When Justin Theroux Shared the Real Reason Behind His High Profile Split From Jennifer Aniston

Published 12/27/2023, 8:08 AM EST

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For decades, Jennifer Aniston’s love life has continued to pique public interest. Ever since her time on the NBC sitcom, Friends, fans have always been inquisitive about her relationship status. Although she has been with many celebrities, only two have resulted in a marriage. While the world has speculated that Angelina Jolie may have been the reason for her split from Brad Pitt, the reason behind the end of Aniston’s relationship with her second husband was kept under wraps.

Just 3 years after their split took over tabloids, Justin Theroux gave the world a little more insight into why the couple separated.

Justin Theroux addressed the reason he and Jennifer Aniston split up

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In 2021, Justin Theroux sat down for an interview with Esquire to give his fans a look into his life. He spoke about the rather exhausting year he had because of the COVID-19 pandemic, his career, and about his relationship with his ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston. While tabloids had everyone believing they had divorced over not agreeing on a place to settle down, the actor shut those down. He even called it “an oversimplification” of what had played out.

“Look, people create narratives that make themselves feel better or simplify things for them,” the Charlie’s Angels actor continued. While he was adamant about not delving into it too much, he also said, “Like it or not, we didn’t have that dramatic split.” While that should have been enough to put the rumors to rest, their close friendship and amazing bond have also given the world reasons to believe that they just did not work out.

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After all, the actor even gushed about Aniston during the interview and explained how much he cherished having her in his life.

Theroux opened up about Aniston and their friendship since the divorce

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In the same interview with Esquire, Justin Theroux shared what it was like being friends with his ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston, all these years after their divorce. While they seemed to make a stunning couple, they unfortunately only lasted 2 years together. Since they split in 2018, the former couple has made sure to keep in touch. The actor revealed, “We don’t talk every day, but we call each other. We FaceTime. We text.”

 

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He even added that it would have been “a loss” if they were not in contact. Thankfully, they have not lost touch yet. They even put up cute posts on social media for each other’s birthday. While that will not be ending anytime soon, her two divorces did end up leaving the star learning how to love again.

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Prathika Prashant

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Prathika Prashant is an Entertainment Writer and Hollywood News Reporter at Netflix Junkie. Having 150+ articles to her name, her EdTech background helped her explore her love for writing. However, being a singer who can be seen covering her favorite songs in her free time is what truly got her into the glittery world of entertainment.

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