I’m about to apply the same logic to Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston’s relationship that I’ve applied (in the past) to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. That logic? Basically, whenever rumors swirl that a couple is breaking up and the couple goes out and puts up a “togetherness” front, it actually means something. On a superficial level, we’re supposed to look at JustJen together in the same car, going to Emily Blunt’s baby shower, and think “Yay, they’re still together, no problems here!” But I’ve always thought there was more to it, especially with these obvious kinds of photo-ops and official sounding push-backs. It’s not just that Justin and Jennifer went out in public together – it’s that they talked about the rumors and decided on a plan of action together to refute the rumors, that’s what speaks volumes to me. While I still wonder/assume that Justin and Jennifer will be done in four months’ time, I think it’s a good sign for them as a couple that they’re working together to push back on the rumors.
So, here’s hoping that they’ve worked out their junk and that Justin signed off on this Daily Mail story. The Mail published this last night as an “exclusive”. It sounds like it came from Jennifer’s publicist, but who knows really?
They quashed speculation their relationship is on the rocks after throwing a star-studded Christmas party with a guest list to rival the Oscars. And after putting their wedding on hold, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are now vowing to spend more time together in 2014 – having even attended counseling sessions, MailOnline can reveal.
After being separated for work over the past few months, the couple have now made plans for a New Year sunshine break in Mexico.
A source said: ‘Jen and Justin love each other, they are fully committed. They had hoped to be married by now but work commitments this year meant their plans went astray. They have had some counseling. They both regret not spending more time together this year and they’re determined that next year will be different.’
The couple recently moved into their newly renovated $21million Bel Air residence – where they threw a holiday bash earlier this month – but a friend said that Jennifer has conceded she will set up camp in New York when Justin begins filming HBO series The Leftovers next spring.
Their continuing closeness could be seen as Justin, 42, dropped, former Friends star Jennifer, 44, off at pal Emily Blunt’s baby shower in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon – picking her up a few hours later.
Engaged since August 2012, they have been discussing wedding plans, as the source said: ‘Jen and Justin are looking at it like it’s a party for their friends. They’ve downgraded the scale of their wedding. Justin is adamant it will happen in 2014 but that it will be more ‘spontaneous and organic ‘ than they’d previously wanted.’
The little voice in the back of my head just whispered, “… but he’s going to be in New York for months and they’ll be physically separated for a long time…” But hey, I’m still hoping the Mail’s version is the correct version. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Jennifer and Justin were in counseling too – Jennifer is a big believer in therapy, and I could totally see her asking Justin to do couples’ therapy to work out some of their problems.
Also – of course they’re doing New Year’s in Mexico. That’s such a no-brainer! Haven’t they spent the last two New Year’s in Cabo? I swear, we’re going to be doing Aniston Mad Libs next. Aniston: “I feel most beautiful when ______.”
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and Terry’s Diary.