American actor, film producer, comedian, and screenwriter, Justin Theroux, has spoken about his breakup with Jennifer Aniston for the first time.
Speaking in an interview with The New York Times, Justin stated that their separation was the most gentle.
“The good news is that was probably the most — I’m choosing my words really carefully — it was kind of the most gentle separation, in that there was no animosity,” Theroux said. “In a weird way, just sort of navigating the inevitable perception of it is the exhausting part.”
He revealed that their two years of marriage did not end as a result of a big fight.
“These are actually in reality small events that take place. But everything can feel like 10 on the Richter scale if you make the headline big enough and salacious enough,” he explained.
Theroux continued, describing the “carny lifestyle” he and Aniston led as actors, with frequent separations just part of the job. Because of that, the breakup “doesn’t have that seismic shift of an ordinary couple, where everything is, like, you have to tear a baby in half,” he reasoned. “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,” he shared. “But the friendship is shifting and changing, you know, so that part is something that we’re both very proud of.”