Jennifer Aniston went on the Ellen DeGeneres Show recently and shared how her husband Justin Theroux surprised her on Thanksgiving.


Theroux was supposed to be in Germany, as he has been for quite some time now, and convinced Aniston that he would miss Thanksgiving this year. The couple usually has a big Thanksgiving feast on the Wednesday before with friends, and this year Aniston thought she alone would host.

“Everyone came to the house and no one really understood that Justin was not going to be there. And you just saw everybody’s face just start to fall. The whole room was depressed,” the actress said. “I was like, ‘Guys, I’m here! ok? I understand Justin’s not here, but it’s going to be ok! We’ll have it next year.’ I gave the toast at the head of the dinner table, which is usually me and Justin. I gave a very, I guess, unimpressive toast where people were like, ‘Oh, yeah. Great.'”

Once appetizers were served, Aniston says, “Everyone was just very somber. Next thing you know, turkey walks in and there was another turkey holding that turkey. And that was my hubby.”


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Later in the show, Aniston vented about how tabloids treat women, after a story had been written about her alleged baby bump. She had been photographed in a bikini by paparazzi while on vacation with Theroux, and found out when she returned home. “We were mobbed—like a scary kind of mob. I didn’t know what was happening,” she explained. “I kept thinking, ‘Is Kim Kardashian behind me or something? This is very strange.’ And then it turns out [there was] another wonderful photograph, which I’ve had to sort of live with for the last 10 to 15 years – a picture of me with a bump and a circle around my stomach with an arrow pointing to it, in this sort of kind of objectifying way. I was just fed up with it.”

Aniston took the time to urge Ellen’s viewers to not believe everything they read, and criticized the thought that women are only around the make babies. “We, as women, do a lot of incredible things in this world other than just procreate. And not that that is not [incredible], but we just get boxed in,” she said. “They love the narrative. They love the story. They love the she’s jealous of this person, and she’s depressed. And oh, my gosh—she’s never going to have a [baby]. Whatever the horrible little headline is, we’ve just got to break out of that and go, ‘Woah! Woah!’ And women, I have to say, are many of the authors of these horrible articles that are written in these B.S. tabloids. So, we have to stop listening to them. We have to stop buying them because we have to support each other, especially at this time, to love each other, to support and to be proud of women whatever your choice is in life.”

DeGeneres and Aniston then played a game in which they dressed like sumo wrestlers, and they joked about the massive baby bump Aniston sported there.

“I think the pregnancy rumors are going to start again.” Aniston said. “I’ve got a lot in here!”

“She’s got a bump!” DeGeneres called out. “She’s got a baby bump!”

“Uh-oh!” Aniston played along, amused. “Circle it!”

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