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Jennifer Aniston Had to Defend Her Curves after Body-Shaming – At 53 She Showed Natural Figure in Bikini

Oyin Balogun
Aug 17, 2022
02:05 P.M.
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There is no doubt that Jennifer Aniston is an all-around natural, from her physical beauty, acting prowess, and personality. Yet, this graceful, noncontroversial Hollywood maven has not been spared by critics whose recent comments about her bikini pics reeked body shaming.

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Jennifer Aniston has remained strong in the game, unrelenting in her quest to entertain her audiences. Over the years, the actress has gained the recognition of fans, colleagues, and some media houses, including MensHealth.

In 2011, the magazine described the "Friends" star as the top actress on the list of "the 100 Sexiest Women of All-time," They opined that she has stayed "sexy, funny, and unmistakably real" throughout her career.

Jennifer Aniston at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Aniston at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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Aniston was already 42 at the time, and despite not being plastic— she never went under the knife to achieve perfection, the ever-green actress overtook many Hollywood beauties, including Angelina Jolie and Mila Kunis.

Jolie, number ten on the list, married Aniston's ex-lover, Brad Pitt, and they went on to have kids. On the other hand, the "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" star was doing great with her then fiancé, Justin Theroux.

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When asked about her preference for a man by MensHealth magazine, the actress said, "sexiest thing about a man—other than abs—is if he can make me laugh, has compassion, kindness, and an accurately sized ego."

Theroux must have surpassed her expectations as the pair became husband and wife about four years after the interview.

Jennifer Aniston at the Apple's "The Morning Show" premiere at Lincoln Center on October 28, 2019 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Aniston at the Apple's "The Morning Show" premiere at Lincoln Center on October 28, 2019 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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ANISTON AND THEROUX ENJOY PRIVATE TIME

Aniston and her husband have waxed strong since their wedding in 2015, and they certainly know how to keep the fire burning. In 2016, the duo scheduled a private trip to Eleuthera, Bahamas. There, they visited Pink Sand Beach over the weekend.

The actress dressed in a comfortable bikini, showing off much of her skin. Her clothing included a black swimming top paired with blue bottoms.

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Theroux matched his wife's summer energy in khaki shorts, a black face cap, and sunglasses. He strutted up and down the beach, flaunting his toned abs and tattoos.

The actor also maintained closeness to his wife throughout their beach visit. He paddled their board on water and was spotted applying sunscreen on Aniston's back.

The pair also shared an adorable kiss when they retired to their shade. An onlooker confirmed that they "were very romantic physically" and "looked very happy together."

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After a lovely time in the water, the actress covered herself with a sky blue towel while her hubby changed into another pair of shorts.

Following their beach time and Bahamas holiday, Aniston's bikini snaps went viral, and rumors swirled about the actress being pregnant—as she covered up her swimwear while walking around the beach.

An eyewitness at the beach maintained that she avoided drinking and smoking and was not seen touching her stomach. Intouch Magazine also published a story with the headline "Jen's Finally Pregnant."

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ANISTON STANDS UP TO CRITICS AND DEFENDS WOMEN

Following the rumors, ET reached out to Aniston and her husband for their comments, but they remained unresponsive.

The on-screen star called for a reform in cultural standards, adding that this aspect should be viewed differently. She also criticized the media for their role in it.

However, Aniston's spokesperson debunked the gossip. "What you see is her having just enjoyed a delicious big lunch and feeling safe on private property," the rep stated.

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When the actress felt it was time to address the issue, she scripted a lengthy essay defending her natural body and standing up for women in general.

Aniston claimed she had been offline during the rumors but felt fed up with the stories flying around. Indeed, the "Friends" alum is not active on social media.

Actress Jennifer Aniston at the Apple TV+'s "The Morning Show" world premiere at David Geffen Hall on October 28, 2019 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Actress Jennifer Aniston at the Apple TV+'s "The Morning Show" world premiere at David Geffen Hall on October 28, 2019 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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She does not have a Twitter or Instagram account, but she decided to publish her side of the story via a Huffpost post. She began by clarifying that she was not pregnant. In her words:

"For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up. I'm fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of 'journalism,' the 'First Amendment' and 'celebrity news.'"

Aniston confessed that she and her husband had been severely harassed by photographers who aggressively sought to maintain pictures of her in her home.

Jennifer Aniston attend the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Aniston attend the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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She did not stop there; the actress attacked the system, beauty standards for women, and how they have normalized certain appearances by discrediting others. According to her:

"I am an example of the lens through which we, as a society, view our mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, female friends, and colleagues. The objectification and scrutiny we put women through are absurd and disturbing."

Jennifer Aniston at West Village on June 16, 2016 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Aniston at West Village on June 16, 2016 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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The on-screen star called for a reform in cultural standards, adding that this aspect should be viewed differently. She also berated the media for their role in it. She maintained:

"We use celebrity "news" to perpetuate this dehumanizing view of females, focused solely on one's physical appearance, which tabloids turn into a sporting event of speculation."

Actress Jennifer Aniston attend Good Morning America on October 28, 2019 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Actress Jennifer Aniston attend Good Morning America on October 28, 2019 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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Fans agreed with the actress and chimed in words of support for her. Funnily enough, her message has lingered for years, as last year, one of her fans took to Twitter to share a montage of the Intouch front page, bearing a pool of false baby news about the actress. The Twitter user wrote:

"Jennifer Aniston deserves an apology."

Jennifer Aniston attend Good Morning America on October 28, 2019 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Aniston attend Good Morning America on October 28, 2019 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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ANISTON IS PROUD OF HER NATURAL BODY AT 53

Life for Aniston became even more fulfilling at over 50! She is now a favorite on Instagram after joining the platform. The actress has more than forty million followers and has blessed her fans with hundred posts.

These photos and videos highlight her leisure time with friends and family, interviews, photoshoots, and promotional content. Aniston's posts show her confidence in her body, even at 53. She accepts all the changes that come with her age and is an inspiration to the younger generation.

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The "Friends" actress does not go the extra mile to look all glammed up or toned. She barely poses like a model in her pictures.

Instead, Aniston shares actual down-to-earth images revealing the life of an ordinary woman. The 53-year-old is conscious of the message she passes to the younger women, especially concerning their beauty standards.

Jennifer Aniston seen on location for "Wanderlust" on the streets of Manhattan on November 19, 2010 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Aniston seen on location for "Wanderlust" on the streets of Manhattan on November 19, 2010 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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The actress confessed that the tabloids are to blame for the perfection women struggle to attain because it is full of body or child shaming targeted at women. While it is a terrible situation, she added that it drove her to seek solutions. She revealed:

"Why are we teaching young women this? It's incredibly damaging. I was finally like, 'This has just got to stop.'"

Thankfully, the world is blessed with women who still thrive in their original beauties without attacking what other women look like. Sometimes, such women never wear capes. Instead, they prefer bikinis, like Aniston!

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