The couple introduced that that they had separated late final yr in a joint assertion obtained by HuffPost on Thursday.
The breakup, which Aniston and Theroux had meant to maintain non-public no less than for some time, was “mutual and lovingly made on the finish of final yr,” in keeping with the couple. They determined to publicly announce the cut up in an try to “scale back any additional hypothesis” and “gossip.”
“We’re two greatest mates who’ve determined to half methods as a pair, however stay up for persevering with our cherished friendship,” the couple stated of their assertion.
“Usually we’d do that privately, however on condition that the gossip business can’t resist a possibility to take a position and invent, we wished to convey the reality straight.”
Aniston and Theroux met on the set of “Tropic Thunder” in 2007 and obtained engaged 5 years later. They have been married on Aug. 5, 2015.
The actors should not have youngsters collectively, however they intend to remain mates and keep their “deep respect and love” for one another, in keeping with the couple.
Aniston, a scorching subject for movie star gossip websites, has beforehand criticized tabloid tradition and the media’s obsession together with her non-public life. In a 2016 essay for HuffPost, the actress stated she was fed up with the incessant deal with her physique, her private selections and whether or not or not she was pregnant. Final August, practically a yr after that commentary was revealed, she told Vogue that the gossip surrounding her private life hadn’t let up.
Learn Aniston and Theroux’s full assertion about their separation under:
In an effort to scale back any additional hypothesis, we’ve determined to announce our separation. This determination was mutual and lovingly made on the finish of final yr. We’re two greatest mates who’ve determined to half methods as a pair, however stay up for persevering with our cherished friendship. Usually we’d do that privately, however on condition that the gossip business can’t resist a possibility to take a position and invent, we wished to convey the reality straight. No matter else is printed about us that isn’t straight from us, is another person’s fictional narrative. Above all, we’re decided to keep up the deep respect and love that we’ve for each other.