Tuesday 16 October 2018

Jennifer Aniston breaks her silence on rumours about her and ex-husband Brad Pitt

Jennifer Aniston and husband Brad Pitt attend the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium September 19, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jennifer Aniston and husband Brad Pitt attend the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium September 19, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt
Jennifer Aniston and ex-husband Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston at the premiere of 'The Mexican' at the National Theater in Los Angeles, Ca. 2/23/01. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images).
Jennifer Aniston and ex-husband Brad Pitt
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt attend the 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards on March 22, 2003 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston attend the premiere of "Troy" May 10, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Brad Pitt and wJennifer Aniston attend the World Premiere of the epic movie "Troy" at Le Palais de Festival on May 13, 2004 in Cannes, France
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston at the 51st Annual primetime Emmy Awards in 1999 . Photo by Brenda Chase/Online USA, Inc.
Jennifer Aniston in the Gucci belt
(L-R) Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend the Louis Vuitton's Dinner for the Launch of Bags by Artist Jeff Koons at Musee du Louvre on April 11, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Jennifer Aniston has issued a statement addressing reports she's using ex-husband Brad Pitt as a shoulder to lean on in the wake of her split with Justin Theroux.

The 49-year-old actress was married to Pitt (54) for five years before splitting in 2005. He went public with his romance with Angelina Jolie (42) four months later and they couple had six children together during their 12-year relationship, before announcing their intentions to divorce in 2016.

Naturally, the internet was abound with suggestions that Pitt and Aniston could reunite and some reports suggested the former couple had been in touch. Her publicist said the suggestion was "a complete fabrication".

Similarly, insiders in Pitt's camp said he has not been in touch with his-ex wife regarding her recent separation.

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston attend the premiere of
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston attend the premiere of "Troy" May 10, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

"Brad is of course sad to hear the news about Jen’s divorce. He only wishes the best for her," a source told Us Magazine. "However, Brad hasn’t reached out to Jen, and has no plans to do so at this point."

Aniston and Theroux (46) announced their separation on Friday, after just two years of marriage. The couple wed at their Bel Air home in 2015, but TMZ reported yesterday that there is no evidence the pair were legally married.

They issued a statement announcing their decision to part ways, describing it as one that was "mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year".

"In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation," they said.

(L-R) Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend the Louis Vuitton's Dinner for the Launch of Bags by Artist Jeff Koons at Musee du Louvre on April 11, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
(L-R) Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend the Louis Vuitton's Dinner for the Launch of Bags by Artist Jeff Koons at Musee du Louvre on April 11, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

"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."

Theroux jumped to his wife's defence in 2016 when Pitt and Jolie split and Aniston had been pulled back into the tabloid narrative around the Pitt/Aniston/Jolie drama.

"There’s an endless appetite for trash, apparently, though everyone would say that they don’t have that appetite," he said at the time.

"But I think a lot of people do because people buy it. But there are bigger things to bitch about. It’s shocking how much bandwidth things can take up when there are far more important things going on in the world."

Jennifer Aniston and ex-husband Brad Pitt
Jennifer Aniston and ex-husband Brad Pitt

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