One day after Valentine's Day, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced their separation in a statement to Us Weekly. Fans of the Celebrities didn't see this coming. It is shocking to hear about the couple who waited a long time to get married.

They started dating in May 2011 after meeting on the set of the film "Wanderlust." They became engaged in 2012, and they surprised fans when they got married in a secret wedding three years later in August 2015. Now in less than three years, they have mutually agreed to call it quits.

About the couple

The actor and actress have not been seen together since December 2017 when they were on vacation in Mexico with Amanda Anka and Jason Bateman, and they were together in July 2017 when Bateman received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jennifer Aniston celebrated her birthday on Sunday, February 11 when she turned 49. Theroux was not there. Jennifer celebrated with her girlfriends that included Courteney Cox and her manager, Aleen Keshishian.

The celebrities submitted a joint statement announcing their separation and revealing that they have been separated since the end of 2017. That's why Theroux and Aniston have not been seen together this year. The statement also revealed that the two people want to remain best friends even though they have decided to separate as a married couple. They mutually agreed to share the news on their own terms to cut down on speculations from others.

Jennifer and Justin are frequent topics in the tabloids so they wanted the truth to be told by them instead of others talking about their private matter in a way that would bring shame on either one especially since they have deep respect for each other and want to remain best friends.

This was Theroux's first marriage, but it was Jennifer's second marriage. The public was glad that she had found love again after her divorce from Brad Pitt.

What's next?

Jennifer and Justin have ongoing projects that will keep them busy. Aniston has a role in an Apple drama series with Reese Witherspoon. Theroux recently appeared in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." The couple's residence was recently featured in Architectural Digest where Aniston boasted about her beautiful house, her husband, and her dogs.

The news is hard to believe because Jennifer and Justin made it a habit of expressing their feelings about each other in interviews openly. The news has just been released about the split, but social media is already buzzing that both Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are single again.

Were you surprised to hear about Jennifer and Justin's separation?