A bloated and distressed Jennifer Aniston is supporting two Mexican orphanages — and considering bringing home an unwanted child to call
Just months after The National ENQUIRER reported the Hollywood sweetheart suffered a devastating miscarriage, sources have claimed Jen's been taking fertility drugs — and packed on over 50 pounds!
"Jen was in a very dark place after she lost her baby," claimed a source close to the 47-year-old former "Friends" star. "The fertility drugs have wreaked havoc with her body — piling on at least 50 pounds — and left her feeling absolutely empty., according to the source.
"The babies in the Mexican orphanages are not only her only solace, they're her only hope!"
After her reportred miscarriage, Jen's marriage apparently suffered yet another blow when husband Justin Theroux exploded over her confession she was devoted to consoling ex Brad Pitt after his split from Angelina Jolie.
"Justin feels TOTALLY betrayed," dished an insider. "But Jen has told him Brad just needs a sympathetic ear, and she accepted his calls because she wanted to be supportive. She never expected Justin to react the way he did."
"The Leftovers" star vented by sharing an image on Instagram on Oct. 29 that showed a woman "giving the finger" in front of a wall covered with phrases like "F--k Racism," "F--k Nukes" and "F--k Brad Pitt."
A source added: "Justin and Jen have been at each other's throats ever since he found out about Brad."
She's also provided the facilities with school equipment, personal hygiene items and other essentials, plus toys and clothes for babies and toddlers, sources said.
"Jen is finding the fulfillment there that she's missing in her marriage with Justin," said one source. "She gets to be around kids, and she's feeling appreciated for a change.
"She even wants to bring one or more children HOME so she can feel like a mom ALL the time."
Ironically, it was BRAD who first encouraged the "Horrible Bosses" star to consider adoption in Mexico.
"Brad really gave Jen the courage to move forward," tattled one insider. "He told her, 'You'll be an amazing mother. I've always believed that.' Hearing Brad say those words was just what she needed."
According to sources, Jen and Brad discussed adopting a child from Mexico when they were still a couple — before he coldly left her to raise a brood of kids with Angelina!
"In a way, this brings them full circle," a source said.
Both have donated money to Casa Hogar Sion, and visited the facility several times during their seven-year relationship.
Jen recently toured the orphanage, and cofounder Carmen Gonzalez said Jen "got on with all the children, but spent most of her time with the babies … she LOVED them!"
The "Marley & Me" star visits the orphanages at least three times a year, sources said, but tries to keep her support out of the spotlight.
As she struggles to keep her marriage on an even keel and weighs an adoption, Jen has been burning up the phone lines with Brad talking about the joys of parenting, insiders added.
"Brad has said there's nothing more special than when one of his kids comes and gives him a hug and a kiss," a source spilled. "He told Jen she'd be the perfect mom for a needy child."