As you’ve likely heard by now, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have called it quits after two and a half years of marriage.
As is always the case when an A-list couple splits, there have been countless theories as to why Jen and Justin decided to go their separate ways.
Others claim Justin never wanted to marry Jen in the first place.
It may be quite some time before we know exactly what happened, but for now, accounts concur that Justin is the one who initiated the split, and geography played a major role in his decision.
It seems Justin just wasn’t willing to part ways with his beloved New York City, and Jen is too much of a West Coast girl to relocate.
So how does Aniston feel about basically being dumped for a city?
Not surprisingly, she’s less than thrilled about it.
“They’ve been separated for two months now,” an insider tells E! News, “but were having intense issues for about eight months.”
“She really tried to make it work with him but the distance was a factor as he only wanted to live in N.Y.C. and there was no compromise with her.”
The source adds:
“Their lifestyles were completely incompatible, and ultimately Justin decided to leave.”
It seems that though she and Justin were broken up for several weeks before they announced their split, Jen has been having an especially hard time since news of the breakup went public:
“Jen was doing OK for a few weeks after Justin left, and then things got stirred up again when the announcement was made to the media,” the insider claims.
“Adjusting to living by herself and not having Justin around,” the source adds.
“She is used to the empty house since it’s been months now without him, but it’s still an uneasy feeling for her. She knows in due time she will feel tremendously better, but is really going through the motions right now.”
Of course, this isn’t Jen’s first high-profile breakup, and those who know her best are confident she’ll pull through:
“Jen knows she is strong and knows things will smooth over in time,” the insider continues.
“She’s been through this before, so she is trying to lay low for now and knows it’s best if she doesn’t go out in public for awhile.”
And just as she did when her first marriage ended, Jen has been drawing strength from the support of her Friends friends:
“Courteney [Cox]’s been at her house many times, and has been by her side through it all,” says the source.
“Many of her friends have known about this for months and knew it was coming. A lot of people didn’t think that Jen and Justin were a good match from the start, but ultimately supported her decision.”
Guess they really will be there for her when the rain starts to fall.
As for those rumors about Jen rekindling her romance with her first husband, the source says that while Aniston has reached out to Pitt in the months since her split, the actors have no intention of being anything other than friends.
“Jen never talks about Brad,” the insider claims.
“Rekindling is not even a conversation. She has always thought that chapter is sealed and so far in the past.”
Like that’s gonna stop us from holding out hope!