Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s split may actually be just that, a split rather than a divorce.
While the couple tied the knot in front of their closest family and friends in 2015, it seems the two may not have filed the actual paperwork to be a married couple.
According to reports, no marriage license can be found in the Los Angeles County records dating all the way back to 2010.
While many celebrities have gotten confidential marriage licenses, according to the report, Jen and Justin did not get one in L.A. County.
It is possible that the former couple filed a marriage license in the other 57 counties in California. However, sources claim there have always been rumors that the two never legally wed.
Adding to the speculation, when Justin and Jen announced their split on February 15, they referred to it as a “separation,” rather than a divorce.
“In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year,” they wrote in their joint statement.
“We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another.”
Jen and Justin called it quits after two and a half years of “marriage.”
The split came as no surprise to his former girlfriend Heidi Bivens.It has been claimed that Bivens she told Aniston: “You won’t have him for good.”
Bivens was left devastated when Justin ditched her after 14 years together for the former Friends star.
The pair fell for one another after starring in the 2012 movie ‘Wanderlust’.She told her he was a ‘free spirit’ who wasn’t impressed with the trappings of fame.
“She also claimed he hated Hollywood, thinking it vacuous. She insisted he wouldn’t want to settle there.
“It seems her suspicions have now been proved right.”The source, who supported Bivens through the break-up, told how that relationship had been in trouble for some time before Justin met Jen.She claims The Leftovers star’s devotion to his work caused problems with their relationship.
“Justin would get immersed in his parts and ‘become’ the characters.
The source added: “You wouldn’t know where the real Justin was when he was into a role and it would be the case for months on end. Heidi found that difficult to deal with and it did cause tension between them.”
“Perhaps he thought Jennifer, as an actress, would understand that process and find it easier to cope with in a relationship. But they’ve clearly had their own problems for some time,” claims the source.