Reports that Jennifer Aniston may not be ready to be a mother have sparked rumors over whether it was the matter of children, rather than Angelina Jolie, that caused her to break up with Hollywood actor Brad Pitt all those years ago.
Recently Aniston spoke the British tabloid newspaper The Sun, and was asked whether she was ready to become a wife and a mom, to which she responded, "A perfect life? I think that's sort of cliché, isn't it? Like, if you want to be happy, you should have the house, the husband, the kid... Kids are messy!"
Most celeb rumor outlets took this as her way of saying she was definitely not looking to have kids any time in the near future.
Currently Jennifer Aniston is in a relationship with Justin Theroux, and reports emerged recently that he proposed to her on their European vacation. However, it is believed that the proposal came after Aniston had been pressuring Theroux on the topic of marriage, and so she turned down the proposal to ensure in the future it would be genuine and not forced.
Many have been wondering whether Aniston would be ready to walk down the aisle to marry Theroux and have kids soon, but in light of her recent words it would seem kids are definitely still off the cards.
However, that has re-sparked rumors of whether it was this same apprehension of having children that caused her relationship to Pitt to end. Although media reports like to build up Pitt's relationship with Angelina Jolie as the sole reason for the split, there have been many reports in the past that the issue of having children together was more central to the break up. However, it has been suggested Aniston would not want to speak out against parenthood so openly as she relies heavily in her career on her mom fanbase, and she would not want to alienate them from her feelings.
Brad Pitt is well known for his desire to be a father, and currently is the father to six children with Angelina Jolie.
Still, regardless of the kids debate, it is believed Aniston is hoping a "genuine" proposal will be forthcoming from Theroux, and many celeb analysts are expecting them to marry within the next year.