Jennifer Aniston reveals family said she’d never make money as an actress

Jennifer Aniston (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)
Jennifer Aniston (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Well, Jennifer Aniston just proved her family wrong.

During an interview with People Magazine, the 50-year-old revealed that despite her passion for acting, her family didn't believe she'd make any money from it.

The American actress said she had to be frank with herself and her family.

"I had to be honest with myself in terms of my relationship with my family,” Jennifer said. “Speaking my truth to them without fear, therefore my work reflected that. And then Friends came.

"If there were any naysayers in my family, 'This will never . . . you’ll never make a dime.' Just watch me. Don’t threaten me that way. God knows now I’m going to make a couple of dimes."

The Just Go With It actress added that her friends are her backbone.

"My friendships keep me true and they keep me real– and vice versa. It’s a beautiful exchange," she said.

In a 2018 interview with Elle, Jennifer revealed that her late mom, Nancy Dow, made it difficult for her to build up any self-confidence when she was young.

"She was from this world of, 'Honey, take better care of yourself,' or 'Honey, put your face on,' or all of those odd sound bites that I can remember from my childhood," the actress said.

"My mom said those things because she really loved me. It wasn’t her trying to be a b*tch or knowing she’d be making some deep wounds that I’d then spend a lot of money to undo.

"She did it because that was what she grew up with."

Sources: People, Elle, MTV

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