Justin Theroux’s edgy revenge body: He’s ‘hitting the gym hard since the split’

Newly-single Justin Theroux pedals through traffic on his gold fixed-gear bike

In the past month, Justin Theroux has A) dumped his wife, B) grown out his beard, C) been pap’d cycling in New York multiple times and D) not denied that he’s been carrying on with Petra Collins. He is the epitome of EDGY. These are some photos of Justin out and about in the past month, where his edginess is clearly at its apex. So what else has Justin been doing? He’s been hitting the gym hard, according to Entertainment Tonight’s exclusive.

Justin Theroux might still be reeling from his split with Jennifer Aniston, but the former Leftovers star isn’t letting that keep him from staying fit. A source tells ET that the 46-year-old actor has been hard at work on his physique, getting ripped and toned in the wake of the breakup.

“Justin has been hitting the gym hard since the split,” says the source. “He’s been working out for over an hour every day at Gotham Gym. Boxing is a big part of his workout routine.” Theroux has been spotted numerous times in the past few weeks biking to the upscale gym in Manhattan, and the source says it’s because he “loves working out.”

“Not only is it great to get ripped, but it’s a good way to clear his mind,” the source says. “He’s always in a better mood after a workout.” The source explains that, while he has “always been in good shape,” the Mute actor is now “more committed to a consistent regime” and working toward “his revenge bod.”

His dedication to physical fitness isn’t the only change Theroux has undergone since the split. He’s also returned to his preferred low-key lifestyle.

“When he was with Jen they took cars everywhere, which he hated,” the source says, adding that Theroux likes to walk or take his bicycle everywhere in the Big Apple. “Even in the cold weather, Justin’s been biking everywhere. He’s totally back in his element now.” According to the source, the actor has also started to reconnect with his old group of buddies, instead of staying “holed up in his apartment… He’s making a point to get out every day and to see friends,” says the source. “He’s been dining with friends regularly.” While he’s “obviously going through a lot,” the source adds that Theroux is “trying to move on, [and] he’s dealing with this breakup in a really healthy way.”

In the weeks that followed [the breakup], Theroux was rumored to have sparked a romantic connection with Canadian artist and photographer Petra Collins, but a source told ET that he “is still heartbroken.” Meanwhile, another source told ET that the actor has been relying on his friends to help him cope with the breakup, and that he recently went on a “guy’s trip” to France earlier this month.

During his visit to the City of Light, Theroux and his pals attended the Louis Vuitton runway show during Paris Fashion Week, and while his friends were hitting the town and looking to flirt, Theroux was friendly rather than flirty, according to the source.

[From ET]

Wow, I’m so glad Justin went to Entertainment Tonight and had them call him a “source”! A few things. One, I’m sure Justin is going to the gym a lot, but I need to make one humble suggestion for JT: please add in some leg days, dude. Two, it’s good that Justin is cycling so much – LA is a car town, and New York is more of a mass transit town and there’s Edgy Justin, biking everywhere. Three, Justin was “friendly rather than flirty” in Paris – a pleasant distinction. Four, Justin is “still heartbroken” about the breakup that he orchestrated to a woman he never should have married? And notice “the source” didn’t really deny the Petra story.

Justin Theroux enjoys a solo walk in the West Village

Justin Theroux takes a Solo ride in Soho

Photos courtesy of Backgrid and Pacific Coast News.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

63 Responses to “Justin Theroux’s edgy revenge body: He’s ‘hitting the gym hard since the split’”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Cynical Ann says:

    So he married her to raise his profile-and it worked! No one prior to him hooking up with Aniston ever noticed or cared what he did. But he’s so private. Pft.

    • Astrid says:


    • tracking says:

      Yeah, seems like he’s loving this. I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt–he interviewed well and did fantastic work in the “Leftovers” but he’s just been so graceless about this split. Unless he does some amazing script writing or acting in the near future, my guess is he’ll fade back into obscurity the minute she moves on. Which I hope is soon. Seems like their relationship was on life support for quite a while, and she suffered the small man child for too long.

    • Sara says:

      Fake hair!! Guy is pathetic!

  2. Digital Unicorn says:

    I hope he didn’t damage the equipment with his ‘edginess’.

    • ElleC says:

      I know, right? Who knew revenge bods were edgy? I can’t wait to tell Tiffany and Becky!!! GIRLS! GIRLS! We’re avant-garde!!!! WOOOOOoooooo!!!1!1

  3. skyblue says:

    So much edginess.

  4. Laura says:

    He looks a lot better without the makeup that he would wear out.

    • minx says:

      I happened across that old Sex and the City episode from 1999. He had a not-great buzz cut but he looked better than I remembered, had a little more meat on his bones.

  5. Cleo says:

    Too edgy for a helmet.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, yikes, no bueno. That LV backpack or whatever it is cracks me up. No self respecting cycling hipster I know would ever have one of those. Not that they could afford it.

      But if anyone’s seen The Leftovers, it’s clear he’s always hit the gym pretty hard. This seems like more speculative BS.

      • Slowsnow says:

        Exactly what I thought. He was so ripped in The Leftovers. He probably loves going to the gym or is preparing for another role – thus, the beard.

        I am not sure he is the source of these quotes TBH, my theory is that anything related to Jennifer Aniston sells (exhibit A: the endless articles on this site) and the mags are trying to exploit this as much as they can on either side, his and hers.

      • Chaine says:

        ITA, he was ripped in that show. Plus being at the gym for an hour a day is hardly remarkable or seeking a “revenge body”, I work out for about that long too and I’m still pudgy despite the one hour of workout…

      • effeff says:

        The shoes are cracking me up. I’m covetting them and realizing how expensive they must be. I don’t think he rode the bike very far in them.

    • blacktoypoodle says:

      LV backpack AND a gold metallic bicycle!!!! HAHAHAHA
      Bitch stole my look. And I am the antithesis of edgy.

  6. Mira says:

    Oh la la, so edgy, I can’t

    *fans myself*

  7. christina says:

    Why is biking such a laughable activity for most Americans? I really cannot grasp it. For the rest of the world it is a normal way to get somewhere. Why would I judge him as pseudo-edgy because he rides a bike. I am really asking.

    • Grant says:

      I don’t know that “most Americans” consider biking to be a laughable activity. I live in Austin, Texas and I feel like half the population here commutes on bikes.

    • Esmom says:

      I don’t think it’s considered “laughable” here where I live (Chicago). My husband has been commuting to work on his bike for 25+ years and I find cycling makes it a lot easier to get around when traffic and parking are a nightmare. I feel like more people are embracing it for health and environmental reasons, too.

    • JA says:

      No one is mocking him for riding a bike! The mock is for his belief that riding said bike in leather boots and skinny jeans is what makes him so “edgy”. Fellow Austinite here, can’t speak for everyone but my annoyance with bikes here is that cyclists don’t adhere to the same rules cars have to yet still want the same privileges. Austin has horrible traffic and all the city has done is add more bike lanes which does nothing to ease congestion as most ppl cannot bike to work due to cost of living has skyrocketed and most people live outside the city. Those who live within the limits don’t bike and still use their cars. Americans don’t hate bikes tho!

      • Plantpal says:

        Wow, for a minute I thought you were describing my home, Vancouver, BC Canada. everything you say about traffic, livability, and bike lanes applies. When my mom died I purchased a very, very expensive (for me, over $3,000.00) pedal-assist (means you have to pedal, then a small motor kicks in and helps) to ride. Sadly, I kept falling. One cyclist suggested wider tires, so that’s my ‘big holiday purchase’ planned for this year. If nothing else, in good weather it gets me to church and back! 🙂

      • Dolkite says:

        Cyclists generally aren’t expected to follow the same rules, whether they should or not. I bike every day and if I come to a four-way stop and obey the sign, all the drivers just sit there until I go. It’s pretty much assumed that stop signs/lights are optional as long as the road is clear.

      • Grace says:

        It’s not “optional”. You’re supposed to follow the same rules of the road drivers are. It’s dangerous enough riding a bike in traffic but to assume the rules don’t apply to you is deadly.

    • tracking says:

      It’s not that it’s laughable, it’s often simply not feasible for most Americans. In many case, they live too far out and/or communities won’t commit to the infrastructure that makes it safe and possible. I don’t live near public transport, but there are no bike paths and a lot of car traffic. Whereas you go to Berlin, and you can easily and safely bike around the city. And, yeah, he’s dumb for not wearing a helmet. A friend’s parents enjoyed bike commuting in NYC, but her mom was hit by a truck and died. I have no patience for people who are too cool to take basic safety precautions (in her case it was just a tragic freak accident).

      • Nacho_friend says:

        Waves @ plantpal 👋🏼

        And they want more bike lanes! No one really bikes here to work here, it seems to be pleasure biking around the sea wall. Everyone who lives dwtn walks or takes the bus, people who live in van but outside dwtn take the sky train or bus, and those who live in suburbia drive in to work.

        Enjoy this sunny day in our beautiful city !

    • Maria S. says:

      I don’t think it’s the biking that’s laughable, it’s that his sources who speak to the press always bring it up as part of the narrative of all the ways he couldn’t be himself while he was with JA. I live in Boulder, CO where most of my friends commute by bike so I don’t think it’s laughable either.

    • Chaine says:

      I live in the south, my area is very suburban sprawling and bike lanes are rare. If you see someone biking during the work week it is usually probably a very poor person that cannot afford a car and has a job off public transit route TBH. On the weekend though you will see a ton of middle aged people in full gear with super expensive bikes riding in packs for recreation. I kind of side-eye those weekend riders because the way they dress and act, it’s like they all think they are Lance Armstrong, it’s too OTT.

      • Dolkite says:

        Ugh, I can’t stand the people who have to get dressed up in some stupid Spandex racing outfit with logos all over it just to go for a lousy bike ride.

    • Merritt says:

      I don’t think it is laughable. But there are a lot of terrible bike riders in the states. Being on a bike doesn’t mean that traffic signals don’t apply to you.

    • magnoliarose says:

      It isn’t laughable, but I am laughing AT him. He really is going overboard with this down to earth too hipster edgy smedgy to care. He obviously cares a whole lot what people think of him. Unlike a real iconoclast who wouldn’t give a flip from day 1.
      He was totally making a fool of himself at the fashion shows, so I love how he made sure to throw that in case the rumor mill passed it around. This man cares hard. Low key! I can’t with him.
      He hated her lifestyle and having a driver. I doubt JA dropkicked him into the car and told the driver to speed away so he couldn’t escape. What did she hide his bikes all the way from LA? Bitch, please. I can’t. I really can’t.

      And then pretending he isn’t doing a pap cycle instead of a stroll…

  8. Esmerelda says:

    What a loser!

  9. Michelle says:

    Why the shade? As if we would still talk about Aniston if she wasn’t married to Brad Pitt. Mister Pitt made her relevant After Friends and that gave her movie roles and a „career“ after friends. Where are all the other friends casts????

    We all know that Aniston was the one who wanted marriage. He did her a favour to please her because he wanted to make her happy. I don’t want to defend him but aniston is no angel too. Love is blind i guess no matter how old you are.

    The thing with Petra, well, ask Heidi Bivens about her experience.

    • Carmen says:

      The marriage was a win-win for both of them at the time. She finally got a husband and ditched the label of “poor desperate Jen”, and he got his profile raised so he could get better roles.

    • WMGDtoo says:

      Nothing about them post breakup says married. They act like a woman and man that just broke up. I’m still not for sure they are actually married. No divorce filings. Because why would it need to be private. I get the details being private. But not a divorce filing. To me he is acting like a man that ended a relationship long before it became public.. This thing was over a long long time ago.

  10. Ally says:

    Did you guys notice he was in the last Star Wars? He essentially had a cameo as the code breaker they were supposed to pick up from the Monaco planet. Benicio Del Toro got all the lines.

    It’s like a good news, bad news situation. “Your higher profile got you a part in Star Wars! Yeah, but you don’t get to talk.”

    I think this is all less edgy, more mid-life crisis. Also, that Petra person (in terms of her sleazy if slightly dreamy aesthetic) is basically Terry Richardson as a girl, so right up his alley.

    • Leigh says:

      “Also, that Petra person (in terms of her sleazy if slightly dreamy aesthetic) is basically Terry Richardson as a girl”

      Hahaha, apt description! xD

  11. mannori says:

    I’ve decided this is the last time I click on a post/article about him because by himself he’s not of any of my gossipy interest, really. Not even related to that…. thing…he seems to be dating now. For me he will disappear into oblivion among the thousands of other barely interesting celebrities. His life and work outside the umbrella of being Mr. Aniston lacks of any charm and fun, at least for me.

    • Pandy says:

      Yeah, his 15 minutes are up. He’s not edgy enough to be interesting on his own lollll. I did LOL over his need to add leg days to his workouts!!! Good one.

  12. Nancy says:

    Does he still shop in the boys department? My eleven year son has more style and longer legs, obviously, so does my daughter. Nothing less appealing than a man with short legs, on a bike at 46, without training wheels. Kool Kat in the city looking for a Kitty. Douche

  13. launicaangelina says:

    So I’m the minority here, but I don’t hate him. Both Justin and Jennifer messed up big time by getting married. They both played a role in this disaster and most of us who follow celeb gossip knew this was a clusterfuck right from the start. They’re both sloppy hot messes. Yet, I don’t hate either one of them.

  14. Reef says:

    Imagine being this cliche and boring.

  15. smee says:

    He has always seemed too regimented – his look is locked down, he spends a great deal of time in the gym, working out and gazing at himself, I imagine his apartment is a minimalist sanctuary with specific, impressive objects that hone his image – seems like a woman would be just another object that has a specific place in his world, but certainly not as a 50/50 partner. Which is his prerogative – as long as the woman understands this.

    Mostly, though, he really reminds me of Jordan Schlansky on Conan 🙂

    • Ange says:

      Honestly that part of him is probably the only part that has anything in common with Jen, yeah?

  16. Tallia says:

    Dying. Or as my co-worker stated, “In other words, he is spending more time in the gym so he has legit reasons to look at himself in the mirror.” ROFL

  17. Frosty says:

    Because he’s SO deep.

  18. Jazzie30 says:

    I suspect he skips leg day….

  19. Rachel in August says:

    “Revenge bod”? Revenge for what?? Having to suffer through too many Mexican vacations and living in a mansion? Being able to afford absolutely anything? Oh pulleeese. I think I rolled my eyes so hard I just broke something. Go away, little man, just go away. You always look pissed off or irked about something. Take it elsewhere.

  20. Miss Gloss says:

    Dying!!! “Add in some leg days, dude” 🤣🤣🤣. Without looking, I just knew Kaiser wrote this one. Kaiser, you are my absolute favorite.

  21. Who ARE These People? says:

    That designer backpack is all kinds of edgy.

  22. Alexis says:

    I just don’t understand why this is still being discussed. I suppose it is for good gossip, except I don’t really think it is good gossip. I will say that whoever is coming out with this stuff is not making JT look that great.

    IMO they were two very different people that fell in love and tried to make it work, but couldn’t, so they split. I don’t dislike either of them. *shrugs*

  23. RuddyZooKeeper says:

    Meh, nothing to see here. He’s not the first guy who got divorced, looked around to realize he had nothing but time on his hands, and joined a gym that he goes to five nights a week. He certainly won’t be the last. My brother divorced a couple of years ago and only has his kids one night during the week and every other weekend. He said sitting around the house watching TV by himself at night was making him crazy so he joined a gym and takes Jujitsu. Typical divorced guy behavior.
    I’m not going to criticize his height, as he can’t really help that. And he’s a grown ass man let him wear what he wants.

    • minx says:

      If he has/had substance abuse issues, gym time and cycling are a good idea. I don’t see the problem.

      • RuddyZooKeeper says:

        Nor do I – just saying this seems like the normal male reaction post-divorce. It’s good to keep busy. No need to trash the guy.

  24. agnes says:

    Is this a fixie he’s driving? Very edgy indeed!

    Tops any measly gear shift bicycle in edginess.

  25. Britt says:

    So much edginess, I don’t think I can handle it.

  26. Katherine says:

    The last few weeks was the most pap pics that I saw of him in a year so good to hear he considers this low-key and enjoys it

  27. Hazel says:

    How edgy is a Louis Vuitton backpack?

  28. BackstageBitchy says:

    anyone else notice the front tire says
    “chickalick” !? WTF is that?

  29. Moesie says:

    He looks like he has been hitting the HGH hard.

  30. BobaFelty says:

    I bet he still skips leg day.

  31. whyhanie says:

    Edgy Justin is all over the news nowadays… so so edgy I cant handle this edginess