After splitting from Jennifer Aniston back in February, it looks like Justin Theroux is a happy man. Now that things are officially over between the former couple he has his old life back, and he is hanging out with friends and grinning – something he rarely did when he had Aniston by his side. So why is the 46-year-old actor all smiles after his breakup?
Sources at Life & Style say that Theroux “felt like a caged animal” when he was married to Aniston, and he was never meant for married life. Theroux and Aniston did love each other for a period of time, but now he can do what he wants without answering to the former Friends star.
With him being an NYC guy and she being an LA girl, the two led “vastly different lifestyles” before they fell in love, and their differences were always the root of their problems. The actor ultimately ended their marriage because she refused to live in Theroux’s West Village home instead of her Bel Air property.
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The two reportedly spent long periods apart during their marriage, and even though she did occasionally stay with her husband on the east coast, their differences proved to be too much for their relationship to handle.
Without Aniston, Theroux can enjoy life in New York – bike around and be outside –, and that is something he couldn’t do during his marriage unless his wife was working. He is also taking trips abroad and showed up in Paris for fashion week not long after his breakup.
“He’s living on his own terms,” the reveals an insider. “Jen only liked to leave home to promote something. Justin is a free-spirited New Yorker who wants to be out and about every night of the week.”
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When they announced their split, they said that they would normally do it privately, but since the gossip industry couldn’t resist an opportunity to speculate and invent things, they wanted to tell the truth directly. The former couple said they maintained a deep respect and love for one another, but they decided to part ways as a couple while continuing their friendship.
However, it isn’t really clear how good of “friends” they are after their split. Recently, their mutual friend Jimmy Kimmel threw a birthday party for his 1-year-old son, and as soon as Aniston showed up, Justin Theroux bolted.