Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux may have ended their romantic relationship but not their friendship. The two actors, who were married in 2015 and announced their split in 2018, have remained close since, and a new picture posted by Theroux shows it.
The longtime pals were on set together on Tuesday, December 7, for a live reading of an episode of the classic sitcom The Facts of Life on ABC. While rehearsing, he and Aniston embraced but were photo-bombed by costar Ann Dowd, leading to a pic Theroux called an “Anne [sic] sandwich” on his Instagram Stories.
The two had a very amicable split, especially by Hollywood standards. “I would say we’ve remained friends,” Theroux revealed in April to Esquire. “We FaceTime. We text. Like it or not, we didn’t have that dramatic split, and we love each other. I’m sincere when I say that I cherish our friendship.”
He added, “We can not be together and still bring each other joy and friendship. Also, she makes me laugh very, very hard. She’s a hilarious person. It would be a loss if we weren’t in contact, for me personally. And I’d like to think the same for her.”
Theroux previously opened up about his breakup with Jennifer Aniston to The New York Times. “It was heartbreaking,” he said. “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, you know, so that part is something that we’re both very proud of.”
In their statement announcing the breakup, they said, “This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.” It sounds like that’s more or less exactly what happened.
And those are the facts. Of life.