Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux ‘have rarely spoken’ since they split in February

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have separated

It’s amazing to think of how little blowback there’s been in The Edgiest Divorce of 2018. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux formally announced their separation a little more than a month ago, and while there were nonstop stories for a week or so, at this point, the gossip about them is pretty limited. After all that time and effort trying to make JustJen the It Couple, their split was largely seen as gossip fait accompli, a surprise to few. As it turns out, even Jennifer doesn’t really know what she saw in him. And they’ve barely spoken in the past month.

Moving on quietly. Jennifer Aniston doesn’t have time to wonder what could have been. Since her February split from husband Justin Theroux, “she is keeping busy with dinners and social engagements,” a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“Her friends have really rallied around her.” For which Aniston is grateful, adds the source: “She is loving being with her girls. She has a great attitude.”

Toward both singledom and her ex. Though a source says the Friends star, 49, and Theroux, 46, have rarely spoken since calling off their two-year marriage, “she wishes the best for Justin. They had some wonderful times together but are better off going in separate directions.”

“After taking a step back, it’s very clear to Jen that they were not suited for one another,” says a source close to Aniston.

[From Us Weekly]

I keep saying that Jennifer just needs to find someone with similar interests, someone who isn’t a celebrity. There are loads of “nice guys” in their 40s and 50s who would love to be with someone low-key like Jennifer, someone who just wants to renovate mansions and hang out with her dogs and have goddess-circle lunches. The problem is that if she settles down with one of those nice guys, she worries that she wouldn’t get the same kind of attention and gossip. Just my opinion. As for Jen and Justin “rarely” speaking now… my guess is that they were rarely speaking before they formally split. Justin was living in New York for months like a single guy.

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  1. Nancy says:

    Well they’re getting divorced….hardly think they will sit down for tea. He denied the affair with that woman whose name escapes me. With the tabloid history Jennifer has, the stories will never cease. Glad they uncoupled. *I hate when people who don’t know her (or any women getting divorced try to say what type of man she/they should be with ffs* It’s her life. It’s been said before, but you don’t need a man to complete you. Geez

  2. Beer&Crumpets says:

    So.. Situation Normal, then. What do they have to talk about? They don’t have kids. They have lawyers to iron out divorce stuff. Why would they be talking? I’m divorced and the only thing I talk to my ex about is kid-related, since we share a child. Other than her, we have nothing in common and neither of us cares about the other. That’s why we got divorced.

    • Josephine says:

      I don’t think they have much to talk about so much as a need to keep relevant? I guess any story is better than no story for most celebs.

  3. NoShame says:

    I think it’s easy to say she should just settle down with some nice guy in his 50′s. Most of those dudes want a 25-30 year old girlfriend. Even after they have grown kids and don’t want to become fathers again that late in life, they do it anyway just so they can be with a woman half their age. I’ve seen that far more often than a 50 year old dude who is actually dating a 50 year old woman.

    I imagine it’s hard for a really famous woman to actually date a decent guy. Most of them want something from her, fame, money etc. Where in the world is she even supposed to meet a totally normal guy and then have that guy not be completely starstruck or wigged out by her fame?

    Even a hollywood guy like Theroux was whining about the fact that he could never walk down the street or go to a park with her. These women are inundated with death threats and creepy dudes all day long while being hounded by photographers and fans with camera. It’s no wonder so many of them are surrounded by bodyguards and just run in and out of buildings.

    What kind of dude wants to live a life like that? With a woman who is almost 50?

    • Chaine says:

      Remember Liz Taylor and her construction worker husband? I was so sad when they split up.

      • NoShame says:

        It was sad, but also a very lopsided relationship from the very beginning. I don’t think Aniston wants to date someone who is basically an employee of hers like the gardner.

      • JustJen says:

        It was sad but then we’d just have another K-Fed to talk about. NOPE.

      • holly hobby says:

        Well no I don’t think this article is advocating that she dates her garbage man or grocery store clerk (not that there is anything wrong with that). However she can find a nice attorney, dr (most likely plastic surgeon because it seems if HW actresses marries a dr they are almost always plastic surgeons), or accountant. Those are normal ho hum careers.

      • Ange says:

        As I recall even he said she just wanted him around to carry her coat or something like that.

    • Michelle says:

      @noshame,
      Totally agree!
      She could hide more and live a quiet life outside Hollywood and gossip magazines (and still work like others do, Julia Roberts or Nicole Kidman for example) and then meet a decent guy but she always seemed like addicted to fame/Hollywood life like most celebrities.
      I think this comes from her unhealthy relationship with her mother and she needs the attention she never got from her mom.

      • NoShame says:

        Not everyone wants to move to a small town away from the big city. Not sure that has anything to do with an unhealthy relationship with a parent or an addiction to fame.

        Julia Roberts grew up in a small town, much like Sandra Bullock so going back to a small town probably seems comforting. Aniston grew up in NYC. Like me, she probably can’t spend more than a week in a small town without going crazy.

        And Aniston was forced to stay in L.A. for a decade to work on Friends while most of these movie people never had to put down roots in L.A. because they were always working on location. Is Aniston supposed to give up all of her friends and the roots she put down just so she can land decent guy?

      • Michelle says:

        @notshame,
        Im just guessing. That’s why we are all here ;-)
        I didn’t mean for her to go to a small town.
        LA / California is huge. She doesn’t need a man if you ask me. We’re just gossiping.
        Oh Maybe she should try tinder ;-) *justkidding*

      • The Original G says:

        I’m sorry. Jen’s not news and she needn’t move anywhere. Her annual bikini pap in Cabo is business.

      • Justwastingtime says:

        Could be wrong but I am pretty sure Julia Roberts lives in the Palisades or Malibu. I have seen her loading groceries, in a mini van no less at a market I used to frequent. .

    • Boodiba says:

      Ya she’ll have to go for someone who’s 60. That’s the way this world works for women.

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      To be fair, the public doesn’t know the spouses of the majority of actors/actresses married to non-famous actors: executives, producers, behind the scenes people in music or behind the cameras. I don’t even remember what Robbie Margot’s boyfriend looks like or Ms. Pretty woman’s husband, etc.

      Also for the most part, actors who don’t need fame to stay in the game or to receive endorsements are usually AWAL when not promoting. Where is Ryan Gosling at? Where is any member of friends at this minute? We don’t know and they don’t want us to know.

      When you live my the sword, you share your life with the sword. You get the attention you were seeking. She can have a normal life but that means not leaking to tabloids, not having frequent pap pics and thus not relying on endorsements. Outside of friends her fame was cultivated by herself and in association to the men in her life.

    • Lua says:

      Ask Sandra Bullock’s hot husband

    • DrM says:

      An intelligent comment. Add to the worries for Aniston that someone will be after her money and it’s a bit of a dating nightmare

  4. minx says:

    What everyone said, they have no kids, let the lawyers speak.

  5. Michelle says:

    There are no famous men who will date her because they prefer 20-40 year old women.
    The issue is i guess, that she does not have contact to people who are not in this business. Justin wasn’t famous before he met her. She just met him and fell hard for him.
    I wonder how long CAA will be with her. She’s not a big deal anymore.

    • NoShame says:

      Aniston is always in the top 5 of top earning women in Hollywood year after year. Last year she pulled in almost $30 million. Same as the year before and the year before that. CAA gets a cut of that. And they’ll be getting a cut of her $1.25 million an episode on the upcoming TV show. She’s bringing in a lot more than a lot of 25 year olds in Hollywood.

      • Jamie says:

        Issue is, does she want a guy that only cares about her fame or money?

      • Michelle says:

        Ok, thanks for the information :-)
        Didn’t know that. she’s making the most money with product deals right?

      • WMGDtoo says:

        Those reports are not really accurate. Which is why people are always so shocked when we find out some celebrity we thought was rolling in the cash is not as rich as you think. HELLO JOHNNY DEPP. Jennifer Aniston makes money. But I would bet not as much as is reported. She doesn’t make a lot of money from movies. So yes she needs that endorsement money. Which is now what she is more known for. You don’t do that if your Movie money was that big.

      • KBB says:

        Johnny Depp was rolling in cash, he and his hangers on just spent it all.

      • ennie says:

        Johnny has steadily worked in franchises (ew).he has cash flowing even after mismanagement.

      • Peg says:

        Hope you’re not getting those figures from Forbes Magazine.
        Smart water, Aveeno, dry eyes, I don’t see 30 million. She is not doing the hair products anymore.
        Movie salary for her, are a million or less, no big pay checks from movies in her future, so flipping houses is a money maker for her.
        There is no proof she is getting 1.25 million per episode, that was a number toss out there.

      • citney says:

        Aniston’s income is reported to these publications by her PR in an attempt to make her seem relevant.

        Notice, every single time a certain mega A+ actress’s incomes goes up, Aniston’s goes up by $50 million. So predictable, and so sad.

      • Felicia says:

        @PEG: She and the rest of the Friends cast are still banking about 20 million a year. The hair product was not an endorsement deal, she was an investor in the company which was bought by Unilever about a year ago. Similar situation to Clooney and the tequila company, although the amount paid was not disclosed. You can bet she and the rest of the investors made very good money on that though. She was also reportedly an investor in Glaceau, the company which makes Smartwater, although I’m not sure how that played out when it was bought by Coca Cola. Plus, as you say, endorsement deals like Aveeno and the eye drop thing. The upcoming TV show salary was announced in the trade press, so likely accurate.

        I kind of doubt she has to rely on house flipping to pay her bills. Chances are that she could probably live very comfortably on whatever income the investments she’s made over the years generate. It’s not like she lives particularly large given what her net worth probably is.

      • citney says:

        @Felicia

        @Felicia
        The ENTIRE cast makes the same amount of money in royalties from the Friends reruns. Now it seems it is around $20 million a year for each, but that could and will eventually drop as other more relevant, and popular sitcoms start running reruns.The amount of the royalties the cast receives is due to how many outlets carry the show.

        The funniest fact, the lowest paid two actors on Friends were Aniston and David Schwimmer, they hit the jackpot when the entire cast banded together and demanded one million per episode. In fact Aniston only got the job because another actress dropped out. She was extremely lucky, that’s true, as she was known as the weakest link in the show. They ALL receive the same amount, which means some are probably more wealthy than Aniston. ( that would be Courtney Cox for sure who is known to be a very astute businesswoman)

    • NoShame says:

      @WMGDtoo. Those reports comes form Forbes magazine, not a tabloid. And unlike Depp, Aniston isn’t buying islands in the Bahamas, drowning in scarves or shooting famous writers out of canons. LOL.

      I don’t think Aniston even owns a second home. Think about how many millions she pulls in every year just on the Friends re-runs. I seriously doubt she’s hurting for cash. I’m guessing she has endorsement deals because she prefers to make her millions chilling most of the time over working all the time.

      • Michelle says:

        @noshame
        After her PR campaign for cake and the hope of an Oscar nomination just 2 years ago(where she spend millions for of her own money as Lainey reported) . I hardly doubt that she prefers endorsement deals over movie roles. Not that she does not enjoy her money with these deals. I just don’t think that she choose this situation by herself. It is what it is, woman at her age don’t have the opportunities/work they once had and shes not the only one. Many actresses 40+ complain about that. It’s not the same for men.

      • Luca76 says:

        They are still only guessing at the income though I highly doubt that she’s broke. I vote for a business man or industry insider.

      • Peg says:

        Yes she does, it is rented, after her first divorce, SBC and Fisher were the renters, and they moved out because, she went to live there.
        Jennifer spends a lot of money on her friends, she bought a house for her acting coach.

  6. JH says:

    Soooo edgy :) Lol.

  7. JustJen says:

    Why would they speak if they split? They have no kids. I’ve never been friends with an ex, as far as I’m concerned they’re dead to me. That’s like being held hostage then becoming pen pals when you’re free.

    • Cara says:

      A lot of people remain on good terms with their ex. Hey you voluntarily entered into a relationship with them and loved them enough as a person and friend. Many are better as friends than lovers, hence why many exes remain friends.

  8. WMGDtoo says:

    Still doubt they were ever married. So no need to talk. He just left. Didn’t look to want anything in the home or from her. She has money. If this was a divorce. Looks more like a boyfriend/girlfriend split.

    • willowisp says:

      The editor of Architectural Digest said the team covering the story found it bizarre that there was nothing of his in the house, even though the story involved how blissful they were in their marital home. That was Jen’s version of things, and it was an obvious lie told in order to boost the brand and sell the marital home for double what it cost to buy and furnish.

      I too have doubts they ever made it legal.

      • Anonymous says:

        Did you literally make that up? I never read any quotes about his belongings not being visible in the articles that I read directly from Architectural Digest so please do share where you read that?

  9. Lucy2 says:

    They’re divorcing, they’re not going to chat on the phone every evening!
    I love that all the tabloids tried to make this into some big huge story, when the reality was they fell in love, got married, it didn’t work out, they split. Simple.

    • Michelle says:

      Sometimes i think people also don’t care anymore about her or the triangle (brad and angie) like it used to be. The storys didn’t generate much noise i guess . The young generation doesn’t know much about it. And the older generation is probably bored or annoyed. They spend a decade with that narrative, to me it became exhausting.

      But if it turns out that he really is dating another woman, the attention will be back. Otherwise its a boring divorce and that’s totally ok

  10. DenG says:

    Aniston is “low key”? Since when? Sandra Bullock is low key, to me. Aniston is a spokesperson for her so-called naturally beautiful products. Lose the blue contacts, Eye Love.

    • The Original G says:

      This. Bullock managed to kill her split with the nazi in weeks. And wasn’t the knock on her how she was a boring homebody with her dogs as well? Aniston’s representation is priming the pump for Marital Split 2.0 here and no one cares this time around.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Yawn. No one does care. It was fun to drag JT, but now there isn’t much left to milk.

      • NoShame says:

        Bullock was married to a D lister Nazi lover. Aniston was married to Brad Pitt, who ran off with Angelina Jolie. It’s easy to shed a dude no one cares about. How do you shed an A-list couple that turns their love into an entire brand and spends an entire decade exploiting their giant army of children? How in the world do you put those two divorces in the same category?

      • Cara says:

        NoShame what? Bullock is an A lister and OSCAR WINNER! You’re looking for excuses because Sandra shows how a REAL woman handles a divorce, and she was ACTUALLY cheated on for real. No interviews, talk shows, pity parties, crying at the ocean, no ’5 years after Jesse’ magazine interviews….. Aniston is an example of a bunny-boiling psycho stalker who won’t let go gracefully and wages a 10 year vendetta. Sandra on the other hand, who REALLY had a reason to be hurt and upset, made no interviews or talk shows to my knowledge. Just…..her ex was dead to her from then on. Sandra is an example of how to handle a break up with GRACE, RESPECT, DIGNITY and CLASS.

        Pitt and Aniston got divorced. She got with Vince Vaughn, a month later, Pitt took off and chased Angelina Jolie half-way around the world. Hardly ‘run off with’. An entire brand? You mean the way Aniston and Theroux did, after she came between him and Heidi Bivens and they ran off together? How they created a fake relationship for him to benefit via tv and movies, and her to benefit by sticking it to Pitt? Oh, and 6 (inc 1 set of twins) is a ‘giant army’ to you? What a sheltered life you’ve led. Neither did they ‘exploit’ their children at all. Aniston made a brand out of being the dumped wife and turned that into a brand. She would not be half as famous today if she hadn’t ridden the JPs coat-tails, lets face it. Her entire ‘brand’ is as a walking hairstyle clinging to her ex-husband and exploiting her link with him for her personal benefit.
        Hate on Jolie all you want, in order to defend Aniston, but you look pathetic and desperate.

  11. Penelope says:

    He always looks like such a douche the way he dresses and poses…arch that brow! Yuk.

  12. willowisp says:

    She should stay single for a while and then if she wants to try at marriage again, find herself a cute, funny, and sweet, older nerd. They make wonderful husbands.

  13. SJhere says:

    Is anyone of the Friends still married to their original spouse?
    MPerry has never married, Schwimmer is divorced I think, MLeb, Courtney, and JA are divorced. Maybe Lisa K is still married I’m not sure.

    Divorce is pretty common and if their are no children involved why would they keep in touch?
    Over and done, I say. Let the lawyers fight it out. Damned if I’d speak to an Ex-Husband who cheated on me. Except to tell him to drop dead ASAP.

    I’d think all of the Friends are still raking in huge $$ from the reruns. I don’t have much sympathy for folks who mismanage their Millions. Try getting by on what regular working folks make a year.

    My advise to JA….follow your own interests. No one benefits from a bad marriage.

  14. CAYUUTEE says:

    Who asked for an update of Jennifer Aniston? Who?!