Justin Theroux posts on social media for the first time since split from Jennifer Aniston

Justin Theroux posted on social media for the first time since he and Jennifer Aniston announced their decision to separate.

Justin Theroux posts on social media for the first time since split from Jennifer Aniston

Justin Theroux, 46, made his first social media post on February 26, eleven days after he announced his separation from his wife of two and a half years, Jennifer Aniston. In a statement to the Associated Press on February 15, the couple had said that the decision to part ways "was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year." Since then, Theroux has maintained silence on all his social media accounts.

Aniston's publicist, Stephen Huvane, released a statement that read, "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."

This explains why Theroux's Instagram made no mention of the divorce or of Aniston. Instead, he promoted the Austin Pets Alive animal shelter that works "to save the animals most at risk for euthanasia," by posing with a number of puppies from the shelter and encouraging people to adopt them. The post also included an inside joke targeted at Selena Gomez, who is friends with the now-separated couple.

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Justin Theroux at the Austin Pets Alive animal shelter (Instagram)

The caption read, "Texas!!! ⭐️ Another very inspiring visit with the incredible people and pups @austinpetsalive. I cannot understand how they do what they do, day after day, so consistently and lovingly to save so many dogs and cats."

One of the photos featured a pit bull puppy biting the actor on the nose. He wrote, "I HIGHLY recommend going in and getting your nose bit by a toothless baby pitbull. Thes two aren’t yet ready to go, but when they are go get em...🐶🐾," encouraging people to adopt the pets at the shelter.

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Justin Theroux at the Austin Pets Alive animal shelter (Instagram)

For potential pet owners who didn't live in Austin, Theroux wrote, "Oh! And hey Houston! You have a Pets Alive no kill shelter there too! @houstonpetsalive Thank you APA!" The post was followed by the hashtags "#pitbull #austin #texas #adoptdontshop #seniordogsrule ...and #selenagomez."

Theroux ended the caption with a lengthy hashtag that read, "Yeah thats right selena i did it to you again but if you saw these guys youd do whatever you could too also i know youre chill like that," possibly in reference to the numerous Instagram posts he has made, sharing photos from his visits to animal shelters and encouraging people to adopt from animal shelters.

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