Jennifer Aniston, 45, and fiancé Justin Theroux have had their share of negative press with reports that their relationship is on the rocks every other week or so, and the Leftovers star has a few things to say about it.
“My life changed a lot,” Theroux, 42, said in an interview in the August issue of Elle. “More people are like, ‘Hey, man!’ And I don’t think that’s from my role in John Adams.”
Unaccustomed to being in the spotlight before his relationship with Aniston, Theroux had to make a few adjustments to his life to accommodate the new attention from the media and fans alike.
“But it only changed as much as I engaged with it, and I learned very quickly: Don’t ever engage with it,” he said. “Just JKL. It was a learning curve, but it wasn’t as traumatic as you might expect. It’s just annoying. Occasionally you’ll get a stewardess congratulating you, on, I don’t know, whatever, some three-headed baby we just had.”
— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) July 22, 2014
— E! Online UK (@EOnlineUK) July 18, 2014
Theroux — the son of novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux — said he still can’t quite get over — or keep up with — the reports that emerge about the couple.
“I can’t get over how terrible the narrative is, just how poorly written it is,” he said. “It’s worse than a telenovela. It’s so dramatic. Like, ‘They’re broken up, they’re together, they’re storming out, storming in, rushing out, rushing in.’ They make every celebrity look like a schizophrenic.”
Theroux began dating the Friends alum in 2011, and the couple were engaged a year later.
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