Another day, another celebrity break up. This latest one will be a shocker for many, because Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are no longer together. The Friends alum and The Leftovers star recently ended their seven-year relationship together, reportedly called it quits at the end of 2017 in what was deemed a mutual separation. Here's what we know so far about that particular celebrity breakup.
According to reports, the couple wishes to remain in each other's life-- but not in a romantic fashion. They intended to keep it a secret as long as possible, but that's difficult when you're both high-profile celebrities. Aniston's long-time publicist Stephen Huvane released a statement about the breakup, reported by People, below.
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. 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.
This relationship bombshell comes shortly after Jennifer Aniston appeared solo at Amy Schumer's surprise wedding this week. The couple has spent less time together in the past year, with both Aniston and Theroux attending events by themselves lately, including Ellen DeGeneres's birthday bash. They did, however, spend New Year's together. There's a decent chance that is the last time they were spotted in each other's company.
It's unclear if and/or when the couple will get divorced. They have been married for two-and-a-half years now, after getting engaged back in 2012. They remained engaged for three years before they wed in secret back in August 2015. It was Jennifer Aniston's second marriage after the one she shared with Brad Pitt, while it was Justin Theroux's first. The couple first met on the set of Tropic Thunder, and they officially became a couple in 2011, most likely growing closer after working together on 2012's Wanderlust. That comedy remains the one-and-only time they've worked together.
Jennifer Aniston is next set to be seen in the war drama The Yellow Birds and the comedy-musical Dumplin', both expected to be released sometime this year. She also recently agreed to return to television with Reese Witherspoon in an upcoming, untitled Apple TV series. Justin Theroux, meanwhile, will soon be seen in Netflix's Mute, set to stream later this month. He'll also appear in the biopic On the Basis of Sex and the action-comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me. He's also signed onto the Netflix series Maniac. Theroux also had a brief appearance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, though you might've missed him. I
t's sad to report on another break-up for The Break-Up star, but it's comforting that Jennifer Anniston and Theroux are splitting up amicably, at least. Now let's see how long it takes for rumors that she and Bratt Pitt are getting together to arise.