Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are officially divorcing after two and a half years of marriage. The Associated Press obtained the couple's statement via Aniston's publicist Stephen Huvane. "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," the statement reads. "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."
Per AP, the couple says they are "two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship." The statement also said that the decision to divorce "was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year." The couple got married in August 2015.