Jennifer Aniston reveals impact of dyslexia

'Cake' actress Jennifer Aniston has revealed she thought she "wasn't smart" before being diagnosed with dyslexia.

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston thought she "wasn't smart" before being diagnosed with dyslexia.

The 45-year-old actress has revealed her dyslexia - which was finally diagnosed in her early 20s - impacted her education and self-image.

She shared: "The only reason I knew [that I had it] was because I went to get a prescription for glasses. 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.

"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."

The 'Cake' star admitted it led her to believe she wasn't very intelligent.

She told The Hollywood Reporter: "I thought I wasn't smart. I just couldn't retain anything."

Meanwhile, Jennifer recently admitted she has always felt a lot of pressure to start a family.

The actress - who is engaged to Justin Theroux - said: "I don't like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women - that you've failed yourself as a female because you haven't procreated. I don't think it's fair.

"You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn't mean you aren't mothering - dogs, friends, friends' children.

"This continually is said about me: that I was so career-driven and focused on myself; that I don't want to be a mother, and how selfish that is."

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