Celebrity Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Aniston Said She Used to Take "Hurtful" Pregnancy Rumors Personally "You have no clue what's going with me personally, medically, why I can't … can I have kids?" By Tessa Petak Tessa Petak Instagram Tessa Petak is a Brooklyn-based writer who helps to cultivate InStyle's illustrious news coverage across a wide range of topics including celebrity, fashion, and entertainment. She also produces and composes celebrity profiles and features for the site and InStyle's digital issues. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on December 9, 2021 @ 09:32AM Pin Share Tweet Email Jennifer Aniston is opening up about the toll tabloid rumors used to have on her well-being. While the 52-year-old actress said she has since stopped taking them personally, she recently told The Hollywood Reporter that pregnancy rumors have been "hurtful" to her in the past. "I used to take it all very personally — the pregnancy rumors and the whole 'Oh, she chose career over kids' assumption," she told the publication. "It's like, 'You have no clue what's going with me personally, medically, why I can't … can I have kids?' They don't know anything, and it was really hurtful and just nasty." Jennifer added that back in the day, the media used to tear apart people's personal lives, and while that's certainly less of a problem these days, social media has made the same thing possible for basically anyone with access. "What the tabloids and the media did to people's personal lives back then, regular people are doing now [on social media]," she said. "Although I haven't seen a tabloid in so long. Am I still having twins? Am I going to be the miracle mother at 52?" Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Reunited in a Sweet New Photo She continued, "Now you've got social media. It's almost like the media handed over the sword to any Joe Schmo sitting behind a computer screen to be a troll or whatever they call them and bully people in comment sections. So it's just sort of changed hands in a way. And I don't know why there's such a cruel streak in society. I often wonder what they get off on." Aniston then explained how she has since been able to sort of let go of those harmful rumors. "People certainly project onto you and all that, but my job is to go, 'Listen, I'll show you what I'm capable of, and you decide if you want to subscribe,'" she told THR. "So you disappear as much as you can, you have fun, you take on these weird roles, you don't give a s---, you enjoy yourself, you remember that you have a gorgeous group of friends and your life is blessed and you do the best that you can." Now, that's advice we could all use.