Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux split after two years of marriage

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced their separation in a joint statement recently and state that the decision was mutual.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux split after two years of marriage

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced their separation after being married for two years and seven years as a couple. In a joint statement which was released by Jennifer's publicist Stephen Huvane, it stated that the couple had decided to separate on mutual terms but still continue to remain good friends. 

The two announced their separation in a joint statement  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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

The two decided to publicly announce their separation in order to avoid room for speculation and gossip to emerge out of this sensitive topic. "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."

The two split after being together for 9 years (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

"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." It was revealed that the couple separated at the end of the last year. However, it was noted that the two decided to spend the New Year's together, along with their close friends and family. 

There have been various reports that questioned a possibility of a breakup in future, as the couple was often spotted spending time separately. According to People, Justin was often spotted in New York City away from their LA home. The two also had a busy year as both of them were busy shooting for their respective films and TV shows. 

Recently, Jennifer also made an appearance at Ellen's 60th birthday bash and the actress decided to ride solo. The next day, the Friends actress was seen celebrating her 49th birthday in Malibu, California but Justin was nowhere to be seen in the celebration. 

Jennifer and Justin, who had met on the Hawaii set of 2008’s Tropic Thunder started dating in 2011. They later decided to tie the knot in a secret ceremony on August 5, 2015.  

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