Justin Theroux was “proud” of his wife, Jennifer Aniston, for using her voice to speak out against body-shaming. The 45-year-old actor showed further support for Aniston in a new interview.
“I was very proud of what she wrote,” Theroux told Men’s Health magazine, in reference to an op-ed Aniston wrote in July, as a response to her frustrations with pregnancy rumors.
“At some point, it becomes bullying,” Theroux noted. “It sucks when people aim cameras at your stomach on some bizarre womb watch. But more to the point, it’s equally damaging to the national conversation.”
In the Huffington Post op-ed titled “For the Record,” Aniston blasts the constant “scrutiny of body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of ‘journalism,’ the ‘First Amendment’ and the ‘celebrity news.'”
“I have grown tired of being part of this narrative,” the 47-year-old actress wrote. “Yes, I may become a mother some day, and since I’m laying it all out there, if I ever do, I will be the first to let you know. But I’m not in pursuit of motherhood because I feel incomplete in some way, as our celebrity news culture would lead us all to believe. I resent being made to feel ‘less than’ because my body is changing and/or I had a burger for lunch and was photographed from a weird angle and therefore deemed one of two things: ‘pregnant’ or ‘fat.'”
Regardless of the pregnancy rumours, Aniston and Theroux continue to enjoy their first year of marriage. ET caught up with Theroux last week, and he happily revealed the secret to making their relationship work.
“We appreciate each other’s sense of humour, we respect one another and we get along,” Theroux told ET’s Nischelle Turner while promoting this new film, “The Girl on the Train”. “I know it sounds simple but it’s true!”
See the rest of Theroux’s ET interview in the video below.