Jennifer Aniston has been speaking out about everything from her lengthy engagement to her performance in 'Cake' in recent months. But now, the star is opening up about something new — her lifelong battle with dyslexia.
“I thought I wasn’t smart. I just couldn’t retain anything,” she told 'The Hollywood Reporter' of her struggle in her early years.
Jennifer, 45, explained she was later diagnosed with the disorder in her early 20s when she went to the eye doctor to get a prescription for glasses.
Jen in her late 20s in February 1998. (Photo Credit: Getty)
“I had to wear these Buddy Holly glasses. One had a blue lens and one had a red lens," she continued. "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."
"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," she said.
Jennifer sporting a chic pair of glasses in November 2010. (Photo Credit: Getty)
The 'Cake' star added she is grateful for the relief the dyslexia diagnosis has since provided.
“Now I had this great discovery. I felt like all of my childhood trauma-dies, tragedies, dramas were explained," she told the publication.