Theroux said, "I would say we've remained friends. We don't talk every day, but we call each other."
After reconnecting in New York City, Jennifer Aniston and her ex-husband Justin Theroux hugged each other. On Saturday, April 22, the ex-couple was photographed dining at Il Cantinori alongside Jason Bateman and his wife, Amanda Anka. Before their group supper, Aniston, 54, and Theroux, 51, embraced each other. The actress subsequently departed the restaurant with a single red rose, as reported by US Weekly. The two initially connected while filming Tropic Thunder in 2007, but their romance didn't blossom until they ran into each other again while doing Wanderlust in 2011.
After dating for a year, the Mulholland Drive actor asked Aniston to marry him in 2012. But the couple didn't get married for another three years. The Friends actor said, "We just want to do it when it's perfect, and we're not rushed, and no one is rushing from a job or rushing to a job, and we already feel married, you know." Since their separation in 2018, Aniston and Theroux have kept a tight relationship as they remained friends.
Theroux posted a picture of Aniston on his Instagram, wishing her a happy birthday a week before the dinner. In an interview with Esquire, when Theroux was asked if they're on good terms as the post suggests, he said, "I would say we've remained friends. We don't talk every day, but we call each other. We FaceTime. We text." He also added that they didn't have a dramatic split as people would like to say as they love each other.
He also added how he's sincere when he says that he cherishes his friendship with Aniston. Even though they couldn't be together, he said they still bring each other joy as she makes him laugh really hard and that 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," he added as he commented on his split with Aniston and the kind of relationship the two have after they parted ways with each other mutually. Aniston and Theroux tied the knot in 2015 at their house in California after informing friends and family they would be celebrating the actor's birthday.
But the couple separated less than three years after being married. In a joint statement they gave the US Weekly in February 2018, they announced their separation to avoid further speculations on their relationship status. “We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship,” the statement read.
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