Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux are done after two years of marriage

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I’ve been saying for a solid year that Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s marriage seemed very strange. They barely seemed to spend any time together, and it wasn’t like their time apart was just about competing work schedules at all. Things got even stranger in the past week, with Jennifer celebrating her 49th birthday in Malibu, all while Justin was in New York, hanging out with his dog and not doing anything particularly important. I told you guys I was getting a weird feeling about JustJen. And look, I was right. Justin and Jennifer are over.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have split after two and a half years of marriage — and seven years as a couple, the Associated Press reports.

The two spent quite a bit of time apart in recent months, with Theroux often spotted in New York City away from their L.A. home. They have also a busy year as Aniston signed on with Reese Witherspoon for a new Apple TV series and filmed Dumplin’ in Atlanta, while Theroux, 46, filmed the comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me in Budapest.

The decision comes just days after the actress’s 49th birthday, which she and Theroux spent apart. Aniston celebrated in Malibu, California with a gathering alongside pals Courteney Cox, Andrea Bendewald, Leigh Kilton-Smith and Kristin Hahn on Sunday. Theroux, meanwhile, was spotted out in New York City on Friday walking his dog. Last year, the duo vacationed together in Los Cabos, Mexico with friends.

[From People]

I mean… again, I’ve been thinking for a while that they were barely even together at this point. He was always in New York or traveling for work. She stayed in LA. Was it all that time apart that ultimately destroyed their marriage? Honestly – and I’m not saying this just to be mean – I never believed they had the most solid foundation in the first place. They got together when he was living with his then-longterm girlfriend Heidi Bivens. He hated the idea of moving to LA, and she pretended to move to New York for a short time to make him happy, but she gave that up. It took forever for them to go through with the wedding, and it was reported in People Magazine that HE was the holdout, that he was always wary of becoming Mr. Jennifer Aniston. I don’t know. It just felt like there was always too much going against them. Anyway, I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more in the days, weeks and months to come. So long, bizarre quartz engagement ring!

Update: Here’s the Associated Press’s piece, which includes the statement they made together:

The couple says in a statement released through her publicist Thursday that the decision to split “was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year.” The couple says they are making the announcement publicly “in an effort to reduce any further speculation.”

“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,” says the statement released by longtime Aniston publicist Stephen Huvane. “Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another.”

Aniston and Theroux say they are “two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.”

In case anyone was wondering if the “Poor Jen” narrative was going to be revived, there’s your answer. Poor Jen, still being hounded by gossip!

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  1. Talita says:

    Too bad! They were definitely a weird couple but I liked them together.

    • Raina says:

      I liked them together, too. I feel bad for Jen, like she knows the crap that’s going to be following her around for the next decade.
      On a different note, all these mutual statements about maintaining love and friendship is copy paste from every breakup, and understandably, I guess.
      Would be kinda fun to read, however: Jen and Justin have decided they never want see each other again. Jen realized everytime she saw Justin chew his food she wanted to punch him in the throat. In turn, everytime Jen went sunbathing, Justin was debating if domestic violence was an option. They will never be able to be in the same room together without security people and mace. It is with absolute Shyte eating grins that they’ve decided jail isn’t worth them avoiding a divorce.
      See? This would be a bit more my thing.

      • Branvoyage says:

        Right?! I wish they would just let it all hang out like that. I would respect it so much more than this fake stuff.

        Remember her face in that picture where they are wearing matchy black leather awhile back? I wish she would come out with, “This was they day I knew it was a huge mistake”

        On another note… I kind of wish she and Brad would get back together, only for her to eventually leave him for someone like Colin Farrell.

      • drolf says:

        @raina, I think I love you. So sick of the spin and sorry for the people that have to spin it.

      • tracking says:

        LOL, it would be fantastic to see her go all Kim Cattrall on his @ss.

      • M says:

        On the other hand I totally get it… even in my plebeian life, when I break up with someone who I have mutual friends with, I don’t tell the friends “He makes me grind my teeth because I cannot stand his bullshit anymore.” I say, “He’s a wonderful person but we weren’t on the same page.” If your “mutual friends” are “everyone in the supermarket checkout line” then yeah, I’d go the same route.

      • Snazzy says:

        Oh Raina that is the best statement in the world! I would love it if they that. And something about his affinity for wearing boots all year round :)

      • CatFoodJunkie says:

        Ha! LOL 😂

      • Nikki says:

        Love your version!

    • Hmm says:

      He probably met someone else. Watch he’ll be out with a new girlfriend claiming he waiting until the separation. They were lovey dovey during the holidays.

      • BJ says:

        I predict he has a new young girlfriend and she(they) will get pregnant in the near future.I have seen and read a few interviews about his love of children.
        The “Poor Jen” 2.0 or 3.0 will go off the charts if another ex husband gets a younger woman pregnant.

      • LetItGo says:

        What would really be hilarious is if Brangelina reunited just as she and Mr Skinny Jeans announce their split.
        Too funny.

    • Sabrine says:

      This isn’t really a surprise. They put their preferred geography as the priority instead of being together at the same location. It was bound to fail.

      • bettyrose says:

        So weird, right? I mean, I get that a Hollywood girl isn’t going to move to South Bend, but like . . . NYC is plenty friendly for a super rich party girl, especially if she’s truly in love. I mean, he was always at a disadvantage, being lesser known and less wealthy, so I see why he wouldn’t want to move to status-obsesssed L.A., but love is a good excuse to make compromises.

    • Anna says:

      I swear they went on vacation not too long ago. I bet the rumours will start soon about Brad and Jennifer getting together again

      • TaniaOG says:

        Lol you’re late my friend! Saw it on cover of a rag last week. Brad and Jen back together and she’s met one of his kids lol

    • charo says:

      If she had a prenup it’d preclude the community property law in CA, right? Where DID they file, anyway? And who filed?

  2. Paley says:

    What I really think led to their split–his love of New York. And her love of LA.

    • Jayna says:

      But when they were engaged he said in an interview he loved many things about LA, the weather and hiking and the healthy lifestyle, and the fact that the woman he loved lived there was the main draw. But he said his plan is always to be bi-coastal, having the best of both worlds, both offering something different.
      .
      Oh, well, he did say that years back. Things change.

      • justwastingtime says:

        They both have flexible careers in that regard, they easily could have arranged to be fall and spring in NY and summer and winter in LA…. (having lived in both cities that would be my preference).

    • minx says:

      IMO they just seemed not that compatible, interested in different things, etc. etc.

      • Andrea says:

        I like a lot of things about a lot of places but living there long term is another thing entirely. I have always lived on the east coast and as an east coaster, I can say the mentality is vastly different from LA. I personally would like to try living out west, but for justin, maybe he just couldn’t. And that was the deal breaker.

      • tracking says:

        So, so different. Seems they really tried–he spent time in LA, she spent time in NY. But if you really just don’t care for a place, it gets hard over time. She needs to find a nice, non-actor guy, a home body who adores her.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        This is why I think they split, too. though she grew up in NYC, she’s a Malibu girl, through and through. he’s a city boy. she’s beaches and yoga and margaritas, and he’s a hipster.

  3. Sullivan says:

    Oh, my. The comments should be interesting.

  4. Ange says:

    OH MY GOD.

    Buckle up for PoorJen 2.0 folks – and the tabloids saying it’s because she wants to be free for Brad.

  5. Courtney says:

    I hope Heidi Bivens is appreciating this!

  6. Stella says:

    The crappier tabs are going to go nuts with Jenn and Brad reunion stories.

  7. KBB says:

    So when did she do that Architectural Digest piece? He was in the photos and she talked about how there was nowhere else she’d rather be but with him and their dogs, but they’re saying they broke up at the end of last year. Does that timeline make sense? I’m not that familiar with when those interviews take place.

    Did they spend his birthday together?

    ETA: And it looks like they spent New Years in Cabo, so did they really split last year? And just vacation together for New Years? I guess that’d be like her split with Brad, they went on vacation one last time together too.

    • Jayna says:

      Even worse. The vacation she went on Brad with I thought that’s when he broke the news to her that it really was over.

    • tw says:

      Reminds me of SATC when Charlotte and Trey do he magazine shoot of their apt while they’re deciding to divorce. Yes, I went there! lol

      • elle says:

        I loved that episode. That was a turning point for me with the character of Charlotte. She really bored me up until then.

    • thedecorguru says:

      The actual photo shoot & interview likely happened months ago. It could have even been a year ago; that would be pretty normal for a magazine.

    • wolf says:

      The AD piece was an advertisement. People don’t have a surprise break up just after doing a piece like that, they knew what was coming and very little these people do isn’t by design.

  8. Eve says:

    Let the “she’s back with Brad” rumours begin.

    • kNY says:

      Hahahah my thoughts exactly.

    • Lex says:

      As unlikely as it is, wouldn’t it just be AMAZING from a gossip perspective if it DID happen… wowza

      • KBB says:

        Lol omg Brad and Jennifer pap strolls with the kids. She said she’d be a mom one day! That’d be amazing for gossip. I hope she wouldn’t settle for being his consolation prize though. Everyone knows Angelina dropped him.

      • Pinetree13 says:

        Hahaha yes it would

      • sunnydeereynolds says:

        Lmao. Brad kids don’t even want to see him. Why would they even want to hang out with the woman who told her bffs to talk shit about their mother.

      • KBB says:

        Why are you bringing logic into the situation SunnyDee? Imagine the reaction of Angeloonies and JenHens if it happened! It’d be gloriously entertaining. Obviously it would never happen, but that’s not really the point!

      • Snazzy says:

        I think the gossip world would implode :)

    • magnoliarose says:

      I patiently await them. She left Justin because Brad’s divorce is almost final!!!!
      But it would blow up the world if it happened.

    • Veeve says:

      Woman’s day in Australia has Brad and Jen on the front cover already engaged. The magazine came out on Monday :-/

  9. mia girl says:

    Aww, I was rooting for these two and their unconventional marriage. Oh well.

    And if you had told me two years ago that we’d soon live in a world where Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt were both single, I wouldn’t have believed it (mostly the Pitt part).
    Ugh now the tabloids will never, ever stop, will they?

    • BorderMollie says:

      Same! I liked the idea of a couple who wasn’t always together and hounding each other but did their own thing sometimes. Oh, well. Good luck to them both. Despite their dubious beginnings as a couple, I think they’re decent people who once really loved each other.

      And a full decade burned out all the Pitt-Aniston gossip fun, so I hope they don’t start that shizz up again!

  10. Luci Lu says:

    This is what happens when you bring useless, unemployed dick home, and marry it. I hope she got a pre-nup.

    • KBB says:

      I guess you’re not a fan of The Leftovers? Your loss, it was fantastic!

      • Luci Lu says:

        Okay, useless, “partially-employed dick”, in shit movies that most people don’t see, and most people don’t really know who he is, other than he married Jennifer Anniston, and I still hope she got a pre-nup, because if she didn’t, he will be coming for that $money.

      • Claire says:

        Leftovers was rubbish. It lasted 2 years longer than it should have. He is a marginally better script writer than actor. He cannot act.

    • Amelie says:

      Judging by his filmography Justin worked pretty steadily throughout the time they were married including a few years on critically acclaimed the Leftovers. He was also in Girl on the Train and had a cameo in the last Star Wars. He may be many things but unemployed and lazy were not one of them.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        lazy and unemployed is Tori Spelling’s husband.

        sure, Theroux did not have Aniston’s name recognition, but I agree that he worked steadily, and not on straight-to-video stuff or Lifetime movies…dude was known in H’wood and got work. this narrative of “no one knew who he was until he married Aniston” is simply not true.

    • vespernite says:

      Heidi is that you??… LOL

    • Pandy says:

      Agree! While he might not have been unemployed, he certainly had a huge career boost thanks to being Mr. Jennifer Aniston. I do feel sorry for her though. It’s tough and she knows all eyes will be on her. No more jorts I guess??

      • Antanina says:

        Pandy, wh do you feel sorry for her? she had no problem stealing another woman’s partner. Poor Jen she isn’t. She has enough homes to hide from the public and everytime when she will be photographed, she will use it for that silly water promotion :D I think she is quite calculating and in control.

      • Claire says:

        She will use this for attention and sympathy just as she did with JPs. No need to feel sorry for her.

  11. MVC says:

    The real endgame here is Jennifer and Angelina getting together lol

    If you start a relationship with someone that is dating another person usually turns out bad. Karma.

  12. Katydid20 says:

    Kind of surprised at this! I actually really liked those two together.

  13. S says:

    You know, there are people that should not be married, and that is really super OK. They often feel pressured by society, friends, et al to make it legal when they were really and truly happier without the, “piece of paper.” I really think, as much as people love to speculate on Aniston, maybe this can be when that stops. Like, will she be a mom? Will she keep the guy? Maybe this can be her, ‘I’m good, guys,’ moment.

    Not sure why that’s the vibe I’m getting, but I’ve sort of long felt she was a serial monogamist with no real draw towards motherhood and strong independent streak and that’s … Not a bad thing. At all. She’s independently wealthy and a household name with what appears to be a pretty solid, longterm friend group. It ain’t nothing, folks! Vacations in Cabo, broken up by walks on the beach in Malibu, and a string of two or three year relationships with a series of handsome, likely fun, fellas. Sounds awful! How will she survive such horrors on her own?

    Having made this pithy prognostication, I expect her to announce she’s adopted a baby and is engaged to someone else by year’s end. (Because I’m just that good at reading the celebrity tea leaves.)

    But one thing I will stick by is that the last thing any woman needs is a known cheater with six kids, plus rumored abuse and/or substance issues. Ain’t no one got time for that mess, no matter how hot.

    • Chanteloup says:

      I love this whole comment!

    • BillieBee says:

      I’ll second that!

    • Annabelle Bronstein says:

      Great comment! Let’s all (including Jen) resist the tired, sexist archetypes and just let her be a single, successful woman.

    • LetItGo says:

      Interesting post @S

      Here’s my perspective having been around a while reading stuff on all manner of celebs. Aniston, contrary to the deep seated wishes of her admirers, has always been on the insecure, needy and low self esteem having side. That PR flack Huvane has earned his money over the years, just making her get out of bed. This is the woman who said she’d have kids, who said she was better as part of a couple and he who crawled up in a fetal position because some dumb socialite (Kim Stewart) called her homely the year Pitt and she split.

      Her fans like to think she’s strong, and independent and satisfied with her goddess circle, except nah.

      That’s part of the reason she’s coasted on Pitt’s coattails, and been on a decade plus long ‘poor pitiful me’ tour.

      Some even think her engagement happened because Brad’s had just a few months before. Ditto the marriage. So when the Brange split in 2015-16, I knew she and Theroux wouldn’t last too much longer. Their never being together told the real story. Who gets married at dang near 50 just to be bi coastal and never see each other? It made zero sense

      That said. Your last paragraph confused me. We’re you calling Justin a cheater because he cheated on Heidi Bivens with her? Lol then I realized you must be referring to Brad…except there’s one thing wrong: Aniston has always said Brad didn’t cheat. What’s more, the gaggle of gfs say same. For what it’s worth Brad and Angelina say it also (except I know you probably dislike them and will call them. liars). That’s 3 of 3 who say no cheating. So let’s leave it be.

      Besides Aniston’s living in a big glass house herself that Heidi Bivens could throw many stones at.

      • Monika says:

        Lol let’s not pretend you care about Heidi bevins.
        You just like seeing Jen miserable.
        You seem very gullible too if you believe none of these people cheated lol.
        As for Jen,I’ve always thought she prefers women over men.
        That’s my feeling.

      • serena says:

        YES TO ALL THIS ^ ! Couldn’t have said it better!

      • notasugarhere says:

        Not forgetting Aniston cheating with Theroux and Tate Donovan when they were with other women.

      • Newmoon says:

        I think you’re right about Aniston’s self esteem. She didn’t have a great relationship with her mother. Given stories she’s told in interviews I think that played a role.

        I think the pitt-jolie thing hardened her. Career-wise, though, I don’t think she’s been on a self-pity parade.

        Tabloids & fans were too invested in the shock/juiciness of the narrative: America’s sweetheart couple torn apart by dark vixen Jolie. As a story, it had a deep, almost archetypal resonance for women. A better story than most of the films she’s been in.

        It’s the classic “every woman’s nightmare”. Women who fear their husbands infidelity or who have experienced that pain villanize Jolie. It’s interesting.

        I never understood the Justin- Jen bond. He just seemed like a reaction against Brad, to me.

        I think Aniston has a great life. Those who think “happily ever after” and motherhood are the only path to happiness are intent on feeling sorry for her.

        I think she has the life she wants.

        That was quite a jagged ramble, sorry.

    • Seitanworshiper says:

      Yep, great comment. Good luck to Jen. Anything but Mr. Pitt.

    • serena says:

      I would love to agree with you @S, because I think Jen could be all that, but she’s the one who pushed forward the ‘poor Jen’ narrative.. and I’m afraid she’ll do it again. Hopefully not this time.

  14. Myhairisfullofsecrets says:

    I really liked them together. I truly thought all the marriage trouble talk was just rumors. I wish them both the best.

  15. Jenns says:

    I actually liked them together.

    But, I get the feeling now that maybe their marriage was an attempt to save their relationship.

  16. Jayna says:

    Whoa. I dismissed the whole birthday thing as no big deal. But then I realized he wasn’t at Ellen’s star-studded birthday party either that weekend, and Jen was there. And that looked like a blast he wouldn’t miss.

    I really did like them together.

    I think one thing is wrong. I think he actually did love living primarily in LA at least for the first few years of their relationship and engagement and hobnobbing with all of the A-list celebs and power people he met and/or they hung out with because of his relationship with Jen. And the guy became as addicted to a tan as Jen is, let’s face it. He even said he loved living there. His acting career has taken off the last few years, and now they’re apart a lot. But why even get married just two years ago then? It’s like Angie and Brad, together a long time, get married when it’s it appears the relationship wasn’t at its greatest, and then split. It’s like band-aid marriages, getting married thinking it will fix a troubled relationship.

    Also, how embarrassing. Jen and Justin’s house in Architectural Digest just came out this month, and she talks about how she used to love going to different locations every three months for movies, but now her favorite place is at home with Justin and their dogs.

    • KBB says:

      Brad and Angelina’s was definitely a bandaid marriage. She looked like she was being marched to her death in those wedding photos.

      • Jayna says:

        I thought those photos were odd too. I thought it was just me.

        I remember when Jen became engaged and was on Chelsea Lately, and she teared up when saying she was engaged to Justin. It was very touching. She was really in love with him back then.

      • minx says:

        They had kids, though, and the kids wanted them to get married. I can see why they gave a whirl, why not?
        But Jennifer and Justin…I was surprised when they got engaged and even more surprised when they got married. I just thought they’d be better off staying boyfriend/girlfriend because they seemed so different.

      • KBB says:

        I always thought maybe the kids wanted them to get married because they sensed some instability and thought marriage would make them more secure. Of course it’s possible Brad and Angelina just played up “the kids want us to!” angle to be cutesy.

    • Liberty says:

      Architectural Digest is one of the best places to show a property when you want to sell it, actually. Possibly a smart preplanned move.

  17. Cher says:

    Kaiser, you called it. I don’t want to see Jennifer and Brad again, please no!!!

  18. Anna Flynn says:

    You called it Kaiser! lol
    I’m dreading the inevitable Brad/Jen are getting back together stories.
    BTW I know everyone associates Bennifer with Ben Affleck and JLo and then later Ben and Jennifer Garner but did Brad/Jen ever have a portmanteau?

    • mia girl says:

      I don’t recall one. I think it was always just “Brad & Jen”.

      But if we need one going forward, might I propose… Pittiston

  19. Nev says:

    There’s always a comeback.

  20. Sullivan says:

    But, but, they had so much in common – their loving of tanning, hair products, tweezers…

    • Eve says:

      …and shopping for uncomfortable sofas.

      • KBB says:

        I thought Brad Pitt was the one who liked uncomfortable sofas? Didn’t she say after they divorced she could finally have plush couches again?

      • Eve says:

        @ KBB

        Precisely. My point was that she’d be back to shopping uncomfortable ones.

    • Karen says:

      Didn’t he use her skin products?

      • Eve says:

        He probably has and wears more skin and hair products than anyone with whom he hooks up.

      • Sullivan says:

        Oh, I’m sure he slathered himself with her Aveeno, bathed in Smart Water, and soothed his dry eyes with her eye drops.

    • Anna Flynn says:

      Don’t forget smoking pot! lol

      • tracking says:

        I have no idea if BlindGossip has reputable sources, but a partially revealed blind says Cox’s BF and Theroux couldn’t stand each other. Says one referred to the other as “that addict,” most assume that refers to Theroux. I find this unlikely, but who knows.

    • Eve says:

      @ Sullivan:

      Read your comment completely wrong. I thought you were talking about Aniston and Pitt.

      You meant Aniston and Theroux, right?

      Sorry. My bad.

  21. Riley says:

    While I’m sorry when any marriage ends, this one makes me particularly sad…………………….BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO READ SPECULATION ABOUT HER AND BRAD! Every guy she comes in contact with will be her proverbial “next.” And she brings the speculation on herself. I actually used to like her and now she makes me kind of nauseous!

    • Eve says:

      @ Riley:

      My dear, you’d better gear up for the perfect storm that’s being taking form as we speak.

      • Riley says:

        LMAO!! This is as predictable as days of the week! She will milk this like it’s her last cow, complaining all the while about how “they won’t leave me alone” UGH!

  22. BEEB says:

    Cue the “Brad & Jen back together!” headlines they’ve been saving since his split with Angelina.

    Okay time for the Jen/Angie couple…only couple combo left of the “triangle of doom” tbh!

  23. Alexandria says:

    Oh. Ok.

    Balls!

  24. sage says:

    Brad and Jennifer…it’s happening.

  25. magnoliarose says:

    I am not surprised. She is better off without him. He doesn’t act married, and if I know it then I am sure she knew it. If a childless couple in their position spends that much time apart, then I am not sure I understand why they got married. Just living together makes a breakup easier and without any financial wrangling.

    • KBB says:

      I never heard that, was he cheating?

      • Liberty says:

        I keep wondering about the Liv Tyler rumors.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Yes, he was. I have seen him around the city and cozy with women, and he has been sighted all over the place not acting like a married man. I wouldn’t want my husband behaving that way, but I try not to assume it is cheating because celebrities often have open relationships. He is known among the fashion crowd for his ways, but again people have different kinds of marriages.
        He’s druggy looking in person and has oily vibes, but I don’t think about him at all unless someone brings him up, so I never analyzed him or cared to.
        He was like this before they married which also made me think it was an open marriage. He was close with Terry Richardson who is close to Jared Leto, and this also makes me wonder if something is up. I do know he had a thing for models.
        All that to say he is a prolific cheater not unlike Ewan McGregor.

      • sassypomeranian says:

        @magnoliarose
        All Truth.

    • roses says:

      Well you have dropped some tea this evening but I still hate to hear that about him, oh well.

  26. Birdie says:

    I know, I know. But I would LOVE to see Brad and Jen back together. The gossip world would explode.

  27. Spicecake38 says:

    I think they seem like two nice but somewhat boring people.Just my hunch from looking at pics of them,and for some reason I like single Jen Aniston-seems like her life is fine without a spouse,she has friends,plenty of trips to Mexico.I think she likes being single and there is nothing wrong with that.On a side note I would not be surprised if she adopted sometime in the near future.

  28. Lis says:

    Here come the rumours of Brad and Jen getting back together in 3…2…1

    • Jayna says:

      I don’t get that at all. I think she really really loved Justin and was happier with him than with Brad. You can’t go back to a man that left you for a woman and all he did was rave about her in articles for years. You need a new man that looks at you in the proper way, not that dumped you for the love of his life.

      Neither one will gravitate back to each other. They moved on long ago.

      If Justin Bateman was single, he would be moving on Jen in a heartbeat. He said she was his crush. They are great friends. But his marriage is solid, and she’s friends with both of them.

      • norah says:

        they just didnt gel – and it showed when they spent more time apart than anything else. if i loved someone that much i would want to spend more time with that person but the fact is that both of them didnt need each other.

      • tracking says:

        Yeah, if only she could clone Jason Bateman, a solid, steady, committed guy. The Pitt speculation will be so annoying, as if she could ever trust him. They were both done with each other long ago.

      • KBB says:

        If only I could clone Jason Bateman 😍

  29. Elle says:

    This was never a real marriage

  30. LittlefishMom says:

    This is not shocking. She really doesn’t need a man. Get a young, hot f*ck buddy and the rest is cream cheese.

    • Seitanworshiper says:

      Yep. I think she can do the Madonna thing. Just have fun with her relationships. She lives a full life with her amazing friendship group. Why keep chasing a big love? And once she stops chasing it it’ll turn up for her.

  31. Eve says:

    “In case anyone was wondering if the “Poor Jen” narrative was going to be revived, there’s your answer. Poor Jen, still being hounded by gossip!”

    What?!? Her career was practically built on that.

    Oh, wait, you’re being sarcastic.

  32. Margo S. says:

    I have never been so not shocked about a couple splitting. They didn’t make any sense. No passion at all.

    • Aren says:

      I think she just wanted to get married and he was looking for fame. They both just seemed to be playing a role for the media.
      Never understood why people seemed to think it was real.

  33. Chrissy says:

    Brad and Jen 2.0!

  34. Mia4s says:

    Every tabloid reporter just wet themselves with pure joy. The headlines write themselves for the next five years.

    I’m already bored. I’m sure there’s an iron clad prenup and there are no custody issues. This will be quiet.

    And FFS anyone wishing her back with Brad needs their head examined. Yes what she needs now is a man whose alcohol issues apparently got so bad it fractured the relationship with his children. Shake your head people and snap out of it!

    • Eve says:

      “Every tabloid reporter just wet themselves with pure joy. The headlines write themselves for the next five years.”

      Make it ten (years).

      “I’m already bored. I’m sure there’s an iron clad prenup and there are no custody issues. This will be quiet.”

      I politely disagree. This is going to be a mess. Not necessarily because of them. But the tabloids won’t let this go quietly.

      “And FFS anyone wishing her back with Brad needs their head examined. Yes what she needs now is a man whose alcohol issues apparently got so bad it fractured the relationship with his children. Shake your head people and snap out of it!’

      Again, politely disagree. She’s an airhead. She’d go back to him in a hot second if he snapped his fingers.

      • Mia4s says:

        The mess will come on the Brad side. The tabloids will be like “yeah Justin, whatever….Jen seen on the same continent as Brad!!!” Although I wouldn’t be shocked to see Justin cast as a villain who broke her heart so Brad can “save” her. Ughhhhhhh.

        Oh I don’t know or care what she thinks about Brad but people who are fans of hers (I’m not) and wish her back with him cannot like her very much! Terrible idea.

      • Eve says:

        @ Mia4S:

        Oh, I absolutely agree with that. But I can guarantee a good chunk of Aniston fans still wish they’d be back together. They live the year of 2005 on a loop, you see.

  35. Jayna says:

    It really is interesting that Brad and Jen were together a total of seven years, and so were Justin and Jen.

    • KBB says:

      She and Justin also got engaged seven years after she and Brad divorced. She gives seven year itch a new meaning!

  36. april says:

    I never liked the way Heidi was treated when the two of them started their romance. Basically Justin and Jennifer cheated on Heidi. To me it’s Karma. So I wonder who dumped whom in the Aniston-Theroux break-up?

    • KBB says:

      They both seem so set in their own ways. She tried to do NY and that didn’t work and he tried to do LA and that obviously didn’t work either. I think they probably just came to terms with the fact that they both valued their independence and lifestyles more than each other.

    • magnoliarose says:

      She dumped him though he’s never behaved like a married man so I am not sure you can dump someone that has never been committed.

  37. HK9 says:

    I’m just here for the comments(sipps tea in purple chair a la Wendy Williams)

  38. Jess says:

    This actually makes me really sad, and I can’t help but feel sorry for Jen. She seems like a decent gal, I know most people here can’t stand her but I like her! I cannot imagine having to deal with the amount of public humiliation that came with Brad and Angie and how hurtful that must’ve been. Thos relationship was probably doomed from the start anyway, cheating is never the answer.

    • Burford says:

      Her relationship with Justin was doomed, you mean? Since he was living with someone else. I don’t know how “decent” that makes her.

    • BJ says:

      Yeah she is so decent she flaunted a relationship with a man with a live in girlfriend.They let his slimy friend Terry Richardson take “couple pics” to rub it in his girlfriend’s face.

    • serena says:

      Oh please, Jen milked the Brad & Angie thing as long she could.

  39. Karen says:

    So not shocked. They had about as much chemistry as…raisins?

    To this day I still believe it was a business arrangement. He got more roles and people recognized his name. She got rid of her poor Jen phase.

    There is a blind item today that he thought her friends were vulgar and dim. They had zero in common and could not even live in the same city. Their 7 years together probably did not equal one full year together.

    • sunnydeereynolds says:

      Yep. I’ve been saying this for the longest time. She wanted a husband to tote around HW.

    • KBB says:

      If Blind Gossip knew anything they’d have known the two separated months ago and that would have been the blind item, not that he was in NY because he didn’t like her friends.

      • Karen says:

        There have been other blinds about them recently. I am sure they are digging for all of them. How hard is it to believe he did not like her friends and perhaps she did not like his-a la Terry Richardson.

        He comes from an intellectual family and he is pretty talented. Tropic Thunder was a great movie and he is the screenwriter. Have u ever seen Jennifer interviewed? She is a terrible speaker and boring. I can see this marriage was convenient for both.

      • KBB says:

        It’s not hard to believe at all. All of their blinds consist of the same type of conjecture that happens on sites like this one. My point is if they actually had sources, they’d know things that weren’t obvious to everyone on the planet. And I’m sure they’ll have some random nonspecific items about a couple in trouble that could be about anybody that they’ll say were about Justin and Jennifer. They’ve got this routine down pat.

    • minx says:

      I never could imagine what they talked about. He comes from a literary family, went to prep school, graduated from Bennington, loved NYC, etc.

    • Wisca says:

      He’s college educated and hung out with educated folks, artists and people of color. Her world is white and probably vapid. Maybe I’m wrong about that? (Although I truly admire her work for St. Jude’s.) In fact, I never realized how utterly white her world was until I saw JT’s Instagram and then realized, “This woman hasn’t a single woman of color as a close friend. There is a reason she could maintain a friendship with the now-”reformed” C. Handler. I know most white women don’t have close friends of color, but it was JT’s NYC life that foregrounded that for me. I also think this is the reason Kudrow had no time for her female co-stars on Friends: she has a degree from Vassar. This is not about being smarter; many people are wise w/o formal ed & Trump went to Penn, but there is *something* about delaying gratification for four or so years of studying if you find value in that and can afford it.

      • tracking says:

        He has one Latino friend, who are these other people of color he’s friends with? Pretty sure his world looks pretty white as well. And Terry Richardson, hello?

      • magnoliarose says:

        I strongly disagree with this. JA is more liberal than Justin politically. I have never seen him surrounded by people of color nor has he made movies for them.
        He is also a pseudo-intellectual and an aging poser.
        She was too good for him, not the other way around. Whatever you think of her she built a successful career based on marginal talent. He has written some stupid movies, and he hung out with Terry Richardson.

      • Carmen says:

        What work at Saint Jude’s? All she did was toss them a substantial check every year and that took no effort on her part at all — her accountant does it for her.

      • Claire says:

        It was 1 million. One million. Not one hundred million.

      • Carmen says:

        I heard JLo and Marc Anthony donated a mil to Puerto Rico. Apiece.

      • tracking says:

        I always found it odd that her big donations (Puerto Rico, Times Up) were only in her name, seemed strange for a married couple.

  40. A Croatian says:

    I just came here to say (it’s 2 AM here) that I will never doubt Kaiser’s gossip intuition ever again. Man, I really thought they were doing fine!!!

    • Claire says:

      With all respect to Kaiser, I don’t think it took Kaiser to see this one coming. Stevie Wonder could see it! They never spent time together, they lived on opposite sides of the country – almost as far away as they could get from each other. They were almost never together. Seriously, who didn’t see this one coming? I saw it, almost everyone else did. And I live on the opposite side of the planet from America!

  41. DiligentDiva says:

    Well the blind items were right about this one, Jennifer seems to independent for marriage to be honest. She seems like a woman who values her freedom.

    • WMGDtoo says:

      I think she is a woman that likes things her way. Justin and others seem to not want to fall in line with that. She always pretends to be one thing at the beginning of relationships. Then she shows who she is. When she was first seeing Justin she talked about moving to NYC. Doing theater. She bought those apartments, renovated. Said she would be bi coastal. Said she loved to travel. She got married then none of that came to pass. With Mayer she loved music. With Brad she loved the things he liked. Girl knows how to get them.

      • Liberty says:

        I was thinking about that too, @WMGDtoo — the whole NYC/slips back to LA thing seemed like a feint.

    • Aren says:

      She collapsed after her break-up with Brad, she didn’t talk about anything else for years, I don’t think that’s a sign of independence.

      • norah says:

        yeah sure blame brad for her own personal issues. nicole had a high profile break up – she didnt need to whine about to everyone for years. she got back to working and met keith urban. every single woman in hollywood has had a divorce and they managed to pull themselves together and come out stronger – look at reese w – she worked hard at making things happen for herself on tv – the issue with jennifer aniston is that she is just lazy as an actress and in this hollywood world it doesnt help her at all.

  42. Jayna says:

    So what is his prenup? A few million? After only two years, maybe just half of the proceeds of their house when it sells? Maybe she wanted out before he got another year’s worth of prenup money from her when she saw the writing on the wall.

    • tracking says:

      He shouldn’t get a dime from her. He’s a talented guy, but was unknown before she put him on the map, which led to tremendous opportunities. As a result, he is now a household name and earned a great deal more money than he had previously. If anything, he should pay her.

      • KBB says:

        Before they got together I’d seen him in Mulholland Drive, American Psycho, Romy & Michele’s HS Reunion, John Adams, Six Feet Under, Parks and Recreation…I think I’ve seen more of his stuff than hers lol

        The Leftovers and The Girl On The Train I think is all I’ve seen him in since they got together.

        But I get what you mean. He was definitely not mainstream or well known.

    • WMGDtoo says:

      You seems so sure that she walked away. I doubt it. I think he wanted out. And I really think he forced the announcement. She just did that AD talking about how “happy they were”. and such.

      • Seitanworshiper says:

        I agree. I think he initiated it, also because of the AD spread she did. She would have waited longer to announce.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I agree with Jayna. He had a great deal.

  43. HelloSunshine says:

    Okay now I need Jen and Angelina to go get coffee together and laugh in the faces of all the people/tabloids who still can’t let that ish go and assume that everything they do is meant to be a swipe at the other lol

  44. Plantpal says:

    Why is no one mentioning that she’s holding hands with Pharrel (sp?) in the pic above? Maybe she’s already moved on?

    • Karen says:

      Pharrell is married and recently had triplets. Not happening

      • Claire says:

        pmslLol SO?!?? Justin was in a 14 year relationship with Heidi, almost longer than most Hollywood marriages. That didn’t stop her from going after Justin, did it?

  45. …………..why can’t the next couple be Brad & Justin?

  46. Hmm says:

    She will never be able to have a longer relationship than 7 years if she keeps doing the same thing. Open marriages. She doesn’t want a man to be around too much and doesn’t care what or who they do when they’re away- so the men end up meeting other women they want to be serious with. I bet anything Justin is going to go public with his mistress and will have a few kids with her.

    • Carla says:

      Lol you have a very vivid imagination.You should write for the tabs.

      • Hmm says:

        Really? My take would never be in tabloids because it’s not who people want Jennifer Aniston to be.

        Did they not have an open relationship? they were never together and that seems to be the way she likes it. Many reports will be coming out about how cozy he’s been with other women.
        It was the same with her first ex husband. It made it a lot easier for him (& I’m betting justin) to meet and fall in love with someone else who actually wanted a real relationship and children.

        when we see the headline Justin Theroux Expecting with new girlfriend you’ll know im right.

      • KBB says:

        @Hmm Why would he marry a 47 year old woman if he wanted kids? If they wanted to adopt surely they’d have talked about that in the five years they were together before they got married. Why are you so convinced he wants children? He was with a woman of childbearing age for over a decade before Jennifer and they never had kids either.

      • Hmmm says:

        Kbb, his career is better than it has ever been thanks to his relationship with her. That’s why he married her. If she keeps playing nice his career won’t be hurt by this divorce.

        I was just sayin in the last thread about them that his career is so much more interesting than hers is.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I don’t think he wants kids. He does not live like a man who wants kids. People change, but at this point, this doesn’t not seem likely. I don’t believe he married her only for his career. I think he cared but loves being single and behaving like he is Vincent Chase from Entourage.

    • Jayna says:

      If he has a few kids with a younger woman, it’s probably because the woman is driving that desire. It doesn’t mean he had some burning need to be a father. He’s never talked about having a family. He dated and, for a lot of that time, lived with Heidi for 16 years, no kids. Maybe he and Jen tried and it didn’t happen, but is ambivalent about it anyway.

      • Butterscotch says:

        What the hell makes you think he wants kids?
        He married jen who didn’t want any and he and Heidi were together for 14 years and didn’t have any.
        Not everyone wants kids.

      • Jayna says:

        @Butterscotch, my post responded to Hmm’s comment that he will come out with a mistress and now have a few kids with her. My response was even if he has a few kids down the road it would probably be the woman driving that, not his burning need to have a family.

        Didn’t I say in my post he had 16 years with Heid and they didn’t have kids? I said “maybe” he and Jen tried. We have idea what they did or didn’t do. I said he was probably ambivalent about kids anyway. I said he never talked about wanting kids in interviews.

        Check context next time, the original poster’s comment, and what I was responding to.

    • WMGDtoo says:

      you could be right.

    • norah says:

      i think so too. i think that justin has met someone who he is really serious about – lets see what happens next. please have babies with someone else justin

  47. crazydaisy says:

    Kaiser you are psychic! Next question: who’s divorce goes through first? Brad’s or Jen’s?

  48. ORIGINAL T.C. says:

    Damn if I ever go gambling, I need to bribe Kaiser to go with me! I hope all the Jen fans who said they live just as she and Justine did with their own partners (separate lives, separate vacations, separate birthday parties) start looking for a good divorce lawyer. Yikes. I’m sure this is no loss on both ends, they seemed more like girlfriends (with him shopping from her closet and makeup case).

    Cheers to Hedi, men who trade you out for a comeup eventually get what they deserve.

    • Jayna says:

      Get what they deserve? He left Heidi and never looked back. Now he will have a few extra million, a much higher profile, leaves with an in-demand career because of his attachment to Jen, and now moving on to probably some young NYC actress, still living the more A-list life he seems to have fallen in love with. I think he likes what he got out of the Aniston relationship, unfortunately for Jen.

  49. Amy Too says:

    “Normally, we would keep this private.” How often do you divorce each other to have a “normal” way of doing it so that this “abnormal” public-statement way is a deviation from your “normal” way of divorcing? What a strangely worded statement.

    • Felicia says:

      I don’t think it’s strange at all. They married in private, never released a photo. Seems to me the wording is an attempt to shut down the inevitable “Jen and Brad” gossip rag stories that we all know are coming anyways. I can well imagine that the tabloids are rubbing their hands in glee right now.

  50. JaneDoesWork says:

    I never understood them together. It seemed like Jen was just going against type and he’s one of those “cool” guys who looks down on the popular opinion. I’ve never liked him. Anyone who stands by Terry Richardson is garbage.

    • bettyrose says:

      IKR? I don’t get his appeal *at all* but I can see why she’d pick a guy who seemed like he’d go along with whatever she wanted. Guess he didn’t.

      • JaneDoesWork says:

        Totally. I don’t get the impression that she’s willing to compromise much. Like she still lived in LA and he still lived in NY and now the press is trying to make her the bad guy for not going to visit him there? If neither of them were committed to living in the same city for their primary residence, then neither were committed to the marriage.

  51. holly says:

    Surprise! said no one ever

  52. LittleWing says:

    I never liked him, he really gives off douche fumes. I’m with those who sensed there wasn’t a firm foundation to build a partnership on. But thank you gossip gods for this bonanza!! VROOM VROOM

  53. L84Tea says:

    Oh God, I feel awful for her knowing what’s coming for her guns blazing from the press.

  54. Layla Love says:

    She found out he was cheating on her. Jennifer finally ,really listened to that Little voice in the back of her head!

  55. MoAnne says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooo!!! BREATHES NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

    Get ready for dumb tabloid covers: 1) Jen & Brad secretly marry and she’s Angelina’s kids’ STEPMOM, or 2) Jen is pregnant with triplets and who’s the daddy–Brad or Justin?, or 3) Brad challenges Justin to an old-timey duel with swords for dumping Jen, or 4) Justin cheated on Jen with Chelsea Handler & Jen consoles her aching heart by adopting a gorilla, or 5) Jen gets together with Angelina and sparks fly! But Angie’s kids don’t like their “new mom”! or…??? These things write themselves really. Lordy, do I hate those tabloids. But, I bet they’re coming….

  56. emily says:

    I personally do not want to live in NYC, but I’d live there for Justin Theroux.

    • Jeanine says:

      I live in NYC and dont want to even live here. But would for Justin as well. Lol

    • Claire says:

      I’d be happy just to get the opportunity to visit, let alone living in NYC which I would love to do. I wouldn’t do it for that ugly freak Justin though. He is truly repulsive looking. With his ill-proportioned body, jarring facial features and boot polish hair and eyebrows. He is rather terrifying looking in a spooky amusement park scary ride prop way.

  57. Claire says:

    Somewhere Heidi Bivens is feeling rather smug. The Anistonloons at DListed are really losing it. And abusing anyone who goes on there by calling them ‘dick’, ‘fuck’, ‘prick’ etc. Low altitude flyers. I love this site because it is so much more high brow and the posters are not hypocrites.

  58. wheneight says:

    Don’t date an actor (or a musician) next time around, Jen!

  59. Anare says:

    There must be more to the story cuz if they were so in love spending time on one coast or the other wouldn’t be a deal breaker.

  60. serena says:

    Well, I don’t think anyone’s crying for them.. it was almost ‘expected’ as cynical as that could sound. Anyway, I didn’t realize they stayed together for 7 years (seriously, where has time gone to?).. Now, let’s wait for the ‘Jen reach to Brad Pitt’ or viceversa news.. *le sigh*

  61. PJ says:

    Here’s what I don’t get about many celebrity-and non-celebrity couples with their dynamic who decide to wed: From day ONE, Jen knew that Justin was never going to move to L.A. and he knew that she could never (never wanted to) hack it as a New Yorker. Their respective lives, friends and support systems were on opposite coasts and by all accounts, it would be an almost impossible hurdle to jump unless one person made an extreme sacrifice. So, why get married??? Like, did they honestly think that everything that couldn’t be resolved for years would just magically fix itself once rings were exchanged?! I’m genuinely asking if anyone has any insight because I just don’t.get.it.

    Also, THANK YOU Kaiser for pointing out the obvious that I’ve always believed: that enormous ring is NOT a diamond! Not only do diamonds not have that rainbow, milky quality (no matter how they’re cut), but Justin does not have the kind of money to throw around on a genuine “designer” diamond of that size nor the frivilous mindset to. They and their people were always vague about the ring’s details, and I think we know why… (No shade, I happen to love Jen’s ring.)

  62. Anastasia says:

    Isn’t she rich enough to buy an island somewhere? If I never heard about this woman for the rest of my life, I’d be happy.

  63. Ozogirl says:

    That’s sad. I think most suspected this given how little time they seemed to spend with each other. I’m not looking forward to even more tabloid speculation on Aniston and Pitt reuniting though.

  64. molee says:

    I think Jen is getting out now before Justin is named in connection with Terry Richardson’s sexual assault investigation.

  65. Nicegirl says:

    I am all in re: the cloning of Jason Bateman.

  66. sage says:

    Her marriage was over the day Jolie filed for divorce from Brad. If Brad snaps his fingers, Jennifer is running back to him.

  67. wolf says:

    He’s such a plastic man it’s ironic that he thinks he’s a better fit for NYC than LA.