A feud that transcends death!
Jennifer Aniston’s mother Nancy Dow passed away in May and it was pretty common knowledge that her mom and her had been estranged for the better part of two decades. In interviews, Aniston always kind of insinuated that her mother treated her mainly as competition, and once Aniston became famous Nancy believed that she (Nancy) should profit from her daughter’s success. They did reconnect a couple of times, but if Jennifer’s right (and who knows?) it seems like a legit thing to kinda let go.
A few months back, In Touch Weekly claimed that the estrangement was so deep that Nancy had cut her daughter out of her will and in turn, Jen wanted nothing to do with her mom’s cremains. HEAVY.
Jennifer Aniston’s ambivalent feelings towards her late mom – who died three months ago at age 79 – continue. Now comes word that the 47-year-old Mother’s Day star is refusing to take Nancy Dow’s ashes and wants them nowhere near her, according to a report in In Touch Weekly. Jennifer attended the memorial service but when she was asked if she wanted to take Nancy’s ashes, the actress reportedly said no.
‘She said, “I don’t want them,”‘ a source close to the family told the publication, adding: ‘Someone tried to say that Jen thinks having the ashes around her home is morbid, that it’s not her style.’
Jennifer’s rejection came as somewhat of a shock to family and friends in spite of the distant mother-daughter relationship.
‘Everyone knows that she and Nancy had a horrible relationship,’ the source continued. ‘She was an absentee daughter and now, even with Nancy gone, it seems that she still doesn’t want her mom around.’
Jennifer and Nancy’s ‘feud goes beyond the grave,’ In Touch Weekly reported. The former Friends star had not seen her mother in several years, not since Nancy’s stroke in 2011. Then last spring, Jennifer flew to Los Angeles to say her final goodbyes to Nancy, who the source described as ‘sick, frail and alone’ during her final months before she passed away on May 25. In Touch Weekly reported that Jennifer’s husband, Justin Theroux, attended the memorial with his wife. The source told the publication that Justin ‘still thought Jen would take the ashes.’
I don’t blame Jen for not taking the ashes…but still, where are they gonna go? Can she at least take them and like, scatter them somewhere? She doesn’t have to keep them in her house, per se.