly and socially. At the edge of this comment, an additional phrase needed: If Jennifer has already thought about all things, go on a decision then take the thing decided to be on the go...Thank You!

    August 25, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. beasterdamas


    Your a sweet girl and you deserve all the beast...Adoption is in your future...

    August 11, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nina

    This is hilarious! Jen is not having, and does not want kids. Period. People in her Hollywood circle know this, trust. Like all celebs she says what her crazy fans want her to say. Although, I find it hypocritical that so many of her fans love her and think Jolie has bad values because she stole Pitt, but at least they have a 2 parent family. Seems like these same "conservative" fans would think 2 parent households are the only "right" type of family, so why are they now supporting Aniston and her single parent ideas? Second, at least Jolie is not naked on every mag cover, what kind of values are those? WEIRD. Way to stick to your beliefs people, I hope Aniston is paying you a lot of money for this fake nonsense. No, I am not a Jolie lunatic, though over the years I have come to respect her more and Aniston less.

    August 10, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Holly

    Hey, look- Angelina Jolie did not "need" a father when she adopted her first child. Now look at her family. Six children later and a wonderful "father/husband" figure. You go girl!

    August 10, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Manuel Alonzo

    Well, I guess the Baby does not have the right to have a Daddy, right. Jennifer you are like most people with money, only think about yourself. Babies have rights too. They have rights to a Mom and a Dad.

    August 10, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  8. L O L TO J E N

    She is such a liar. If she wanted to be a "MOM", she can just adopt (yea, she COULD, maybe a long timeeeee ago if she wanted to!) SHE CAN TALK THE TALK BUT CANT WALK THE WALK... she's just saying that, that "SHE WANTED TO BE A MOM" but obviously, it seems like she don't really wanna have kids.

    August 9, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kuku Cromwell

    Jennifer maybe on cloud 9000 – I don't blame her – I totally blame the News Media for ecouraging such ridiculous thing. The family needs both mum and dad, and the fact that she has not found her Mr. Right gives her no right for such generalization. What are we teaching our daughters – that they can just go out there and have a baby on their own. Shame on all of us.

    August 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dewy

    Women may not need men to be a good mother, but they still cant fill the role of a father figure to the childs life. I come from a mother only childhood. My father died befor I was born. My mother did what she could to raise me, my brother and sister on her own. She never dated nor remarried. Children NEED a father figure in their lives. So yes women can be good parents without men.. but thats inconsiderate to the child to deny them a fathers influence and love. I am now a married father myself and it can go both ways.. men dont need women to be a good parent but the child still needs a motherly influence.

    August 9, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • vkmo

      Obama's father was around less than 2 yrs. Look where Obama is now.

      August 12, 2010 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jeff in LA CA

    Joan Crawford was an adoptive mother, too.

    August 9, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Kendra


    August 9, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mary

    Jennifer thinks first career and money... She married Brad for five years and not think of Brad.. She knew He wants child... She blame Jolie for steal Brad... That is Wrong.. Jennifer is selfish...Leave Brad, Jolie and their beautiful children alone... She did not talk about Adopt????

    August 9, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jake the bum

    poor kid if it happens

    August 9, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. sarah

    big news of the day: jennifer aniston farted.

    August 9, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Daniel Troppy

    She would make an amazing mom and one STYLISH to boot...

    August 9, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  17. snarkytart

    i thought the sirloin comment was great. good luck jen.

    August 9, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  18. wickedwillie

    Jen quit playing with these concietedhollywood losers who worship their own egos and get a real man. Im an average middleclass employed 38 yr old guy I have no kids and would be more than happy to be your "babby daddy".

    August 9, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  19. mom2three

    First of all to Swift..who cares why she waited to have a family, maybe she wanted to be able to live her life first then be a mom after she accomplished herself. Props to her maybe she won"t leave her child with a nanny all the time. Not to mention if her and Brad had a child he would have just left her for Jolie after "falling for her while making Mr. and Mrs. Smith. And to TR I really do not think you can compare her to a single mother working two or three jobs raising a child without a father. I think her money would provide stability....

    August 9, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Rocky

    Some of you people amaze me. Do you not get what a press junket is? When a movie is scheduled for release, its stars are contractually obligated to do a media blitz, which means they do talk shows, radio shows, and sit for countless publications. Reporters ask the same old questions every time. And as you can see from this article, they STILL want to talk about Brad.

    Jennifer can't win. If she answers questions about Brad, people think she hasn't gotten over him. If she doesn't answer questions, the press will still write about it. And if reporters ask her about having a family and she's honest, all of you people rip into her for it.

    You all act like you know her personally. And you all act like you're experts on child rearing. If you don't like her, why read an article about her? You make no sense.

    August 9, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Me_

    Statistically most single mothers live near or under the poverty level. They have to give up their dreams and often take a partner they do not love but who pays the bills. Jennifer does not have to worry about this however those that look to her as a role model have to.

    August 9, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  22. T

    Happy Anniversary to Jennifer, 15 years of making the same movie !!

    August 9, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Nikki

    Sorry, but at 41, she's either doing IVF or adopting. It doesn't matter how great your body looks, your eggs are old and dried up.

    August 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  24. DK

    If she wants a child so bad, I hope she adopts. We have enough people having babies without the benefit of a father in their life. I think some people underestimate the importance a man plays in the development of a child. Yes, you can have a baby with a husband but just because you can, doesn't mean you should. We don't all always get what we want. Maybe if people practice self disipline, we would be so over populated with the "it's all about me" kids.

    August 9, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  25. vkmo

    JA has had more affairs than TW. Finally, she will allow their $ex juices to flow thru to make babies.... ???

    August 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  26. barbara

    ENOUGH, already, of Jennifer Aniston! The week there is NO news story on her should be declared "Free from News of Jennifer Aniston." And no, I haven't read the story, the CNN topic line smacked my eyeballs.

    August 9, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  27. pcabin

    I don't think it is healthy to intentionaly deny any child of having a father.

    August 9, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Annie

    I see none of you know the truth about Jenn , she was carrying a child while with Brad but lost it if not mistaken she lost another one and not so long after good ole Brad left her. So no more putting her down please .Things happen for a reason but for her to pay a price every time Brad or AJ is in news . she is always brought up in it and made to look like a woman who valued her body and career first over family, how sad folks hurt and have no idea what they are talking about.. Wish them all the best.

    August 9, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  29. B.

    Brad is 46?? Damn he looks good. I hate to mention that Jen is hot all get out still. Listenin Jen?

    August 9, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Vig Moth

    I'll help anyway I can 🙂

    August 9, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  31. D.E

    Let's not forget that she's 41. At that age, if she does have a baby the natural way, she is at a high risk of having a baby born with problems. But what am I saying, she's rich. She can just do like the rest of them and have her baby genetically engineered just the way she wants. "What syndrome?"

    August 9, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  32. HireMe

    Well if she was hoping to be a dad, then there would be a story....

    August 9, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  33. kh

    Hey Sheppard,
    Have you added anything of value to this discussion besides attacking others.... obviously not. If you don't like this you don't have to read it or post anything.

    August 9, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  34. shredder

    Atleast lets see if she can be a good mom. She has less talent than Snooki and people for some reason feel sorry for her and blame Angelina and Brad. Never had a hit movie and she is always type casted. Looks good though in magazines. But I will get in line

    August 9, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Luv 4 Jen

    Boy, some people can't just live and let live. Here is a smart, successful, loving woman who wants to have a baby and all she is doing is commending single mothers who are doing it for themselves and saying that she'd still love to become a mother some day and that's enough to get the hate-mongers all riled up. Personally, I think she's fabulous. I may not be a close personal friend of hers but I have worked with Jen for several years through several charities and if you truly knew the woman you are belittling this way you'd hang your heads in shame. I could tell you things she has done that would make you take every vile word back. Stop judging based on what you read in the tabloids or hear about her on TV. No woman, scratch that, no PERSON should be placed on any timetable when it comes to what he/she does in his/her own life. Personally, I hope that she does have children of her own to share that huge, warm heart she has. She'll make an EXCELLENT mother.

    August 9, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      No, she should not be on a timetable. And she may well be a great person and potential mother.
      The thing the "hate mongers" disagree with the the fact that she is denying the child the opportunity to have a father and glamourizing it. Ask a child with a good mother and father if they would be ok taking the father away.

      Believe it or not, some men take issue with being marginalized as a sperm donor.

      August 9, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Katie

    Jen needs to act soon if she wants a child. A woman's ability to have a child naturally is not statistically good at 40 plus. It starts to dip in your mid-thirties, and really nose dives at 40 plus. I read this very detailed article about this in TIME magazine. Women should not fool themselves, thinking that they have all the time in world to have kids. The clock truly does tick. The finite amount of eggs become old and begin to break down, opening the door for possible defects. Hopefully she did harvest some eggs at a prior, more youthful time in her life. She can then try IVF and have less worry about possible birth defects. Jen seems like a decent person. Brad is mentioned because he dumped her, after falling for someone who I believe is less likeable, due in part to her stealing Brad. It shows a lack of integrity, IMHO.

    August 9, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Holly Golightly

    Wow. Not everyone is as fortunate as some of you to be fertile, and to find the love of her life in her 20's or even 30's. There is nothing wrong with adopting or giving birth to a child in your 40's. This is life–not a 1950s TV show.

    August 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Millicent

    Why is the media obsessed with Jennifer Aniston?? She's not the first wife whose husband left her. CNN, People Magazine, InTouch and the rest: give it a rest with Jennifer Aniston.

    August 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Acaraho

    I think the reason why Jen hasn't had any luck with men is that she needs to drop the Hollywood dating scene. She would do well to hook up with a non-celebrity professional who would not be intimidated by her career.

    August 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Georgia Christian

    The reason we have so many problems in America already is because TOO many children already only have ONE parent, and in some cases NONE. I was raised by a divorced Mother, but I am thankful that I had 2 sets of living, involved grandparents who were MARRIED for over 50 years to each other. Children need a MOTHER and a FATHER who LOVE each other first and then LOVE their children. That is the way God and nature planned things. Life is HARD, MARRIAGE is HARD and raising children is even HARDER. That's why both parents are needed!

    August 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Miranda

    If she wants kids "some day" she better be harvesting some eggs and putting them on ice because those ovaries aren't getting any younger and there are all kinds of problems having a kid in your 40's let alone a first child.

    August 9, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  42. MonikafromChicago

    Great 4 Jen!!! I hope only the best for her!!!

    Why is Brad mentioned? Please, don't blame Angelina,,,it takes 2 to tango 🙂
    I honestly believe he cheated more than once, he just got caught this time.

    August 9, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  43. John

    Angelina Jolie can donate one child to her.

    August 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Loren

    Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. That being said, as the New Yorker article called,"Dan Quayle was Right, (and i'm no fan of DQ) a supportive two parent family is ideal. Yet, the ideal is not always possible. That being said, I turned out really well despite my father abandoning the family when I was ten and growing up in near poverty. My kids are grown and sure seem to be stable and well turned out. Like any marriage, there were great times and difficult ones, yet I never even considered divorce to become a weekend father. I would simply say this, pursue the ideal, if that doesn't work out, so it goes. However, do not start as a single parent just because you have a huge financial support network like Ms. Aniston, who is a multi-millionaire. It's arrogance masquerading as humility and freedom of choice.

    August 9, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Woody Brown

    Now...Jennifer, come on-a my house, my house-a come on.

    August 9, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Jamie

    Jen ... you do what pleases you. All these hypocritical people spatting out of the mouth with hateful words and state they hate people show their real side .... take life as it is and live as well as possible (only live once) – no need to be negative .. people open your eyes and let the sunshine in .... may get something out of your next day you live (if you make it there)

    August 9, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Ha Halop

    She's 41 years old,she has a 54% chance to have a sick baby.
    Was the loss of a good looking adoring husband, worth it for more career fame and money?
    Ladies you were created by God to have children.
    Adam demanded it!

    August 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  48. jujuee1

    Who cares if she wants a baby?! I'm just sick to death of this woman!!!! Any time she says or does anything it's front page news!! She's so not all that! She just needs to go away forever!

    August 9, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  49. voice of truth

    no ms. aniston, what women are realizing more and more is that men don't want to marry american women because the downsides FAR outweigh any benefits.

    women are experts at deflecting reality and rationalizing away the facts on the ground (men don't want to marry and give you babies and financial security anymore) with some 8ullsh11t 'empowered' message about choosing yadda yadda and women don't need yadda yadda.

    no one but you deluded females even believes that.

    so have fun snuggling at night with your turkey basters and growing old alone.

    August 9, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  50. mickey

    Interesting how some of the guys she dated for extended periods ended up marrying/being with other women and starting families. Why is that?

    August 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Marianne

    Now that every guy she's been with has high-tailed it out the back door, she says you don't need a man to have a baby. I pity the child who ends up with her. They would be just an advert for her. She's a cold fish.

    August 9, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Judge Mental

    Will someone get this girl pregnant so she'll go away.

    August 9, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Walter

    Aniston probably should've thought of this a few years ago. Maybe Pitt might've still been around.

    August 9, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  54. John

    Dads are very important in a child's life. Better grades, less run in with the law, more psychologically balanced, be great role models. Fathering is a thankful position to have. It takes work and that is the fun part of it. And, good fathering anchors the family. There are some real bum dads, no doubt, just like bum moms. But, a good dad goes a long way to a having a great son or daughter.

    August 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  55. sandy

    I have always said that the reason it takes two people to create a child is that it takes two people to raise a child. Sure, in the event that something happens to one parent, the other can move forward, but single parenthood is very difficult for the vast majority of people. Jennifer can afford round the clock nannies, but most folks can't. Glamorizing single parenthood is irresponsible and selfish, but this isn't new for Miss Aniston, is it? I guess she never claimed to be a role model. Just someone who wants what she wants, when she wants it, and be damned that it's a human life we're talking about, not a pet.

    August 9, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  56. KidsNeedADad

    Think about the kid.Almost Every kid needs a paternal figure. And how are you to manag with kids and one parent. Double jobs taking them all to practice etc. I know many single moms do it but still ts difficult. And kids really do suffer if they dont have a dad. THe mom cant do evrything. She cant kiss the boo boos and at the same time go and roughhouse. THere lots of issues with this new development.

    August 9, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  57. Rock

    I can be off great help .. if she wants a baby :). this should not be a big deal

    August 9, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  58. makemesick

    How dare she want to give birth to her own kid...i mean really who wants that?....seriously there is a difference between adoption and having to go through pregnancy and motherhood for youself. As a woman i dream for the day that i can get pregnant and have my own kid. Im not saying theres anything wrong with adoption, giving a child a better and my fiance plan to adopt as well...but there is a difference.
    And there is no reason a WOMAN should have to DEPEND on a MAN for HER DREAMS to come true. As long as the woman is in a position where she can provide for the child then there is no reason anyone should deny her her motherly right to give birth. Everyone needs to back off and just leave people alone....worry about your own damn lives cuz i konw nobody's life is so incredibly perfect that they can preach and cast judgement on everyone else's.

    he without sin throw the first stone...

    August 9, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Sunny Soleil

      I am pretty sick of her making those statements. You would think that by 41, she would know how a baby is made; get a man and just make one! She has all the resources to make and raise several babies – if she were like this with Brad, no wonder he moved on to that "charming, baby making" woman he has now. She apparently can decide to become pregnant, do what is required to become pregnant, have her babies and family and get on with it! What is Aniston waiting for? Does she think there will be another christ child and she will get to carry it. She is beginning to appear seriously vain and dull on this issue. Frankly she should stop talking about it; it is pee or get off the potty time!

      August 9, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Rock

    I can be off great help .. if she wants a baby 🙂

    August 9, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  60. Greg

    After the men she has dated, do you not think that maybe she is the BIG problem!!!
    Such a waste of a beautiful women!!!

    August 9, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  61. Name Witheld

    What gets me, is that Jen had her chance when she was married to Brad, and she ruined it for herself. Brad and Jen had planned to take time off to try for kids, she even went public about it, and Brad started clearing his schedule. Jen meanwhile signed up for 4 movies in a row the first one starting during the time that she was supposed to be trying for kids with Brad. Not long after that, she and Brad split. A lot of people say Angelina was to blame, but I beg to differ. She might not have helped matters, but she's not to blame. Hopefully Jen has learned her lesson and if she finds a guy to have a kid with, that she lives up to her word and take off when she's supposed to.

    August 9, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • kh

      So you're saying she deserved to be cheated on? Just because you read all the information you posted in tabloids, it doesn't make it all necessarily true. Basically you are saying that he only wanted her as a baby factory instead of actually loving her. If that's the case then good riddance. Also Brad waited until he was in his 40's to have children, but he has that right and she doesn't? Whatever.

      August 9, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  62. JH

    I agree with her. A woman should have the choice to be a mother without being a wife as well. It may not be "moral" to some, but why get married just for the purpose of having a child? That certainly not right. It's a choice, just like happiness.

    August 9, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  63. Homeschool Mom in AZ

    Buying babies is human trafficking and a violation of US and international law.

    There are age limits to international adoption. Adoption fees go to support the social workers, birth mother delivery costs and housing, medical costs for adoptees before they arrive in the US, government fees for visas, passports and immigration paperwork, background checks, and the orphanage/foster care systems that support children abroad who are not adopted. Been there. Done that.

    Domestic adoptions are incredibly hard to come by. Did you notice it took Sandra Bullock four YEARS to complete hers? The AVERAGE wait for a newborn of any race when we looked into it was 5 years. If you already have a child (we had two) forget it. Birthmothers don't choose people with kids over childless couples.

    Please leave comments about adoption to those of us who have gone through the process or at least those who have seriously investigated it.

    August 9, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  64. Anonymous

    Not everyone is as lucky as some of you, to get children of their, give them the freedom to adopt kids so that they can still be moms

    August 9, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  65. JenT

    I understand what Jennifer Aniston is saying. I don't usually give much credibility to what Hollywood says, but I am a single mom by choice as I was 34 last year and had a baby on my own. It was not what I had always planned, but I am successful & educated, but just have not met the right man. My son is being raised around wonderful people and will have everything he needs.

    August 9, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • pcabin

      Too bad you chose for your son to not have a father.

      August 9, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rocky

      @ pcabin: Did it ever occur to you that maybe the father chose to not be a dad? It happens all the time. If she chose to raise her child even if the father bailed, then kudos to her.

      August 9, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Me

    My mom had me when she was 41 years old. I am 36 now, and she is still a wonderful, loving parent. I feel lucky that she was able to have me at a later age. Women in their 40's make great parents. I chose to have my daughter a little earlier (31)... but I would never turn down the opportunity to adopt a child in my 40's if I want another child. I feel lucky to have my mother, at age 78, be a loving grandmother to my 5 year-old. Don't knock a woman for becoming a mom later in life. I have a great mom, and I am proud that she chose to keep me at age 41. 🙂

    August 9, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  67. shawbrooke

    I support women who want to be moms, because society's attachment to late marriage results in many women missing the chance. I don't agree with her statements about family. Single women need to become moms with their eyes wide open and with every intention to create a family. That family might be them, their child, their own extended family and possibly a future husband. To pretend that whoever is around right now is a family is disaster in the making. Kids need more stability than friendship can provide.

    August 9, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  68. kazz

    adopt an orphan

    August 9, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • L O L TO J E N

      YEAH ! I KNOW RIGHT?! She could just adopt.... but I guess she don't want to, and never will.... "Action speaks louder than words"

      August 9, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  69. i2in2commonsense

    The reason Jennifer is deciding to have a child ALONE is she can't get a man to go along for the ride! You mean to tell me that there are no takers, fakers or suckers? How odd, even though she has the looks and the money. Common' guys, who is up to the challenge?

    August 9, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  70. OK23

    If she wants to have a biological child, she'd better get on it. Even with IVF, success rates are not good at her age, unless she uses a donor egg. Too many celebs think they can just have a baby at any age, because those who use donor eggs aren't telling.

    August 9, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  71. ellen

    Hopefully Brad will help her out !

    August 9, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  72. WillingVolunteer

    Well, I'll be. If she wants to have a baby...I know just how to get that done. LMAO. However, I've been fixed, so I'll just give her some "practice" time. Baaaaaa haaaaaaa haaaaaaaa

    August 9, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  73. Steve

    Ok, Ok, I'll do it.

    : )

    August 9, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  74. Nan

    Just GO AWAY one cares what you think.

    August 9, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  75. Ted

    Dear Jennifer,

    I will get you pregnant.


    August 9, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  76. LatLong142

    So why the mention of her ex-husband??? Can we not have an article about Jennifer without the mention of Brad??? You media folks need to get over it and move on.

    August 9, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  77. yawn

    My hopes are for Aniston to go away. I can't stand her mug anymore.

    August 9, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  78. Big Jake

    I will be happy to help her out if she is really desperate...

    August 9, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  79. Clay

    Once again another reason to remove the father from the picture of the family. Believe it or not a father is just as important as any mother. The fact that men can't have the kids doesn't mean they are any less important to the process of raising a child. It is very sad that the role of me has been reduced to that of a "sperm donor" is very telling of the morality of America and the selfishness of most modern women of our time. Granted all men are not going to be good fathers, but guess what not all women are going to be good mothers either.

    August 9, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Clay, I totally agree. Single women want "what is best" for their baby. This means a great dad as well as a great mom. If Aniston is to impatient, frustrated or whatever to find a good father for her child, then she probably isn't fit to be a parent. There are good guys out there so go find one (clue: they are not jerks, bad boys, etc).

      A man is more than a sperm donor. Always has been true and always will be.

      August 9, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • LBW

      Absolutely right. It's just that in Hollywood TV and film you no longer see males old enough to be considered men, portrayed as responsible, mature, reliable, capable adults with character or judgement. Think about it. The last one I remember is Cliff Huxtable from the Cosby show. Right now they are all caractures of Men Behaving Badly. Or more like Big Boys Who Should be Men, Behaving Badly.

      August 9, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  80. marcphila

    pity that rich celebs use IVF as a convenience, while the rest of the world relys on this technology to give them a family. there are many wonderful couples who rely on IVF to bring them a miracle child into their lives, while rich celebs like Aniston sit around and frolick and use IVF as a little toy to give them a child. sorry, but IVF was designed to help struggling couples to have a child, not to use as a convenience tool.

    August 9, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • OK23

      This is just a bizarre comment. "Convenience tool?" She wants a child, just like anyone else.

      August 9, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  81. LiveFreeor

    Having a child is not difficult...raising a child properly is is where Aniston and most of Hollywood have no answers...their family situations are a mess and nothing to aspire to. Most people in Hollywood do not want to say "NO" to themselves and therefore they are poorly suited for parenthood.

    August 9, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  82. markus

    and who really cares about people like this?

    August 9, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  83. kh

    I don't think that Jennifer Aniston is one of those celebrities that will treat her child as an accessory. She probably didn't plan to be a single mother in the first place, but Brad and Angelina changed those plans for her. Imagine if she already had a child with that cad.. she would have been left as a single mother!

    August 9, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      You act like you know these people personally – who they are, what they are..... or are you just gazing in your crystal ball? Stick with what you know... if that is anything of value.

      August 9, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • mrsmarvel

      As I remember the news rags reporting when Brad left Jen, it was because he wanted children and she wanted to focus on her career. So, to say that Brad and Angelina ruined it is really just more clap trap. Just like my comment here. It all means nothing to those people anyway.

      August 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • kh

      @Sheppard... Awfully defensive... for someone who doesn't know them either!!!! You don't think cheating and divorce changes people's plans?!!! Let me guess if you ever get married and your wife doesn't cow down to what you want every second you'll find any excuse to cheat too.

      August 9, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |

      She had a miscarriage while married to Brad, right before the divorce.

      August 9, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Mark Aurelius

    Hi Jen! You need any help with that just lmk.


    August 9, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  85. Wendy

    "Family" doesn't have to be a mother, father, two kids, etc.? She ought to use her celebrity status to promote normal and healthy family values, NOT the single-famous-and-reckless lifestyle choice that parenthood has become. Jen just lost points, in my opinion.

    August 9, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Tatiana

      So I am reckless for being a single mother and my family isn't really a family? People lile you drive me crazy. I'll let you know that my two children are doing extremelly well, both straight A students, incredibly popular, loving, kind, compassionate, responsible, everything I hoped they would be and more. Our home is a very loving home, so my family is as much a family as any "one father, one mother" type of home. If anything, our home is probably a happier place than a lot of the traditional homes out there... And I probably make more money than A LOT of the couples out there!!!

      August 9, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • asuprincess2004

      @Tatiana- You go girl! Exactly what I wanted to say!

      August 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rich L

      @ wendy.....SNOB!

      August 9, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Roundhouse

    She should just start getting cats so she has time to practice becoming the crazy old lady with at least a dozen cats.

    August 9, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  87. SadClown

    I know there are people out there who are good at what they do and that is to write movie scripts. But a comdey based on women who want to be single mothers? Very bad example of planned parrent hood.
    Of course here comes the media again with the headline "Jennifer Aniston still hopes to become a mom" nice trick because we probably all know Jennifer Aniston is single and not married and not that, that matters in the USA anymore.
    My mother raised me as a single mom and i can tell you there were not that many days of laughing, it was sacrafice and a lot of do withouts for many years. To tell you the truth I don't go back home much at all due to the sadness it brings me.
    of course this is a film that caters to chicks and dudes who like and follow Jennifer Aniston. If we want to take her as a serious actress she needs to expand her acting chocies. The comedy routine is a great paycheck (Which I know i could not do) but serious roles are given to the bold.

    August 9, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • sosadnews

      Serious roles are given to talented people. Jennifer Anniston is not one of them.

      August 9, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  88. BandonLuna in Oregon

    I have two adopted girls (sisters) who were toddlers when they arrived at my door nearly forty years ago. I was unable to have children; however, my sister-in-law has two adopted and two biological kids, and she says she doesn't notice the difference. Jennifer Aniston should consider very carefully having a biological baby at her age. Having a baby at 40 is a high risk for birth defects (Down Syndrome is one) and it is not fair to the child. Sarah Palin didn't think it out getting pregnant well over forty. My grandmother didn't either in 1915, having a child at 42 who was born blind, but they didn't know about such problems then.

    August 9, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Wendy

      Careful what nonsense you buy into. Our bodies were designed to have children right up to menopause. The truth is, statistically your chance of having a baby with "severe" defects after age 40 is a fraction higher than in your 30s. The medical field treats pregnancy as an illness, nowadays. It's sickening.

      August 9, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  89. ballz

    OMG Please dont ruin that body by having a kid

    August 9, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Rogue

      Gawd, think that your mother ruined her body to have YOU? that truly is a waste of ANY body.
      What an airhead you are.

      August 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  90. maxine

    Deb Lee hit the nail on the head!!!!!
    and while I am all for adoption, I am appalled that one would adopt just so not to ruin her figure.
    ( and say it out loud, to boot!!!)

    August 9, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Suz

      What's wrong with that? Are you saying that just because you don't NEED to adopt, you are obligated to create children biologically? Sounds a little elitist to me.

      Or, think of it this way: if someone's career hinges on their looks (like modeling, or acting), then yes, she absolutely should adopt so she can achieve her desire to be a mom while still staying gainfully employed.

      August 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  91. lin

    Not to be rude, but considering having a baby should take more consideration than how it felt while 'making the movie'. There are Big Sister programs, friends with children, relatives with children, etc. that are other ways of connecting with children when JA has the time and energy to connect with such. How many movies have now been made about someone such as godparents or family being there to help raise others' children? Children in hospitals can benefit from occasional visits and the elderly can also benefit from visits as well. Connecting with a troubled family such as on the Extreme Makeover shows or Habitat for Humanity are ways to have family even if not blood relatives. As for the volunteer donors here, many times now the "children" want to have a good relationship with their fathers and know their backgrounds and healthl histories too.

    August 9, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  92. Jim S.

    Cathy Smithson – what's wrong with adopting??? I was adopted – NOT bought – and I had a great life because someone loved me enough to take me from a bad situation and give me a better one. "

    She didn't say anything that ruled out adoption.

    August 9, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  93. frank

    drama queen! go away old head your days are long gone. bye bye jen

    August 9, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Courtney

      You're just rude

      August 9, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Brenda

      You, my friend, are out of line. What gives you the right to call Jen any names...has she done something to you...??? Everyone else mentions Brad's name...Jennifer's doesn't...but she gets blamed for it. Brad Pitt and the WEIRDO who french kisses her brother on the red carpet and wore a vial of blood around her neck...they both deserve each other. Let them stay in Europe...they aren't fit parents...God help the kids...!!!

      August 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rogue

      WOW, you truly are sad.
      You surely know a lot about Angelina and yet hate her at the same time......maybe you wish you were her?? AHHHHH, that's it!

      Jennifer is NOT a good actress, and soon enough won't have "I'm a desperate girl with no man" roles. She's OLD. OOOOOOLD to be playing "poor little me with no family" roles.
      And she's not that pretty.

      August 9, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  94. JimS.

    " cathy smithson
    These holllywood types can buy a baby (oops I mean "adopt") any time and any age they want. She should keep her big mouth shut. I am sick of hollywood types and their disrespect for the american family and way of life. She makes me sick."

    And hateful people like YOU make ME sick.

    August 9, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  95. Amy

    I just love her, not only is she a wonderful actress but seems to me she has her head on straight. I hope she gets the chance to become a mother one day if not the traditional way then maybe by other means. I am unable to have children the natural way but someday I hope (with enough money) I will be able to adopted. All the best to Jennifer in her future journeys. As for Brad Pitt and his mistress they need to take a long walk off a short pier and fly off the radar forever, can't stand either one of them.

    August 9, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • No Name

      Why bring Brad Pitt and his girlfriend into this? They have moved on, Ansiton has moved on, why cant you?

      August 9, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Deb Lee

      Jennifer Anniston is still smarting over losing Brad Pitt to Angelina Jolie. Angelina wasn't so caught up in her career so as to hold off having a child. That's why she got her man! Jennifer Anniston is still eating her heart out!!!!!!

      August 9, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • No Name either

      Jennifer Anniston is not a good acress!!!!!! She is constantly cast in silly boy meets girl-chases girl (for whatever reason)-lands girl. She can only appear in fluff films with her "no talent". Plus, her movies have not been money makers.

      August 9, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Tamara

      Brad and Angelina are some of the homliest people on earth. The only people still interested in the whole Jen, Brad and Angie love affair is the media! They are the ones that write the articles that still attach the three of them at the hip. I find it hilarious the media keeps dragging it on and on after 6 yrs.

      August 9, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • sosadnews

      And you just had to bring up Brad and Angelina, didn't you? Brad make a big mistake but he divorced it. Obviously he didn't want to be with Jennifer, just like Vince Vaughn didn't, John Mayer didn't, Bradley Cooper didn't, Gerard Butler didn't and I don't know if there were any others. So why don't you do Jen a favor and stop bringing up her losses? I have no doubt she is a very nice lady and doesn't need the bad press she gets every time somebody has to mention Brad when there is an article about her.

      August 9, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brenna

      I'm with you, Amy...!!! The "Jolie-Pitts" are both hypocrites. Angie doesn't want any of her children born in the United States...they spend millions of dollars...(which is fine...they earned it)...but, with their lavish lifestyle...and I do mean LAVISH...I think it's sad that she'll get to a podium and ask for money for third world countries...! She adopts a few children from these places and thinks she has done her part...uh, NO...!!! There are children right here in our country that need love and affection...she doesn't want them...! Let them stay outta here...they're not worthy. We are the ones that made them rich, but our country isn't good enough for them to spend their MILLIONS here in the good old USA...!!!

      August 9, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • squirrellove

      Oh please Amy, get your head out of Maniston's butt and quit putting down Brad and Angie. You seem like a bitter old hag.

      August 9, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • sosadnews

      You have my sympathy. Obviously life has treated you badly. By the way, they do spend millions in this country. Take a minute or two and check out what Brad has done in New Orleans.

      August 9, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rogue

      Bitter old hag like Jennifer.

      @ Brenna: you seem bitter too. The Jolie-Pitts help the US community more than many other rich actors. They donate millions a dozen on a regular basis.
      The kids she has adopted have far less opportunities than kids in this country. Go ahead and adopt one yourself beforeyou speak. I have!

      August 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  96. ME ME ME ME!!!

    I will do it, for the good of humanity. The genes that Jennifer Anniston possesses must not be allowed to vanish from this earth.

    August 9, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Rogue

      I don't know dude. She's not that pretty (not anymore than others anyway) and she's proving to be socially inept.

      And by the way, to all the "I don't need a man" idiots: Marriage is not about NEEDING to be with someone. It's about chosing and tolerating the person you have committed to.
      I'm a happily married woman, so yes, I CAN say that.
      And sadly, know too many idiot women who get a divorce and wreck their kids' lives b/c they start thinking that idiotic philosophy.
      Nobody should NEED a man. Nobody should NEED a woman. Geesh, greedy people.

      August 9, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Tracey

    Cathy Smithson – what's wrong with adopting??? I was adopted – NOT bought – and I had a great life because someone loved me enough to take me from a bad situation and give me a better one. Who are you to determine the "American family and way of life". Maybe you should keep your big mouth shut about situations you know nothing about.

    August 9, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • bmaryland

      I agree, Tracey. Bet there aren't too many kids that would rather grow up in foster care than be Jennifer Aniston's daughter/son! Some people have to disapprove/be judgmental of everything!

      August 9, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  98. Cisco

    It's true, women don't need men like they used to back in the 50"s & 60's and such. They have a lot of power and it's a good thing! They don't need men ruining their lives.

    August 9, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • LisaMarie

      You must know some pretty awful men. My husband is fantastic and I wouldn't trade him for the world

      August 9, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Strange

      So, if women have so much power as we are all told they do, why do they need support groups for everything? This "I don't need a man" mentality is why we have a +50% divorce rate.

      August 9, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • TR

      Great thinking, Jennifer. The number one common denominator for men in prison (all races, backgrounds, etc.) is being raised in a home without a father. Check it out.

      August 9, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thatcher

      Children need a mother AND a father to be all that they can be. I am not saying that a single parent can't do it, but a mom and a dad will give the child their best shot at a well rounded upbringing. Too many kids are not raised with a male influence and it does affect them...whether we want to admit it or not....just sayin'

      August 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  99. lala

    she is happy because she want new life ..i want see her happy is important.

    August 9, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  100. anon

    Why do you have to mention brad pitt in this story, he has nothing to do with this story.

    And i agree with her on this.

    August 9, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • MellyJax

      I thought the same thing!! He has nothing to do with this!! That was a blow that CNN did!! Everytime their a report about Jennifer they always have away of bringing him up!! He's old news right now! SHEESH!!

      August 9, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Suzanne

      Why is he mentioned in every Jennifer Aniston article or vice versa??? It's been 6 yrs let's move on now

      August 9, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  101. GeoB

    Well if you're taking volunteers......

    August 9, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  102. Sir Loin of Beef

    I'll be more than happy to help her out.

    August 9, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Police

      you screwed up the old joke idiot its Sir Loin of Steak, not beef

      August 9, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • asldkfjoefp

      I took one look at this and was like, wow I didn't know men could be impregnated.

      August 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • DanW

      @Police: The sirloin is one cut of beef; steak is another.

      August 9, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike, Dallas

      @Police.. Don't call people idiots! Maybe.. just maybe the irony of his name SIR LOIN OF BEEF is the fact that he screwed up the joke.. Maybe that was his intention. So just because you feel the need to be a smart @ss!! Save yourself the embarrassment and find out the reason before you spout off... Me thinks you're the IDIOT... JUST SAYN.

      August 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shirley Swift

      Jennifer talks this happy family but she not have the guts to have a baby while married to Brad Pitt. Her career and figure came first, now at 41 she is preaching to the choir. She had a family and would give her husband a child because she is selfish. Now she goes from man to man hoping to find the right one but the right one does not exist for Jennifer, she has not found peace within herself and does not have the guts to have a child of her own.

      August 9, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Glenn

      I'm with ya man. Bugs Bunny said 'arise, sir loin of beef' in one of his cartoons.

      August 9, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sir Loin of Beef

      Not that it matters, it's from a Bugs Bunny cartoon. As for "Police", take long to come up with that one, did you? Calling me an idiot only proves intelligence doesn't run in your family. Feeble attempt at best. Better luck next time.

      August 9, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roundhouse

      How about I line ya'll up in a circle and give one swift kick to all ya'll faces...............WHOOPEE!!!!

      August 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • cliff

      They will soon set up a mail-order location.

      For "only" $19.95 (+ S&H) you can send your "sample" and see if you are the lucky donor!

      August 9, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ron

      Jen, I feel sorry for you! If a man is what you need go buy one. There are plenty of them making offers on this page. If it is a father you need for your would be child find a real man and live happily ever after. Afterall, it's in the script somewhere, isn't it?

      August 12, 2010 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |

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