Jennifer Aniston Admits ‘It’s Difficult for Me in Relationships’ Because of Parents’ Divorce

Jennifer Aniston got candid about challenges she faces in her love life, linking her parents’ divorce to her own ups and downs.

“Watching my family’s relationship didn’t make me kind of go, ‘Oh, I can’t wait to do that,’” Aniston, 54, told WSJ. Magazine on Tuesday, August 22. “It was always a little bit difficult for me in relationships … because I really was kind of alone.”

Aniston’s mom, Nancy Dow died in 2016 at age 79, while her father, John Aniston, died in 2022 at age of 89. They got divorced in 1980 when Jennifer was 9 years old.

The Morning Show actress explained, “I didn’t like the idea of sacrificing who you were or what you needed,” so it was “almost easier to just be kind of solo … It’s still a challenge for me in a relationship.”