After seven years of relationship and two and a half years of marriage, it seems that Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have decided to take separate paths, as confirmed by a publicist of the actors. According to the statement, the couple decided at the end of last year to end their relationship in a friendly and mutually agreeable manner. The surprise news comes after Jennifer and Justin spent a few months at a distance, with him in his New York apartment, while she remained at his residence in Los Angeles. The distances would only get bigger knowing that he would have to record his show in Atlanta, while she would begin recording in Budapest with Reese Witherspoon.

“In an effort to reduce any speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. This decision was mutual and made with love at the end of last year. We are best friends and we have decided to go our separate ways as a couple, but we hope to continue with our precious friendship, “the couple’s message began.

“Normally we would do this in private, but given that the gossip industry does not resist the opportunity to speculate and invent, we want to address the truth directly. Anything else that is printed on us that does not come directly from us is the fictional narrative of someone else. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love we have for each other, “reads the statement that was shared through Jennifer’s publicist, Stephen Huvane, to the Associated Press.

According to this same message, the decision of the separation “was mutual and made with love at the end of last year “. This explains the absence of Theroux on the actress’ 49th birthday on February 11, which she celebrated in Malibu surrounded by her friends Courteney CoxAndrea BendewaldLeigh Kilton-Smith and Kristin Hahn. That day also surprised that the actor did not refer to his wife’s birthday through their social networks, although on previous occasions he had done with some friends. Last year, they celebrated this date together with a trip to Los Cabos.

Surprisingly, at the end of the year, the two were photographed together enjoying a vacation in this Mexican tourist paradise, so it is not known for sure when the separation occurred officially.