Justin Theoux & Jennifer Aniston’s ‘separate lives’: he’s in NYC, she’s in LA


Justin Theroux was photographed a lot last week. He was photographed coming out of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s home, after Justin had visited with PSH’s partner Mimi. Justin also attended PSH’s memorial service. There were no fashion house publicity emails about what he was wearing or anything, but it still bothered me to see that the photographers were taking pictures of people in mourning. And now those photos are being used against Justin. Sort of.

Justin was in NYC by himself – Jennifer Aniston is, presumably, still in LA. I knew Justin would need to be NYC to begin filming his new HBO series, but it seems like he and Jennifer just spent the holidays together (in Mexico) and then he flew back to NYC really quickly. And Jennifer didn’t come to town to go to Hoffman’s memorial service, despite the fact that she had worked with Hoffman too (they did Along Came Polly together). So… is there trouble in JustJen World?

From Cate Blanchett to Amy Adams and Joaquin Phoenix, several A-list celebrities were on hand for the wake and funeral of Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York this week. But there was one person whose absence was glaring. As a grim Justin Theroux said goodbye to his longtime friend and confidante, his fiancée Jennifer Aniston was nowhere to be seen. In fact, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned, the couple haven’t been photographed together in public for more than a month!

The couple were last spotted together on a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in late December, but even then things seemed tense. Photographers captured shots of Aniston gesturing angrily at Theroux, and the two seemed distant.

They haven’t been seen together since.

Theroux was last spotted in L.A. in mid-January, before fleeing back to Manhattan, even before Hoffman’s death.

As Radar has reported, he has never felt at home in L.A. and has publicly called the city “awful.”

California girl Aniston, however, has stayed on the West Coast, where she was spotted attending Portia de Rossi‘s birthday party on January 31, just two days before Hoffman was found dead of an apparent overdose. But more than a week later, she hasn’t been spotted by her grieving fiancé’s side. The couple have been engaged for 18 months, but now it seems they’ve never been further away from walking down the aisle.

[From Radar]

Well, I think people grieve in different ways. I didn’t know Justin and PSH were close, but apparently they were and Justin was one of the first family friends to go to Mimi and spend time with the Hoffman kids. I don’t think we should use Justin’s sadness against him. But! I do think Justin and Jennifer are having big problems and those problems predate PSH’s passing. Plus, I do have to wonder… is Heidi Bivens still living in NYC? She is, isn’t she? I do have to wonder if Justin hasn’t turned, in his grief, to the woman who lived with him for 14 years.


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  1. QQ says:

    Do they just put out the same article every two weeks down to the headline?? this is exhausting… Is like THE slowest motion car crash of the decade

  2. Renee says:

    1) I do feel badly about people being photographed while grieving. It is invasive and violating. And Justin does look genuinely bewildered in the bottom pick. I realize that I am reading this story but I didn’t know that’s where the pictures were sourced from.

    2) I hate, HATE!!!!! myself for clicking on stories about JustJen. I really don’t like either of them but I can’t seem to stop myself. It’s like messing with a blemish that I know is going to scar. Ugh. I think I need a twelve-step.

    • emmie_a says:

      I saw a few pics of Justin on the day of the funeral where he looked like he was crying. I felt awful about seeing those. The pics were taken outside, while they were exiting the church – so it was in pubilc, but still, it just seemed like he was really hurting and we don’t have to see that.

  3. Hiddles forever says:

    Funerals don’t suit Jennifer’s hair, I don’t understand why they don’t get it…..

    FGS, it is unbelievable that mags cannot even leave celebs alone whilst attending a funeral….

  4. AmeliaBedelia says:

    Radar exclusively learned they haven’t been photographed together in a month? How is that an exclusive?

    Look, I have no idea what is going in with them, but they were together at a couple of the pre-golden globes parties in mid-January and a quick search of isopix shows he was photographed out and about in LA several times in late January, including at Aniston’s usual skin care place on 1/24. Leftovers was originally scheduled to go into production last week. And he seemed friendly enough with Chelsea Handler at Howard Stern’s birthday party.

    They could be having issues, but Radar isn’t giving us anything here.

  5. Cecilia says:

    So sad about PSH. He & Justin were close. I don’t want to say anything else, as it would be just too disrespectful at this point in time.

  6. HappyMom says:

    Why would it be held against him if she didn’t come to NYC to support him? I just think it shows that their relationship is probably on the rocks if not over.

  7. Luca26 says:

    I’m not a fan but it seems like a super low blow to take the PSH funeral as some indication of the state of the relationship. Maybe she stayed away because she didn’t know the family well and didn’t want to create more of a paparrazi nightmare?

    • dizzylucy says:

      Completely agree with this.
      Who knows the reason she wasn’t there, or the status of their relationship, but I don’t think the death of a really talented, beloved guy is the appropriate context to speculate about it in.

    • bluhare says:

      And that trumps supporting your partner?

      Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised if he told her to stay in LA. She and her hair could have created a circus.

      • Tulip Garden says:

        IDK but maybe it frees your partner to grieve with those who were close to the deceased and concentrate on those having a difficult time without having to worry about their significant other if that significant other wasn’t close to the deceased and/or his family.
        Or it could be that Aniston didn’t want to add to the paparazzi extravaganza that PSH’s death caused.
        Or it could be that they are having trouble.
        I just dont think we know so I was adding my speculation

      • LAK says:

        It’s not wierd to speculate about her absence at such a devastating time for *him*.

        We aren’t commenting on his grief or even asking him to share it. We aren’t speculating about PSH’s funeral.

        However, if your partner nee fiance had lost someone they cared for deeply, wouldn’t you be by their side?

        It has nothing to do with gossip though they are a gossip worthy couple (for the media).

        There is no excuse not to go. End of.

        And if we are going to touch upon paps/celebrity at the funeral, there were many bigger celebrities there. I doubt she would have been the centre of attention in a room full of so many celebrities.

      • Tulip Garden says:

        I agree that speculation is normal and to be expected.

        As to attending of funerals being a accurate gauge of the state of a relationship, I don’t think it is, at least in my case. I have attended the funerals of various people that I have been close to over the years without my husband, provided that has wasn’t close to them as well. I honestly preferred to go alone so that I could be with those of the deceased and share that grieving process. My husband would have gone if I had made it apparent that I needed or wanted him to. It was is no way a slight to my husband and he never took it as such.
        I am not saying that is the case here but I am saying that it is a possibility.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Tulip Garden, who wrote: “I have attended the funerals of various people that I have been close to over the years without my husband, provided that has wasn’t close to them as well.”

        But Jen ‘did’ know PSH … she worked with him in a film with Ben Stiller. I think it was “Along Came Polly.” Other actors who worked with Hoffman attended, and they didn’t have fiancees who were BFF’s with him.

        I think the fact that she worked with PSH has intensified only the speculation as to why she didn’t attend.

      • Tulip Garden says:

        @Emma – the JP Lover,

        I meant “know” as in was close to not as in worked with or met. My husband knew the people that had died as well. He just wasn’t close to them.

        Frankly, I was just sharing my personal experience. That doesn’t reflect on them or their decision-making either way. I did note that there are other reasons that she may not have attended in my first post including that they may be having problems. Again, I am just speculating.

      • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

        @Emma – TJPL: maybe PSH didn’t like JA so she was asked not to attend. Well who knows why she didn’t go, but personally I find it a little odd not to be there and support your partner. Guess that is just me.

      • Tara says:

        If someone I was close to and cared about passed away I may or may not want my husband there. If he did not like or respect the person much then we could not grieve on the same level. I would not want to have to clear mental space for him while dealing with a loss. Otherwise I would need and want him by my side.
        If there was the slightest chance that Aniston did not like or respect PSH I could see Justin not wanting her there. All it would take is one insincere or pat condolence or one smug “Hey, I,m grieving with A listers” hair toss and Theroux would probably have to go for a walk to prevent a huge fight. Maybe he knows she can’t do sympathy – I mean, we’ve all seen her acting.

  8. emmie_a says:

    The pictures you posted show him going to the wake and the memorial service the next day. PSH and him seemed to be really close friends. I thought it was strange that Jennifer didn’t join him. Unless, who knows, maybe he didn’t want her there.

  9. Tiffany says:

    Yeah. I wondered why Jennifer was not their either. All the other celebrities had their SO by their side. As someone who cares an awful lot about the image she wants projected, this was not the smartest thing to do. I also think it is that he wore his grown up coat and clothes to the service.

  10. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    I’m glad that Justin was there for Mimi and her kids—I am feeling so bad for that poor woman. Especially since ever pap from NY to LA is up in her face every day……

    I already assumed that Jennifer and Justin were apart i.e. he in NY and she in LA,—but I was only mildly curious about why she wasn’t with him, only really because he was the only celeb that I saw (that I recognized) that wasn’t with his ‘other half’….not thinking about the gossip factor.

    And this article already came out a couple of months ago–they’re probably putting it out to exploit PSH’s death just a TINY bit more than they already have—two ‘scandals’ in one story!

  11. Blannie says:

    I have no idea about their relationship but I’m puzzled by why she wouldn’t fly to be with Justin after one of his good friend’s (judging by his visit to PSH’s children and their mother) terribly sad passing. I’d want to be there to comfort my fiance. And since she had worked with PSH, it’s even more of a mystery to me. It’s not like she can’t afford to go back and forth for a short visit if she has other commitments.

    • Tara says:

      I find that confusing as well. The other Tara wisely offered that she’d want to mourn a friend alone if her husband didn’t hold the friend in as high regard as she did. However, I think most significant others would at least want to be in the same town to offer support. I think JustJen’s latest Cabo trip was a goodbye vacation.

      Re: coverage of celebrity funerals: there always is. Did i just miss the outrage before?

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I have a sense of outrage because they haven’t left Mimi O’Donnell or her kids alone, since a week ago, when it was announced. I guess it feels a lot more public, because it’s not like she can hide behind a gate—her apartment/condo is right on the street. Anyone who wants to go in/out, has to go through the paps….poor woman can’t even hide.

      • Tara says:

        @virgilia: ah, yes. That does suck for Mimi and the kids. The paps really should keep their distance from them. But taking pics of people entering and exiting celebrity funerals has always been done. Again, if there was outrage over that, I missed it.

  12. MissNostalgia says:

    They’re done; he seems to be an involved, artsy kind of dude and he is working on a tv series out there. No offense, but Aniston seems very self-involved; I never got the fascination with her hair/styles.

  13. olivia says:

    I think that people grieve in different ways and we don’t know enough about their relationship to know whether it would have been appropriate for her to attend or not.

    • Blannie says:

      But she still could have gone to NY to be with him whether she attended the funeral or not.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        That’s a good point. I would’ve wanted to support my partner, even if I didn’t go to the funeral. Especially since PSH’s death was due to a relapse, and Justin is a former addict.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        @Orig. G
        Maybe I’m wrong–it’s just something that I heard on this site…..I retract it.

      • The Original G says:

        @VG. No problem. There’s plenty of gossip to go around with Jen and Justin. :)

        I don’t have time to look up the reference today.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Well, it’s just something that was a throwaway comment, made a few years ago, I think–and I didn’t think about it until today.

        Glad I didn’t say more, because until you corrected me, I was wondering wtf he was doing with Jennifer….she and my mom are alike in that they love their liquor. So I’m glad I didn’t say anything.

        I don’t know–I don’t think that Jennifer would’ve made the paps go into a furor….if she is in NY (which I doubt, but it’s possible), then I could see her not wanting to add to the photo op that it became—but I would hope that she would be there to support Justin. It’s a hard thing, to lose your friend, especially in that way.

        And man, they have bitchy articles about it already–I’m surprised Huvane is letting it go–probably because she isn’t there.

    • The Original G says:

      I agree with olivia. I think many times, celebs avoid funerals to keep the pap circus at bay, which I think is comendable.

      @VG. I thought the guy who claimed Justin was an addict retracted all his statements and apologized? That Keith Middlebroke, guy?

      They’ve been living apart mostly for the last year, so I don’t the funeral is/should be the issue.

  14. Jayna says:

    People always think they want to go back to the old girlfriend. They rarely do unless it’s fairly quick, not after years. They’ve moved on and were able to leave them in the first place because they didn’t care enough. If the present relationship they are in isn’t working, they are moving on to something new, not to the person they tossed to the wind several years ago.

    It does seem like J and J are in trouble. She went to Ellen’s birthday party in LA. He went to Howard Stern’s in NY. Of course, she would have flown to be with him for this funeral, just like others came with their significant others. Something is definitely wrong right now, whether over or having issues.

  15. mel says:

    What man wears a sweater tied around his hips?

  16. Maya says:

    Frankly I think the reason Jennifer didn’t attend the funeral was because of the fact that Heidi was also a long term friend of PSH and his family. So many of Heidi’s and Justin’s mutual friends would have been there and maybe Jennifer would have felt uncomfortable if she did attend.

    Jennifer doesn’t strike me as a confident woman and since she slept with Justin (almost a year) behind Heidi’s back – she wouldn’t have the guts to be face to face with Heidi nor her friends.

    Or it could just be that Jennifer doesn’t like funerals and thus didn’t attend. Although if you are in a relationship then shouldn’t you support you partner who is grieving?

  17. break says:

    Howard Stern was on vacation with them in late December, and made it sound like they’re still very together. I believe Howard over Radar.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I highly doubt that Justin, Howard, and Jennifer were braiding each other’s hair, in between margaritas and sangria, talking about their relationship woes. It was a vacation.

      Does anyone know if they (or Jennifer/Justin separately) are good friends with Howard, or if he was just a celeb friendship?

      • break says:

        Howard is good friends with Jimmy Kimmel, and this is the second year in a row in which they have all vacationed with Aniston in Mexico. I doubt that Howard would hang out with her otherwise. Also, I’m pretty sure that Howard’s wife Beth drags him on these trips, but he seems to enjoy them, despite himself :)

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I don’t mean to imply that they’re not friendly…I just think that they are casual friends—friend of friends, as you put it. If a friend of a friend wanted me to come down to Mexico and slurp margaritas and lay around in a hotel room that I don’t have to pay for–I wouldn’t be against that.

        All I mean to say is that if (which I think they are, but ANYTHING is possible) Jennifer and Justin are dragging out their official break up for whatever reason—I highly doubt Howard Stern would know. At the most, they went on vacation w/each other twice in two years, and maybe have dinner (if Jimmy K is there) a few times a year.

        Plenty of couples ‘fake it’ before they separate—one of my cousins still had pictures of his (now ex) wife, in his car (he had a digital screen), shortly before they were divorced–and she was a straight up beyotch (she abandoned both of her kids). I asked him who it was, because I hadn’t ever met or seen her before, and he told me….nothing from the way he talked or looked at the picture indicated that they were going through something like that.

      • The Original G says:

        I totally believe that Jen and Howard might be discussing their hair.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        @Orig. G

        Howard’s hair is pretty glorious, isn’t it? I’m jealous, and I bet Jennifer is too.

      • The Original G says:

        She probably passed him some Living Proof to help him acheive more of a California look.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        While secretly having the last laugh—her hair is WAY BETTER with extensions and bleaching, than it is with that silly, old, ‘MIT tested’ hair care line—what is that? Using SCIENCE to take care of your hair, instead of using what God gave you–two hands and some fake hair.

        Seriously though—it amazes me that someone can admit to having extensions for YEARS (in the era where her hair was amazeballs to all women) can rep a hair care line, in good faith. Or straighten her hair with a brazilian, while repping said haircare company. Or right now…she just put her extensions back in. If I saw a celeb trying to tell me to use their stuff, but I knew all of that—I wouldn’t buy the product.

        It’s ridiculous–you’d think there would be a clause in her contract or something….she needs a new stylist though–her hair always looks like she rolled out of bed and hasn’t done anything to it for at least a month.

      • Jayna says:

        He met Jennifer once before. He met them as a couple on the annual trip before this one, the 2012/2013 NYE trip. He commented on his show that he got to talk to Justin quite a bit and he seemed like a nice guy and that he couldn’t believe how much Jennifer is stalked by the paps. Jimmy Kimmel, on Howard’s show, said Howard is anti-social and stayed somewhere else, while the group stayed in the house together. He saw them at Jimmy Kimmel’s wedding also. Jimmy Kimmel is the one that was the mutual friend and how they ended up socializing all together.

    • Rayche says:

      truth. howard would rat them out.

    • Rachel says:

      But Jen and Brad were in vacation with others right before they split. Just because they went on vacation, doesn’t mean they wiill stay together.

  18. Francine says:

    It’s rather insulting to keep dragging Heidi Bivens back into this. It’s been almost three years, and this kind of speculation assumes: 1) she’s been waiting around this entire time or hasn’t moved on, and 2) she would eve take him back. Leave the her out of this drama.

    • Jayna says:

      I know. It’s beyond silly. He dumped her and took off with another woman, asked that woman to marry him, and it’s been three years and he’s never looked back. Now, he may be looking forward with a new woman some day, but people think he’s pining for someone he gave up a long time ago. People romanticize this stuff. Women are dumped all the time or vice versa and they are dumped for a reason. The person wasn’t in love enough, especially since it’s been over three years and he seems to love his new friends.

  19. Sandydc says:

    I think it’s clear that they are on the rocks. Jen and Justin should just call it already. It happens.

  20. BackstageBitchy says:

    Heidi’s in town. She was at Fashion Week doing her job the day of the Memorial. She’s platinum blond these days, looks good, & I really can’t imagine she’s still interested in her ex. Meanwhile, I don’t think JA can get out of her own head enough to think of someone else, but it IS possible she came to NY to support her dude but they decided she wouldn’t attend the actual wake because of the inappropriate attention it would garner. Just because she wasn’t photographed at/ didn’t attend the funeral doesn’t mean she wasn’t in town to support him. It just means he or someone else told her not to come to the funeral.

  21. Malone says:

    A group of women celebrating a birthday tweeted that Jennifer and Justin had a group dinner with Courteney Cox, her new man, Jason Bateman and Orlando Bloom at Sunset Towers on January 25th. And there are pap pics of him in LA around that time, including in their residential neighborhood. That would have been right before he went to NYC to start shooting the HBO show. So if there’s been a split, it’s incredibly recent.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I wonder what the filming schedule is for tv shows…..he’s been doing that show for almost a year now, just filming. I guess it’s more noticeable, when you go back and forth, as opposed to just being in one spot.

      Can you link the tweet?

  22. Sue says:

    I’m more concerned with the tweets that had Justin drinking at a bar after the funeral. Doesn’t he have his own issues with drugs and alcohol? Wasn’t it at a wrap party where PSH fell off the wagon and it lead to his death?

    I really don’t care for Aniston and her decade long pity party, but how self-involved do you have to be not to even be seen with the man you are supposed to be marrying when he is in obvious pain? Maybe it’s intentional so that if/when they break-up there’s a ready made excuse (his drinking, grief, etc.)

    I don’t even want to hear that it would have caused a frenzy with the paps – that’s such bullshyte – there were way more famous people in attendance at that funeral than her. It’s delusional to think that the paps would have been waiting just for her unless she created the cene herself with different hair or appearance.

    More than likely, as has been said, she didn’t want to run into Heidi Bivens. It’s obvious that there is a distinction between New York celebrities and Hollywood celebrities and Justin and Heidi are definitely part of the former. I have a feeling that Justin takes quite a bit of crap from his NY circle about his LA lifestyle.

  23. Monica says:

    That’s what Cecelia Said on the Gwen thread and confirms my suspicion that she Is a proud member of FF

    I am surprised to see Chandler there as well, instead of her alleged BFF, Jolie. Very interesting. There was a blind reveal on CDAN about an A list woman who lost her last female friend after sleeping with the other stars husband. It was revealed to be Jolie & everyone automatically assumed the wronged woman was Gwen. I don’t generally believe blinds but in this instance of Chelsea attending, it made me stop, think & remember it.

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  24. someone says:

    Jen’s pregnant y’all and she didn’t want to debut her bump at the funeral. She’s waiting for a better opportunity.

    Ha, maybe I can sell that to Star and make some money.

  25. joan says:

    Hoffman was a NY kinda guy and so is Justin. That’s the crux of their differences probably — she won’t leave LA and he has to be in NY.

    She can fly anywhere when SHE has to work, but he doesn’t get to be in NY even when that’s where HE’s working.

    If she had the slightest shred of compromising spirit here they’d probably have gotten married — and then split realizing it was a terrible mistake.

    But she can’t even pretend to make an effort.

    • Sal says:

      Yep. She has always been an uncompromising self-absorbed ‘me first f*ck anyone else’ type of person. Look at her marriage to you-know-who. He desperately wanted children and she kept putting him off and eventually said when Friends finishes, that she would take the year off and concentrate on starting a family. Only, she signed up to 6 movies, back to back. 2 of them He had to find out from a Hollywood peer insider magazine, Variety. He was patient, put his dreams on hold, did all the giving. She did all the taking, and wasted 5 years of his life. She made it blatantly clear she was not going to have children and put herself and her career first before her vows to her husband. Her career was more important to her than her own marriage. Every man seems to have to bend to her whims, yet she will not compromise one inch. Why she bothers getting engaged is beyond me because she ALWAYS puts *herself* first and doesn’t give a fig what her guy wants. She is positively the most selfish Hollywood celeb I can think of. Its her way or the highway. Always has been. With her it always will be. She is just not meant to be in a relationship with another person.

      • pl says:

        I agree with you Sal. No matter how Jennifer has tried to “spin” it, I have always felt that she kept putting Brad off about starting a family until Friends was over and when it was over she reneged to strike while the iron was hot and start a movie career. If that was the choice she made, I don’t fault her for it, but also do not blame Brad for checking out of the marriage.

  26. idsmith says:

    I think Justin and Jennifer broke up last summer or early fall. Everything else was a photo op or an agreement to cover up the breakup.

  27. skuddles says:

    Definitely strange Aniston wasn’t at PSH’s funeral given the fact they did a movie together and he was a close friend of JT’s. You would have thought she’d be there if only for the PR opp. Although… I’ve heard PSH didn’t suffer fools well so maybe he had no use for her? I’m also quite curious to know if Heidi was there…..

  28. L says:

    Didn’t Jen grow up in NYC? I never thought she was a California girl.

  29. Mairead says:

    God I wish these fkers would get married. Well, at least one of them anyway- I don’t especially care to whom.

  30. nikko says:

    I hope he stays in NYC w/out Jen.

  31. Kath says:

    I think shading people for attending/not attending a memorial service is revolting.

    Perhaps it was felt that a whole bunch of celebrities descending on PSH’s funeral would create a media circus and that it would be more respectful to stay away and express condolences to the family privately?

  32. Mindy says:

    Whatever about Justin and Jenifer. Kind of tired of this same story every two weeks because they are not in the same city all the time. But it seems that tabloids and gossip blogs cannot go a couple of days without mentioning her. She must get an awful lot of hits or something.

    What I think is rude is the mention of Heidi in the post. By stating that Justin may talk to Heidi makes her look like a pathetic woman waiting around for her ex to come back to her. I am sure that Heidi moved on long ago and wants nothing to be with him. Why does this site always try to make women look like losers and that they nothing unless the boyfriend “who obviously left them for another woman” comes back. My guess is that Heidi would not appreciate this post. Makes her look like a doormat.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Mindy …

      The posts don’t shade Heidi, they shade Justin. No one said, or imagines, Heidi would take Justin back. But some here believe Justin is having buyer’s remorse and may wish he’d stayed with Heidi.

      Heidi proved after she was blindsided with news her man had left her for Jen that she is a class act and ‘nobody’s’ doormat.

  33. Kosmos says:

    Jus/Jen apparently have an agreement to spend time on different coasts for now, mostly so that Justin can film, produce, direct in NY, so it’s completely understandable. I think we know by now that Justin LOVES NY and it’s home to him whereas LA is just not…..so if they want to be a couple, this is apparently the compromise. What worries me is all the time they will be apart, and also whether Justin will be able to grin and bear any time he has to spend in the LA area…..that will be challenging for him/them.