Jennifer Aniston on "what defines family?"

"The point of the movie is, what...defines family? It isn't necessarily the traditional mother, father, two children and a dog named Spot," says Jennifer Aniston. In an interview with popeater.com, the star describes playing a woman who decides to take on life as a single-parent through artificial insemination for her latest movie, "The Switch."

The irony? Aniston herself is the subject of much mommyhood speculation--whether that's from tabloids, entertainment shows, or just your best girlfriend who wonders aloud, "Will she ever?"

Yes, I know, we are all tired of hearing about Jennifer Aniston and whether or not she will fulfill her desire of being a mother. I am sure no one is more tired of reading about this than Ms. Aniston herself, however, with the anticipation of her new movie, the flood gates have opened up yet again on the topic of Aniston and motherhood (not that the floodgates were ever really closed).

So what does "She Whose Fertility Is Constantly Scrutinized" have to say about having a kid today?

"Women are realizing more and more that you don't have to settle, they don't have to fiddle with a man to have that child," Aniston said. "They are realizing if it's that time in their life and they want this part they can do it with or without that."

Times have changed. These days "traditional" has taken on a new meaning and the stereotype that once defined "functional family" has certainly taken on a new form. Was "traditional" family ever in fact the tradition or was it just what people were told was the "right way" to live? California's Prop 8 is also forcing us to take a look at the definition of traditional family and whether or not a same-sex couple can effectively raise children.

Whether it be single parents, gay parents, or a happily married man and woman, the idea of the traditional family has evolved over the years.

"Love is love and family is what is around you," Aniston said. I couldn't agree more.

What defines family to you?

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