In the wake of the very sad news that Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are splitting up, it feels like we get a new nugget of information about the rockiness of their marriage every day. We recently learned it might be the case that a majority of this celebrity couple’s marriage was plagued with issues. If that is indeed the case, it might explain why the couple was noticeably living apart during the latter half of their relationship.
According to a source that spoke with E! News recently, there were intense issues in Aniston and Theroux’s marriage. “They’ve been separated for two months now but were having intense issues for about eight months.”
The source also claims that the actors’ living situation wasn’t conducive to a happy marriage either. “[Aniston] really tried to make it work with him but the distance was a factor as [Theroux] only wanted to live in N.Y.C. and there was no compromise with her […] Their lifestyles were completely incompatible, and ultimately Justin decided to leave.”
Unfortunately, the source didn’t elaborate on nearly all of the million little questions that seem to pop up from this statement. Why were Aniston and Theroux so dead set on living in Los Angeles and New York City, respectively? What were the other issues simmering between them that they struggled to work out? Surely living bicoastally couldn’t be that fraught with tension that it breaks apart a marriage… right? I sure hope not.
And yet it seems like we may never truly know the answer unless Aniston or Theroux decides to clue us in. What we do know is that Aniston is still a little shaky in the wake of the announcement being made about the split. “Jen was doing OK for a few weeks after Justin left, and then things got stirred up again when the announcement was made to the media,” the source told E!, noting that she’s adjusting to life alone somewhat OK. “She is used to the empty house since it’s been months now without him, but it’s still an uneasy feeling for her. She knows in due time she will feel tremendously better but is really going through the motions right now.”
Of course, this isn’t Aniston’s first rodeo, metaphorically speaking; she’s been through the public breakup wringer before and seemingly weathered it like a champ. Whatever the issues between her and Theroux that led to their split, I hope it’s something that doesn’t linger in Aniston’s mind or cause either of them too much pain as they move forward separately.