Actor Justin Theroux has opened up about his separation with actor and former wife Jennifer Aniston, saying there’s no bad blood between them.
In an interview with the New York Times, he said: “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.
Following their 2017 split after being married for over two years, the 49-year-old actor said that although the two are on good terms, “navigating the inevitable perception of it is the exhausting part”.
“It was heartbreaking, Only in the sense that the friendship would not be the same, as far as just the day to day. But the friendship is shifting and changing,” he added.
He continued, “Neither one of us is dead or 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.”
According to Theroux, part of the reason it all went so well, was because both he and Aniston are actors who are used to attaching and detaching from projects.
“It’s kind of a carny lifestyle,” Theroux said. “A split doesn’t have that seismic shift of an ordinary couple, where everything is, like, you have to tear a baby in half.”
Theroux and Aniston are not currently linked to anyone, although the Leftovers star has been spotted with various women, including Parks and Rec star Aubrey Plaza, since their split.