Yeah, this happened. I was going through the red carpet photos from We’re the Millers, the new comedy starring Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, and the one and only Jennifer Aniston. As I scrolled through the photos, something leapt from the screen and ignited the part of my brain that rushes to assumptions and wild conclusions. That something that caught my attention was Jennifer Aniston’s belly. It was rounded, protruding, and bump like, as in baby bump. But is she pregnant?
There’s been no announcement, no “sources” leaking the story, no tales of morning sickness. It’s just a belly. A cute, adorable belly. Journalists even reached out to Aniston’s rep for conformation and they replied, “She is not pregnant!”
Now, if I wore the same dress as Jennifer Aniston did at the premiere, people could assume that I was about four months along, and I am sooooo not pregnant. Women tend to gain weight in the abdomen, so if you’ve put on a couple pounds, or maybe just had a really big meal, a bit of a non-baby bump could be noted. In everyday life, this is no big deal, but if you happen to be a star, a female star in her childbearing years, then any slight fluctuation in belly appearance will send up a red flag. I CAN NOT imagine being a Hollywood starlet and having to be so self conscious of my tummy just so people wouldn’t jump to the baby bump conclusion (as I did this morning with Jennifer Aniston).
Fortunately, no one cares about my belly. But Jennifer Aniston’s? Uhh, yeah. Perhaps TOO much. But why? She is America’s sweetheart and at the age of 44, everyone’s biological clock seems to be ticking for her. Add in that her ex, Brad Pitt, has six kids — many just want to see her with at least one. And another thing, Jennifer Aniston pregnancy stories sell, just check out the recent covers:
Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News.