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    Justin Theroux Talked About Why He And Jennifer Aniston Broke Up And How They Still Keep In Touch

    "I cherish our friendship."

    You know Justin Theroux.

    Justin Theroux at the Formula E Championship Dinner in 2019
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    And you know that the actor was married to Jennifer Aniston from 2015 until their separation at the end of 2017.

    Theroux and Jennifer Aniston at the 2013 Oscars
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    In a recent interview with Esquire, Theroux opened up about the split and dispelled a rumor about why they parted ways.

    Theroux and Aniston at a Louis Vuitton dinner in 2017
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    He specifically addressed speculation that the two had broken up because they wanted to live on opposite coasts: "That's a narrative that is not true, for the most part," Theroux said.

    Theroux and Aniston at the Critics' Choice Awards in 2016
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    "People create narratives that make themselves feel better or simplify things for them. That whole 'This person likes rock 'n' roll, that person likes jazz. Of course!' That's just not the case. It's an oversimplification."

    Aniston and Theroux at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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    Theroux also opened up about how the pair have "remained friends" since deciding to separate: "We don't talk every day, but we call each other. We FaceTime. We text."

    Aniston and Theroux at the Directors Guild of America Awards cocktail reception in 2012
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    "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. We can not be together and still bring each other joy and friendship."

    Theroux and Aniston at the premiere of season three of The Leftovers
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    "It would be a loss if we weren't in contact, for me personally," Theroux continued, before offering some good advice about relationships in general.

    Aniston and Theroux at Jason Bateman's Walk of Fame ceremony
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    "I think that when you get good at relationships — and here I am, single — if you love the person the same way you loved them in the relationship, it would behoove you to love them the same way out of the relationship. Who wants to take a shit while you're walking out the door?"

    Theroux and Aniston at the Critics' Choice Awards in 2016
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    Well, that's one way to put it. It's nice that they are still on good terms, though.

    Theroux and Aniston at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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