Jennifer Aniston has given her first in-depth interview since announcing her split from husband Justin Theroux in February and has said she's "not heartbroken" contrary to tabloid reports which she says are becoming "more and more absurd".

The Friends star and The Leftovers actor released a statement in February saying they were ending their marriage of two years, but said they plan to continue their "cherished friendship".

Now, Aniston has spoken about the media reports that have been swirling since then in an interview for InStyle magazine's September issue.

She said: "For the most part I can sit back and laugh at the ridiculous headlines because they have gotten more and more absurd.

"I guess they're feeding into some sort of need the public has, but I focus on my work, my friends, my animals, and how we can make the world a better place. That other stuff is junk food that needs to go back in its drawer."

Jennifer Aniston says she laughs at "ridiculous headlines" since split from Justin Theroux

When asked to name the "biggest misconception" about herself, Aniston said: "Oh, boy, there are so many. Let's see. I'll just Google myself and find out...Oh, look, I'm having a $100,000 revenge makeover!

"The misconceptions are 'Jen can't keep a man,' and 'Jen refuses to have a baby because she's selfish and committed to her career.' Or that I'm sad and heartbroken. First, with all due respect, I'm not heartbroken. And second, those are reckless assumptions."

She continued: "No one knows what's going on behind closed doors. No one considers how sensitive that might be for my partner and me. They don't know what I've been through medically or emotionally.

"There is a pressure on women to be mothers, and if they are not, then they're deemed damaged goods. Maybe my purpose on this planet isn't to procreate. Maybe I have other things I'm supposed to do?"

The 49-year-old actress, who also went through a high-profile break-up from ex-husband Brad Pitt, said she has experienced her "fair share" of sexism in the media over the years.

"Women are picked apart and pitted against one another based on looks and clothing and superficial stuff", she said.

"When a couple breaks up in Hollywood, it's the woman who is scorned", she said. "The woman is left sad and alone. She's the failure. F that.

"When was the last time you read about a divorced, childless man referred to as a spinster?"

When asked if she has experienced harassment in the workplace, Aniston replied: "I’ve definitely had some sloppy moves made on me by other actors, and I handled it by walking away. I’ve never had anyone in a position of power make me feel uncomfortable and leverage that over me.

She added: "In my personal experience I’ve been treated worse verbally and energetically by some women in this industry."

Take a look at a behind-the-scenes video of Aniston's InStyle cover shoot below.