Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux split after 2 years of marriage

Hollywood’s most cherished couple Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux called it a quit after two years of marriage. The separation news came as a big shock for the fans.

Met on the set of the 2008 film ‘Tropic Thunder’ in Hawaii, they started dating in 2011.

A statement has been released which confirms their separation.

"In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation," the former couple said in the statement released by Aniston's publicist Stephen Huvane.

"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."

The statement said the couple would have kept the arrangement private, but wanted to make people known the truth to end speculation, "given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent."

"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," it further said.

It was Aniston’s second marriage. She was earlier married to Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt in 2000 but separated in 2005.