Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have officially declared they are separating through a press release.
According to the couple the separation was “mutual” and they decided to reveal their decision publicly to declare the truth and to leave no opportunity for any speculations or rumors. According to the press release, any information other than mentioned in their revelation is pure speculation and invention of others that do not hold any merit.
The couple said they will continue to maintain “deep respect and love” for each other. Aniston and Theroux got engaged in August of 2012 and married in August of 2015. They have no children.The two worked together on 2012′s “Wanderlust,” in which she starred.
They said they are “two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.”
Theroux, 46, had a small role in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and has several films slated for release this year, including Netflix’s “Mute” out this month. His writing credits include “Tropic Thunder,” ″Iron Man 2″ and “Zoolander 2.”
Theroux said in an interview earlier this week that he and Aniston were not together on her Feb. 11 birthday, and he would not be spending Valentine’s Day with her.
Aniston, 49, is featured on the cover of the current issue of Architectural Digest with a story about the “pure domestic bliss” of the Beverly Hills, California, home she shared with Theroux. Known as much for her style and stalwart acting career as she is for being a tabloid target, Aniston was previously married to Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005.
Aniston denounced tabloid culture in a 2016 op-ed, saying she “has worked too hard in this life and this career to be whittled down to a sad, childless human.”
Aniston rose to fame on TV’s “Friends” and has appeared in such films as “Horrible Bosses,” ″Office Christmas Party,” ″Cake” and “Marley & Me.”