Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s divorce has officially gone to the dogs. Sources close to the former couple have revealed that they are going to war over the future of their four beloved pooches. Apparently, canine custody is a “massive sticking point” in their $225 million divorce.
Aniston and Theroux split back in February after two-and-a-half years of marriage amid rumors of Theroux’s cheating and his disappointment over not having children. There were also reports that the couple could never agree on where to live – she is a West Coast girl, and he loves New York City – and they just couldn’t get over their differences.
“Jen was hurt when she heard he’s been blaming her for them not having a family. They’re at the stage that they’ll do anything to hurt each other,” the source claimed.
Aniston has never been quiet about her deep attachment to her dogs – Dolly, a white shepherd mix, Sophie, a pit bull mix, Clyde, a terrier, and a gray pit bull that Theroux currently keeps in New York City.
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“Clyde, the little one, always sleeps at my feet,” Aniston gushed back in 2015 when the couple first got married.
But, insiders also say that Theroux’s newfound realization that he can’t live without the dogs is merely a tactic to squeeze more money out of their settlement. Insiders say he is using the dogs as pawns the way some divorcing couples use kids. However, there is no way Aniston will let Theroux get his hands on her money or her fur babies.
When Aniston and Theroux announced their split, they insisted they were “best friends” who would continue their “cherished friendship.” But, just three months later it looks like that idea is a thing of the past.
In addition to having issues with the divorce settlement, the 49-year-old Friends actress has been quizzing her friend Selena Gomez about her growing bond with Theroux after the two hung out recently in Los Angeles.
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Aniston allegedly called Gomez to ask about the rumors swirling that she was dating Theroux, and the conversation upset the Wolves singer. Aniston and Gomez have been friends for years, and the actress had taken the young singer under her wing. But the rumors of a possible relationship between her ex and Gomez offended Aniston.
The 25-year-old made a surprise appearance at best friend Taylor Swift’s recent LA gig and seemingly referenced her souring relationship with Aniston while talking about Swift. Gomez said that Swift has been one of her best friends because she has never judged a single decision that she has made. And, Swift has always met her where she has been and encouraged her when there was nothing to encourage her about.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have not publicly commented on their split, since announcing it in February.