Hollywood couple Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have split after two and a half years of marriage — and seven years as a couple.
The pair, who reportedly met on the set of comedy film Wanderlust, said the mutual decision was “lovingly made” at the end of last year.
They gave no reason for the split and said they intended to continue their “cherished friendship”.
Aniston, 49, and Theroux, 46, were married in a secret ceremony in Los Angeles in August 2015.
They had been together for four years before the wedding, which took place at their Bel Air mansion.
In a joint statement, the couple said they intended to remain friends.
“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.”
“Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another,” the statement added.
The magazine Architectural Digest had just published a feature about the couple’s home in Bel Air, Los Angeles.
In it, Aniston is quoted as saying:
“I look around at my husband and my dogs and our home, and there’s nowhere else I want to be.”
Theroux was not interviewed for the piece.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux married in August 2015 after becoming engaged three years before.
They do not have any children.
This was Jennifer Aniston’s second marriage.
Jennifer Aniston was married to fellow actor Brad Pitt for five years, but they divorced in 2005.
She recently criticised gossip culture, telling Marie Claire:
“My marital status has been shamed, my divorce status was shamed, my lack of a mate had been shamed, my nipples have been shamed.