Justin Theroux found saved love notes sent from Brad Pitt to Jennifer Anniston
Regardless of the fact that celebrities are often exceptionally good looking, and have stacks of cash in the bank, they too struggle in the pursuit of everlasting love. While everyone can tell when a celebrity affair is headed to disaster (normally whenever Taylor Swift is involved), there are a few that seem so perfect that vast swathes of the internet brand them "couple goals". There's Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and of course, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.
However - as the last few months have proved - the course of true love never does run smooth. Veritable golden couple, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their separation after eight years of marriage last August, and now Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have called it quits too. The Friends star and Theroux had been together for seven years, after meeting on the set of 2008's Tropic Thunder. They wed two and a half years ago in a "surprise" ceremony.
And as could be expected, the rumour-mill has gone into overdrive. While most tabloids are churning out the usual intel - that Aniston still believes in love, that their relationship had been in trouble for a while, and that the possibility of a reconciliation with Brad Pitt is highly unlikely - US Weekly has a slightly wilder take. Apparently, a source has revealed that Jennifer Aniston kept post-it notes that Brad Pitt wrote her during their marriage, and Justin Theroux found them.
While we're not ones to buy into tabloid speculation, this story is so out there that it could possibly, just possibly, be true. A source told US Weekly that Justin Theroux reportedly "stumbled upon old Post-it notes Brad had written". They were allegedly "Sweet little Post-its like, ‘You looked nice tonight’ or ‘Miss you already."
Unsurprisingly, these notes had a big impact on their relationship. "Jen assured him they weren’t a big deal, but Justin wasn’t thrilled… Justin had moments of insecurity like that," the source continued.
I mean, we're just grateful that he didn't break up with her on a post-it note - á la Sex and the City.
Other publications, however, have stayed away from the speculation and have tried to shut down rumours that Brad-Jen 2.0 could happen."They’ve been over each other for longer than they were ever together," a source, reportedly with knowledge of Aniston's and Pitt's current relationship, told People. "Now you add six kids on his side and each of them having their own assorted battle scars into the mix? Forget it. It’s not going to happen."
In a statement to The Associated Press, the pair announced that the decision to separate 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. Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly. Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another," Aniston and Theroux stated.
While there's no way to asses the reliability of such assertions, one thing's for sure, people are still carrying a torch for Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt. I mean, it's been 13 years, folks - how many is it going to take for you to get over this one?