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Jennifer Aniston Says Marriage and Motherhood Shouldn't Define Her "Value as a Woman"

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Jennifer Aniston is speaking out about marriage and motherhood.

In an pre-taped interview with Carson Daly for the "Today Show," the former "Friends" star opened up about the pressure she feels to start a family.

Daly brought up Aniston's conversation with Gloria Steinem about feminism back in February, where she said society judges a woman's value by "whether or not you've procreated."

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"I'd talked to her personally about this for awhile, just because it is such an issue of, like, 'Are you married yet? Are you going to have your babies yet?' It's just constant. It's like, I don't know!" she said.

"I don't have this sort of checklist of things that have to be done, and if they're not checked, then I've failed some part of my feminism or my value as a woman because I haven't birthed a child," she continued. "I've birthed a lot of things and feel like I've mothered many things, and I don't think it's fair to put that pressure on people."



"The Voice" host also asked the actress why people are so fascinated with her personal life. "If you have an answer to that, please let me know. I don't know! I don't know," she admitted. 

The 45-year-old beauty later talked about her evolution from "Friends" until now.

"I feel like I've grown up three times. I feel like I've had three different periods of adolescence. I've had an incredible evolution. I keep seeing these little lifetimes that I've lived and they're all so wonderful. They all served me so well," she said.

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"All of the fears that I've overcome, challenges that you face that you think, 'Oh, there's no way I'm gonna be able to get through this,' and by the grace of God, you have that strength in you and you get through it," Jen added. "I feel very grateful to my evolution and my history and all involved," she said. "I would never exchange it for anything."

Check out the full interview above! 

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