JENNIFER ANISTON AND JUSTIN THEROUX SEPARATE: WHAT DROVE THEM APART?

Hollywood couple Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have separated after two years of marriage and seven years together. Aniston’s longtime publicist Stephen Huvane released a joint statement on behalf of the former couple.

“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.”

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Aniston, 49, and Theroux, 46 first became linked after working together on the 2012 film, Wanderlust. They wed at their sprawling Los Angeles home in a private ceremony in August of 2015 following a long engagement. This was the first marriage for Theroux, but the second for Aniston who was married to Brad Pitt from 2000-2005.

So, what drove the couple apart?

According to People, the couple’s lifestyles might have driven them apart, with Jennifer loving her life in Los Angeles with a close-knit circle of friends and Justin often working and immersing himself in the New York creative scene. This left them effectively living separate lives. The couple also reportedly wished to start a family which did not work out for them.

Aniston rose to fame in the 90s on the hit comedy, Friends. Her many credits also include Marley & Me, We’re The Millers, Cake and Office Christmas Party.

Theroux might be best known for his lead role in the HBO drama, The Leftovers. Also a successful writer, past credits include Tropic Thunder, Zoolander 2 and Iron Man 2.

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