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Friday 29 August 2014

Aniston defends single mum comments

Jennifer Aniston has defended comments she made about single parents

Jennifer Aniston has struck back at US host Bill O'Reilly after he criticised the star for her comments on single motherhood.

The Bounty Hunter star defended single parents while promoting her latest film, The Switch, in which she plays a woman who uses a sperm donor to get pregnant, but the Fox News presenter called the actress' words "destructive to our society" and accused her of "diminishing the role of the dad".

Jennifer hit back at his comments, telling People: "Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age - parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth and, of course, many women dream of finding Prince Charming (with fatherly instincts), but for those who've not yet found their Bill O'Reilly, I'm just glad science has provided a few other options."

The former Friends star, who has yet to find her Mr Right since she divorced ex-husband Brad Pitt, previously said that women don't need men to raise a family.

"Women are realising it more and more, knowing that they don't have to settle with a man just to have that child. Love is love and family is what is around you and who is in your immediate sphere."

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