Actor Justin Theroux recently decided to open up about his divorce from Jennifer Aniston, and she has apparently decided to answer.
This week, the 47-year-old star sat down with The New York Times to promote his new series on Netflix called Maniac but the questions rapidly turned to his ex-wife, and he decided to answer.
Justin said it was a very amicable split and that he still sees Aniston as a close friend.
He explained: “The good news is that was probably the most — I’m choosing my words carefully — it was the most gentle separation, in that there was no animosity. Weirdly, just navigating the inevitable perception of it is the exhausting part.”
He went on to say: “These are, in reality, small events that take place. But everything can feel like ten on the Richter scale if you make the headline big enough and salacious enough.”
Justin concluded by: “Again, neither one of us is dead, neither one of us is looking to throw hatchets at each other. It’s more like; it’s amicable. It’s boring, but, you know, we respected each other enough that it was as painless as it could be. It was heartbreaking, only in the sense that the friendship would not be the same, as far as just the day today. But the friendship is shifting and changing, you know, so that part is something that we’re both very proud of.”
Justin was asked if he is dating and he responded with a laugh. A source told Hollywood Life that Jennifer was proud of the way Justin spoke about their romance.
An insider shared: “Jen thought Justin’s interview was great, and she thought he handled the questions about their break-up in a classy manner. Justin was spot on when he talked about their split, and Jen agreed with everything he said. Their break-up was heartbreaking, and she misses their day-to-day friendship too.”
The person added: “She always found his intellect, humor, and self-deprecation attractive, and she still does. Jen does feel super sad that their marriage didn’t work out, but at the same time, she knows they are better off not being married. Jen has no desire to get back with Justin. She’s very pragmatic when it comes to the subject of relationships, and if it didn’t work out the first time, she knows it wouldn’t if they were to try again. But that doesn’t stop her from feeling wistful about what they once had.”
Some say that he is a total class act for handling the topic this way.