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Jennifer Aniston reflected on 'challenging' journey trying to get pregnant via IVF

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For the final cover story of Allure magazine, Jennifer Aniston sat down for a rare candid interview about her life and struggles to conceive for the first time. The Friends actress shared she spent "many years" protecting her fertility journey, which included the process of in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

"I was trying to get pregnant," she told the interviewer, in the cover story published Nov. 9. "It was a challenging road for me, the baby-making road."

The actress noted that it was during a period that "nobody" was aware of, despite public opinion.

"All the years and years and years of speculation... It was really hard," the 53-year-old continued. "I was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it. I would've given anything if someone had said to me, ‘Freeze your eggs. Do yourself a favor.' You just don't think it. So here I am today. The ship has sailed."

With that said, Jennifer made it clear that she has "zero regrets."

"I actually feel a little relief now because there is no more, 'Can I? Maybe. Maybe. Maybe,'" she shared. "I don't have to think about that anymore."