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Aniston says her value not tied to motherhood

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Jennifer Aniston says that her value as a woman isn't linked to getting married or having a baby.

The actress told host Carson Daly on The Today Show yesterday (August 27): "I've birthed a lot of things, and I feel like I've mothered many things. And I don't feel like it's fair to put that pressure on people.

"I don't have this sort of checklist of things that have to be done. And if they're not checked, then I've failed some part of my feminism or my being a woman or my worth and my value as a woman because I haven't birthed a child."

The 45-year-old actress, who has been engaged to The Leftovers star Justin Theroux since 2012, also spoke about how far she has come since gaining fame on Friends 20 years ago, saying: "I feel like I've grown up three times, I feel like I've had three different periods of adolescence and I've had an incredible evolution.

"I keep seeing all these lifetimes that I have lived and they are all so wonderful. They all served me so well, all my fears that I have overcome, all the challenges that you think, 'Oh there is no way I'm going to be able to get through this,' and by the grace of god you get through it. 

"I feel very grateful to my evolution and my history and all involved, and I would never exchange it for anything."

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