Justin Theroux shares insight into relationship with Jennifer Aniston

Lucy Scott
·2-min read
Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

Justin Theroux has spoken out about the rumours which circulated when he and Jennifer Aniston divorced in 2018, after three years of marriage.

At the time, the couple announced their separation in a joint statement, saying, ‘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 actors have stuck to their word and managed to have one of the most amicable separations in Hollywood. They regularly speak to each other, send public birthday messages to each other on Instagram and even celebrated Thanksgiving together.

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In a recent interview with Esquire, the actor was asked directly if a contributing factor to the couple's divorce was that Justin wanted to live in New York City, while Jennifer wanted to be based on the west coast in Los Angeles.

He replied, ‘That’s a narrative that is not true, for the most part. Look, people create narratives that make themselves feel better or simplify things for them. That whole 'This person likes rock ’n’ roll, that person likes jazz. Of course!' That’s just not the case. It’s an oversimplification.’

Justin refused to expand further, but did open up about how he and Jennifer have stayed friends, explaining they regularly call, FaceTime and text each other, but don't speak every day.

'Like it or not, we didn’t have that dramatic split, and we love each other,' he sad. 'I’m sincere when I say that I cherish our friendship. We can not be together and still bring each other joy and friendship. Also, she makes me laugh very, very hard. She’s a hilarious person. It would be a loss if we weren’t in contact, for me personally. And I’d like to think the same for her.'

He concluded matters on the subject by saying, ‘If you love the person the same way you loved them in the relationship, it would behoove you to love them the same way out of the relationship.'

We couldn't agree more!

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