Jennifer Aniston's Mother Suffers Second Stroke in 15 Months (EXCLUSIVE)

Jennifer Aniston’s mother was hospitalized again last week after suffering yet another health crisis, Celebuzz has learned exclusively.

“Last week on Wednesday or Thursday, her mom had another stroke. This was her second one in a year,” a source close to Nancy Dow said.

It's the latest setback for the Friends star’s mother, who had a serious stroke in late 2011 and has suffered a number of injuries since then, as Celebuzz previously reported.


In fact, Dow broke a bone in her hip and bruised her shoulder after recent spills, according to the insider. The effects of her original stroke limited her physical movement so severely that she now requires 24-hour care.

Fortunately, the 76-year-old's latest health scare is much less serious than her 2011 stroke.

“Luckily, this one was minor," said the insider. "She went to the hospital, but she’s already back home. But she’s having trouble talking and is still shuffling around."

And Dow's health remains precarious. Said the insider: “It could get worse, and the family fears it may not be long until a bigger stroke comes along.




Aniston and Dow -- who was married to Aniston's father, Days of Our Lives actor John Aniston, until  1980 -- have a famously rocky relationship. Their estrangement began when Dow gave an interview about her daughter  in 1996; three years later, she detailed their family feud in a memoir, From Mother And Daughter To Friends.

But despite their friction, our insider says Aniston has not forgotten about her mother in her time of need.

“Jennifer is paying her medical bills," said the source. "So she’s involved to an extent in her mom’s life and well-being, and they’re getting friendlier than years ago.”

And in September of last year, the 43-year-old reportedly visited Dow in the hospital with her fiance, Justin Theroux. Reports have also indicated that said Dow will be invited to their wedding.

Do you think Jennifer and her mom can bury the hatchet so that Dow can see her daughter walk down the aisle? Let us know in the comments -- and click on the gallery above to see Jen's wedding bling.

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  • bella

    jennifer should be ashamed of herself!! her mother is very ill and she is partying in Mexico!!!! she thinks because she has money she can do as she pleases but never forget about CARMA!! what go around always comes around.

  • Shell

    You people don't know any of the individuals involved or what their personal lives are really like. Close your mouths and get lives of your own.

  • Nikita

    to me, as a Independent strong woman, aniston is a shame for women. she behaved like a little baby with no class and no dignity, thats why shes still an B-Actress, acting in B-Movies. and now she behave like a rich suggamama, i bet she paid a lot for heidis silence. heidi bivens didnt said much but it spoke everything out what we needed to know how Jennifers realtionship with justin started, with an affair! i look up to woman like sandra bullock. jennifer cant even imagine what sandra went trough but sandra kept her dignity as a woman. and thats why today nobody sees sandra as a victim or as a poor woman. jennifer made her bed, she will be until her dead, the poor victim. you cant buy dignity.

  • Nikita

    Jennifer Aniston sold her divorce to Brad Pitt till the maximum. She played the victim card very hard for years and years. So shes just like her mother. Her mother tried so milk money from the daughters fame and jennifer did the same with her exhusbands fame. he was and still is the much bigger. She went on oprah, diane sawyer, the vanity fair interview, the vogue interview. she sold her privatelife, her divorce, her soul for the fame. look what sandra bullock did! Nothing! and if someone had to complain than it was Sandra. And what did Jennifer 2 years ago? She starded an affair with Justin on Set of Wanderbomb. Jennifer Aniston is not one bit better then her mother, they fit perfectly, like mother like daughter! both do anything to stay relevant and milk money!

  • Nancy Kaye
    Nancy Kaye

    I don't care what she did: this woman is STILL her mother and Jennifer should remember this and treat her with love and respect. Inexcusable; her mother displayed an error in judgment; she did not kill Jennifer's first born child. Aniston's apathy is appalling, to say the least. Shame on her.