Celebrity News February 18, 2018
Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux Said Goodbye... on Valentine's Day
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux saw each other in person one final time before announcing their split, and the meet-up happened on Valentine's Day.
People magazine reports they met after Theroux jetted to L.A. to see Aniston in person so they could decide when to announce they were calling it quits.
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A source told People, "They saw each other late at night on Valentine's Day in L.A. They decided together that they would make the announcement the next day."
Aniston reportedly hoped to keep the news private to avoid media attention.
The couple announced they were divorcing on February 15, days after Aniston turned 49 and following a Mexican vacation that had been seen as a last-ditch effort to shore up their union.
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In announcing they were going their separate ways, the couple released a statement that read, "In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship. Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly. Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else's fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another."