"Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry can not resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly", they said in the statement released by Aniston's longtime publicist, Stephen Huvane. "Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else's fictionalized narrative".
"Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another", the statement added.
Despite their effort to avoid speculation, rumors were born.
Jen wanted to move to L.A. while Justin, a New Yorker at heart, never wanted to live in Hollywood.
"As they spent more and more time apart, their problems became bigger". They got engaged in 2012 after Justin proposed on his birthday.More news: FBI offers $10K reward in girl's disappearance
Even things between her and Theroux aren't really that bad, all things considered.
We also checked with numerous divorce lawyers, and no one, as far as we can see, has been contacted by either Jen or Justin.
Though Justin tried everything to get Jen to want to stay in NY it wasn't enough.
The news came just a week after Architectural Digest offered a tour of the couple's home and one day after V-Day, which raised a few eyebrows.
Justin eventually agreed to move to California but frequently traveled back to NY.More news: Google finally unveils Gmail Go for low-RAM devices
The news had barely hit Twitter before fans of old-school Jennifer started breathlessly daydreaming: Maybe she'll get back with Brad Pitt. And Jen is not the easygoing girl she wants the public to think she is.
The couple announced their separation in a statement Thursday. "Jennifer is more comfortable in Los Angeles with her close-knit group of friends", the source added, "But Justin doesn't feel as at home in LA, nor with Jennifer's friends, he loves NY, and the edgier crowd in the city".
"And then when he was working in NY, she wouldn't go and see him either".
Yeah, we're just as confused about all this as you are. Inside were photos of the attractive mid-century home she and Theroux share high above Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, another insider told the publication, "Jason Bateman's wife convinced Justin to go to Cabo". They're not stupid. They remember why it didn't work", the source said, adding, "They've been over each other for longer than they were ever together.
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Now that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are both single, there is a group of fans who are still upset that they divorced and are hoping the two will find their way back to each other.