The couple said in a joint statement:
“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.”
Aniston celebrated her 49th birthday, which she and Theroux spent apart. She celebrated in Malibu, California with a gathering alongside pals Courteney Cox and co. on Sunday.
Theroux, meanwhile, was spotted out in New York City on Friday walking his dog. Last year, the duo vacationed together.
According to rumors, the couple had been spending a great amount of time apart due to work.
The couple got engaged in August of 2012 and got married in a secret wedding on August of 2015.