Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's separation has an eerie resemblance to her divorce with Brad Pitt

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced their separation on February 15th after two and a half years of being married. However, they tried everything they could to make it work before they split.

                            Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's separation has an eerie resemblance to her divorce with Brad Pitt

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's marriage was falling apart but her friends didn't want it to end without them giving it one last go. Jennifer's friends Jason Bateman and wife Amanda Anka convinced them to make a trip to Mexico in January this year, a month before they formally announced their separation. According to Daily MailJen and Justin traveled to Cabo with their couple friends but sadly, that turned out to be their last trip.

A source said that Amanda was the mediator between Jen and Justin and played a big role in helping them work through their problems. "The Cabo trip was a make or break vacation for Jen and Justin. They went away with their friends hoping to have fun and work on it," a source told US WeeklyHowever, Justin hung out with the Juno star while Jen hung out with Amanda. The source added that the plan just didn't work out.

Jen and Justin's vacation bears resemblance to her divorce from Brad Pitt. The F.R.I.E.N.D.S star took a similar vacation with ex-husband Brad in 2005. The former couple traveled to the Carribean with friends Courteney Cox and her then-husband David Arquette, but it didn't work out. Shortly after, they announced their decision to separate.

According to reports, Brad seemed distant from the rest of the group and had no interest in making his marriage work. A few months later, he was seen on a vacation with Angelina Jolie in Kenya.

Actors Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

In their announcement, Jen and Justin didn't reveal why they split after being married for two-and-a-half-years but reports suggest that their long-distance marriage eventually led to their separation. A source told Entertainment Tonight, "He much prefers being [in New York] and that's been a major issue for them for a long time. Justin has a very diverse friend group, and he likes that they're not all 'in the industry.'"

The source added, "He really wanted her to be comfortable [in New York]. He even negotiated with the paps to make a deal that they would only shoot her once per day and then leave her alone. He also agreed to move out of his apartment, which he loves."

However, Jennifer wasn't happy in New York. She felt uncomfortable living in his West Village apartment and preferred to stay in luxury hotels instead, an idea that didn't suit him. In the end, they decided to separate in December 2017 after tying the knot in August 2015. The estranged couple met on the sets of Wanderlust in 2012 and were engaged in August that year. Their wedding took place in LA in a private ceremony.

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