Almost 8 months after he and Jennifer Aniston announced their divorce, Justin Theroux has finally broken his silence on the divorce.
The ‘Friends’ star shocked fans when she announced that she and her husband of two years would be ending their marriage.
Theroux for the first time since then sat down for an interview and was candid about his feelings about the split.
He denied that the split was dramatic in any way, saying; “The good news is that was probably the most — I’m choosing my words really carefully — it was kind of the most gentle separation, in that there was no animosity,” he explained. “In a weird way, just sort of navigating the inevitable perception of it is the exhausting part.”
Theroux added: “These are actually in reality small events that take place. But everything can feel like 10 on the Richter scale if you make the headline big enough and salacious enough.”
The ‘Maniac’ star also recalled advice he received from fellow actor Jason Bateman and said that Bateman told him;
“There will be this other you born, this other character. And this person is insane. If you follow this person, or you pay attention to this person, it will make you insane too.”
“So I learned early on, obviously, not to participate, not to spend time dwelling on it,”
Theroux again pointed at the lack of drama even in the aftermath; “Again, neither one of us is dead, neither one of us is looking to throw hatchets at each other,” he said. “It’s more like, it’s amicable. It’s boring, but, you know, we respected each other enough that it was as painless as it could be.”
Theroux’s only regret, however, is that their friendship has been affected; “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.”