Jennifer Aniston Reveals How Her Late Father Made Her Worthy of Being Called “Dr. Aniston”

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At 54, Jennifer Aniston is truly a fashion, beauty, and wellness icon, and she always looks strong and confident with glowing skin. The Friends star relies on a daily wellness routine that’s equal parts movement, nutritious eating, and mental health to keep her grounded and forever gorgeous. And she recently revealed that her dedication to health and fitness stems from her renowned late father, John Anthony Aniston.


Although her dad had unhealthy habits, Aniston credits him for inspiring her to care for her body. The actress acknowledged that her parents were not paragons of health. “God bless my parents, who are no longer with us, but they were not the specimens of health,” she said. “My dad still lived to be 89 years old, shockingly, but that’s probably stubborn Greek genes,” the actress added.

On November 11, 2022, John Aniston passed away at age 89. The actress announced the sad news with a heartfelt tribute on social media. Alongside a series of photos of the 2 of them, the Friends star referred to him as “sweet papa” and expressed how he was one of the most beautiful humans she had ever known. “I am so grateful that you went soaring into the heavens in peace and without pain,” she added in the caption.

John Aniston, like his daughter, had a successful career in Hollywood, most notably for his portrayal of Victor Kiriakis on the long-running soap opera Days of Our Lives. In June 2022, he was honored with the Daytime Emmys Lifetime Achievement Award, during which Jennifer Aniston virtually paid tribute to her father, describing him as “a great and well-respected actor who also happens to be my dad.”

Aniston observed the decline of her parents’ health and decided to prioritize her own well-being. She joked that her friends gave her a special nickname because she keeps up with the latest health technology and is always looking for ways to improve her health. “My friends call me Dr. Aniston,” the actress joked.

Jennifer Aniston shared that she has been taking care of her health by regularly exercising, practicing yoga and pilates, meditating, and maintaining a proper sleep schedule. Despite this, Aniston revealed that fans tend to focus on her youthful appearance rather than her healthy habits.

While she appreciates the compliment, Aniston emphasized that her focus on health and wellness is not about trying to look younger but rather feeling good from the inside out and embracing the aging process. She also stated that attempting to look like she did in her twenties is not feasible. “If I tried to look the way I looked at 20, I would not really actually want to do that. It’s absolutely impossible,” the Murder Mystery star admitted.

The beloved Friends star hopes to keep her body strong as she ages and wants to encourage others to take care of their bodies as well. She emphasizes the importance of having a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, and caring for one’s skin.


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