Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux may also head for divorce just like what happened to the actress’ ex-husband Brad Pitt and his estranged wife Angelina Jolie if they can’t able to handle the pressure from the media and the rumors being linked to them.
During a recent interview with Sunday Times Magazine, the 45-year-old actor admitted that it can be difficult being in an A-list marriage because of the attention they get. He also revealed that he’s surprised by the messages and well-wishes he gets from total strangers. There was even one who congratulated him for the birth of their baby which he thinks was insane.
“There are definitely times when I don’t like walking past the newsstand in the U.S. You start to feel like the crazy person they’re portraying you as if you follow that s**t,” he confessed. “When it first started happening I’d sort of casually pay attention to it, and then I’d realize I was eating poison. Now I just avert my gaze.”
While Justin Theroux confessed getting affected by the tabloid stories and media attention, his wife Jennifer Aniston seemed to remain calm despite the controversies. Maybe because she got used to all of the gossips when she was still married to Brad Pitt, who allegedly cheated on her and eventually divorced her for Angelina Jolie.
“[Jennifer] is a proper bada**. She has lived through a lot of bulls**t. Many people would have crumbled under some of the stresses that have been put on her,” the actor said about his wife. “I’m very proud of her for that, for the way she handles herself. So in a weird way it’s an honor to stand behind her. Truly, in that sense, she’s amazing.”
Apart from the divorce rumors, the 47-year-old actress was also judged for not having a baby. Unlike Brad and Angie, who already have six children, Jen still doesn’t have a child of her own. The former Friends star has faced pregnancy rumors in the past and finally got tired of all the speculations, that’s why she decided to write an article to hopefully end all the gossips.
“She addressed it beautifully in her HuffPost piece. I was very, very proud of her for writing that. It was very well written. She expressed herself beautifully,” Theroux said.
“She’s similar to me – she doesn’t pay attention to it unless she has to. But there’s definitely times when your privacy is invaded,” he explained. “Areas of your personal life that are yours to discuss among yourselves and your friends and family shouldn’t be a topic for national debate.”
In the article that Aniston wrote in Huffington Post, she had finally set the record straight that she’s not pregnant. She also admitted that she’s fed up with the body shaming and harassment that she and her husband experience from the aggressive photographers.
The former Friends star also talked about how women are being labelled as unsuccessful, incomplete or unhappy just because they aren’t married with children. She pointed out that women are complete with or without a partner and a child. She also wanted women to determine their own happiness and not let other people dictate that for them.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have only been married for over a year so the Hollywood A-listers will most likely deal with divorce rumors just like what Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had gone through. Hopefully, The Leftovers star will be able to handle the attention they get from the media because he already admitted how difficult it is being in a high-profile marriage.
During an interview with Men’s Health, the screenwriter revealed how disgusted he was making his wife a target of obsession for her shape. He also explained that scrutinizing her body could be accounted for as bullying. Just like Jennifer, Justin also tries not to conform with society when it comes to finding happiness.
“If I’ve learned anything, it’s to do what I want based on my taste. Usually I enjoy myself,” he said. “It’s simple advice, do what makes you happy. But I’ve been very successful, at least on a happiness level.”
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