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The Friends star, 52, spoke about the emotional impact of relentless pregnancy rumours and the assumption that she chose her career over starting a family.
Jennifer was asked about the attention paid to her private life and how it has impacted her work during a cover interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
She also said making assumptions about her personal life when her medical and personal life is private is ‘hurtful’ and ‘nasty’.
“People certainly project onto you,” she said, before explaining that her 'job' is to 'show you what I’m capable of, and you decide if you want to subscribe'.
The Morning Show actress added: “I used to take it all very personally — the pregnancy rumours and the whole ‘Oh, she chose career over kids’ assumption.'
“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 has previously criticised pregnancy speculation in an opinion article she wrote about the scrutiny women face for Huffington Post in 2016.
“The sheer amount of resources being spent right now by press trying to simply uncover whether or not I am pregnant (for the bajillionth time... but who's counting) points to the perpetuation of this notion that women are somehow incomplete, unsuccessful, or unhappy if they're not married with children,” she wrote.
She also explained that not all women have to have children or become mothers to feel 'complete'.
"We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies. That decision is ours and ours alone. Let's make that decision for ourselves and for the young women in this world who look to us as examples," she added.
"We don't need to be married or mothers to be complete. We get to determine our own 'happily ever after' for ourselves."
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