Monday 17 December 2018

'No evidence' Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were ever legally married - after announcing shock split

Actors Justin Theroux (L) and Jennifer Aniston attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Actors Justin Theroux (L) and Jennifer Aniston attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are seen on September 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
Actors Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend "The Leftovers" premiere at NYU Skirball Center
Jen has been having the treatment in the run-up to her wedding to fiancé Justin Theroux.
Actor Jennifer Aniston (L) and Justin Theroux attend Jason Bateman's star unveiling ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on July 26, 2017, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Actors Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend the premiere of HBO's "The Leftovers" Season 3 at Avalon Hollywood on April 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jennifer Aniston in the Gucci belt
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux step out for dinner in Manhattan on September 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
Actress Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux arrives to attend a dinner organized by French luxury group Louis Vuitton for the launching of new leather accessories in Paris, France, April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Actors Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend the premiere of HBO's "The Leftovers" Season 3 at Avalon Hollywood on April 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston arrive to the Vanity Fair Party following the 88th Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, on February 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIXJEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images
Actress Jennifer Aniston and husband Justin Theroux at a post-Oscars party Picture: Reuters

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There is "no evidence" Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were ever married.

The couple revealed this week that they decided to go their separate ways at the end of 2017, two and a half years after they are believed to have tied the knot at their Bel Air home, but TMZ reports that there is no evidence a legal ceremony ever took place.

The website checked records in Los Angeles county as far back as 2010 and found no record of their marriage licence. And TMZ also confirmed that the pair did not opt for a confidential marriage licence.

While it is possible that Jennifer, 49 and Justin, 46, filed their paperwork in a different county in Los Angeles, sources close to the pair insist this is not the case.

Actors Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend
Actors Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend "The Leftovers" premiere at NYU Skirball Center

Neither Jennifer or Justin have contacted a divorce attorney yet.

The pair announced their "separation" earlier this week, in a joint statement.

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

"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."

Jennifer Aniston in the Gucci belt
Jennifer Aniston in the Gucci belt

It has been claimed that a disagreement about where to live is the main cause of their split, with Jennifer preferring Los Angeles, while Justin opting for New York.

An insider explained to ETOnline: "He much prefers being [in New York] and that's been a major issue for them for a long time.

"Justin has a very diverse friend group, and he likes that they're not all 'in the industry. He's friends with people in the restaurant world, writers, comedians, artists, tattoo artists. It's an eclectic group and he doesn't have that type of network in LA. She just never really could get settled in, she wasn't happy [in New York]. He was bicoastal, she was not."

Actors Jennifer Aniston (L) and Justin Theroux pose backstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Actors Jennifer Aniston (L) and Justin Theroux pose backstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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