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Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux may not have been legally married

A report claims there is no evidence that Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were ever legally married. The celeb couple announced their separation earlier this week.

hollywood Updated: Feb 18, 2018 19:59 IST
Los Angeles, Indo Asian News Service
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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are separating after two years of marriage.(AFP)

Former star couple Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, who announced their separation earlier this week, might not have been legally married as there is no evidence about their wedding, a TMZ report has claimed.

The actress and actor-filmmaker seemed to be headed for a divorce court following the announcement of their split earlier this week, but based on TMZ.com’s records search and sources, they may never have been married in the first place.

Aniston and Theroux announced the end of their two-year marriage and nearly seven-year relationship in a joint statement on Thursday. The pair, who shared a mansion in the upscale Bel Air neighbourhood of Los Angeles, met on the set of the 2008 film Tropic Thunder in Hawaii, and started dating in 2011. “In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation,” the former couple said in the statement released by Aniston’s publicist Stephen Huvane.

However, Tmz.com checked marriage records in Los Angeles County all the way back to 2010 and found that there is no record of a marriage license.

There’s a confidential marriage license, but the site was told they did not get one in Los Angeles County.

The celeb couple could have gotten a marriage license in any of the 57 other counties in California, but according to some of Aniston’s sources who have had regular contact with her for years, there’s been talk for a long time they might not be legally married.

Tmz.com also checked with numerous divorce lawyers, and no one has been contacted either by Aniston or Theroux.

It was the second marriage for former Friends star Aniston, who wed Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt in 2000 -- forming one of Tinseltown’s most glamorous couples at the time. They divorced in 2005 after Pitt met Angelina Jolie, from whom he is now estranged, on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith. Theroux (Miami Vice, The Girl on the Train) was in a relationship with stylist Heidi Bivens for 14 years but the 46-year-old had never been married before meeting Aniston.

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First Published: Feb 18, 2018 19:11 IST