What the Secret Notes Justin Theroux Found From Brad Pitt to Jennifer Aniston Said

For those of us who thought Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were #relationshipgoals, their recently announced split may have rocked your world. But for those who stood firmly on team Brad Pitt might take heart at the newest information coming out of the saga.

Theroux apparently found secret notes from Brad to Jen, and you won’t believe what they said (page 9).

Have you ever kept a souvenir?

Brad Pitt with Jennifer Aniston

She kept some old notes from ex-husband Brad Pitt. | Lucy Nicholson/AFP/Getty Images

Theroux apparently found some Post-its from Aniston’s ex, a source told PopSugar. But who among us never keeps an old stuffed animal, love note, or maybe a lock of hair? Apparently, Aniston stands right there with us. She kept something pretty sentimental notes from Pitt that Theroux stumbled upon. And sources say it went over like a lead balloon.

Next: You may not find Theroux’s reaction all that shocking.

We can’t blame Theroux for getting jealous

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux attend Jason Bateman's star unveiling ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

His insecurity may have contributed to the split. | Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

When Theroux found the goods, Us Weekly says he “wasn’t thrilled.” Aniston assured him the mementos did not mean she still holds a candle for Pitt, but her man did not exactly buy it. “Justin had moments of insecurity like that,” someone close to the couple said. That jealousy may have served as a factor in their split, though they parted amicably.

Next: The pair split amicably just after Valentine’s Day.

Theroux and Aniston called it quits on good terms

US actor Justin Theroux (L) and his wife US actress Jennifer Aniston (R) pose during a photocall ahead of a diner for the launch of a Louis Vuitton leather goods collection in collaboration with US artist Jeff Koons, at the Louvre in Paris on April 11, 2017.

Despite all that, they’re on good terms. | Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

The duo decided to come clean on Feb. 15 to clear the air and end any future speculation. In a joint statement, they said, “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.”

Next: They always shared this that brought them together in the first place.

They always shared a sense of humor

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux in Wanderlust

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux in Wanderlust | Universal Pictures

Both actors have major comedy chops and met while working on the comedy film Wanderlust together, so it comes as no surprise that “[t]hey love to laugh and share a wicked sense of humor.” They also love to joke about one another.

In an interview, Aniston lovingly referred to her husband as a “turkey.” And Theroux, when asked about what he would be getting Aniston for their second anniversary, teased, “Isn’t number two cotton? Am I supposed to get something cotton? So probably just a bag of cotton.”

Next: Aniston was his biggest fan.

They supported each other’s work

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux pose on the red carpet.

They avoided sharing any spoilers. | Mark David/Getty Images

It can be hard for any couple to not “TV cheat” on their significant other, but for one that spends this much time apart, it’s almost impossible. Still, they have one rule: No spoilers.

When discussing his HBO drama The Leftovers, which finished its three-season run this summer, Theroux explained that he couldn’t even tell Aniston about what he was filming before it aired. “She’s a fan of the show, so she didn’t want any spoilers,” he said. “She wouldn’t even want to run lines with me. … She’s that much of a fan.”

Next: Distance apparently contributed to the split.

A lack of closeness made it hard to stay together

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend HBO's The Leftovers Season 2 Premiere in Austin, Texas.

They had different ideal locals. | Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

According to ET, distance provided one of the main factors that contributed to their split. The couple reportedly clashed over where to live, as Aniston prefers the West Coast and Theroux likes it on the East. They also approach life in general differently.

“He was a New York hipster that loved the alternative lifestyle, and Jennifer was living a much more reclusive life when they first started to fall in love,” a friend explained to E! News. “But he fell in love with Jennifer, so it was something he came to accept. But everyone around him knew it wasn’t really who he was. They have always just been two very different people with very different characters who just happened to fall in love. He’s more nomadic, more of a free spirit; he’s rugged and urban, and Jennifer just isn’t that kind of person.”

Next: Should Aniston have kept mementos?

Experts say you should only keep some gifts from exes

Champagne in bed to celebrate Valentine's Day

Leave the sentimental stuff behind you. | Sandralise/iStock/Getty Images

Whether to keep gifts from old flames really depends on the item, experts say. Useful things, such as appliances and home goods, should stick around, especially because the sentiments will fade faster than their usefulness. But hanging on to sentimental presents can really spell disaster. That’s because it can make new boyfriends — looking at you Theroux — feel insecure.

Next: Pitt’s behavior probably didn’t help matters.

He got back in touch after his own divorce

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in 2015

He reached out after his own divorce. | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

According to Us Weekly, Pitt apparently tracked down his ex-wife’s phone number through “a tangled web” of contacts to reach out to her on her 48th birthday in early February. “They started talking once he wished her a happy birthday,” a source said, further explaining that Brad has “confided in Jen” and “told her he’s having a hard time with his split.” That led to them “exchanging a few texts reminiscing about the past.” The insider also explained that “Justin is OK with them being friends,” because he knows “Jen just wants to be nice.”

Next: But his discovery might throw some shade on that idea.

The secret notes from Brad to Jen gave Theroux insecurities

Justin Theroux

Justin Theroux wasn’t happy about the notes. | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

The actress did not save just any old leftovers from Pitt — she kept love notes from their relationship. When Theroux found them, a source said the impact was “huge.” The notes did not look exactly innocent, either. “He stumbled upon old Post-it notes Brad had written,” a source told Us Weekly. “Sweet little Post-its like, ‘You looked nice tonight’ or ‘Miss you already.’” Do these notes mean Aniston and Pitt might still have a thing going?

Next: Remembering the end of Brad and Jen

An abrupt end

US actor Brad Pitt and his wife Jennifer

These two didn’t end their marriage on good terms. | Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images

The late ’90s and early ’00s were a magical time in Hollywood for Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt. The couple, who were both already megastars, began dating in 1998 and tied the knot two years later in Malibu. Unfortunately, their marriage came to a screeching halt in 2005 when Pitt met Angelina Jolie on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The duo, who would eventually wed, reportedly engaged in an illicit affair.

Watching the press rounds and the footage from Mr. & Mrs. Smith certainly suggested that something was happening between the two actors.  For fans who shipped Aniston and Pitt, the divorce and the alleged Jolie affair seemed shocking and abrupt.

Next: A distant relationship

Distant friends

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston hasn’t reconnected with Brad Pitt since her divorce. | Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Despite their mutual respect for one another and past relationship, Pitt and Aniston have remained cordial but distant.  A source informed Us Weekly, “Brad is sad to hear about Jen’s divorce. He only wishes the best for her.  However, Brad hasn’t reached out to Jen, and has no plans to do so at this point.”

This makes sense to us, especially since Pitt is working through his own personal issues, including reconnecting with his children and his struggles with alcohol.

Next: No hope for reconcilation 

No reunions here

Actress Jennifer Aniston and actor Brad Pitt attend the Los Angeles premiere of Universal Pictures' film 'Along Came Polly'

The two aren’t getting back together, despite fans’ wishes. | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Despite the world yearning for a couple that has been over for nearly a decade and a half, Pitt and Aniston have no plans to reconnect. In fact, a friend of Aniston’s told Us Weekly, “Jen wouldn’t consider being with Brad in a romantic way. But there is always a spot in her heart for him.”

It’s always nice to reminisce about the past, but we’re sure the actress remembers very well the hurt and humiliation Pitt put her through.

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