Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux decided to end their marriage. The famous couple announced their separation in an official statement. The two had been married for a bit over two years before the split. They dated for another five before their marriage.
The official statement revealed that the two stars separated at the end of last year. Despite the split, the two allegedly remain friends. The pair released this statement with the purpose to make sure that all speculation on the subject will end.
“In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship,” the statement said.
Then, it explained the reason for release. “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. 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.”
Of course, rumors that the marriage was dealing with some problems were definitely on. However, it seems that no one suspected that these problems were so severe that the two decided to end their marriage. ET reported that the main reason why the couple split was linked to the fact that they could not reach an agreement over where they should live.
According to a source talking to the celebrity site, Justin didn’t want to live in Hollywood because he loves New York. However, Jennifer did not feel the same and she actually had an issue with being followed around by the paparazzi in New York. Too much tabloid attention kept Jennifer unhappy, although she and Justin allegedly tried at one point to live in New York. After all, the two apparently wanted different things in life.