Jennifer Aniston sees children in her future as she marks her 51st birthday

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Jennifer Aniston has said she sees kids in her future (AP)

Jennifer Aniston has revealed she sees children in her future.

The Friends star - who celebrated her 51st birthday on February 11 2020 - opened up to pal Sandra Bullock in a special chat for Interview magazine which was released on her birthday.

Bullock asked Aniston: “What is it that you haven’t done yet that you are looking forward to doing? Is it on a work level? Is it on a spiritual evolvement level? Is it all of the above?”

Aniston replied: “My gut reaction was to say all of the above. It’s not so much what I see myself doing, but it’s more like a little screenshot in my brain, where I hear the ocean, I see the ocean, I hear laughter, I see kids running, I hear ice in a glass, I smell food being cooked. That’s the joyous snapshot in my head.”

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock attend the Netflix 2020 Golden Globes After Party on January 05, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix)

Aniston split from second husband Justin Theroux in 2017 after six years together. She was previously married to Brad Pitt. The separated in 2005 after six years together.

The Morning Show star - whose parents split up when she was nine-years-old - also said she felt unsafe growing up in an unstable home and never wanted to pass on those emotions.

Asked how she maintains her positive outlook on life she said: “I think that it comes from growing up in a household that was destabilised 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.’

“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.’”

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Aniston and Bullock were introduced to one another through mutual ex-boyfiend Tate Donovan. Bullock, 55, was engaged to The O.C. star, who played Josh in Friends, during their four year relationship. He then dated Aniston between 1995 and 1998. He introduced them at a Golden Globes after party. Bullock has two adopted children.