Jennifer Aniston’s mother, Nancy Dow, has died.
“It is with great sadness that my brother John [Melick] and I announce the passing of our mother Nancy Dow,” read a statement from the “Friends” alumna, according to E! News. “She was 79 years old and passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends after enduring a long illness.”
“We ask that our family’s privacy be respected as we grieve our loss,” it ended.
Aniston’s relationship with her mother was strained over the years.
“She was critical,” Aniston told The Hollywood Reporter in 2015. “She was very critical of me. Because she was a model, she was gorgeous, stunning. I wasn’t. I never was. I honestly still don’t think of myself in that sort of light, which is fine.” Aniston also said she found her mother to be “unforgiving” adding “she would hold grudges that I just found so petty.”
Recently the pair had gotten past their differences and Aniston said things were “all fine.”