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    Jennifer Aniston Got Real About Why Past Pregnancy Rumors Were "Hurtful" And How She Took Them "Very Personally"

    "Am I still having twins?"

    If you've picked up a tabloid magazine any time within the last 20 years, chances are you've seen a false story about Jennifer Aniston being pregnant. It's happened a lot!

    Aniston holds an award at a step-and-repeat with a smile on her face
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    And she knows it. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the actor opened up about the constant rumors she's faced throughout her career.

    Aniston grips an award while talking at a podium
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    "I used to take it all very personally — the pregnancy rumors and the whole, 'Oh, she chose career over kids' assumption," she explained. "It's like, 'You have no clue what's going with me personally, medically, why I can't…can I have kids?' They don't know anything, and it was really hurtful and just nasty."

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    Aniston went on to say that social media has effectively replaced the tabloids' role in spreading false stories and rumors. "Although I haven't seen a tabloid in so long," she joked. "Am I still having twins? Am I going to be the miracle mother at 52?"

    Aniston smiles at the camera while at a red carpet event
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    "Now you've got social media. It's almost like the media handed over the sword to any Joe Schmo sitting behind a computer screen to be a troll or whatever they call them and bully people in comment sections."

    "So it's just sort of changed hands in a way. And I don't know why there's such a cruel streak in society. I often wonder what they get off on."

    Read the entire interview here.