Last week, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux revealed they were going their separate ways after two-and-a-half years of marriage.
In their statement, released jointly to website Just Jared, the pair said the split was “mutual and lovingly made” late last year.
“We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship,” they said.
“Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly.
“Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative.”