Jennifer Anniston just confirmed her split from Justin Theroux this week. Although the two only recently announced their breakup, we now know that they were living apart as far back as last August. Why couldn’t Anniston and Theroux make things work out?
According to latest reports, Anniston and Theroux stopped seeing each other on a regular basis last summer, with the actress last being spotted in New York in October. Theroux has been living in Greenwich Village while he works on several different projects in New York.
Inside sources claim that the long-distance nature of their relationship put a lot of strain on their marriage, and they ultimately split because they couldn’t agree on where to live. Justin prefers to stay in New York and that’s been a problem for them all along.
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The insider added that Theroux likes being able to step out into public without being harassed by the media. But whenever he’s around Aniston, they can’t go anywhere without being hounded by paparazzi.
To appease Aniston, Theroux made deals with the New York press, who would only photograph Aniston once per day. He also agreed to move out of his apartment and buy something more comfortable for her.
Despite his best efforts, Aniston never got used to the city and prefers living in Los Angeles.
Although the distance proved too much, the source says that Aniston and Theroux were great together. Not only did they care a lot about each other, but they desperately wanted things to work out.
At the end of the day, however, neither of them were willing to sacrifice the cities that they love.
— E! News (@enews) February 22, 2018
Aniston and Theroux have not yet filed for divorce. Before getting married, they signed a firm pre-nuptial agreement that keeps both of their fortunes safe.
A source revealed that Aniston made Theroux go through intense pre-nup talks before tying the knot and there’s little chance he’ll be able to contest the contract.
Aniston is worth around $200 million. She gained a lot of her fortune starring as Rachel Green on Friends, though she’s built quite a career in the movie industry since then.
After Friends ended its run in 2004, Aniston has starred in movies like Horrible Bosses, He’s Just Not That Into You, and Bruce Almighty.
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Theroux, meanwhile, is worth an estimated $20 million. Along with writing for movies like Zoolander 2 and Tropic Thunder, Theroux has starred in a handful of television shows over the years, including Parks and Recreation, Sex and The City, and The Leftovers.
While Jennifer Aniston has not commented on the rumors surrounding her split, she did appear at Amy Schumer’s wedding this past week.
The Friends star was spotted at the event solo, just days before announcing her shocking breakup.