45-year-old Jennifer Aniston has spoken about living with dyslexia.
The former Friends star was diagnosed with the developmental reading disorder when she was in her early 20’s.
Following a visit to the optometrist Jennifer was told that her eyes would jump four words ahead.
“I had to wear these Buddy Holly glasses. One had a blue lens and one had a red lens. And I had to read a paragraph, and they gave me a quiz, gave me 10 questions based on what I’d just read, and I think I got three right. Then they put a computer on my eyes, showing where my eyes went when I read,” she said.
“My eyes would jump four words and go back two words, and I also had a little bit of a lazy eye, like a crossed eye, which they always have to correct in photos.”
Prior to the diagnosis she had spent most of her life thinking she wasn’t smart.
“I thought I wasn’t smart. I just couldn’t retain anything,” she told the Reporter.
“Now I had this great discovery. I felt like all of my childhood trauma, tragedies, dramas were explained.”
The Cake star also spoke about her relationship with fiance Justin Theroux. And (of course) addressed the Brad Pitt thing:
‘We’re not in daily communication. But we wish nothing but wonderful things for each other. Nobody did anything wrong. You know what I mean? It was just like, sometimes things [happen]. If the world only could just stop with the stupid, soap-opera bulls***.’
Well said Jen. We couldn’t agree more.