The Friends alum told the outlet, “I was trying to get . It was a challenging road for me, the baby-making road.” She mentioned it was during a time when “nobody” was even aware of it.
The 53-year-old actress continued, “All the years and years and years of speculation… It was really hard. I was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it. I would’ve given anything if someone had said to me, ‘Freeze your eggs. Do yourself a favor.’ You just don’t think it. So here I am today. The ship has sailed.”
Despite everything, Jennifer admitted she has “zero regrets.” According to her, “I actually feel a little relief now because there is no more, ‘Can I? Maybe. Maybe. Maybe.’ I don’t have to think about that anymore.”
She also reflected on the years when she made headlines through pop culture claiming she didn’t want to have children and that she only wanted to focus on her career.
She went through the pain of being criticized with the “narrative that I was just selfish. I just cared about my career. And God forbid a woman is successful and doesn’t have a child. 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. I don’t have anything to hide at this point.”
So why did she finally open up about her fertility journey? She explained, “I’ve spent so many years protecting my story about IVF. I’m so protective of these parts because I feel like there’s so little that I get to keep to myself. The [world] creates narratives that aren’t true, so I might as well tell the truth. I feel like I’m coming out of hibernation. I don’t have anything to hide.”