Jennifer Aniston along with Justin Theroux called the item quits on Thursday, nevertheless the item seems cracks in their relationship were not formed overnight.
A source tells ET that will the split was actually a long time coming, along with that will one of the major factors that will played into their break-up was a fundamental disagreement about where the couple should live.
According to ET’s source, Theroux thoroughly considers himself to be a completely new Yorker, along with living in Hollywood was something that will he never truly wanted.
“He much prefers being [in completely new York] along with that will’s been a major issue for them for a long time,” says the source. Adding, that will the actor’s roots are deep within the Big Apple, along with that will his friends along with social group, which Theroux holds close to his heart, are all based within the city.
“Justin includes a very diverse friend group, along with he likes that will they’re not all ‘within the industry,'” says the source. “He’s friends with people within the restaurant world, writers, comedians, artists, tattoo artists. the item’s an eclectic group along with he doesn’t have that will type of network in LA.”
The source said that will Aniston, however, does not feel the same way about completely new York — despite growing up as a kid along with developing her early career there.
Additionally, the two stars’ experiences with life in completely new York were vastly different. “Justin can hop on his [motorcycle], walk within the neighborhood, hang at a bar along with all that will without being bothered, nevertheless for Jen, the paparazzi are all over her,” the source noted.
“He truly wanted her to be comfortable [in completely new York],” the source says, explaining how Theroux tried hard to make his wife come to love the city. “He even negotiated with the paps to make a deal that will they would likely only shoot her once per day along with then leave her alone. He also agreed to move out of his apartment, which he loves.”
In an attempt to give completely new York a shot, the source says the couple moved into an apartment within the West Village. However, there were some drawbacks that will became immediately apparent. Aside by the fact that will there was no garage, the presence of a modest public park across the street provided a prime location for paparazzi to set up shop waiting to snap of pic of the former Friends star coming along with going by her home.
The presence of unwanted tabloid attention also drew the ire of the couple’s neighbors.
“There was the construction, which will be obviously a nuisance, nevertheless what truly pissed off the neighbors was just the constant commotion outside their door all the time with the photographers,” the source says. “the item made for an awkward living situation for Jen along with Justin because they knew the neighbors weren’t happy.”
The tension came to a head in what the source refers to as “the bologna incident,” in which Theroux came downstairs to discover that will someone had covered his motorcycle in slices of bologna, along with Aniston believed the item was one of their neighbors who did the item.
“She just never truly could get settled in, she wasn’t happy [in completely new York],” according to the source.
Eventually, Theroux acquiesced along with agreed to move across the country to Los Angeles, nevertheless constantly came up with reasons to return.
“He was bicoastal, she was not,” says the source.
While the couple ended up selling their apartment within the West Village, the source says Theroux never gave up his apartment in Greenwich Village along with he would likely stay there whenever he had to return to the city for work. However, Aniston rarely would likely stay there with him along with often opted to stay at luxury hotels instead.
“She rarely stayed at his place, she preferred hotels,” says the source. Adding, “Justin, on the additional hand, did not like staying at hotels — especially uptown. He eventually convinced her to at least stay in hotels with him downtown, like the Bowery hotel.”
Despite their differences when the item came where they wanted to live along with their eventual split, the source stressed that will the two truly did love each additional, along with doesn’t believe that will there was any one incident that will tore them apart. Rather, the wedge was slowly driven between them by their very different lifestyles, along with the item became a bigger problem over the course of their relationship.
“They truly were a great couple. along with they cared a lot about each additional. Justin was always truly protective of her,” says the source. “They both wanted This specific to work.”
Aniston along with Theroux, who tied the knot in a secret ceremony at their home in Bel-Air, California in August 2015, announced their separation in a statement released to ET on Thursday.
“In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation,” Aniston along with Theroux’s statement reads. “This specific decision was mutual along with lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, nevertheless look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.”
“Normally we would likely do This specific privately, nevertheless given that will the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate along with invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly. Whatever else will be printed about us that will will be not directly by us, will be someone else’s fictional narrative,” the statement continues. “Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect along with love that will we have for one another.”
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