JENNIFER Aniston insists women “don’t have to” have a man if their life just to have a child.
In her new film The Switch, the former Friends actress — who’s divorced from Brad Pitt — plays a woman who decides to get pregnant with a “turkey baster”.
During a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on Sunday, Aniston, 41, defended her character’s leap into single motherhood by using a sperm donor.
“Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don’t have to settle with a man just to have that child,” she said.
“Times have changed and that is also what is amazing is that we do have so many options these days, as opposed to our parents’ days when you can’t have children because you have waited too long.”
“The point of the movie is what is it that defines family? It isn’t necessarily the traditional mother, father, two children and a dog named Spot,” she adds. “Love is love and family is what is around you and who is in your immediate sphere. That is what I love about this movie. It is saying it is not the traditional sort of stereotype of what we have been taught as a society of what family is.”
Recent reports claimed Jen’s pal Sheryl Crow – who has two adopted sons — had inspired her to adopt a baby.
“Jen sees how happy Wyatt and now Levi make Sheryl,” a source told American tabloid the National Enquirer. “And Sheryl has told Jen, ‘Don’t wait for a man to make a family!’”
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