In a joint statement, they said: “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.”
There is no further news about them filing for divorce but we’re sure it will definitely follow. At present, Aniston’s celebrity net worth stands at $220 million while Theroux is worth roughly $20 million.
The rumours about them breaking up started to surface when they spend Aniston’s birthday separately. Jen had a good time at with her friends in Malibu while Theroux was in New York.
Last weekend, Aniston was also spotted attending Ellen’s star-studded 60th birthday alone. Theroux said he was preparing to do a press for his show on Netflix called “Mute.”
It was in July 2017 when they were last seen together at a public event. They appeared at Jason Bateman’s Hollywood Walk of Fame.
How They Met
The two met at the set of Tropic Thunder in 2007. Theroux co-wrote the film with Ben Stiller, who was Aniston’s close friend and collaborator. There was no spark the first time.
During an interview with PopSugar, Aniston shared:
“I thought he was very sweet and he was always very nice,
But I remember thinking he was very dark. At first you think he could be like a serial killer, but he is actually the nicest person in the world.”
First Love at Second Meeting
Three years later, the two had a chance to meet again as they co-starred the film, Wanderlust. This time, the two developed a good friendship. There was no romance at that time since Theroux was technically dating stylist Heidi Bivens.
By 2011, they made their first public appearance as a couple at the MTV Movie Awards in June. They were then spotted at a number of events including the unveiling of Jen’s star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Their engagement did last longer than expected and people were guessing whether they have been married secretly or not. Eventually, the whole waiting game became exhausting that Jen said: “Why not wait just wait until we actually get to have fun announcing something? Who wants to play the guessing game? Whether it be a family wedding, this, that, the other thing?”
The Secret Wedding
In 2015, when rumours have started to die down, the couple were said to have tied the knot in a private ceremony at their Bel Air mansion. They reportedly got married on the same day as Theroux’s 44th birthday.
On why the no-fuss nuptials, Theroux explained: “It’s so much more special when it’s just your close friends and family and it’s lovely.”
“Jen and I wanted it to be peaceful environment, you don’t want to be hectic.”
Unfortunately, their 2-year marriage had come to an end. Well, who knows what happens next? These two seem to be good in keeping things private.