Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have announced their separation, less than three years after the pair initially tied the knot.
The couple said Thursday in a statement to The Associated Press released through a publicist that the decision to split “was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year.”
The couple said they are making the announcement publicly “in an effort to reduce any further speculation.”
“In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation,” the pair said in a joint statement.
“We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.
Friends star Aniston began dating Theroux in May 2011, before the pair became engaged only a year later. They were married at their Los Angeles home in August 2015.
Aniston was previously married to Brad Pitt between 2000 and 2005.