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Days before split, Jennifer Aniston invited fans to witness a life of ‘pure marital bliss’ with Justin Theroux

On February 7, Jennifer Aniston had invited fans into her Los Angeles home that she shared with her now ex-husband, Justin Theroux, in a spread published in Architectural Digest.

hollywood Updated: Feb 16, 2018 16:03 IST
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Actors Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux arrive at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California.(REUTERS)

On Friday, Jennifer Aniston announced to the world that she’s splitting from her husband of two years, actor and writer, Justin Theroux. But on February 7, she had invited fans into her Los Angeles home that she shared with Theroux in a spread published in Architectural Digest. The piece painted a very different picture of Aniston’s personal life. “High above Los Angeles, Jennifer Aniston crafts a scene of pure domestic bliss with husband Justin Theroux,” read the opening paragraph.

According to the piece, Theroux even helped out in designing the home. “Justin definitely wanted to be involved, so there was a bit of a learning curve for me on how to include another voice in the design process,” Aniston said.

The couple announced through a statement that they had quietly ended their relationship 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," the statement said.

In this Jan. 25, 2015 file photo, Jennifer Aniston, left, and Justin Theroux pose in the audience at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. (Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)

But “Sundays at the Aniston-Theroux home”, according to the AD piece, were “reserved for cooking and frolicking by the pool with friends, children, and dogs.”

She said that at this stage in her career, she had got her priorities straight. “There was a time when I thought there was something romantic about picking up and trotting off somewhere different every three months. Now I’m becoming more particular about the projects I take,” she said. “I look around at my husband and my dogs and our home, and there’s nowhere else I want to be.”

Aniston denounced tabloid culture in a 2016 op-ed, saying she "has worked too hard in this life and this career to be whittled down to a sad, childless human."

Aniston rose to fame on TV's Friends and has appeared in such films as Horrible Bosses, Office Christmas Party, Cake and Marley & Me. Theroux, 46, had a small role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and has several films slated for release this year, including Netflix's Mute out this month. His writing credits include Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2 and Zoolander 2.

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First Published: Feb 16, 2018 15:37 IST