This week, they released a joint public statement through Aniston's longtime publicist Stephen Huvane. The statement to the Associated Press reads:
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.
Aniston and Theroux said their decision to split was made "mutually and lovingly." The actors also described themselves as “two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.” Their decision to separate without dramatic public fanfare also matches their marriage — the two wed in secret in 2015.
The Hollywood couple have often appeared together on the red carpet over the years. While their romantic relationship is no more, Aniston, 49, and Theroux, 46, seem to have parted on good terms. Let's take a look back on how it all started.