Jennifer Aniston ‘Felt Unsafe’ Growing Up in Her Childhood Home

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Jennifer Aniston is getting real about her upbringing.

In a recent interview conducted by Sandra Bullock for Interview Magazine, Sandra remarked that Jennifer has “a way of pushing joy and positivity.”

“What is it that allows you to stay buoyant and keep from getting discouraged when things don’t go the right way?” she asked the Friends star.

“First of all, that was the sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me,” Jennifer said. “I think that it comes from growing up in a household that was destabilized and felt unsafe, watching adults being unkind to each other, and witnessing certain things about human behavior that made me think: ‘I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to be that. I don’t want to experience this feeling I’m having in my body right now. I don’t want anyone else that I ever come in contact with ever to feel that.’”

She continued, “So I guess I have my parents to thank. You can either be angry or be a martyr, or you can say, ‘You’ve got lemons? Let’s make lemonade.’”

Of course, Jennifer’s parents are actors Nancy Dow and John Aniston, who divorced when she was 9 years old.

Thanks for being so honest, Jen. We love you for it.