Another power couple has lost their spark. Friends star Jennifer Aniston and husband Justin Theroux announces that they are ending their love story.
Aniston and Theroux, who had been together for seven years and married for two years, had reportedly called it quits. The separation was far from nasty and was indeed amicable, as read on their joint statement, provided by Aniston's publicist, Stephen Huvane.
"We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship," the statement read.
Aniston and Theroux's separation statement was also to set the record straight. It is also for their fans to hear it straight from the horse's mouth to avoid confusion and sensationalism. Even with their decision, the couple explained that there was no bad blood between them, and instead, they explained that they were willing to treasure and nurture the respect they have for each other.
It turned out that the decision, described as "mutual and lovingly made," was already reached in December, but was only publicized now. A nod to their promises is the recent sighting in New Year, as Aniston and Theroux rang in 2018 together in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with close friends.
Meanwhile, days leading to the release of their announcement, Aniston and Theroux were spotted without each other. The former recently attended talk show host Ellen DeGeneres' birthday party, but her beau was nowhere near her. The 49-year-old ex of Brad Pitt also welcomed her birthday without Theroux. Instead, she was surrounded with close friends Courteney Cox, who played Monica in Friends, Leigh Kilton-Smith, Kristin Hahn and Andrea Bendewald.
Meanwhile, setting the record straight might probably be the best move for the former love birds. It can be remembered that separation rumors started milling last year after fans of Aniston and Theroux rarely see the two together.
Theroux spent a tremendous time in New York, and not in Los Angeles, where the couple resides, sparking controversies. However, it should be noted that they both had gotten busy over the past year, with Aniston sealing a deal with Apple TV and her Dumplin film, while The Leftovers star with The Spy Who Dumped Me.
Aniston and Theroux met in 2008 on the set of Ben Stiller's starstudded comedy film, Tropic Thunder. They started dating in 2011, and a year after, the Mulholland Drive actor popped the question. They exchanged vows in 2015.