“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.”
Over the years, the couple have spent frequent time apart, with Theroux constantly travelling to New York while Aniston stayed in Los Angeles with her close circle of friends.
Both have also been keeping busy professionally, with the former Friends star working on a new TV series with Reese Witherspoon and Theroux filming comedy movie The Spy Who Dumped Me.
However, sources tell PEOPLE that their time apart used to be a strength of their relationship.
“Justin often spends a few days in NYC by himself. When he is in NYC, Jen will catch up with friends and enjoys her own life,” a source told PEOPLE.
Another added, “They love and respect each other and do spend a lot of time apart. For them, it is a healthy part of their romance. By not spending every minute together, it’s like their honeymoon is lasting longer.”
This article originally appeared on WHO.