People: Justin Theroux ‘had very little contact’ with Jennifer Aniston for days at a time

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If you read The Girl on the Train, you probably thought Justin Theroux’s casting as Tom was very interesting. Since the book and the film have been out for years, I hope this isn’t a SPOILER, but here goes: Tom is not all that he seems. Tom is not some well-meaning ex-husband who simply cheated on and abandoned his alcoholic wife. There’s something very insidious and nefarious about everything Tom does. I thought Justin’s casting was interesting, and a real opportunity for him to stretch his wings as an actor. When I saw the film, I thought he did a good job, even though I felt like they took away some of Tom’s cruelty and gaslighting. But Justin was good in the role, and totally believable as a high-strung sociopath with a thin “normal family man” veneer. My point? If the film had been more successful, I think it’s possible it could have typecast him because he was so good at it. Almost like Justin knows all too well how to live a secret life, a hidden life away from his “married to America’s Sweetheart” image.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s different lifestyles — and long separations — played a role in the couple’s decision to end their marriage.

“During his relationship with Jen, Justin’s life in N.Y.C. was always very different from his L.A. life,” an Aniston source tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “In N.Y.C., he acted more like a single guy. He went out with his single friends and sometimes would have very little contact with Jen for days,” the source reveals.

Sources say the 46-year-old Leftovers star had a hard time fitting into Aniston’s luxurious but insulated L.A. world, while Aniston, 49, tried spending more time in New York City with him but found it miserable dealing with constant paparazzi. Their increasingly divergent lifestyles often created conflict.

“[Justin] loves being out and about,” the Aniston source says. “He wanted their lives to be more spontaneous and simple, but that’s not possible with Jen.”

In the week surrounding the split, Theroux was seen at a fashion show with longtime friend Amy Sedaris, walking his dog and taking kickboxing classes in NYC. In other recent solo outings, he was spotted at and a few Saturday Night Live afterparties and a Grammy afterparty with director Cary Fukunaga and friend Carlos Quirarte, the owner of the restaurant The Smile.

[From People]

People Magazine seems to be saying that Justin was very happy to have a New York Life, with an Edgy New York Persona, for weeks or months at a time, and then he and Jennifer would reunite and he’d be a different person in LA – no longer edgy, someone buffed and polished and camera-ready, perhaps. And I still believe that almost as soon as they got married, their marriage was already falling apart. He was working and traveling and living in New York where he could be edgy and never, ever check in with Jennifer. And Jennifer was like “okay, sure.” That’s what I don’t get about all of this – I’ve never bought JustJen as some grand love affair. Why settle for this shell of a marriage to Mr. Edgy Artiste Who Is Never Around? What was the point of any of this? Or did Jen just get manipulated into this arrangement because Justin = Tom??

Jennifer was out in public this week too – she went to the premiere of Jason Bateman’s new movie, and she was pap’d in a heavy coat and a dour expression.

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  1. WingKingdom says:

    OH MY GOD is that a safety-pin earring?

    • tracking says:

      Only the edgiest people wear them, right?

    • Beatrix says:

      That’s hilarious. His style is reminiscent of early 2000s The Crash Moderns/ Julian Casablancas level of “try,” which was a bit dated even back at their peak. Man is a spoiled “artiste” who surrounds himself with people of artistic skill, (sans Richardson, that just hints at his own smarmy qualities) which has gotten to his head and he obviously never grew up enough to find an original style or sense of self.

      PS. I’m hard-judging Jennifer Aniston for her recent “sad” photographs, these people can ALWAYS avoid the cameras, the richer, the more they can avoid the paparazzi and she’s playing right into Huvane’s game, so as far as I’m concerned, she’s just as immature about this whole thing. Enough of the bulls*t, let’s find some adult dignity, yes, rich people?

    • Sojaschnitzel says:

      LOLOL indeed. Thanks for pointing that out!

    • Lorelai says:

      SO EDGY.


    • Agapanthus says:

      God. How embarassing. Isn’t he nearly 50?! Is this a midlife crisis or has he always been like this?

    • citney says:

      Some are making fun of Theroux,forgetting Aniston molded him into what he is today.

    • Erbs says:

      Not edgy, icky.

    • Leppdaved says:

      They dated for 7 yrs married 2yrs, it’s safe to say that they both knew what they were getting into & now they simply don’t fit.

    • Pickles and Cheese says:

      Maybe it’s a paper clip

      • emma33 says:

        Hahaha. Is a paper clip more or less edgy than a pin? I can’t decide.

        As a complete side-note, I used to live in Bali and dated a Balinese guy who was lovely and a bit edgy in his own completely natural way. One day I saw him and did a double-take at his earrings and asked if they were the earrings his mum wore to temple (they were quite ornate). He laughed and said he just saw them that morning and thought it would be fun to wear them for a day, so he did.

        I think there is SUCH a difference between people who are naturally a bit edgy and quite fun about it and those who are just copiers and posers. My Balinese friend was just being his quirky self and people respected him for it. Paper clip earrings?? Not so much respect…

  2. Juliette says:

    It seems that this wasn’t a happy marriage.

    • Shutterbug says:

      Yeah, I think you could say that.

    • Shambles says:

      It seems it was more of an arrangement than a marriage, to put it kindly.

      • Lorelai says:

        I agree that it was definitely an “arrangement,” but it seems like it went off the rails at the end and not how she thought it would go if/when they finally split.

        Something about the timing seems to have caught her off guard.

    • Sabrine says:

      I really think he married her for publicity, to give his career a boost and get his name out there. So he was willing to endure a sham marriage for a couple of years for potential benefit later. He never looked all that happy when he was with her but he took one for the team and it seems to have worked. I never heard of him before he married Aniston but I know very well now who he is.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Same goes for her. She had 4-5 years of dating him before marrying him. She chose to be in the relationship and to marry him. She got loads of PR and “He’s the wonderful anti-Brad” from her fans out of all of this. Lots of publicity for her in the dating, engagement, marriage, and subsequent divorce.

      • Rachel in August says:

        I think you’re right. All the years they dated surely he knew the paps were ever-present, no? And then they get married?? *big puzzled look* The excuses for the split are becoming quite comical and only making the tabloids richer. And really, I mean who gives a rip why they’re divorcing OR why they got married? He sounds and looks like a complete jerk and she can continue to wallow in her perpetual pity-party. I hope he tries to go back with Heidi and she tells him to sod off, lol. And the safety-pin earring, *barf*.

      • Kosmos says:

        I think he NEEDS to be in New York where he can be edgy and cool (sigh), where he just wasn’t in his element in L.A. He definitely wanted to be associated with an attractive high profile actress like Jen and maybe become more well known as an actor (many of us had never heard of him before Jen). And then, I thought Jen was WAY overdue for a steady man in her life, so they both benefited from the union; however, it was not well thought out and she was Crazy to have entertained a serious relationship with this NY coaster of a guy who basically wanted to stay that way. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!!?

      • N. says:

        It was an arrangement, all right. He wanted media attention to further his career, she wanted something to counter the attention Brad and Angelina were getting.
        Notice how Jennifer only announced her wedding plans AFTER Brad and Angelina got enganged.

        And it’s also not surpising that her pr machine is hard at work to sell yet another round of her “woe me” stories. After all, what can you expect from a woman who worked with PEOPLE for a “Jennifer – 5 Years after Brad” story?
        Plaiying the victim is her go-to MO.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      Agree. But how could it have been a happy marriage anyway? Being a wife isn’t feminism. It’s a patriarchal institution that some Cool Girls have, sadly, been lead to believe is their choice when really they’re just caving to coercion and pressure. Women never know the difference between the two. 😉

      • McClure says:

        Wrong. Its the premier institution that protects women who choose to have children, insuring that there will be legal ramifications and consequences to a man (now a husband) who falls prey to ‘wandering d*ck syndrome’. Oh he can up and leave his partner and the children he helped to create. But a legal contract, what we call “marriage”, insures that he will live up to his responsibilities.

  3. minx says:

    Yeah, I think we’ve established that.

  4. Juliette says:

    It seems that it was more the time they spent far away without talking than the one spent together. It sounds so sad to me

    • Krill says:

      This. I am taking all tabloid coverage with a massive pinch of salt because I think they are just extrapolating and reaching for the most plausible reasons their editor can think up. Like the way they made up stories about Marion Cortillard and Russian hookers to explain the implosion of that other couple. Or how they focused on the nanny for the Affleck breakup because they had no clue about Shookus in NYC.

      That said, it is clear they lived separate lives from even before the proposal. They probably thought this was perfect for them. They werent college aged and needing to be in each others pockets and they didnt have children to parent. But even with long distance relationships there has to be deliberate time set aside to connect otherwise you just drift apart and one day its easier to just split up and have all your freedom back.

    • citney says:

      I doubt either are sad, just scared what the other might accidentally spill to the tabloids.

      Aniston knew he was a “cheater”, she was a “cheater” as well. Aniston dated her good friend’s estranged husband before they ever divorced, yet condemned “others” for doing what she, herself, had done more than once.

      Tate Donovan had not even moved all his belongings out of her home before she invited Brad to move in with with her. Tate, himself, has said this. Plus, she slept with Brad the very first time she met him, which was on a “date” set up by the brother’s Huvane.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Brad was the BIG fish. I think she presents herself a certain way at the beginning of relationships and then the reality isn’t what the partner assumed. She knew what he could do for her profile, and it was a lot more than Tate could ever do.
        She has milked that relationship to death as if his life with AJ and their children don’t even exist.
        It seems his exes can’t help themselves. Gwyneth does it too. AJ does not. At least not so far.

  5. WingKingdom says:

    How weird that People kept insisting this was an “Aniston source” when clearly it’s the same source it has been all along, painting Justin as cool and laid back and Aniston as a pain in the ass.

    • Misti says:

      US Weekly has zero credibility with me on this story and now even People seems to be grasping at everything for a story.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Yes! I had the same feeling. That weren’t no focking Aniston source making Justin’s case at her expense.

      For me, it all gets dirty when the “source” that is dissing or undermining you pretends to be YOUR OWN source.

      He’s a wimpy little pantywaist with no honor.

  6. sparrow2 says:

    Justin is not as he seems. Sneaky & smarmy. I wonder what his true intentions were with Jen. I can see he & Uncle Terry plotting, planning & laughing… One word


    Jen, get this divorce over quickly. You have got a multi-million dollar TV deal fast approaching.

    • Darla says:

      The older I get, the more men like this I’ve met. Honestly, it’s all very disheartening. Even political allies, men I supported, are being exposed as preying on young girls. And this one that just was outed this week, portrayed himself as a huge supporter of women. I mean, it was all so fake. And I sponsored his stupid news letter. Do I feel like a fool? Yeah, cause I thought I was beyond being suckered again. I mostly support women these days, and now that this happened? ONLY women. I’m done with these manipulative grifters. They are EVERYWHERE.

      • sparrow2 says:

        I understand what you are saying, Darla — but don’t lose heart. I’ve found that I have problems when I lump a gender/type together & label them all the same. You have to take each individual into consideration. It definitely is more time consuming & creates a smaller circle of people as intimate associates, but that’s ok with me.

      • Samantha says:

        Darla, I could Not agree more.

      • Andrea says:

        I gotta say I am almost 37 and have met a lot of men within the past several years like that. I stand to inherit some money once my parents pass away, and long term relationships after the man finds out about that fact, he starts planning our future with MY money. It is to the point I am afraid of anyone finding out I am going to inherit money and play up a poor persona. I am deeply worried on not finding a long term companion or getting married to someone that I can trust.

      • Snowflake says:

        I would suggest mentioning to a guy how if you ever got married, you would make sure to have a pre-nup.IMO, his reaction should tell you what you need to know. And you Will find a guy who is into you, not your money. There’s good guys out there.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Perhaps I can give you some advice on that. I was in the same boat because of my career and because of my family.
        One way I insulated myself is keeping my background and origins extremely private. The less someone knows, the better until you trust them.
        Don’t talk about money and don’t tell anyone about the inheritance. You will attract greedy, unscrupulous people who will present themselves in any way they can to get access to the money. “We” means “I”. You become the winning lottery ticket. Take their whole family into consideration too because they will try to jump on that train with them.
        Listen to your instincts and the people around you that really love and care about your well being. If all of them don’t like someone don’t fight them. Listen. They aren’t not “getting” this person. They see what infatuation and lust clouds.
        If the person is financially irresponsible run like the wind. Can’t hold jobs. Always has money problems. Has no achievements of their own. Is always the victim in every situation. Feels like society owes them. Wallows in “life is unfair”. Is materialistic. Resents wealthy people. Is a cheapskate when they tip. Lacks goals and ambition. Is unhappy or negative. Tries to isolate you by criticizing the people you care about. Lacks empathy. If he is too good to be true chances are he’s false.
        This inheritance means you have to approach relationships without letting your heart override your mind, instincts, better judgment, and pragmatism. A little suspicion is important in this case. If they go on and on about it move on. Let’s face it someone has to die to get an inheritance, and they are anticipating this with callous disregard.

        Once they get past that then Pre-nup. Nonnegotiaoble. Make sure it is known. Everyone with any property or assets no matter the value should do this. Don’t pick up tabs all the time. Split it down the middle every time. Don’t let them pay for dates or it could be used for them to say see I was generous, and I paid for stuff why can’t YOU. Plus it sets the precedent that my money is mine and yours is yours. Cut off that avenue of thinking. If they are moving too fast slow it waaay down. A schemer can’t last but so long before the mask slips.
        Make SURE they are who they say they are.

        It isn’t romantic, seems cold even, but money complicates relationships, and it is part of the trade-off for having it. There is a price to pay for everything in life, choices, decisions and good fortune. It was the advice I was given, and so far it appears to be true.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Sparrow2, I so agree with you that “Justin is not as he seems.” As for his “true intentions,” I have always had the impression that Justin got with Jen in order to amp up his visibility, get better roles, and promote his career.

      As for his appeal to Aniston, I honestly think she missed the arty edge that Brad affected (phony though it often seemed to me and lots of others), and in Justin she may have felt she had found that again. She missed it because it’s something she admires and doesn’t really possess herself, being the routine-loving homegirl who would just as soon spend a weekend around the pool with her pups. But being so the OPPOSITE of arty-edgy herself, she honestly had no functioning bullshit detector for pretenders like Justin.

      I never, from day 1, thought their match made ANY sense other than as a stepping-stone for ambitious Justin, and on Jen’s side an attempt to finally replace Brad, and maybe to show him (Brad) and the rest of the world that she had finally moved on.

    • BarbieDoll says:

      @sparrow2 – This + 10000…My thoughts exactly…Gaslighting!

  7. Mia4s says:

    Oh how this poor edgy muffin has suffered.

    • Lorelai says:

      “Poor edgy muffin” just made me LOL.

    • Vienna says:

      Uh yeah poor edgy muffin indeed Hö
      Hos horrible for him to have a super rich Beautiful wife who provides them an exclusive a list lite with luxury travels lots of interesting friends , and Huge mansion in Beverly Hills . I mean god forbid he has to try to give something of his Precious self.. the spoilt privilege is staggering!!!

  8. Nancy says:

    During their “marriage,” there were one or two threads every one or two weeks, if that. This separation announcement has been dissected from every possible point of view to the point of ridiculousness. He said, she said, they said. It’s dunzo, let it die.

    • N. says:

      It’s publicity and once again, she can present herself as the victim.
      For years she milked her “Woe me, I got dumped for another woman” sob story.
      Now it’s “Woe me, my husband got bored with me.”
      Look at me, I’m the victim. Woe me.

  9. Jayna says:

    I think the dour expression was she tried to leave a back way without dealing with paparazzi, and she walks out the door and has to deal with them. All she wanted to do was quickly get in the car. I don’t think it was some down expression they caught her in because of Justin. I’m sure she was upbeat inside with everyone who attended the premiere. Good for her getting out there and supporting Jason and his movie.

    I just realized, when reading about Justin’s new Netflix TV show Maniac coming out, that he is listed as a recurring character. He’s not a lead. Jonas Hill and Emma stone are the leads.

    • tracking says:

      I’m not sure she knew they were there. These look like they were shot from a distance. Otherwise, she looks nice and the shoes are killer.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Good point, Jayna. Explains the sour look. Can’t say I blame her. I like what she’s wearing. Wish she wore interesting stuff like that more often.

      • tracking says:

        +1 Classic sophisticated with just a bit of sexy is a good look for her. Agree with Carmen I would find those shoes tough to wear though!

  10. Iknowwhatboyslike says:

    Or maybe Justin told or showed Jennifer what he was and Jennifer didn’t care and went along with whatever he wanted so she could be married again. Mr. Edgy seems too self-involved to reduce himself to being anything other than himself. Does he think anyone is worth him doing that? When Jen is ready to date again, I’m all for her dating an agent, a business man, an athlete, anyone but an actor.

    • Josephine says:

      Gah, I can’t believe I’m being sucked into discussing these two, but here goes: I don’t think any marriage works where one of the partners has to be “anyone other than himself (or herself).” It’s just doesn’t work over the long run. I think each of them is entitled to be exactly who they are, in their respective cities, and neither is more selfish than the other for refusing to adapt.

      I doubt either is particularly broken up, but she has a lot more to lose in the PR game because she is both a woman and the more public figure. Her PR game has always been integral to her career, but I think it’s working against her at this point, and she should pull back, regardless of what she thinks his side is leaking out.

  11. SuperStef says:

    I think they really loved each other, despite their differences, and perhaps binding them in marriage would make it work because it’s now “legal love”.

    I say this because I was in a similar situation in my marriage, which lasted only 2 years. We were madly in love but very different people who had different views on life. He was a 17 year older police chief, and I was a corporate sales executive with a strong artistic side (bellydance and writing). While our minds merged with business, policing and politics, as well as culture, we came from 2 completely different worlds.

    When not working, I liked to dance, socialize with artist friends, smoke a little weed, and bake for the family. In his free time, he liked to organize our house, socialize with a very small group of cop friends, and travel, spending all his money and mine. I’d get frustrated that he couldn’t just chill and save money, while he became frustrated that I was sometimes lazy and frugal with hippy friends who go to Burning man.

    In the end, the love and passion we had for each other fizzled away with our different lifestyles. People loved us as a couple but also said they knew we’d never last when we separated. Also, I’m his 3rd ex wife a d he moved on right away to #4. He never had the desire to make his marriages work, he just loves being in love.

    I get it, Jen and Justine (typo but it stays), I get it.

    • Sojaschnitzel says:

      Bellydance hooooray! I love bellydance! Being doing it for years before I got sick and miss it greatly.

      • Superstef says:

        Ah, I love bellydance love! Sorry you got sick and had to stop, hopefully you’ll be able to start again? What style did you do? I’ve mostly studied classical Egyptian in the past 15 years.

    • Sojaschnitzel says:

      Also lol at the typo. Fits perfectly.

    • Pandy says:

      Agree Superstef. Sometimes there’s a huge attraction but it just isnt enough. It happens. He looks slimy to me so I do lean toward pointing the finger at him …. But tabloids make stuff up all the time so taking these reports with a throat choking sized grain of salt.

    • Candion says:

      LOL My dad was in law enforcement and he used to make a joke when my mom was around. This is my wife-my 1st wife! His friends were on their 5th wife with multiple children. It’s rare to see a single marriage for life for police.

      • SuperStef says:

        Haha, that’s a solid cop joke. There is a funny culture with the wives of brass officers.

        I once met the 1st wife of a retired senior officer when we visited their cabin on the lake. She looked at me, smiled with sincerity, extended her hand to shake mine, then said:

        “Hi Stef, nice to meet you. I’m wife number 1!

        I laughed but was also a bit surprised, so I responded right away with:

        “Awesome to meet you too, I’m number 3! Where’s the wine?”

  12. Jayna says:

    Let’s see, he’s spontaneous, out and about walking his dog and going to restaurants. It sounds like Jen. LOL And during their marriage they were seen dining out with Howard Stern and his wife, Kimmel and his wife, Bateman and his wife. I mean, it’s not like Jen never went out to dinner with Justin and other people. Hell, they socialized enough to where they invited friends on their honeymoon.

    I know Justin and Jen socialized with Ellen and Portia. Ellen and Portia even invited them to vacation together last spring, I think it was, but Jen was working. I remember that, because Justin was on Ellen. He told her they wanted to come and joked that he could have come with them.

    Fashion shows. Maybe she didn’t want to go to fashion shows in NYC because that’s Heidi’s turf. Although, I couldn’t care less about going to a fashion show, so no judgment by me.

  13. Carmen says:

    I think she was so desperate to be married that she was ready to settle for any kind of marriage rather than no marriage at all.

    • Magdalene says:

      From what John Mayer said, you know her team was making promises and as soon as he signed on, CAA signed him up and his work and pr profile increased exponentially.

      Her fans here swore up and down he was the best match, honeymoon with friends is the new black even as fans of another actress was chastised for writing positively about her.

      • Darla says:

        John Mayer is a disgusting person with no respect for any woman. When you are a woman quoting John Mayer to make your point about any other women, you lost.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Darla, Aniston chose to date him for two different periods of time. Maybe her 30 years of therapy aren’t helping her all that much, if she refuses to recognize she is making her own poor choices.

      • Carmen says:

        Darla, you are quite right. He is a disgusting person. Which raises the question of why in earth did she go crawling back to him after he publicly dumped her? She’s got some serious self-esteem issues.

      • Lahdidahbaby says:

        Yep, Carmen I do believe she has serious self-esteem issues — and really, who wouldn’t, after a childhood where your beautiful ex-model mother constantly tells you everything that she feels is wrong with you, starting with your looks — and then, when somehow you still manage to achieve a measure of fame and celebrity despite the looks she has told you all your life are flawed, she betrays you with a tell-all phony mother-daughter book you had no idea she was writing.

        When your own mother can use you and betray you like that, it’s pretty hard to know who you can trust, and harder yet to have any deep and consistent belief in yourself.

        That would make a person pretty easy pickings for an ambitious phony who wants to ride to fame on your back just as your mother attempted to do.

        Let’s face it, history repeats itself because our wounds constantly take us back to the same hurtful sources. We think we’ve learned from those wounds, but Aniston’s life choices show pretty painfully how most of us don’t: We just keep repeating the same mistakes, each time in the hope that THIS time it will be better, THIS time we’ll show everyone we know who we are and what we’re doing.

        Some scars last a lifetime.

      • Darla says:

        So? A lot of people are insecure, it’s not a sin. I don’t attack women for being insecure and I don’t use the words of a misogynist like Mayer to attack women. That’s me. You do you.

      • Carmen says:

        My own mother was like Aniston’s mother, hypercritical and constantly denigrating. But at some point you have to take charge of your own life. If you recognize your mistakes and still keep making them, that’s not on toxic mom, that’s on you.

      • notasugarhere says:

        +1 Carmen

  14. ShortTerms says:

    The divorce is boring – Justin and Jen are boring – both play their own PR games – none of them is an angel.

  15. Karli says:

    I wonder how Heidi Bivens felt when she heard the news of JA and JT’s divorce. I mean after all they started seeing each other when he was still with HB.

  16. JaneyDoe says:

    I moved from LA to NY for my relationship. And I don’t live in a million dollar home with all of these luxuries. Clearly they love themselves more than each other.

    • Luca76 says:

      Yes countless people who don’t have access to a private jet and first class flights relocate or do a long distance commute for the onethey love. The fact neither was willing was the biggest clue.

    • Christin says:

      Sounds like both were “set in their ways”. They had the time and resources to do things differently, and chose not to.

    • Jaded says:

      Exactly – I moved from Toronto to Victoria (Vancouver Island) for my relationship and don’t live in an amazing mansion with loads of staff and a therapist and tons of famous friends. Yes you have to make concessions when you do a move like that but if you both truly love each other you’ll make those concessions in order to have a happy life together. I think they’re both just selfish celebrities whose egos are bigger than their desire to truly bond.

  17. Izzie the other says:

    I’m sorry, but what is so bad about New York? Like intolerably bad that you won’t even live there for 4 or 5 months out of the year? Is she serious? The only place on earth you can function is California and Mexico? Justin is a wannabe bad boy but Jen isn’t much better. Tons of very famous people live in New York part time like Taylor Swift, Beyonce, etc. you just have to know how to maneuver. She could have bought one of those swanky penthouses. She was unwilling to grow with with her partner or change any aspect of her life. Just going off of what we’ve been told, Justin gave his best effort to try and make his wife happy and she didn’t even do the minimum in return. If you’re that uncompromising then marriage is just not for you, and that is perfectly fine.

    • Lorelai says:

      @Izzie: Absolutely nothing!

      I honestly don’t believe that Jen hates NYC *that* much. She used to live here, before she made it big, and I’m pretty sure she went to the high school that “Fame” was based on.

      Besides, another commenter here made the point that when you’re as wealthy as she is, NY and LA are basically the same; it’s not like she’s stuck in NY waiting for the bus FFS.

      I believe she prefers the warmer weather of LA but this whole “Jen couldn’t abide New York!” narrative is a bit much IMO.

      • magnoliarose says:

        They both can fly private any time they want. She apparently does because I can’t recall a pap photo of her in an airport. Could be a few but not a lot. There was even a photo of her on a private plane.

  18. Huckle says:

    What is edgey and arty anyway? There’s plenty of museums and galleries in SoCal to be arty about, but I’m not clear on edgey. What is insulated about Jen’s life too? She seems to be active socially and have lots of friends. I don’t understand these descriptions.

    • sparrow2 says:

      The descriptions are contradictory. I remember Jen was really gung ho about NYC. She even purchased an apartment or two but something happened (Justin only wanted HIS apt) Jen sold them off fairly quick & even took a loss. Things just don’t add up.

      • huckle says:

        Didn’t she grow up in NYC? Her dad was a soap star and they filmed those there didn’t they back in the day? I feel like over the years even before Justin she was there so maybe she already had an apartment. I’m not sure why it’s a big deal they are getting divorced since people do it all the time. I don’t know much about him but I don’t get arty and edgy even if I don’t know what that’s supposed to mean. But to describe Jennifer as insulated, I agree it is contradictory.

  19. Srybutnotsry says:

    I think I’m a mean person because when I saw the new DM pic of Aniston I had to laugh… you can see that she puts on an act for the paps/cameras. Bad actress.

  20. truth hurts says:

    Sorry but why are there so many threads on Jen and Justin? I guess her fans have migrated here so its for hits.
    I see too many stabs at JT for it to be anything other than that.
    Dude wanted out, was not happy.
    Jen has been out since Sept 2016 when Angie filed! lol She just doesn’t want to be married either. She is a deranged copycat.

  21. DiligentDiva says:

    Anyone else tired of hearing these stories. I mean we get it, the marriage sucked. That’s why they are getting divorced.

  22. lilly says:

    I still think Jennifer only married because Brad married Angelina even though Jennifer knew that Justin and she aren’t meant to be together. Too many different interests etc.

    • Beth says:

      So if Angie and Brad hadn’t gotten married, neither would Jennifer and Justin? Are they now divorcing because they want the attention that the Jolie-Pitts divorce is getting? Jennifer and Justin may not have common interests, but not everyone does, and opposites attract. I’m not a fan of any of them, but after all of these years,it’s time to stop saying anything Aniston does has something to do with keeping up with Brad and Angie

  23. HonestGirl says:

    Justin and Jennifer win the “most boring divorce ever” crown. Doesn’t matter how many stories they put out there, it’s just yawn.

  24. Jay says:

    This man is almost 50 with a safety pin in his ear.

    • Christin says:

      That seems to be one thing they have in common — wanting to be forever young.

      They’re a middle aged couple who apparently could not compromise/were incompatible. Not really an earth-shaking story.

  25. Karen says:

    Why does anyone think this was a legal marriage? Jennifer played us as usual.

  26. jen is finally free for brad. its falling into place

    • Lilith says:

      I really hope Jen’s not that pathetic.

    • JMO says:

      They’re divorced since 2005 – they’re more than done with each other and both of them have to deal with their own divorce now.

    • Carmen says:

      He’s not free for her, though. He’s still married. And he requested a 12 month delay to finalize his divorce. So what does that suggest to you?

    • minx says:

      You’re…..kidding, right?

    • WMGDtoo says:

      Brad and Angelina don’t have anything to do with Jennifer Aniston. And while people on this site love to slam Brad. If he wants to find another relationship he doesn’t have to go back 13 years to get a woman. He can get women if and when he wants. That is not going to be an issue.

  27. Olga says:

    This marriage/divorce is just a blip in both their lives. Short-lived and they hardly spent any time together as it was. I don’t think there was a lot of love, it looked more like a business arrangement (helped his career, she was not poor lonely Jen anymore).

    • bettyrose says:

      SRSLY. That is *all* it was. Did anyone ever feel any heat between these two? But I don’t get the sloppiness of this breakup – unless their PR teams mutually agreed that this is the best image for each of them: edgy safety pin dude & insular LA girl. Whatevs. If that’s what they wanted, more power to them.

  28. Jumpingthesnark says:

    Look, I know she does the PR thing, but on another level I just think it is nice that she is out supporting the work of a friend. Say what you want about her, but she does seem
    like she really stands by her closest friends.

    • bettyrose says:

      But that kinda is the PR spin on all of this: she’s a nice, wholesome girl who is strongly devoted to her small group of besties. I think that’s probably true and I can’t find any fault with it. But it’s kinda annoying that she doesn’t just own it and flaunt her awesome self living her best life.

      • Jumpingthesnark says:

        I hear you. But I think you can be a complicated person with a complicated history in some ways and a really good friend at the same time (i.e. Not a fresh scrubbed, girl next door, americas sweat heart) . I think that is the case with her. I agree with you that she should just own all of that and quit trying to sell the same old same old.

      • bettyrose says:

        Jumping . .
        Absolutely! In fact, by 49 years of age, most people are pretty complicated and somewhat difficult, if by that we mean selective in how we spend our time and who we spend it with. Everyone should be so lucky in life as to have a tight circle of close friends who “get” you.

    • The Original G says:

      Oh my, this is where her PR is such an annoyance. She does a perfectly pedestrian thing and it’s elevated to some sort of noblesse oblige.

  29. Velvet Elvis says:

    This marriage was doomed from the get go. Neither one was willing to sacrifice their lifestyle for the other and honestly, why should they. People with so vastly different wants have no business being married to each other.

  30. Jeanette says:

    Funny thing about Aniston..I was going thru my first divorce when her and Brad broke up. And guess who found out their 2nd husband of 9 years is fecking their coworker, just yesterday?? Today can suck it.

    • tracking says:

      Oh, Jeanette. I’m really sorry for what you’re going through.

      • Jeanette says:

        Thank you..Im sitting here in my little country office hoping no one comes by today..cuz I just cant cope..I despise crying in front of anyone..and I just cant seem to turn the works off.

      • tracking says:

        Hide out and let yourself cry. Do what you need to do for yourself. 🙁

    • The Original G says:

      Oh Jeanette. I wish I could come over and get you a cool cloth for your eyes and face and listen to you cry and give you some hugs. That’s so disappointing and hurtful. Oh girl.

    • Beth says:

      I’m so sorry to hear that. I don’t know how I’d handle that and I hope the woman wasn’t a friend of yours. Knowing that there’s so many cheaters out there is what makes me so nervous and picky, but don’t forget there’s honest people out there too. Good luck

    • Carmen says:

      Chica, I’ve been where you are now. I threw the S.O.B. out and never looked back. Stay strong.

    • Jaded says:

      Oh man I am sooooo sorry!! I’ve been there, had my heart stomped on more times than I wish to remember. Cry it out, that’s the only way to handle the overwhelming emotions. Then buy a voodoo doll, name it after your soon-to-be ex-husband and stick pins in his private parts. Seriously, hide out as much as you can and heal yourself. You’re worth much much more.

      • mela says:

        yes to the voodoo doll and bury it in the back yard and plant a plant or tree over it

        or get a black candle and carve his name (and hers) into it with a nail and think your thoughts. i would light it and let it burn as I think my thoughts then eventually bury that as well.

        it feels really freaking good. In agreeance with the woman above, throw the SOB OUT and get HALF.

        also, once you can stop crying for 30 minutes at a time (it’s a journey to get there)- i highly recommend taking up boxing lessons. It’s a wonderful stress reliever and you can get aggression out. I found it therapeutic to envision my cheating ex and the other woman’s face on the mitts. Exhaustion helps to stop crying because you are too tired to cry as well.

        Then when I got over my psychotic rage stage, I turned to daily yoga and nature and solitude to find some inner peace.

      • Jeanette says:

        Oh my gosh I love this!!

    • Lorelai says:

      @Jeanette I am so, so sorry. Hang in there.

    • Christin says:

      Jeanette, cry as much as you need to. And remember that people reap what they sow.

      And, last but not least, do something for YOU. Be your own best friend, and know that you deserve respect.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Aw Jeanette, I’m sorry. Let yourself cry if you need to, but reconnect with the friends who have always been able to make you laugh.

    • Pandy says:

      Look after yourself and voodoo his @ss.

    • PlainJane says:

      Jeanette, my heart aches for you, love! Been there too, and it hurts so bad. Cry, wail, do what you need to do. You are a wonderful, lovable person and do not deserve this bullsh!t!! Surround yourself with people who love you. Hugs!!!

    • MoAnne says:

      SO sorry! I’ve been there, too. To say it hurts is an understatement. Hugs!!

    • Candion says:

      I’m sorry. My ex did the same to me. It’s been 15 years and I’m still angry about it. Do all the crying you want.

    • magnoliarose says:

      This happened to an acquaintance in one of my mother’s social activist groups. She had nursed her husband through a nearly fatal health scare. He went on a vacation, as part of his bucket list and started acting weird when he came home. She found out he was cheating with someone he met on the trip, and eventually, they split up. It was painful, but she survived and did a full review of the relationship and realized the other woman had done her favor. Fast Forward two years ago he fell ill again, and his newish wife was not interested in being a nursemaid and put him in a care facility where he died lonely and full of regret.
      My mother’s friend had a new life, a younger boyfriend, was off traveling and starting a new business, lost the extra stress weight and became a yoga instructor as a hobby.
      If he had still been with her, she would never have fulfilled her dreams and opened her life to a kind fun man and living her life on her terms. You don’t have to have the guy, he just sort of dropped into her life but it worked for her.
      Extreme example but that is what happened.
      Don’t despair Jeanette. You have been shown this for a reason. It will take time to heal and grieve. It hurts. I have been disappointed before too. Eventually, you can see this as an opportunity to build a better life ON YOUR TERMS whatever you decide to do. Not now of course but when you get to that point.

  31. Frosty says:

    I don’t get the Justin = Tom reference- can someone pls explain?

  32. The Original G says:

    This story.

    Jen spent so much time in NY being harassed by the paps there are practically no pics of her there.

    A downtown NY artist finds LA boring. The idea that’s a bombshell in anybody’s world is hilarious. Huvanne spinning this into sympathy for Jen will make her a laughing stock and you can put that on a post -it.

    • notasugarhere says:

      As I wrote the other day, if Princess Madeleine, Julia Roberts, and Qatari oligarchs can live there happily – she could have found a way. She didn’t want to be in NYC for many reasons; the anti-pap story is just an excuse.

      • The Original G says:

        I find it kind of an insulting narrative, that a person can’t leave the confines of Bel-Air for their relationship? We all work, many of us working opposite shifts for years, having to travel and put other family commitments ahead our personal wishes. Just call it quits and move on.

      • Jayna says:

        Julia Roberts’ primary home is Malibu. She even has been buying up homes across the street and beside her. Talk about loving your privacy and creating your own compound.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Roberts also has a massive NYC apartment with wraparound deck, where they spend plenty of time.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Julia Roberts has had an NYC pad for many many years. I am familiar with Gramercy Park where she used to own her penthouse, and she would be seen in the neighborhood when she was home. No one would bother her though. I believe she sold it for another place now.

  33. mela says:

    Going days without contact is a recipe for disaster in a relationship when it’s long distance. Whats the point if you aren’t even going to communicate? A few phone calls or text messages per week between two people does not make a relationship. I think Jennifer Aniston was more alone in this relationship than she probably realized.

    Sounds like he is the one who determined the pace of the relationship and I highly suspect he has met someone else which caused them to finally just pull the plug.

    • Beth says:

      Long distance relationships aren’t always a disaster. Years ago, my boyfriend was in the army and sent to Kuwait for 18 months. There was no such thing as texting then, but emails, instant messaging, and phone calls while he was away kept us together. Our relationship stayed during that time and for 3 years after he came home, because we were in love and wanted to and were willing to try our hardest.
      It doesn’t work for everyone, so maybe they just weren’t meant to be a couple

      • mela says:

        I completely understand those scenarios, I actually have a preference of long distance relationships personally (i love my freedom and living my adult life as I choose :-).

        But Justin didn’t have a good reason like an army deployment to justify not contacting his spouse for days on end. Your husband had obligations to his job and country, i just feel like your situation is different.

        Justin didn’t call or text Jennifer for days at a time because he was out partying with his friends and spending time with other women in Manhattan.

  34. Angel says:

    He is really trying to distance himself from this relationship. As if he is worried it will hurt his future. At this point I’m just waiting for “they were never married, the ring is cubic zirconia, the whole relationship was just method acting” because it seems like that’s what he wants.

  35. KiddV says:

    I’m sure it’s the graininess of the photos, but am I the only one who thinks she looks like Caitlyn Jenner walking to the car? I can’t be the only one.

    I love her shoes.

  36. Jayna says:

    There was plenty of photos of Jen in NYC in 2015 and 2016. It was definitely tapering off sometime in 2017.

  37. ike says:

    I wonder what is going to happen now with Jimmy K. and Justin working together?

    • Jayna says:

      This sounds like a bad idea. What is appealing or funny about that?

    • WMGDtoo says:

      Jimmy Kimmel and Theroux were friends long before he got with Aniston. Why would that end. Kimmel did those vacations with them because of Justin Theroux.. not Jennifer. Same with Howard Stern. He was friends with Kimmel. You don’t see Howard’s wife hanging out with Jennifer and her circle.

      • Jayna says:

        How would Beth Stern hang out with Jennifer and her circle when Howard and Beth live in NYC? It sounded like Howard met Justin and Jen at the same time on vacation with Kimmel. He really liked Justin and raved about him after the vacation. Justin and Jen have vacationed twice now with Howard and Kimmel and wives in Cabo. Howard said that Jen is so hounded by the paps 24/7 in Mexico, and thus Justin being with her, that a drape had to put up by the pool on both vacations. He joked that he never saw Mexico, just a different drape. They go to dinner together in NYC. They have been to Howard and Beth’s house as guests for dinner. Beth posted a photo her instagram last year of them at their table and a kitten on Justin’s shoulder. Beth mentions Jennifer when on the phone to Howard on his show. But she also said Jen is private and doesn’t like to be mentioned on the show. So as couples they got along great. Howard Stern’s fans, of course, railed on Beth saying she is enamored of celebrity and likes to namedrop Jen’s name. Stern’s fans hate that he is now friends with a lot of Hollywood and blame Beth. His fans can be a hateful bunch, not wanting Howard to evolve, but stay anti-social.

        Why wouldn’t Beth like Jen and vice-versa? Beth is a sweetheart and kind. Jen is too. They both are passionate about animals and consider their pets their children. Jen has three rescue dogs right now. Beth rescues cats and they have quite a few as pets and also are fostering. Both women do not have children. Beth loves going to Mexico to vacation. Howard likes it, but not leaving the resort. He doesn’t feel safe.

        So in NYC the two couples hung out because they clicked as couples. Not all couples click. Howard at the wedding in his toast said that Jen was kind and always generous towards Howard and Beth and that she deserved a nice guy like Justin, who Howard said he liked Justin so much that he would let his own daughters date him, minus Justin’s horrible tats and disturbing drawings.

        With the divorce, will Jen and Beth keep in touch? I have no clue. They don’t live in the same city. But it’s not because Beth is snobbish about hanging out with Jen’s circle of friends. I mean, what is your point? They live on different coasts.

        Howard railed about being asked to give at toast at their wedding. Justin asked him to. He said the Jen and Justin have much closer friends than him and hates to do those things and was miserable for days after Justin emailed him asking him to. But he said he ended up having fun doing it because it was like a roast. He made fun of things with them and then at the end said sweet things about them. He got a lot of laughs so was happy. Howard is terribly neurotic and a homebody himself. He said he loves California, but flying there for several days and flying back put him in a horrible mood because of the time difference. He just wanted to be back in his home. Talk about set in his ways.

      • The Original G says:

        OMG, tons of celebs vacation without pap intrusion. The fact is she courted the annual bikini parade. Otherwise, she wouldn’t stand in the same spot with the same bikini every year. A total PR special.

  38. MoAnne says:

    I also think there’s more to this story than we’re being told. The “she’s a West coast beach bunny, and he’s the East coast artsy-fartsy hipster” nonsense just doesn’t pass the smell test. Unless they really are that shallow? I think there’s another woman in the mix? As they say, you lose them like you get them.

    • Samantha says:

      I think too, there is more on it. Maybe Jen is dating Brad secretly. Now Jolie maybe wants him back and J&J announced their divorce.

      I also think Brad has not much of an interest in his kids. Never ever saw the kids laughing. The kids are strange and look always miserable and have horrible clothes on.

  39. Samantha says:

    I think Justin is looking so fake.

  40. Sage says:

    So, were they legally married?

  41. Cking says:

    I believe it was a PR stunt. I think their relationship was fake. Jen needed a make over from the publicity of her failed marriage to Brad Pitt and articles always comparing her to Angelina Jolie and who she lost her husband to. Justin needed a career boost. We haven’t really knew Justin and about his career until he got into a relationship with Jen. I believe they both got what they wanted and now the obligation under the contract has ended. They are moving on

  42. Miasys says:

    Wait, whut the frickety frack?! Is he wearing a buttoned up short sleeve polo shirt with low rise jeans and a sportcoat? Sooo edgy. Call me petty but i so enjoy dragging this precious pseudo hipster for his fashion choices.

  43. Jayna says:

    So we watched Mute last night on Netflix. Poor Duncan Jones. He got terrible reviews for this long-time passion project he wanted to make. Fans of “Moon” and “Source Code” were excited about this project from Duncan.

    I expected it to be horrible from a 9 percent RT rating. But we enjoyed it. It’s not great, but not as bad as reviewed. It held my interest throughout. I could watch Alex Skarsgard read a phone book, so didn’t mind him being mute in the movie. He’s such a big guy, with a big presence, so used his physicality and his vulnerability to draw you in as a sensitive Amish guy who can’t find his “edgy” girlfriend. She’s disappeared.

    Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux had great chemistry together. Paul Rudd was simply amazing, charismatic, brutal, and carried the movie, but Justin did a great job too in his off-kilter, very disturbing part. His part was a little smaller than Rudd’s, but he was still prominent in the movie with his disturbing plotline, and as Rudd’s sidekick.

    Justin can definitely act and disappear into his roles, so this role should help him continue to get more acting offers, more character acting in ensemble roles, not lead roles in movies, but maybe a lead on TV. His character has disturbing parts to it. I won’t say more in case someone wants to watch it.

    • He's over it says:

      I thought he had terrible reviews for moon, too but looked it up and it’s 89% on Rotten tomatoes. Love that movie and will give his Netflix movie a shot.

      • Jayna says:

        Moon had excellent reviews, and he won a BAFTA for it as Outstanding Debut by a British Director.

        Mute certainly is a letdown from Moon and Source Code. But watching it at home it held my interest. I was never bored and wanted to see where it went.
        I’ve read all of the bad reviews and get where they are coming from, but I certainly didn’t find it to be a 9 percent RT. It’s futuristic in post-modern Berlin in a seedy part of Berlin. Critics say it added nothing to the plot, more there for effect, a backdrop, but the futuristic backdrop is not really used as in Duncan’s usual Sci-Fi movies. Critics hated the parallel stories that eventually come together. None of that bothered me It was a more basic story under all the glitz, which Moon was a far more complicated story than it appeared to be at the beginning. That was the letdown for the critics also with Mute. They also complained most of the characters are unlikable. True.

        Still, like I said, my expectations were so very low that we were surprised that we didn’t hate it. LOL I gave it a three star rating, because the strong performances I think are what held the flawed movie together, and most specifically Paul Rudd.

      • He's over it says:

        Jayna, I watched it last night and enjoyed it. It definitely does not deserve the 9% (really?) RT score.

  44. He's over it says:

    I knew they were fake when he started wearing the close pen earring or whatever it was. She can’t control him. When they first got together I think he took his earring out and shaved his beard. Towards the middle and end he wore the earring and beard.

  45. He's over it says:

    She only wants a man for image which is why I think Brad would be totally cool with going back. It would all be for image and sticking it to Angelina of course. While on the side he could do whatever he wants and live his own life until he finds a woman who wants to settle down again of course, duh. That’s how it always works for anistons love life. Oh well..

    • magnoliarose says:

      Wha? No way. He loathes Gwyneth, but he isn’t going back to 97 either. She is not his type and never was. He’s seeing someone I believe.

      • He's over it says:

        And? Of course his team said he’s seeing someone so he likely is but he still likes to be attached to Aniston in name at least. IMO he would totally get back with her for the IMAGE purposes and to get back at Angelina (I honestly don’t think she’d give a damn but it would hurt her public image) I do not think he loathes gwyneth. He praised her in some interview a few years back. He wouldn’t go back to Goop because she cheated on his sorry ass. He obviously LOVES the ties with Aniston because if he didn’t he could easily shut it down with his high powered agent Bryan lourd’s help but they all know it benefits him and always has.

        I’ve never quite understood what his teams long term plans are. He’s coming out of a high profile relationship with six kids (he doesn’t have custody of) and they yell at the rooftops that he’s dating. Really? I bet that didn’t help him in court. But whatever.

      • The Original G says:

        Like Justin, in image terms, Brad has is very far away from the values of Jennifer’s safe mid-level romcom work.

    • He's over it says:

      Wait what , the original G? Honestly I’m confused. Justin’s the guy that doesn’t want the Brad treatment. Brad is obviously okay with it. Bryan Lourd is Brad’s Number one agent and image consultant . It’s time for his fans to realize that Brad wants to be partnered do with Aniston and the last 12 year as far as image goes. But let’s not forget how terrible that 12 years was for Angie and his kids and Still is. Can’t wait for his kids to become famous
      I have a filling it’s not going to be a mommy dearest saga. They going after daddy. So beware Pitt fans.

  46. He's over it says:

    Watching her on Ellen a few weeks ago (it was before the justjen breakup) and Ellen was telling her that women had crushes on her. She seemed very interested in how one can tell -I thought she meant how can you tell if a woman is straight or lesbian. 👀😇

  47. d says:

    For the love of all that is holy, Aniston needs to shut down all these stories, go away, and then re-emerge after a long period with a snappy haircut, and owning her own self and fabulous life and career. She’s incredibly wealthy, just enjoy life! My God, if I had her money!
    And Brad Pitt just extended his divorce-whatever-it-is for another year, so he’s not going back, and Jolie is just living her life.