Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux: Tracing the Journey of their Romance

Back in 2007, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux crossed paths for the first time. However, it wasn’t until they starred together in Wanderlust that they reconnected and their romantic relationship blossomed. The couple exchanged vows in 2015 but sadly, their marriage didn’t last long and they announced their separation just under three years later.

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have shown that being friends with an ex is possible. The two stars met in 2007 while filming Tropic Thunder, with Justin co-writing the movie alongside Ben Stiller, who previously starred with Jennifer in Along Came Polly. They later reconnected on the set of Wanderlust in 2010, but denied rumors that they were romantically involved at the time. The couple finally got engaged in 2012 and married in August 2015 in a private ceremony in their backyard. However, they announced their split in early 2018 but have maintained a close friendship since then, communicating via FaceTime and exchanging birthday tributes. Despite the whirlwind romance and subsequent split, Jennifer and Justin’s relationship timeline shows that they have remained respectful and supportive of each other throughout it all.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux walk in the West Village on September 18, 2011 in New York City.

In 2010, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were spotted having a cordial dinner together for three hours at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles. According to an insider, they were good friends who had been spending quite some time together. Fast forward to May 27, 2011, and Jennifer introduced her pals to Justin.

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston and comedian Chelsea Handler attend as Arianna Huffington hosts a special lunch at home for Jennifer Aniston to celebrate CAKE on January 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California

In a short span of time, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s relationship seemed to be getting more serious. An intimate gathering was hosted by Aniston where she introduced her new partner to close friends, including Courteney Cox and Chelsea Handler. According to a source, the party was a success, and everyone enjoyed Theroux’s company. In June 2011, the couple was seen together frequently in New York City.

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston arrive to Il Mulino on September 15, 2011 in New York City

Aniston and Theroux flaunted their newfound love throughout the summer, with sightings of them together in various parts of New York City. The couple even sported matching rings with their names on them. They enjoyed dinner dates with famous photographer Terry Richardson and went on double dates with pals Jason Bateman and Amanda Anka. Aniston shared a bit about her personal life during an interview, expressing her contentment and feeling fortunate to be very happy. On July 7, 2011, Theroux showed his support for Aniston at her Imprint Ceremony in Hollywood.

Justin Theroux looks on at Jennifer Aniston's Hand   Footprint Ceremony at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 7, 2011 in Hollywood, California

In August 2011, Justin Theroux proudly watched from the front row as his girlfriend Jennifer Aniston was honored at her Hand and Footprint Ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in LA. The actress blew him a kiss while cementing her status as a Hollywood star. Later that year, the couple jetted off for a romantic vacation to Hawaii, where they celebrated a friend’s birthday with Ben Stiller and his wife. By February 2012, Aniston declared she was “joyful and peaceful” while dating Theroux.

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend LACMA 2012 Art + Film Gala Honoring Ed Ruscha and Stanley Kubrick presented by Gucci at LACMA on October 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California

In an interview a few months after they reportedly purchased an 8,500-square-foot estate in Los Angeles, Jennifer Aniston gushed about her new relationship with Justin Theroux. The “We’re the Millers” actress shared that their romance had brought her to a state of joy and peace. She also praised Theroux’s fashion sense, but clarified that she wasn’t changing her style to match his. Aniston even pointed out that they weren’t dressing alike, despite photos of them wearing matching leather jackets. In February 2012, Theroux publicly expressed his happiness in the relationship and the couple adopted a puppy together.

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend the American Cinematheque 26th annual award presentation at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

In the previous month, Theroux had revealed his plan to deal with the overwhelming public attention on his new relationship. He acknowledged the curiosity but refused to give in to it, stating that it would only create more problems for himself. He also mentioned that they had welcomed a new addition to their family, a boxer-pitbull puppy named Sophie, which Aniston later shared photos of. On August 10, 2012, the couple announced their engagement.

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston are seen October 6, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

On his 41st birthday, the screenwriter Jason Thomas proposed to his girlfriend of more than a year during the celebrations in N.Y.C. Justin Theroux’s representative confirmed that Jennifer Aniston accepted the proposal, giving Theroux an extraordinary gift on his birthday. Sources close to the couple expressed their excitement for them and how happy Theroux makes Aniston. Fans had been hoping for a proposal from Theroux, and it finally happened. In July of 2014, Aniston praised Theroux, saying he gets better every year.

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend

During a dinner celebrating Justin Theroux’s cover of Details magazine, Jennifer Aniston expressed her admiration for her fiancé. She praised his looks, particularly his captivating eyes that never fail to leave her breathless. According to her, he is like a precious, hidden gem that has always been brilliant and only gets better with age. In November 2014, Aniston made light of their upcoming wedding plans with a joke.

Justin Theroux (L) and actress Jennifer Aniston attend the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 2014 Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood   Highland Center on November 8, 2014 in Hollywood, California

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jennifer Aniston revealed that she had been trying to keep her wedding plans a secret for two years. Despite being engaged, even their closest friends were unsure of when the wedding would take place. Aniston and her fiancé, Justin Theroux, joked about their friends’ constant speculation and how Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher had even shown up to casual events dressed in their wedding attire, just in case it was the big day. This playful banter took place in 2015, prior to their eventual wedding.

Justin Theroux and actress Jennifer Aniston attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux made a stylish appearance on the red carpet of the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. Aniston was nominated for her outstanding performance in “Cake” and also presented the award for best supporting actor. The couple later tied the knot on August 5th, 2015.

Justin Theroux and actress Jennifer Aniston arrive at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California

In a private ceremony held in their own backyard in Bel Air, California, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux exchanged vows in front of an intimate gathering of 70 guests, including the bride’s Friends co-stars, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow. Their mutual friend, Jimmy Kimmel, officiated the ceremony, which was initially presented to their friends as a surprise birthday party for Theroux. Theroux later revealed to Entertainment Tonight that they wanted their wedding to be peaceful and stress-free by inviting only their closest friends and family members. In March 2016, Aniston described their married life as “normal and fun.”

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux attend the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were adjusting well to married life less than a year after their wedding, according to the former Friends star. She said that marriage was “normal and fun” and that Theroux was the “funniest person” she had ever met. Aniston also spoke out against pregnancy rumors in an essay for The Huffington Post, saying that women do not need to be married or have children to be fulfilled. Theroux showed his support for her by calling her his “Woman Crush Wednesday” on Instagram, and later expressed his pride in her.

Jennifer Aniston (L) and Justin Theroux attend the

During an interview with The Sunday Times, Theroux praised his wife’s strength in the face of tabloid rumors and called her a “proper badass” for handling them. He mentioned that she had been through a lot of challenges that many people would have crumbled under, and expressed his pride in her resilience. In 2017, he spoke about how marriage had changed his life by providing him with an ally who supports him, and in February 2018, Aniston and Theroux worked together to redesign their home.

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Jennifer Aniston recently discussed redesigning her Bel Air home with Architectural Digest and the challenges of collaborating with her husband, Justin Theroux. She admitted to realizing that immediately rejecting any suggestion was not the best approach. Aniston spoke about becoming more selective with her work projects to spend more time at home with her husband and dogs. The couple announced their split in February 2018, after months of breakup rumors, but they ended things amicably and continue to maintain their friendship. In a later interview, Theroux described the divorce as “heartbreaking” but “amicable.”

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston arrive at the Season 3 Premiere of 'The Leftovers' at Avalon Hollywood on April 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California

In a September interview, the actor discussed his divorce from Jennifer Aniston, stating that it was an amicable separation without any animosity. While the split was difficult and changed their daily lives, the couple were proud of the way they handled it and maintained their friendship. Theroux shared photos of the former couple burying their German shepherd Dolly and voiced his support for Aniston when she joined Instagram in October 2019. They reunited for Aniston’s annual Friendsgiving dinner in November 2019 and continued to maintain a friendship. In April 2021, Theroux stated that he and Aniston still bring each other joy and friendship.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux attend the ceremony honoring Jason Bateman with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on July 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California

In May of 2021, Justin Theroux opened up about his friendship with his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, stating that they still talk and FaceTime regularly. He emphasized that their separation was amicable and that they still love each other. Recently, the former couple was seen together enjoying dinner at a fancy Italian restaurant in New York City along with Jason Bateman and his wife Amanda Anka. In an interview with Allure, Aniston revealed that she converted Theroux’s old office into a “babe cave,” which he recently visited and was surprised by the changes. She also shared her struggles with infertility and her attempts at IVF treatments. In the same interview, she posted pictures from her cover shoot on Instagram, which Theroux supported with a fist bump and heart emoji. In an Esquire interview, Theroux expressed that he prefers not to date famous women anymore and that he still talks to Aniston but doesn’t talk about her publicly.

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