Jennifer Aniston on Love, Loneliness and Brutal Honesty

Don’t pity Jennifer Aniston.

The perennially sunny star says she is ok with all the talk of her relationships – or lack thereof.

“Im not going to ignore the pink elephant in the living room,” she tells Elle magazine in the September issue. “It’s fine. I can take it … If I’m the emblem for this what it looks like to be the lonely girl getting on with her life, so be it.”

The beautiful actress, who just turned 40 and looks better than ever, says she is happy to support others who are unlucky in love.

“I support women, men anybody who is in a place that’s not their strongest and who is ready to push forward.”

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It’s that fresh attitude that Jen says has kept her head above water in difficult times and helped her navigate through the scrutiny that comes with fame.

“I can make fun of myself,” she says. “And I’ll bring it up as long as the world is bringing it up.”

Aniston also credits her mother’s brutal honesty with keeping her humble.

“I remember being 7 and asking my mom if I was as pretty as [my best friend] Monique. And with all the love in the world, my mom looked at me and said, 'Oh, honey, you're so funny.' "So, she doesn't lie to me . . . She answers the question by not answering and instead tells me what she thinks is my greatest strength."

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