Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux: Who Dumped Whom and Why?

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have broken up after just two and a half years of marriage.

On social media and in the tabloids, you can find countless theories about why the actors decided to call it quits, but Jen and Justin have been mum on the issue.

Despite the standard request for privacy, however, sources close to the former couple have been spilling the tea so such reputable media outlets as People.

And so, a clear picture of exactly what went wrong is beginning to emerge, and the details have many fans downright shocked.

In the days after the split, the most common narrative was that Aniston left Theroux for Brad Pitt.

Now, that story is being exposed for the fan fiction that it always appeared to be.

For starters, those who know the couple best say Jen wasn’t the one to pull the plug on the relationship.

“It seems Justin gave up many months ago,” a source close to the actress tells People.

“For the past few months, he has spent very little time in L.A. Jen very recently started telling people that they were over. She seems okay now, but was still hoping as of a few weeks ago that they could figure things out.”

It seems Jen and Justin chose a rather ironic date for their last face-to-face meeting:

“They saw each other late at night on Valentine’s Day in L.A.,” the insider claims.

“They decided together that they would make the announcement the next day. Justin flew on a private jet to L.A. to see Jen one last time.”

The source adds that not only was Justin the one who decided to call it quits, it was his decision to go public with the breakup.

“Jen didn’t want to announce it for as long as possible, because she wanted to avoid the media attention,” says the insider.

“Jen hoped that Justin would be low-key on her birthday so people weren’t wondering why he wasn’t with her. But that’s not Justin’s style,” the informant adds.

“He wanted to make the announcement so he can live his life.”

While we may never find out exactly what caused the actors to part ways, the consensus seems to be that Justin is th one who called it quits.

Given how closely Jen guards her privacy, it might be quite some time before more details emerge.


Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux: THIS is Why They Were Doomed to Fail

For most people out there, it’s shocking but it’s true: 

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are headed for a divorce.

The stars did not drop this D-Word upon announcing their separation last week, but it seems inevitable that their separation will soon lead to a legal break-up.

Like we said above, most celebrity gossip followers are surprised by this development.

But at least one individual saw it coming from the very beginning.

Her name is Heidi Bivens and she’s a designer who dated Theroux for 14 years, splitting from him not long before the actor got with Aniston in 2012.

According to The Sun, Bivens actually got in touch with the world famous former Friend in order to give her a heads-up.

She allegedly tried to tell Aniston not to get her hopes too high for a bright, long future with Theroux — because Bivens knew the romance was doomed to end in heartbreak.

“Heidi warned Jen and said, ‘Don’t believe you will have him for good,” a friend of of Heather’s told the British publication, describing Justin at the time to Jennifer as a “free spirit.”

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, of course.

But The Sun source went on to explain that Theorux “hated Hollywood” and believed it to be “vacuous,” quoting Bivens, who had said years ago that her ex would never want to “settle” in Tinseltown.

This actually jibes with reports that a major reason why Aniston and Theroux broke up was due not just to distance, but their contrasting feelings for each coast.

One insider has said that Aniston wanted to spend most of her time in Los Angeles, while Theroux preferred New York.

This isn’t too imply that Theroux didn’t enjoy acting/

He actually may have loved it TOO much, in a weird way.

“Justin would get immersed in his parts and ‘become’ the characters,” this same friend of Heather’s told The Sun, adding:

“You wouldn’t know where the real Justin was when he was into a role and it would be the case for months on end.

“Heidi found that difficult to deal with and it did cause tension between them.”

Could method acting really be the cause of a break-up? We’ve never dated an actor. So we can’t say for certain.

But Theroux did just spend the last couple of years portraying the main character on HBO’s The Leftovers.

And, without giving anything away about that series, let’s just say it’s quite dark and, at times, quite disturbing.

If Justin really did sink himself into the role as much as the above quote states he may have, it would be easy to see how difficult he may have been to live with.

Upon confirming their marriage was over a few days ago, Aniston and Theroux said the following:

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.

Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another.


Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Split, and Twitter Has Some Feelings

Where were you when you heard the news that Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's marriage was over?

It's a pretty simple question, since the news just came out yesterday, but still, it was an important moment in celebrity gossip history and we need to remember it.

If it was just the news of the breakup all by itself, it might not be as big a deal as it is, but since Brad Pitt is single now, too …

Well, we're all very, very interested to see how this whole thing plays out.


The word “shook” is very popular right now, but is there any other way to describe the feelings we’re feeling right now? Probably, but “shook” is still pretty good!

2. One Divorce Away …

One divorce away
This may be true, but come on, let’s not compare Jennifer Aniston to Ross like this. That’s a low blow — Ross was garbage.

3. Speaking of Ross …

Speaking of ross
Yeah, this isn’t really related to the breakup, but it’s still a really good idea.

4. "Shoot My Shot"

Shoot my shot
We expect Jennifer Aniston is going to be receiving a whole lot of calls this weekend. And texts. And emails. And direct messages to social media accounts that people think belong to her.

5. A Solid Theory

A solid theory
Jen, please, for all our sakes, work on this. We deserve it.

6. The Dream

The dream
Another theory: she was happy being married to Justin, and now she’s happy being single again, and whenever she finds another super hot guy to be with, she’ll be happy then, too.

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Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston: All You Need to Know About Their Split

The marriage between Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston really is over.

On Thursday night, the actor and actress released a joint statement confirming that they were going their separate ways after two years as husband and wife.

Before delving into various details concerning this stunning break-up, let’s take another look at this statement.

It reads as follows:

In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. 

This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.

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.

Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another.

While this news took us by surprise, many tabloids have actually been calling it for months.

Before the Aniston-Brad Pitt reconciliation rumors start in earnest (What? It’s too late for that?), we figured we’d go deep into this likely divorce.

What brought it about? How did Aniston and Theroux try to salvage their romance? Where does each go from here?

This is what we’ve been able to dig up thus far, courtesy of various outlets on the Internet…

Us Weekly: To kick off 2018, Anison and Theroux took a vacation in Cabo San Lucas with Jason Bateman and his wife, Amanda Anka.

According to magazine insiders, Amanda had been trying to work as a “mediator” between Aniston and Theroux for months, hoping to help them iron out all problems.

She talked Justin into going on this vacation.

“The Cabo trip was a make or break vacation for Jen and Justin,” writes Us Weekly. “They went away with their friends hoping to have fun and work on it.”

Alas, the plan failed, this source laments, saying the guys simply hung out together and the women hung out together.

Radar Online: But what caused the actual tension between the stars that prompted this trip in the first place?

Both Entertainment Tonight and Radar cite distance as a key factor.

Theroux spent more of his time in New York for work and Aniston in Los Angeles. In some ways, it was as simple as this.

After spending about two months apart toward the end of last year, an anonymous insider tells this website that the pair had a major argument in their Bel-Air mansion on December 14.

Shortly after this blow-up, Radar alleges Aniston started to “lean hard” on ex-boyfriend Gerard Butler, stirring up further jealousy and animosity between her and her husband.

It didn’t help, meanwhile, that Theroux is known as a “flirt” when it comes to his co-stars.

Entertainment Tonight: It wasn’t mere distance that drove Aniston and Theroux apart, it was how much he loved New York and how much she hated it there.

Sources tell this outlet that paparazzi attention was a major source of contention for them in The Big Apple.

“It made for an awkward living situation for Jen and Justin because they knew the neighbors weren’t happy” about all the reporters outside their building at all times, ET writes.

“The tension came to a head in what the source refers to as “the bologna incident,” explains one insider, who says Theroux once came downstairs to find that someone had covered his motorcycle in slices of bologna.

For real! Reportedly!

Aniston thought it was one of their neighbors who did it.

Aniston and Theroux do not have any children, which makes their split less messy.

Multiple outlets also confirm they do have an iron-clad prenuptial agreement.

Jennifer is the mega rich star between the tandem, considering all the money she has banked from Friends, and Us Weekly writes that these assets are well “protected.”

The estranged couple started to date in 2011 and got married in May of 2015.

We still can’t believe they’re over.

And we also can’t believe Aniston will soon be back together with Pitt! You know it’s happening!


Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux: It’s Over!

After two and a half years of marriage, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced today that they have separated.

The couple shared the news with fans in a joint statement released by her lonngtime publicist Stephen Huvane.

“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,” says the statement.

“Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another.”

With echoes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s “conscious uncoupling,” Jennifer and Justin added that “their split was ‘mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year.’”

Rumors of Aniston and Theroux separating have been circulating for quite some time due to the couple spending large chunks of time in different parts of the country.

They announced their split just days after Jennifer’s 49th birthday, which she and Justin spent apart.

Aniston marked the occasion with a friends in Malibu, while Justin was in New York City, where he appears to have taken up residence.

As for that speculating and inventing that Jen and Justin’s statement alluded to, well, gossip is in our name, after all, so we would be remiss if we didn’t fill you in on what folks are saying arounf the interwebz.

In the days to come, you’re bound to hear a lot of talk about Aniston getting back together with Brad Pitt.

To be clear: there’s no real reason to believe that’s going to happen.

That being said, how awesome would it be?!

People have been predicting that Aniston and Theroux would get divorced because of Pitt ever since he separated from Angelina Jolie.

As far as we can tell, the main reason the rumor has been so persistent is that people really want it to happen.

Nothing against Justin and Angie.

They can totally hook up and wear black and be goth together, or something.

As long as we get the Brad and Jen reconciliation we’ve been waiting for since 2005.

Make it happen, you two!


Jennifer Garner Fights With Ben Affleck in Public, Debuts New Boyfriend!

Rare is the Hollywood actor whose personal life is more dramatic than the roles he plays onscreen.

In the case of Ben Affleck, the gap is so wide that we wish he’d put this Batman nonsense to rest and focus on producing a livestreaming, 24-hour, Truman Show-esque documentary about his day-to-day existence.

Last week, Ben was in a motorcycle accident while rushing to meet his family at church.

(If that doesn’t sound like a superhero origin story, we don’t know what does.)

Now, it seems Jennifer Garner is deeply concerned about her ex’s safety and has strongly encouraged her ex to put the bike on blocks.

And by “strongly encouraged,” we mean she went off on him in front of the other soccer moms.

Yes, it seems the exes were watching their 5-year-old son Samuel on the field when Jen flipped on Ben seemingly out of nowhere.

“She doesn’t want her kids to grow up without a dad,” one insider tells Radar Online.

“Jen believes he’s being incredibly childish and selfish,” the source adds.

“She believes he needs to start acting more like a dad and less like a kid.”

The source adds that the battle of Jen vs. Ben was a mostly one-sided affair.

“Jen emptied out on Ben, and he seemed to be on the offensive,” the onlooker claims.

“She only seemed to calm down when Samuel got close to them.”

It seems part of the reason Garner was so upset is the fact she simply doesn’t approve of Affleck’s relationship with Lindsay Shookus, the SNL producer whom he’s been dating for over a year.

“Jen’s fed up with Ben’s behavior – especially since they agreed to divorce,” one insider tells Radar.

“She doesn’t like Lindsay and says she’s a bad influence on him.”

There’s no word on why Jen doesn’t approve of Lindsay, but it’s not hard to guess.

After all, shortly after Affleck and Shookus were spotted drinking together, he checked into rehab for the third time in a year.

Apparently, Garner recently went so far as to issue an ultimatum:

“She told him to clean up his act or stay away from the kids,” says the source.

But just because Jen doesn’t approve of Ben’s new girlfriend, that doesn’t mean she’s not ready to move on herself.

Radar recently published photos of Jen on what apears to be a date with an unidentified mystery man.

No one seems to have any information on who Jen’s new love interest is, but she certainly seems to be into him!

So these days, Ben and Jen have both moved on with someone new … but it doesn’t seem like they’ll be easing up on one another anytime soon.