Jennifer Aniston has revealed the bitter feelings she still has for her late mother Nancy Dow, two years after her death. And she's implied that the feud stems from Dow's focus on looks!
While promoting her new Netflix movie, Dumplin', in which she plays the Southern beauty queen mother of an overweight teen who enters a beauty pageant, Aniston compared the role to her real life with her own mom. Aniston, 49, was famously estranged from her mom for years, reportedly right up until Dow's death in 2016.
She recalled to The Sunday Telegraph about stunning Dow, "She was a model and she was all about presentation and what she looked like and what I looked like."
The former Friends actress added that her new character of a mother who has a plus-sized daughter is reminiscent of her own upbringing. "I did not come out the model child she's hoped for and it was something that really resonated with me," Aniston said. "This little girl just wanting to be loved by a mum that was too occupied with things that didn't quite matter."
Dow -- who was married to Aniston's Days of Our Lives star father John Aniston --acted in small roles on TV as well as modeling.
But her daughter was the one who became world famous as Rachel on Friends and then as the star of numerous movies. Aniston stopped speaking to Dow after her mom wrote the tell-all book, From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir, in 1999. The star was reportedly furious that her mother had violated her privacy.
Aniston didn't invite her mother to her 2000 wedding to Brad Pitt, although they eventually reconciled after the couple divorced. But she reportedly hadn't seen her mother in several years prior to Dow's death at age 79. She had earlier suffered a couple of strokes.
However, as InTouch reported, Aniston attended Dow's funeral service on May 27, 2016. As Radar reported, court docs after her passing revealed a bitter family battle over money. It was shown that Dow had completely disinherited Aniston and her half-brother John T. Melick III in favour of her favorite granddaughter, Eilish Melick, according to legal papers obtained by Radar.
Aniston told The Hollywood Reporter in 2015 about her mom, "She was very critical of me. Because she was a model, she was gorgeous, stunning. I wasn't. I never was."
"I honestly still don't think of myself in that sort of light, which is fine. She was also very unforgiving. She would hold grudges that I just found so petty." But now it appears Aniston is the one holding the grudge.
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