Justin Theroux might be the best husband ever.
The Washington, D.C. native stars in the upcoming film adaptation of the hugely popular novel, The Girl On The Train (out October 7th).
Theroux knows that doing press is required to promote the movie, and he also knows to be prepared for questions about a certain celebrity split.
Though it doesn’t directly involved Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie’s divorce from Brad Pitt is “karma,” as Aniston reportedly put it.
Pitt left Aniston for Jolie after filming Mr & Mrs Smith back in 2004. They have six children together and got married in August 2014.
To his credit, Theroux gave a very diplomatic response when asked about the Jolie-Pitt divorce.
“As a child of divorce, all I can say is that’s terrible news for those children and that’s all you can really say,” he said.
In a recent interview with British paper The Times, Theroux called his wife “a proper badass.”
“She has lived through a lot of bulls–t,” he continued.
“Many people would have crumbled under some of the stresses that have been put on her. I’m very proud of her for that, for the way she handles herself.
“So in a weird way it’s an honor to stand behind her. Truly, in that sense, she’s amazing.”
Theroux is protective of his wife, and doesn’t appreciate some of the tabloid headlines calling out her for not having kids, or being a cheater.
“There are definitely times when I don’t like walking past the newsstand in the US,” Theroux said.
What’s more, he “understands that she is someone who has attracted, for whatever reason, a level of attention where she’s become this sort of fable, I guess, in some sort of bizarre morality play of what a woman should be.”
As for the nickname of “Mr. Aniston” some give Theroux?
He doesn’t mind it one bit.
“It doesn’t really get under my skin,” he said.
“It’s just one of those things that’s a shorthand for describing who I am.”
Aniston: 1 Pitt: 0