Jennifer Aniston's Rep Breaks Silence on Tabloid Reports She Is Secretly Adopting a Child

Some European tabloids claimed she made the confession on the upcoming Friends reunion that just wrapped.

Jennifer Aniston and the Friends cast just wrapped work on their highly anticipated HBO Max reunion. But before even a teaser could air, some European tabloids started claiming that Aniston revealed in the special that she is adopting a child, according to TMZ. The outlet got a comment straight from Aniston's rep, denying the reports.

The outlet wrote that Aniston's rep told it that “rumors of Jennifer being in the process of adopting a baby are ‘false and never happened.’”

Aniston has long been subject to false pregnancy rumor tabloid reports and constant coverage of her love life (particularly her and ex-husband Brad Pitt's relationship). In her January 2019 ELLE interview, Aniston spoke candidly about the media's treatment of her being single and its characterization of her past marriages to Pitt, which ended in 2005, and Justin Theroux, which ended in 2017.

“I don’t feel a void. I really don’t. My marriages, they’ve been very successful, in [my] personal opinion,” she started. “And when they came to an end, it was a choice that was made because we chose to be happy, and sometimes happiness didn’t exist within that arrangement anymore. Sure, there were bumps, and not every moment felt fantastic, obviously, but at the end of it, this is our one life and I would not stay in a situation out of fear. Fear of being alone. Fear of not being able to survive. To stay in a marriage based on fear feels like you’re doing your one life a disservice. When the work has been put in and it doesn’t seem that there’s an option of it working, that’s okay. That’s not a failure. We have these clichés around all of this that need to be reworked and retooled, you know? Because it’s very narrow-minded thinking.”

The public focusing on her marital or family status, “you’re diminishing everything I have succeeded at, and that I have built and created,” she continued. “It’s such a shallow lens that people look through. It’s the only place to point a finger at me as though it’s my damage—like it’s some sort of a scarlet letter on me that I haven’t yet procreated, or maybe won’t ever procreate.”

Finding that perfect partner and happy ending is “a very romantic idea. It’s a very storybook idea. I understand it, and I think for some people it does work,” she said. “And it’s powerful and it’s incredible and it’s admirable. Even enviable. But everybody’s path is different.”

Alyssa Bailey
News and Strategy Editor

Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.