Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have announced their split, after two and a half years of marriage and a solid seven years together as a couple.
In a statement provided to ABC News, the former couple said the decision was mutual and amicable.
In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.
Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly. Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another.
Actors Aniston, 49, and Theroux, 46, reportedly spent extended periods of time separately in the past few months, owing to their busy filming schedules.
Earlier today, Aniston posted a photo to her Instagram, showing her palling it up with old Friends friend Courtney Cox.
Theroux had been noticeably absent from her account in recent months.
We’ll keep you posted on how this one shakes out.