Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Can't win no matter what you do

So the story about Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt's breakup has turned into a story about how he wanted kids and she wanted to put her career first. (There's a good article on Salon.com about this).

I know there were rumors about fertility clinics and something about a fertility medallion (gotta get me one of them) but this is really just another story about the expectation to have love -- marriage -- baby (see Brooklyn Girl and Danae for more on the oh-so-lovely "normal" pattern). What I find weird is that some of the gossip seems to be about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and how he was caught up in her maternal glow or something. Meanwhile, Jennifer Aniston is being criticized for choosing an active filming schedule - for putting her work before family, and for making money with her body while she can. But Jolie was filming a big Hollywood movie, too, and her son is adopted. (Which is great, of course, though it seems like there are all these celebrities that adopt rather than risk losing their figures - look at Calista Flockhart!)

Best quote from the article:
It's enough to make us all -- movie stars and non-movie stars, moms and nonmoms, those of us married to Brad Pitt and those of us who are not -- sit back with enormous martinis and consider whether the most interesting things about us will ever cease to be our uteruses.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe that's the one advantage to having a husband who isn't all that invested in becoming a father--at least he won't be leaving me for a younger, more fertile woman anytime soon.

    I so love that final quote. Yep, it's all about the utes.