Jennifer Aniston opens up about the pressure to become a mother and fiancé Justin Theroux

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And the ”Cake” actress sheds some light on how she is perceived in an interview with Allure magazine. Aniston, 45, explains how she feels about the pressure to have children.

“I don’t like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women—that you’ve failed yourself as a female because you haven’t procreated. I don’t think it’s fair,” she told the mag. I don’t think it’s fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t mothering—dogs, friends, friends’ children.”

And the rumors about motherhood never seem to come to an end.

“This continually is said about me: that I was so career-driven and focused on myself; that I don’t want to be a mother, and how selfish that is,” she said. “Even saying it gets me a little tight in my throat.”

Although, the “Friends” star remains mum about her upcoming wedding with her fiancé Justin Theroux, 43, she talks about him in the most endearing terms.

“We’re equals,” she gushes. “He’s a nurturer. He is so fiercely loyal. Beyond protective. I mean, the way he takes care of our dogs, he takes care of me, he takes care of friends.”