Jennifer Aniston, who is best known for her outstanding performance in Friends, has also starred in numerous other well-known films, including We’re the Millers and Horrible Bosses.
However, Jennifer Aniston’s childhood with her mother was difficult. She was correcting her at every turn and inflicting trauma on her that later surfaced in life. Jennifer’s mother, actress Nancy Dow, struggled to raise her child. Every day, her mother would remark, “You’re ugly and you have a big nose.”
Jennifer was aware of her parents’ unhappy marriage, which resulted in a divorce. She remained with her mother after they split up, who constantly berated her for physical “defects” like her big nose, her wide-set eyes, and the few pounds she gained during puberty.
Jennifer was constantly reminded by her mother that she was “ugly” as a child, which ruined her self-confidence and self-esteem. She could not physically or mentally resemble her mother, despite the fact that she shared a home with her.
Jennifer didn’t have a good relationship with her father and depended on her mother’s erratic behavior. One time when Jen refused her mother’s reprimand, her mother laughed in her face, “teaching” Jen to accept criticism in silence.
She also struggled with dyslexia, a learning disability that is primarily responsible for issues with reading, writing, and spelling. She had severe academic issues as a result.
In the midst of it all, however, Jennifer came to the realization that she wasn’t as bad as she had been made to believe and wondered if her mother had been mistaken about her.
Jen’s confidence increased after landing her first job in Hollywood, especially after getting a nose job. Her mother, however, wasn’t content with her success. Jennifer Aniston’s joy over “Friends,” the immensely popular American television sitcom, was marred by interviews with her mother, who insisted on publicly disparaging her.
Jennifer then made a self-promise to never speak to her mother again and skipped her and Brad Pitt’s wedding. For 15 years, she didn’t speak to her mother.
After years of therapy for all those difficult formative years, Jen experienced a profound epiphany. She believes that despite all of her mother’s reprimands and harsh criticism, she is now more resilient.
“My mother spoke to me in this way because she loved me and wanted the best for me. She didn’t mean to be cruel; she just wasn’t aware that the suffering she was giving me would only end after years of therapy.” Jennifer Aniston said that her upbringing is the reason she is the way she is.