Jennifer Aniston Had A Toxic Relationship With Her Famous Mom, Nancy Dow, Who Wasn't Even Invited To Her Wedding!

Date December 19, 2018

Almost nothing is said of Jennifer Aniston's mom these days, but the two-time divorcee's mom was herself a famous actress. And here's the real reason the Friends star says as little as possible about her.


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Jen speaks on motherhood

To start with, Aniston recently opened up about not having children of her own. For years, fans had waited eagerly for news that the Along Came Polly actress was expecting. And from time to time, she has been plagued by baby bump rumors.

Aniston did not give a direct answer, but she hinted at possible health and emotional issues in the past when faced with constant harassment by the tabloids on the state of her uterus.

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She called out accusations that her decision to be child-free had something to do with being selfish and career driven.

Strained relationship with her mom

It's tempting to assume this contributed to Aniston and her mom's strained relationship.


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But, the older actress, Nancy Dow, said in an unrelated interview years ago that she was completely supportive of her daughter even if she had been sidelined from Aniston's wedding to Justine Theroux.


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But, in the past, Aniston claimed her mom had constantly criticized her. She suggested that her former model mom known for being stunning in her prime picked her apart. Nancy further strained their relationship when she wrote a tell-all book in 1999, From Mother to Daughter to Friends: A Memoir.

Did they heal before her death?

Although they reportedly reconciled their differences, it's not clear if their relationship was ever repaired. In 2016, when Nancy died, Aniston released a statement saying that the 79-year-old actress had passed on surrounded by family and friends.

Nancy had suffered successive strokes in 2011 and 2012. At the time of her death, she and Aniston's father, John - also a well-known actor - had been divorced for years. Thoughts?

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