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Justin Theroux Opens Up on 'Heartbreaking' Split with Jennifer Aniston

Justin Theroux Opens Up on 'Heartbreaking' Split with Jennifer Aniston
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Justin Theroux is opening up about his split with Jennifer Aniston — and he wants people to know there are no hard feelings.

In a New York Times profile published Saturday to promote his Netflix thriller "Maniac," Theroux said — while "choosing my words really carefully" — that "it was kind of the most gentle separation, in that there was no animosity. In a weird way, just sort of navigating the inevitable perception of it is the exhausting part.”

He went on to say he feels their breakup was sensationalized, noting, "These are actually in reality small events that take place. But everything can feel like 10 on the Richter scale if you make the headline big enough and salacious enough.”

For fans wondering if the two remain friendly, he confirmed, “Neither one of us is looking to throw hatchets at each other. It’s more like, it’s amicable. It’s boring, but, you know, we respected each other enough that it was as painless as it could be.”

Still, Theroux admitted the end of their relationship was "heartbreaking, only in the sense that the friendship would not be the same, as far as just the day to day. But the friendship is shifting and changing, you know, so that part is something that we’re both very proud of.”

He would not confirm or deny that he is seeing anyone new.

Theroux and Aniston began dating in 2011, married in 2015, and in February of this year announced they were separating.