Actors Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have officially ended their relationship after two-plus years of marriage.
The couple announced that they had separated late last year in a joint statement obtained by HuffPost on Thursday.
The breakup, which Aniston and Theroux had intended to keep private at least for a while, was “mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year,” according to the couple. They decided to publicly announce the split in an attempt to “reduce any further speculation” and “gossip.”
“We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship,” the couple said in their statement.
“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.”
Aniston and Theroux met on the set of “Tropic Thunder” in 2007 and got engaged five years later. They were married on Aug. 5, 2015.
The actors do not have kids together, but they intend to stay friends and maintain their “deep respect and love” for each other, according to the couple.
(Excerpt) Read More in: The HuffPost