Jennifer Aniston has spent the better part of her adult life dealing with one question: Are you pregnant?
Her usual response involves either ignoring the question or simply stating she's not expecting. In the March issue of GQ, the actress, who just turned 43, adds another tactic to her arsenal -- showing off her amazing rock-hard abs in a fun photo shoot with Paul Rudd, her co-star in the upcoming comedy "Wanderlust." Ironically, the two first starred together as friends who have, yes, a child together in 1998's "The Object of My Affection." (Incidentally, their child was played by Sarah Hyland, who currently stars on "Modern Family.")
"I'm not having triplets. Not having twins. Nor am I having one baby," she says in the interview while lifting up her sweater and pointing to her super-flat belly. "I did not elope."
Aniston is referring to recent rumors that she's expecting twins and she thinks she knows how it got started. "Well, I recently quit smoking, and you do put on some extra pounds. It makes a difference, especially if you're not 20," she explains, not that she appears to be an ounce overweight. "I think people maybe want me to have a kid now."Perhaps they are also pushing for the former "Friends" star, who will forever be linked in the media to ex-husband Brad Pitt, to be a mom because she has been dating actor Justin Theroux since last spring. Though Aniston and Theroux met while filming "Wanderlust" -- the flick she's busy promoting with Rudd -- she doesn't address her beau in the interview except to say "We got a dog."
While a four-legged "kid" is a step towards commitment for sure, Aniston still insists she doesn't have set-in-stone plans to become a parent. "I still kind of go with, if it happens, it happens. I'm calm and peaceful with whatever the plan is. It's not something where I'm going, 'I gotta have a kid!'"Of course, the actress understands that the image of having a family is still part of that the "picture-perfect life" everyone aspires to have, but she's not quite sure why.
"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 kids." She also understands that having a family isn't always as perfect as it sounds: "Kids are messy!"
Still, if she ever does find herself needing to make a baby announcement in the future, Aniston imagines the response from the media will be one of disbelief."The one time I do say, 'Yes! I'm pregnant!' they'll be like, 'Pfft. Right.' Anyway, I'm drawing the line on the children conversation. You heard it here. I'm not knocked up now."
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