In a statement to The Blast the couple says:
"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."
The couple was married in August of 2015. They got hitched in a secret ceremony at their home in Los Angeles. The guests were told they were attending a birthday party for Theroux.
Aniston and Theroux were seen together on vacation as recently as January. They went on their annual trip to Cabo for the New Year.
Aniston celebrated her birthday in Malibu earlier this week with BFF Courteney Cox, while Theroux was seen in New York.