Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston is allegedly planning adoption Reuters

Jennifer Aniston is allegedly ready to become a mother. According to a celebrity gossip website, the former Friends star who is married to Justin Theroux, is considering adoption.

Radar Online has come up claims that the 47-year-old actress is hoping to bring home an orphan from one of the two Mexican orphanages she has been financially supporting. A source said: "This has brought some happiness into her life, and brought her close to her dream of having her own child."

The insider added: "At the orphanages, Jen is finding the fulfillment she's missing in her marriage. She gets to be around kids, and she's feeling appreciated for a change. She even wants to bring one or more kids home so she can feel like a mom all the time!"

"Brad [Pitt] really gave her the courage to move forward. He told her, 'You'll be an amazing mother. I've always believed that.' Hearing Brad say those words was just what she needed," the source continued.

The We're The Millers actress and Theroux, announced their engagement in August 2012 after dating for 15 months. Aniston and the 45-year-old actor exchanged vows in a secret ceremony at their $22m Bel Air mansion on 5 August 2015. Though there were reports that the couple's relationship is on shaky grounds, the two have ignored rumours.

In July, in an article published on the Huffington Post, Brad Pitt's former wife took a dig at tabloid media for publishing false reports about celebrities and also slammed for body shaming.

Aniston wrote: "For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up. I'm fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of 'journalism,' the 'First Amendment' and 'celebrity news.'"

"The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing. The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty," she added. "We use celebrity 'news' to perpetuate this dehumanizing view of females, focused solely on one's physical appearance, which tabloids turn into a sporting event of speculation. Is she pregnant? Is she eating too much? Has she let herself go? Is her marriage on the rocks because the camera detects some physical 'imperfection'?"

Adding on, the Marley & Me actress also opened up about her desire to be a mother. She said: "Yes, I may become a mother some day, and since I'm laying it all out there, if I ever do, I will be the first to let you know. But I'm not in pursuit of motherhood because I feel incomplete in some way, as our celebrity news culture would lead us all to believe. I resent being made to feel 'less than' because my body is changing and/or I had a burger for lunch and was photographed from a weird angle and therefore deemed one of two things: 'pregnant' or 'fat.' Not to mention the painful awkwardness that comes with being congratulated by friends, coworkers and strangers alike on one's fictional pregnancy (often a dozen times in a single day)."