Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced their split last week, but TMZ reveals the couple may not even need to file for divorce after all.
The A-list couple made waves in every step of their relationship, from their engagement to marriage and now to their divorce. The celebrity gossip website claims that there's a chance that the pair might not even be married in the first place.
Aniston, 49, and Theroux, 46, famously threw a lavish secret party in their Bel Air home to celebrate their nuptials in 2015.
However, when TMZ checked marriage records in Los Angeles County, they failed to find the couple's records even in files that go all the way up to 2010. While a marriage license can be confidential, the website's team was informed that the pair didn't get one in the county.
There are other counties in California where they could have acquired their marriage license. An insider who knows Aniston revealed that there have been speculation for a while that the two Hollywood stars are not legally married.
Multiple divorce lawyers whom TMZ talked to also said that the two never reached out to them.
Theroux Doubts From The Beginning
Reports have said that one of the reasons for the couple's split is the fact that Aniston and Theroux want to live in different places. The Friends star, a true California girl, loves living in Los Angeles, while The Leftovers actor prefers New York City. While Aniston tried to live with her former husband in the Big Apple, a source says her heart isn't in it.
It turns out, this has been a problem from the very beginning.
"[Theroux] had reservations at the time because they still hadn't figured out where they were going to live as a couple," a source tells Us Weekly. "Justin was absolutely head over heels in love with Jen — and probably always will be — but marriage was never important to him."
"Marriage was always just a piece of paper to Justin, and he didn't need it," the source adds.
Apparently, it was Aniston who wanted and needed to get married, especially due to the constant media scrutiny on her and her relationship status.
The A-list couple announced their separation in a joint statement, stressing that the decision was both "mutual and lovingly made." They have been together for around seven years after working on the set of Wanderlust.