Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are going their separate ways after less than three years of marriage.
“In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship,” the couple said in a joint statement to E! News. “Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly. Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another.”
People reports that Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux brought 2018 in together on vacation in Mexico, despite their claim of having taken the decision to split at the end of last year.
Jennifer Aniston, 49, and Justin Theroux, 56, began dating in 2011 and got engaged in August of 2012. Read the statement, released by Ms Aniston’s publicist Stephen Huvane and carried by AFP and other international agencies. They surprised fans when they got married in a top-secret wedding on August 5, 2015. They have no children together.
The Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux romance began while filming Wanderlust, which released in 2012. Ms Aniston is the star of cult TV show F.R.I.E.N.D.S and of a string of rom-coms such as The Break-Up, The Bounty Hunter, Horrible Bosses and Just Go With It. As an actor, Justin Theroux is known for films such as Charlie’s Angels 2, Mulholland Drive and The Girl On The Train, and TV series The Leftovers. His writing work includes Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2 and Rock Of Ages.
Jennifer Aniston was previously married to actor Brad Pitt. They divorced in 2005, after being married five years. Brad Pitt later married actress Angelina Jolie, from whom he is now separated.