Actor Justin Theroux recently talked about his relationship with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston. In an interview with Sunday Today’s host Willie Geist, the actor told the audience about the attention he started to get when he and Jennifer Aniston started dating.
“Was that a shock to your system though? Ten years ago when you started dating Jennifer and got married all that attention that you got?” Willie Geist asked Justin.
“Yeah, I think part of me was like, you know, I’m essentially sort of a character actor and a writer, there’s not much there,” Justin said.
Justin Theroux revealed that the former couple’s close friends gave him tips and advice for handling the media’s attention.
Justin revealed, “Jason Bateman actually once gave me one of the most sage pieces of advice ever when all that was kind of going on. And he said, ‘Look, in that side of the entertainment industry, a character is about to be born and that character is you, but it’s not you. That character is, you know, angry, that character has got a problem, that character is, you know, sweet. It’s just this little soap opera that gets written in the margins.”
Justin also recalled Jason saying, “And he said, ‘and so my advice is, don’t follow that guy’s storyline.’”
“It was a good piece of advice because I stuck to it. That’s the only way you can sort of keep sane and all that,” Justin said.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux may not be dating anymore, but they appear to have remained on close terms even after their 2017 split. Jennifer Aniston started dating Justin Theroux in 2011 and got engaged the following year before tying the knot in a backyard ceremony in August 2015. They later announced their split in early 2018.
The couple announced their separation by saying, “We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.”
Recently, Justin Theroux also revealed that he still keeps in touch with his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston regularly.
“I would say we’ve remained friends. We don’t talk every day, but we call each other,” Theroux stated. “We FaceTime. We text. Like it or not, we didn’t have that dramatic split, and we love each other. I’m sincere when I say that I cherish our friendship.”