Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston and her now ex-husband, Justin Theroux, have annouced their separation as husband and wife.

Jennifer and Justin in a joint statement revealed that they have been separated since late last year. According to the statement, the couple intended to keep their decision private, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, they wanted to convey the truth directly.

The couple met on set of a 2011 movie Wonderlust and dated for four years before getting married

The couples statement reads: “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.”