Theroux, who was promoting his new Apple + TV show “The Mosquito Coast,” said it was his friend Jason Bateman who offered information about managing the media focus on his relationship with Aniston.
“Yeah, I think a part of me was like, you know, I’m basically an actor and a writer, there’s not much,” Theroux recalled. “Actually, Jason Bateman gave me one of the wisest tips in history when it all happened.”
He continued, “And he said, ‘Look, on this side of the entertainment industry, a character is about to be born and that character is you, but it’s not you. one problem, this character is, you know, sweet. It is only this soap opera that is written on the sidelines. And he told me, “And so my advice is don’t follow this guy’s story.” “
Theroux said he listened and helped.
“I stayed there,” he said. “And that’s the only way to stay healthy and all that.”
Aniston and Theroux first went public with their relationship in 2011 and were married in a garden ceremony in California in August 2015. They separated in early 2018.