Why Does Everyone Assume There Is Bad Blood Between Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux?

Everyone wants to see Jennifer Aniston Happy. When she married Justin Theroux in 2015, fans assumed she had found her happily ever after. It didn’t take long for the relationship to end though, and while the two people in the marriage seemed perfectly okay with their divorce, the world at large was not. Now, several years later, there are reports that Aniston and Theroux are at odds, and that bad blood is brewing between the former lovers. Is that true, though?

Several media outlets claim Justin Theroux is planning to pen a tell-all book

In recent weeks, several media outlets have alleged Theroux is busy penning a tell-all book, and the pages of his memoir will spill secrets about his marriage to Aniston, as well as Aniston’s first marriage to Brad Pitt. Theroux has never made mention of writing a book. So, where did the story come from? Apparently, an anonymous source has the skinny on what Theroux is up to.

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According to The Latin Times, Theroux is resentful towards his ex-wife and is looking to cash in on the notoriety of his marriage. The publication claims that an anonymous source suggests that Theroux thinks writing a book with details about Aniston will garner more interest than one that does not include juicy information about the former Friends star. That would be true if a book was actually in the works.

According to Gossip Cop, the story is entirely fictitious. Not only is Theroux not penning a tell-all book, but there is absolutely no bad blood between the former flames. In fact, Theroux took to Instagram in February 2020 to wish his ex a very happy 51st birthday. He was also on hand when Aniston celebrated her famed “Friendsgiving” celebration in November 2019.

Why did Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux end their marriage?

The couple’s breakup shocked much of the world, because, for years, they seemed to have a rock-solid relationship. They were often spotted out and about together in the years leading up to their 2015 nuptials, and their life together after the wedding seemed pretty idyllic. There was more brewing under the surface, though.

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The couple has both said the road to the end of their marriage was not dotted with blowups and screaming matches. The separation, they insist, was “gentle,” and that might have something to do with the fact that the end of their relationship seemingly had more to do with a difference in lifestyle than a lack of love. Theroux prefers the New York art scene while Aniston has always enjoyed her sunny, California existence. Where he is more of a hipster, she remains a classic, all-American girl, according to  USA Today.

Neither Aniston nor Theroux has really given a reason for the end of their relationship, though. They do insist that they are friendly, and their social media footprints indicate the same. Perhaps, the end of their relationship was as amicable as they claimed. So, why is there a belief that a deep resentment exists between the former lovers?

Why do people assume Jennifer Aniston and Just Theroux hate each other?

Aniston’s love life has been a topic of conversation for decades. Following the end of her marriage to Pitt, media publications covered her every move, assuming she was scorned and bitter. When she remarried, outlets questioned the legitimacy of her union and whether she married Theroux to get back at Pitt. When her marriage to Theroux ended, the world speculated about the likelihood of Pitt and Aniston rekindling their love.

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend the Louis Vuitton's Dinner for the Launch of Bags by Artist Jeff Koons at Musee du Louvre
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Stories about bad blood between Aniston and Theroux seem to be based on the exact same premise. While the world waits to see if the former flames will get back together, Theroux is standing on the sidelines. His marriage to Aniston has become something of a footnote, and it’s easy to assume he would be resentful of that. Theroux, however, seems to be okay. He and Aniston remain friendly, and, frankly, their divorce really does appear to be as “gentle” as the pair claim it was.