Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are the latest celebrity couple to call it quits. Six years after they were first linked together as a couple, the pair has split. Aniston and Theroux actually broke up at the end of 2017, as a statement issued to AP News by the actress' rep confirms, however they just announced their separation today.
“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,” Aniston's publicist, Stephen Huvane, told AP News. “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.” The couple added that the decision was “mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year,” as People notes.
While Aniston was notably busy in Los Angeles over the past days at Ellen Degeneres' birthday party, her own birthday party, and, reportedly, Amy Schumer's wedding, Theroux was nowhere to be found at any of those events. He was last seen out in public flying solo in the front row of the Adam Selman show during New York Fashion Week.
It was just earlier this month that Aniston opened up about their relationship, telling Architectural Digest of the Bel-Air home they made together, “There was a time when I thought there was something romantic about picking up and trotting off somewhere different every three months. I look around at my husband and my dogs and our home, and there’s nowhere else I want to be.”
Aniston also revealed that the pair decorated the home together — strengthening their relationship in the process — saying, “Justin definitely wanted to be involved, so there was a bit of a learning curve for me on how to include another voice in the design process... For instance, I figured out that immediately saying ‘No!’ to any suggestion is not the most collaborative move."
Aniston and Theroux married two and a half years ago after The Leftovers star proposed to her while celebrating his 41st birthday. "Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage," his rep said at the time to Us Weekly.