Jennifer Aniston: Women "Don't Have to Settle" to Have Children

The actress says she's open to nontraditional families -- and still hopes to have kids some day

In her new movie The Switch, Jennifer Aniston plays a woman determined to get pregnant -- with or without a man. And during a press conference for the film over the weekend, the 41-year-old single actress says she's completely on board with a woman's decision to use a sperm donor to have a baby.

"Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don't have to settle with a man just to have that child," Aniston said. "Times have changed and that is also what is amazing is that we do have so many options these days, as opposed to our parents' days when you can't have children because you have waited too long."

Aniston says she firmly believes that a child can grow up happy in any kind of family dynamic -- as long as love is present.

"The point of the movie is what is it that defines family? It isn't necessarily the traditional mother, father, two children and a dog named Spot," she said. "Love is love and family is what is around you and who is in your immediate sphere. That is what I love about this movie. It is saying it is not the traditional sort of stereotype of what we have been taught as a society of what family is." 

As for having children of her own, Brad Pitt's ex says she still sees motherhood in her future.

"Yeah, I have said it years before and I still say it today," she said when asked if she still wants to have a baby.

But would she go the "turkey baster" route, like the characters in her new movie joke?

"I don't have plans on that, no," Aniston said.

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