Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have confirmed their separation after two years of marriage.
The pair announced that their decision to split was “mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year” in a joint statement, but insisted that they will remain “best friends”.
“We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship,” they said, reports the Telegraph. The statement was released by Aniston’s longtime publicist, Stephen Huvane “in an effort to reduce any further speculation”.
“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,” read the statement.
“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.”
The pair met on the set of Wanderlust in 2011 and married in a secret ceremony in 2015. Aniston was previously married to Brad Pitt for five years, divorcing in 2005.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK