Just a few weeks ago, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux went on a short vacation to Cabo San Lucas for a tropical getaway. Their fans got all excited because they believed that things would get better and their marriage can still be saved.
The couple seemed really happy, and they were spotted tanning in the sunshine and relaxing in their swimsuits, and that’s why everyone was taken by surprise when the sad announcement of their separation was made.
It turned out that this trip was probably the last one that these two took as a married couple and the picture of them in their mini-vacation is the last one before the news of their separation broke.
Yesterday, on Thursday afternoon, February 15, the couple released a statement to E! News in which they were confirming the fact that they are breaking up after less than three years of being married.
‘In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. 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,’ Jen and Justin said in a joint statement that was sent to E! News.
‘Normally we would do this privately, but considering 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 each other.’
They got engaged back in 2012, and they managed to surprise their fans when they decided to get married in a secret wedding back in 2015. They did not have any kids together.
After the sad news, speculations of all sorts are popping up, most of them involving a potential reconciliation with Brad Pitt. We’ll just have to wait and see what will happen.