Jennifer Aniston is moving to New York for a few months to shoot her new, untitled Apple series with Reese Witherspoon, and this means she will be close to her estranged husband, Justin Theroux. So, the former Friends star is making sure she doesn’t have any awkward run-ins with her ex and their social circles don’t overlap by cutting ties with anyone still connected to The Leftovers star.
According to Radar Online, Aniston will be living in New York full-time while shooting the show from the beginning of October until the end of the year, and this is a move that has been in the works for a long time.
“She’s actually been involved in the project for almost two years behind the scenes – before her divorce,” says an insider. “Back then she was thinking it would bring her closer to Justin, but now it’s taken on a whole new turn by placing her in Justin’s stomping ground.”
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Of course, this is no reason for Aniston to drop out of the project, which could end up being a major comeback for the actress. She will also be the star of the show and get top billing over Witherspoon, who will be commuting from Los Angeles. Sources say this will be a “Jen-heavy series” about a morning TV show, and Aniston will be working on it every day.
Since her split from Theroux, Aniston has said that she has a new plan to “make better choices” in both her personal and professional life.
As for her ex, he is the title character in the new film The Spy Who Dumped Me, and with that title comes questions of past breakups. When talking to E! News he wouldn’t dish about his split from Aniston, but he did open up about a traumatic breakup from his youth.
In the months before he left for Vermont’s Bennington College, Theroux and his high school girlfriend were dealing with the prospect of a long-distance relationship. He said that he was working at the time, and she would be on the phone with him complaining about how it was their last summer together.
So, he decided one day to make an unexpected visit to surprise her, but when he did, he found her “schtupping a guy who was like, in her bed.”
Justin Theroux says it was a terrifying experience that stunned him. He also revealed that it was definitely one of his worst breakups, but it always “sucks” no matter if you are breaking up with them or getting dumped yourself. “There’s no good side of that coin to be on,” said Theroux.
Jennifer Aniston recently revealed she is not heartbroken over her split, but has not mentioned how she plans on living in the same city as her ex.