Amicable exes! There’s been a lot of ups and downs for Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux since they announced their divorce last year, and now, it’s been reported that they’re on speaking terms again.
“They weren’t speaking for a long time after they ended their marriage,” a source told In Touch. Their divorce statement claimed that they were “two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship,” but things got nasty after their split, especially when it came to the financials.
“Justin and Jen would talk through different people, and if he needed to get something from the house, he would only go when Jen wasn’t there. And if Jen came to NYC for any reason, he’d actually plan a trip out of town for that same week,” the insider shared.
But now that’s allegedly changed. “He started to feel bad about the way that they left it and missed having her as a friend, so he extended an olive branch.” And Jen was receptive. “They’re now speaking on the phone a lot,” the source added. “But there’s no chance of a reunion. It’s way less stressful to just be friends anyway.”
When Justin, 47, and Jen, 49, first spoke out on their split, they both suggested the breakup was civil. “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,” Justin said, adding that it was “gentle” and heartbreaking.” He added, “But the friendship is shifting and changing, you know, so that part is something that we’re both very proud of.”
Jen said at the time, “The misconceptions are ‘Jen can’t keep a man,’ and ‘Jen refuses to have a baby because she’s selfish and committed to her career.’ Or that I’m sad and heartbroken.” She previously told InStyle, “First, with all due respect, I’m not heartbroken. And second, those are reckless assumptions.”
She continued, “No one knows what’s going on behind closed doors. No one considers how sensitive that might be for my partner and me. They don’t know what I’ve been through medically or emotionally. There is a pressure on women to be mothers, and if they are not, then they’re deemed damaged goods. Maybe my purpose on this planet isn’t to procreate. Maybe I have other things I’m supposed to do?” We’re just glad they’ve worked everything out!