- "This decision was mutual and lovingly made," they said
- The decision was made at the end of last year
- Their romance began while filming Wanderlust, which released in 2012
"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. 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."
People reports that Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux brought 2018 in together on vacation in Mexico, despite their claim of having taken the decision to split at the end of last year. International sites like E!Online note that Ms Aniston attended the Golden Globes last month solo and that Mr Theroux was spotted walking his dog in New York on Valentine's Day, which could mean that Jennifer Aniston is keeping their home in Los Angeles' tony Bel Air area.
Through their seven-year relationship, Jennifer Aniston was closely scrutinized by the tabloid press for signs of pregnancy. In 2016, she wrote a scathing op-ed for The Huffington Post titled 'For The Record,' in which she shot down the rumours and denounced the media for their hounding of her.
Jennifer Aniston was previously married to actor Brad Pitt. They divorced in 2005, after being married five years. Brad Pitt later married actress Angelina Jolie, from whom he is now separated.
(With AFP inputs)