Justin Theroux & Jennifer split after Cabo vacay, he has been living in NYC for months

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston split after two and a half years of marriage *FILE PHOTOS*

The wording was very careful on Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s statement announcing their split: “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 part I caught on was “at the end of last year.” Jennifer and Justin were in Cabo on vacation at the end of 2017. While there weren’t many (or any) loved-up JORTS photos between Jen and Justin, many thought – at the time – that things were fine between them. As it turns out, the Cabo trip was their last-ditch effort to save their marriage:

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux tried to save their marriage with one final vacation to Mexico, Us Weekly has learned. The last time the pair were photographed together was on January 1, enjoying a vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with Aniston’s Horrible Bosses costar Jason Bateman and his wife, Amanda Anka.

“Jason Bateman’s wife convinced Justin to go to Cabo. She has been the mediator in recent months, trying to get Jen and Justin to work through their problems and save their marriage,” an insider tells Us about their post-Christmas getaway. “The Cabo trip was a make or break vacation for Jen and Justin. They went away with their friends hoping to have fun and work on it.”

Unfortunately, the romantic vacation didn’t go as planned. “The guys and girls hung out separately in Mexico,” the source notes. “It didn’t work.”

[From Us Weekly]

I don’t think anyone should do a last-ditch vacation to save your marriage… and do it as a two-couple vacation. Of course it didn’t work out! And who remembers the initial split between Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt? They went on vacation in Mexico just before the split announcement too. I think Cabo is where men go to tell Jennifer Aniston that it’s over.

As for WHY it’s over… TMZ has a story that says what I’ve been saying for a year: Justin lives in New York and Jennifer barely comes to New York.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux said Thursday they decided to separate at the end of last year, but New York sources who live around Justin say Jennifer’s been absent from his NYC life since August. Justin has an apartment in the West Village … an apartment that has become famous since he and a neighbor have waged all-out war with each other.

Our sources say they saw Justin all the time, but she stopped coming during the summer. The last photo we found of the 2 of them at the apartment was October 1.

Our sources say they have not prepared divorce papers or even hired lawyers, although it’s obvious from their statement — “We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple” — that divorce is inevitable. One source familiar with the couple said the rumbling is that they will do what celebs are increasingly doing — getting their business managers involved first and reaching a property settlement — and then, when it’s all but a done deal, file legal docs in court. It avoids turning divorce into a soap opera.

[From TMZ]

I’m including photos of Justin getting pap’d in New York from December 2017 and February 2018. Like, this week, he was getting pap’d a lot and it was getting very noticeable that he was just living in New York full-time, and that he hadn’t seen Jennifer since New Year’s. What their joint statement calls “further speculation” was literally people just noticing that Justin was getting pap’d a lot in New York and that they were rarely even in the same state.

Justin Theroux pushes his bike after grabbing lunch with friends in Soho

Justin Theroux hangs out with a buddy in NYC

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Talie says:

    They seemed like they had the perfect setup for two childless people…they saw each other when they wanted, went on fab vacations, lived in beautiful homes. Guess it only looks good from the outside.

  2. Liberty says:

    i assume she gets Cabo in the divorce, and he gets Cousin Terry, and the jeans-horn.

  3. Becks says:

    This break up makes me sad and I don’t know that I’ve ever seen Justin Theroux in anything (wasn’t he in Zoolander?) but for some reason I have remained a huge Jen fan throughout the years so I hope she’s happier now.

  4. Surely Wolfbeak says:

    I know the tabloids will be eating out for years on Brad and Jen conjecture, but how about Justin and Angie? (I don’t think she’d have anything to do with anyone associated with Terry Richardson, just thinking about the tabloids)

  5. grabbyhands says:

    And now we enter into another cycle of “Brad and Jen Seeing Each Other Again! – It Was Always Meant to Be!” and “Real Reason Her Marriage Fell Apart – She’s Pregnant with Brad’s Baby, Tells Friends “I Never Stopped Loving Him!”.

    Justin Theroux is a good screenwriter and an okay actor but he seems like a jerk in real life. The ex that he dumped for Aniston must be laughing her ass off right now.

    • Red says:

      I was literally just thinking that! I hope his ex found peace before this, but you know this is the cherry on top. I could never root for this couple because of that. I’m sure we will get tons of stories now about how Jen is just doing so much better now that she’s single.

    • JKL says:

      I’m sure he is so upset that his ex might be enjoying this, and not out banging a twenty-something.
      Yup, absolutely sure…

    • LetItGo says:


      When did thise headlines ever stop?

      The tabloids know their market, and even though the Jen brigade is moving into AARP territory, the bottomline is that in order to successfully sell rags and bloids to Walmart bunnies this premise has to be adhered to: Jen is THEM. Therefore Jen gets revenge, gets her comeuppance while Angelina their nemesis will sleazy be beat down.

      Brad is never the villain, or the ex they treat into.

      The one sided cat fight is what sells and makes headlines. Ask Chelsea Handler. She and her irrational rage and angst, are their audience personified.

      If she lands someone new, this targeted group will fawn over him the same way they did over Jon Mayer and Vince Vaughn. When they leave her they’ll get a few kicks in the teeth on the way out the door, but ultimately her audience will need to always go back to Brangelina in some form/fashion- thats what has fueled her audience and her career.

    • BorderMollie says:

      Surely, surely!, that nonsense is done. The dead horse was beaten for a decade, there’s nothing left! They’ve been apart for around three times as long as they were ever together, and they were hardly in the same location even when they actually were together. It’s dead and gone lol!

  6. AbbyRose says:

    It’s like deja by all over again. Didn’t she and Pitt go on a vacation with Courtney and David Arquette at the end or their marriage?

  7. Arabella says:

    Why do you think Justin ended it instead of Jen?

  8. deets says:

    National enquirer (very respectable. Much journalistic integrity) published a few months ago that Justin was having issues with his drug use (painkillers plus some for funsies). Made it sound like pills were the big issues though, and jealousy because he has a wondering eye.

  9. minx says:

    The Batemans would want to go on vacation with a couple on the verge of splitting up? And one of that couple had to be coaxed into coming? Yeesh.

  10. Jayna says:

    I read she had stopped visiting him in NYC since October and wasn’t seeing much of him before that as far as visiting NYC when he was there.

    I kind of stick by the fact that they only went to Cabo to stop all of the rumors circulating that they hadn’t been seen together in months. That month before the trip the rumors were really revving up. They weren’t ready to announce the split, so got themselves papped in Mexico to stop them, but the separation was a done deal and working out the details. Thus, why her home was in AD, getting ready to sell it.

    Or, maybe, like ALWAYS these days, LOL, I’m wrong, and she’s keeping the house. Maybe he didn’t put a dime into buying it or renovating it and it’s hers. And maybe it was a last-ditch effort for them. But I don’t really think so, since she really hasn’t been going to NYC much at all since August, it seems, and never after October.

    At least, Brad and Angie’s marriage had imploded a year and a half before this, so it won’t be a huge gossip rag narrative on how Jen can’t make a marriage work, using Brad’s happy, happy marriage as an example of Jen being the problem. That does take a lot of the wind out of the poor Jen gossip stories. She was on Ellen looking fabulous, out at Ellen’s big birthday bash having fun, and then her fun birthday with her group of friends. Justin doesn’t seem to be running off into the sunset with another woman he’s calling his soulmate as the reason for the split. I think he will keep his business that way on the down low, and their split will die down. Because the gifs are all about Jen and Brad being single at the same time and the what-ifs. People are latching onto that scenario quickly, and Justin is going by the wayside.

  11. Luca76 says:

    They shouldn’t have gotten married they were completely different people and it fizzled out.. He is close and dear friends with one of the sleaziest,creepiest people on the planet. Just surprised there are no other parties involved (for now).

    • LetItGo says:


      Let’s not be too sanctimonious, as Aniston was right there schmoozing with Richardson sitting on his lap in pics, and even had him do their ‘wedding’ photography.

      She’s one of those that laps up both Richardson’s and Theroux’s faux edginess by association, but when the going gets rough will take a powder immediately.

      That said, Amy Sedaris is also said to be his very best friend. She, unlike Jen, is a real wit, smart and legitimately funny. A cool person. He got points from me for just knowing her- that’s why I knew from the start he’d eventually walk. Jennifer is to Amy, as Scott Baio is to Daniel Day Lewis.

      • Luca76 says:

        Jen also had that close friendship with Joe Francis but still I think the bromance between those two is epic and makes me think he isn’t very nice at all.
        So disappointing about Amy Sedaris.

      • Penelope says:

        I’m sure he appreciated his “points” from you. 😉

        You sure do know a lot about JA–and sure seem to hate her.

      • Julia says:

        I’ve met Amy Sedaris as a peer and she not only cut me and another female friend, also a peer to her at an event, dead, but did her level best to stop us from talking to the male comedian/writers at that event so she could be the only Cool Girl. It was so blatant that we still remember it, laughing, many years later. I’ve heard multiple other NYC-based stories of her acting like this to other women. The guys were pretty oblivious, so Justin may not realise.

    • oh-dear says:

      I think getting married served a very important purpose. It gave her a ‘legitimate’ relationship with her fanbase and separation from Brad Pitt. I think she wanted to narrative to change, and she changed it. I also believe this was a relationship of convenience, not love, and there was an expiry date on it. They could tolerate each other’s friends, support each other’s work from afar and still lead their own lives, in the meantime.

  12. annabanana says:

    I don’t understand how going on a vacation can save a marriage. Delay it probably, but save it?

  13. Nicole says:

    I mean weren’t there lots of rumors about his cheating? They should’ve never walked down the aisle IMO

  14. sunnydeereynolds says:

    Well, she got engaged a few weeks after Brangelina got engaged. From the very beginning, it was just a business deal. She has a husband to tote around HW and he gets a higher profile – not that she’s not over Pitt but she didn’t want that ‘poor Jen can’t keep a man’ narrative. Now that Brangelina are over, there is no need for her to keep her husband because the competition is over.

    You know this faux relationship is over because they have been telling the press that they are still together and happy and going strong just a few weeks ago. If couples give out statement like that to defend their relationship, you know it’s about to go down.

    • lilian says:

      Why would you thunk her marriage or the end of her marriage would have anything to do with anyone else but her and her husband. Seems like you are stretching nd putting people that don’t belong in this narritive.

    • Jayna says:

      Meh. Angie and Brad’s engagement meant nothing. They were already a very married couple with six kids. A ring had nothing to do with their commitment in a marriage-type situation. I would think six kids and together for years was the sign. And they stayed engaged for years doing nothing about it. You’re reaching.

      • sunnydeereynolds says:

        Reaching? Lol. Jen likes the competition whether you like it or not. She wants to be in the headlines everytime Brangelina is in the headlines so it’s not a stretch. I remember a few years ago, Jen was scheduled to promote her first perfume with Sephora in Europe. She cancelled the scheduled date and moved it a few days later on the same day someone from Brangelina had a movie premiere there. So, she moved it the exact same day. So both of them were in the news at the same time, and if I remember correctly, same city just different location. Like when Brad was engaged, a few weeks later, she was engaged too. There is no competition anymore so there’s no need to continue pretending to be the most relatable happy couple anymore.

  15. Digital Unicorn says:

    Considering he was already in a long term relationship when they started seeing each other makes me wonder if he cheated. Aniston has a terrible man picker.

  16. monette says:

    They had nothing in common! Except for the love of tanning, vacationing and make-up.
    They had an affair, just like Brad and Angie did. It was good for a while, but once the lust went away, they had nothing.
    People get together and married for the wrong reasons all the time.
    Nothing new.

  17. Tiffany says:

    I mean, were they ever really alone. It seems they were always with a group of people from the honeymoon on. That can’t be good for a relationship.

  18. Inas says:

    I don’t know but when I first saw Cabo photos, I thought they were old and recycled.
    When I read now the timeline and rumors last year and how absent they were from each other lives I still wonder. Were they separated long before Cabo and photos were to hide that? I remember Justin was waiting some nominations or so. They had many stuff on.

    It’s jut my speculation but I do still remember these photo and how old they seemed back then.

    I ‘am indifferent to Justin but sort of feel sorry for him now, he will be blasted as cheater, druggie and more .
    It’s already stared few months back but no one knew the campaign has started already. They will smear his life. My guess

  19. JeanGenie says:

    He probably cheated, and she agreed to block that narrative (for her own image) from the press. He doesn’t seem like someone who be celibate for months, while they lived on different coasts.

  20. minx says:

    At this point there doesn’t seem a lot to chew on, as far as gossip, because frankly the split wasn’t that unexpected. But we’ll see what pops up in the next weeks.

  21. Darla says:

    I get the “he probably cheated” mantra because it’s true, it’s a stretch to imagine he wasn’t having sex all the time they have been apart. But…I think this is a gendered reaction. Nothing was stopping her from getting on a plane and flying to NY. She obviously didn’t want to.

    So…what makes you so sure it was him?

  22. Alexandria says:

    I’m an Angie fan. Jen is not unattractive, she will move on. Also it’s best not to associate with someone who is best friends with Uncle Terry. I don’t think Jen or anyone is perfect but it has to crawl on her skin and bug her that he can stand predatory behaviour. In her own words, it’s not cool! So it’s also plausible she dumped him. Doesn’t matter anyway, marriage has ended. Jen should live her fab life and date around (with single people). I think she might find someone in her older age to chill with but not get married. Worked for Kurt and Goldie. So end of the day, I think Jen will move on.

    He creeps me out (regardless of scriptwriting skill). I’m actually glad Heidi did not marry him! She also deserves better!

  23. Swack says:

    To me, some people should never marry. Not that that is a bad thing. Have relationships and move on.

  24. Velvet Elvis says:

    Is there anyone who really believed that these two would stroll off into the sunset and grow old together? They never really even lived together. I don’t get the point of this marriage at really.

  25. serena says:

    I think they both used each other knowingly (and maybe had an open marriage?), JT for her fame, JA to get a new ‘hipster/cool’ man. And now they’re done and probably sick of each other, even though it seems they were barely together at all.

  26. lucy2 says:

    Well, I was wrong, I thought they were just being private. It’s a shame for both of them, they seemed to like each other, but hopefully it’s amicable and they both move on.

    Not looking forward to the insane Brad/Jen headlines.

  27. Patty says:

    They dated for five years and the marriage lasted around two years; they should have never gotten married.

    They are both adults and simple fact is they simply don’t want to be married to each other anymore. Kanye shrug.

  28. Paley says:

    I’ve read they had a big fight around the holidays about not spending much time together. Maybe that was true. He’s a NY guy and she’s an LA girl, and after the bloom was off the rose, it got harder to commute.

  29. Tallia says:

    I hope she finds happiness, single or married. I am trying to imagine her with someone else – he needs to have a laid back, go with the flow hippy vibe and not suffer from fragile masculinity. IMHO

    • KBB says:

      I think she’s pretty inflexible in terms of her lifestyle, so she needs to find someone that’s willing to adopt her life as their own. Her friends, her vacations, her love of renovating homes, etc.

      She ate the same salad every day for ten years, she goes on the same Mexican vacations with the same people every year, same hair since 2000…she knows what she likes and she isn’t going to change now.

      In spite of all that she seems to gravitate towards men that don’t fit into her life very well or are equally set in their own ways. Vince Vaughn and Chicago, John Mayer and his inability to shut up, Justin Theroux and New York. She picks men that are just as inflexible as she is and it inevitably fails.

      She and Brad worked well because he adopts the lifestyle of his significant other…until he doesn’t. She needs a Gabriel Aubry or Bryan Randall type guy that doesn’t come with a lot of (or any) other family/friend obligations who will happily be Mr. Jennifer Aniston. And she needs to not marry him.

      • WMGDtoo says:

        Always the Brad adopts the lifestyle of whoever. Everyone that knows Brad has said he is exactly who he is. Always the need to shade this man. For anyone that has followed Brad over the years; they know that his interest are still what they have been from the start. Nothing to do with the women in his life to that degree.

        to me that applies to Aniston. She said when she got with Justin that she loved NYC. Wanted to go on stage. With Brad she love architecture and traveling. With Mayer she loved music. and the truth is she loved none of that. She becomes what she thinks the man wants. then she can’t do it and it ends.

  30. crazydaisy says:

    #consciousuncoupling strikes again!

  31. elle says:

    Why is the narrative, “Justin lives in NY,and Jen never comes there,” instead of “Jen lives in LA, and Justin never comes there?” Genuinely asking whether he visited her and she didn’t reciprocate or what.

    • KBB says:

      I think it’s just demonstrably true. He was in LA a lot more than she was in NY. I always thought they lived primarily in Los Angeles and he occasionally spent time in NY, rather than him actually living there full time. I don’t know if that’s accurate or just my impression.

  32. mela says:

    Why would she want to go to freezing NYC and stay at “HIS” apartment in which he is such a jerk that he is FUEDING with his long term neighbor? this guy

  33. wolfie88 says:

    Never got the vibe he wanted to be married to her or vice versa.

  34. ORIGINAL T.C. says:

    My only wish is for him to take a second look at himself to realize how ridiculous he looks with those skinny jeans.

  35. Dttimes2 says:

    They released on a THURSDAY not the Friday before a long weekend – they WANTED people talking about them

    • SandyC says:

      Or they released on a Thursday because the news from Florida would make it a secondary story? I hate to be so cynical, but every move Aniston makes is media-driven. Every. Single. One.

    • KBB says:

      Apparently Page Six got a hold of the story and requested comment from her rep so they officially announced it to get the jump on the story. Page Six is saying it was only two hours between them calling her rep and their statement being released. They didn’t want Page Six breaking the story.

      If you let a tabloid break a story that is true, they can write just about anything after the fact and people will believe it because they got the initial story right.

  36. Kirsten says:

    He left an 11 year relationship to get married to someone he knew-what, a year?- and it didn’t work out. Surprise, surpise.

    • Rachel in August says:

      I thought it was 14 years he was with Heidi. And the paps drove him nuts? What in hell did he expect? lol I found that hilarious. He went in with his eyes open … or did he?

    • Luca76 says:

      Its not like it was an 11 year straight relationship. I think he just kept the same pattern he had with Heidi with her. Just for whatever reason JA wasn’t willing to stick it out. Also i think that Lainey’s theory that there is more coming is probably dead on. He probably did something that made it impossible to keep the status quo of different coasts going.

  37. Egla says:

    I think their last effort to save the relationship was the MARRIAGE. I mean they stay together for 4 years and then get married and then stay together for 1.5 year and divorce. Whatever problems or preferences they had they never solved them and just got married instead as that would fix all. I was surprised that they got married not that they got divorced to be honest.
    Anyway I had had to many friends get divorced in recent times and even that was a solution to their problems still it was sad and all that. So I feel kind of sorry that it didn’t work out for them. At least they have money to fall back to.

    • KBB says:

      I think it’s always concerning when a long term couple gets married or someone like Justin who seemed to not want to ever get married, marries someone. More specifically, when the mindset suddenly goes from “we/I don’t need a piece of paper” to “we/I took the plunge!” I think it can be a sign of trying to salvage something that is dying. Not always, of course.

    • Jayna says:

      They were married for 2.5 years, not 1.5. But your point could be true. But he asked her to marry him after only one year, so he was gung-ho in the beginning of their relationship at least about wanting marriage. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudakis have been engaged since January 2012 and two kids later still no marriage. Why get engaged at that age if six years later you are still engaged, no marriage?

  38. Tashiro says:

    They might have gone to Cabo to work out the separation/divorce.

  39. SCW says:

    Btw Brad and Jen called it quits during a vacation on Anguilla not Cabo.

  40. Bettyrose says:

    Gah! I had those jeans as an 80lb 12 year old girl. I find him so gross.

  41. mannori says:

    I’m surprise nobody did the ring watching on him. Because from all the recent pap pictures of him in NY all of them he has been conveniently hiding his left hand, whether wearing gloves or hiding it in his pockets. So my guess is that in at least one of those outings he’s been seen without his wedding ring. And it doesn’t even surprises me that the pap pictures published only and exclusively the photos where his left hand is not showing….add to that the speculation and the rushed statement on a Thursday ….someone has been playing PR games to push things and that someone dyes his hair with bitumen.

    • KBB says:

      I agree. I’m guessing she wanted to delay the announcement as long as possible and he didn’t.

      He or someone close to him got the ball rolling by breaking the news to Page Six. They made their announcement two hours after Page Six called her reps for comment saying they heard the couple had broken up. And now Page Six has sources saying he is edgy and artistic and over her Hollywood lifestyle.

      It’s not a stretch to assume the same source that is trying to make him look good is the one who told them they’d broken up.

      Although, if she really wanted to hide it she probably wouldn’t have let all of her girlfriends instagram her birthday party without him. That led to a lot of speculation about their marriage as well.

      Maybe he knew the Huvane publicity machine would chew him up and spit him out, so he decided to get his narrative out first.

      • WMGDtoo says:

        All the pictures were to say she was fine and didn’t care. All allusions. I still think he wanted this out ASAP. and that she was dragging her feet. It is a pattern. she did it Pitt, Mayer and Vaughn. Theroux wants the world to know he is free.

  42. Shannon says:

    Why are we assuming he told HER it was over? That ‘can’t keep a man’ rhetoric is so dead and tired. It speaks volumes that she didn’t spend more time in NYC. I think she realized she just wasn’t that into him.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Shannon, ITA. I don’t get a dumped vibe here at all. My guess is he would’ve been fine continuing to live separate lives until the prenup conditions were met, but she realized how absurd this fake marriage was. (I mean, yeah, I am assuming this was always just a relationship of convenience/publicity for both.)

      • sage says:

        Sounds like JT was the one that wanted the fake marriage to end. Ansiton was still promoting the sham in AD.

      • KBB says:

        My only issue with that is that it was supposedly Page Six who forced their hands and led to them announcing the breakup on a Thursday rather than a Friday afternoon.

        And now Page Six has sources saying he was over her shallow lifestyle and talking about how edgy and artistic he is. Those quotes are obviously coming from Team Theroux.

        If it’s true that they released their statement to get the jump on Page Six, it looks like his side is the one that leaked the breakup story to begin with.

        I don’t think it was a fake relationship. Her quotes about loving his eyeballs or whatever is the random nonsensical stuff you say when you’re actually crazy about someone.

      • magnoliarose says:

        This wasn’t a fake relationship. It just looked and seemed too mismatched, but it wasn’t. The only people who do very long fakery showmances are gay with very few exceptions. They are also much more in your face and with loads of pap strolls and friendly PR.
        They don’t start with him cheating on his ex. There were too many negatives for her to do that.

        I do think she hung on for image sake though and he was never fully committed.

  43. KicktheSticks says:

    He has the worst case of chicken legs I have EVER seen. It’s so unattractive. TMZ is reporting that these two were never legally married.