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Jennifer Aniston opens up about her complicated relationship with her mother

04 December 2018, 01:37 | Elsie Buchanan

Jennifer Aniston has opened up about her heartbreaking feud with her late mother Nancy Dow.

Though they did eventually patch things up, their relationship remained was strained right up until her mum passed away in 2016.

The star portrays a mom obsessed with beauty, and she is well aware of the parallels between her character and her relationship with her mom.

Paul Harris via Getty Images In this file photo, Nancy Dow, estranged mother of Jennifer Aniston, was photographed at her friend's house December 17, 1999, in the San Fernando Valley. She'd hold grudges that I found so petty, ' Jennifer explained at the time.

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Jen's mum was a successful model in the 60s - something the Horrible Bosses star also touched on in the candid chat.

'She was a model and was all about presentation and what she looked like and what I looked like.

"My husband is insane about her", Parton, 72, said on Jimmy Fallon recently while talking about working with Aniston on Netflix's "Dumplin'".

Aniston told The Hollywood Reporter in 2015 about her mom, "She was very critical of me".

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'Because she was a model, she was gorgeous, stunning. I wasn't. I never was.

Her mum wasn't even invited to her wedding to Brad Pitt back in 2000, but they did reconcile for a while after she and Brad split. Prior to her mother's stroke in 2011, the star had reportedly not been in contact with her mother for several years leading up to her death in 2016.

In Dumplin', the Friends alum plays a former pageant queen named Rosie Dickson whose plus-size daughter Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald) enters her beauty competition as a protest. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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