Sunday 15 July 2018

'She didn’t expect to be single again' - inside Jennifer Aniston's life after split with 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
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
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
The 85th Academy Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles
US actor Justin Theroux (L) and his wife US actress Jennifer Aniston (R) pose during a photocall ahead of a diner for the launch of a Louis Vuitton leather goods collection in collaboration with US artist Jeff Koons, at the Louvre in Paris on April 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYSGABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/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)
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)
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)
Actress Jennifer Aniston and husband Justin Theroux at a post-Oscars party Picture: Reuters
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
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)
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)
Jennifer Aniston in the Gucci belt
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Jennifer Aniston "didn't expect to be single again" and firmly believed that her now estranged husband Justin Theroux was The One.

The 49-year-old actress wed The Leftovers star (46) in 2016 after three years of dating and the couple announced their surprise split last week in a joint statement. Aniston, who was previously married to actor Brad Pitt for five years before splitting in 2005, still reportedly believes in love, but is "sad and disappointed" her marriage didn't work out.

"She hates all the media attention that she knows she will get now. But she is a big believer in falling in love and spending her life with a partner that loves sharing hers," a source told the new issue of People.

Neither has publicly divulged the reason for their break-up, but it's believed they couldn't settle on a city to live in - Jennifer preferred Los Angeles, while Justin wanted to live in New York and they began spending increasing amount of time apart on different coasts.

Actors Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend the premiere of HBO's
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)

"They couldn’t find common ground that made them both happy. It became exhausting and frustrating," the insider added.

Their choice of preferred city was reportedly an issue before the wedding, but Theroux was so in love, he wanted to look past in order to keep their relationship going. The Horrible Bosses star was constantly hounded by the paparazzi, who would wait for her outside their apartment in NYC's West Village, whereas she has a much larger property in Bel Air, where she can roam free without concern for her privacy.

"He much prefers being [in New York] and that's been a major issue for them for a long time," a source told Entertainment Tonight.

“He really wanted her to be comfortable [in New York]. He even negotiated with the paps to make a deal that they would only shoot her once per day and then leave her alone. He also agreed to move out of his apartment, which he loves."

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)
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)

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