Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have separated after two and a half years of marriage and seven years of relationship, as announced today in a statement.
In the text they explain that the decision was friendly and was taken by mutual agreement at the end of last year.
“Normally we would do this privately, but since the gossip industry can not resist any chance to speculate and invent, we wanted to announce the truth directly,” the couple explained through Aniston publicist Stephen Huvane.
According to the statement, Aniston and Theroux are still “two good friends who have decided to separate as a couple”, but who are willing to maintain their “precious friendship.”
Aniston turned 49 on the 11th. In fact, the artist organized a party for the occasion when she was surrounded by her close friends Courteney Cox, Andrea Bendewald, Leigh Kilton-Smith and Kristin Hahn, but Theroux did not attend. .
The specialized magazine People reported recently how the couple had managed to get ahead despite their busy schedules.
“Justin often spends time in New York alone,” explained a source close to the couple. “And when he’s there, Jennifer takes the opportunity to see her friends and enjoy life, and when they’re together in Los Angeles, it’s very special to both of them.”
Aniston and Theroux met in Hawaii during the filming of “Tropic Thunder” in 2008 and started dating together three years later.
The couple got married in 2015, shortly before Theroux turned 44.
The interpreter was previously married to Brad Pitt between 2000 and 2005 after starting that relationship in 1998. After their divorce, Aniston had a relationship with Vince Vaughn and John Mayer.
For Theroux, this was her first marriage after having maintained a relationship with stylist Heidi Bivens for 14 years. The couple broke up in 2011.