In the hours following, multiple sources and insiders ‘close to the couple’ have spoken publicly about just where things went wrong between the couple who married in 2015.
“Jennifer and Justin fell in love hard and fast and yet they were never really suited to one another. The initial chemistry between them made it easy for them to ignore their differences and incompatibility,” is one source’s opinion, as E! News reports.
From reports they’d been living apart for a year prior to their separation, and the ‘last ditch’ holiday to save their relationship, here’s what all the tabloids are saying led to the couple’s demise.
This is all sugary and interesting, but let’s keep in mind that sometimes “sources” can be… not exactly reliable, OK?
Grab your glass of wine, ladies.
They’d been ‘living apart for a year’
Multiple sources and insiders have 'confirmed' long-distance and geography were major factors in Aniston and Theroux's decision to separate. Reportedly, the couple had been living apart for most of 2017, with Aniston filming an upcoming TV series, Dumplin' with Reese Witherspoon in Atlanta, and Theroux working in New York.
It wasn't just their work schedules that dictated their living situation - friends claim the couple weren't on the same page about where they wanted to live.
A source close to Theroux said: “It’s no secret that Justin loved New York — he’s basically lived there since they first got married," News.com.au reports.
"It was never your typical marriage. Obviously he has had work in New York but he also had all his friends and his social life over there too — he loved going out in New York, pretty much his life revolved around the city — whereas Jen was an LA girl. In the beginning he’d fly over to LA to visit Jen but in the past 12 months he barely went over."
"Jen tried the whole living in New York City thing with Justin, but at heart, she is a California girl. New York City just wasn’t ever going to be home for Jen,” another source told Us Weekly.