The death of Jennifer Aniston‘s father, John Aniston, left the actress dependent on close friends including her ex-husband Justin Theroux. The former couple have allegedly been in constant communication following the Hollywood veteran’s passing.
It has been nine months since the “Days of Our Lives” star took his final breath on November 11, 2022. The entertainer’s demise shattered his daughter’s heart, a pain the 54-year-old continues to battle with the support of loved ones.
While it is not strange for former romantic interests to express their condolences in times of grief, sources claimed the Los Angeles native and her ex are closer than ever. Please keep reading to learn more about their unique relationship.
Jennifer Aniston Allegedly Relies On Justin Theroux For Solace As She Grieves Her Late Father
Insiders recently revealed the close relationship between the former spouses, saying the ex-couple shared a close bond despite ending their marriage in 2017 after spending two years together.
The source explained the “Friends” star had been emotionally distressed by her father’s death and depended on a “tight-knit support system.” The list included some of the late actor’s soap opera co-stars, friends, and her ex-husband.
The filmmaker had reportedly been a “close source of comfort” to the Golden Globe Award winner. The 51-year-old frequently consoled his former flame by calling her almost daily, insiders claimed to Daily Mail.
Aniston and Theroux’s close bond might not surprise the duo’s fans as the pair have debuted their friendly relationship on various occasions. Since their separation, the entertainers maintained their connection to each other by occasionally marking milestones like birthdays.
Last November, the sensational actress addressed their thriving friendship in an interview, revealing the “Wanderlust” actor had visited her home. The Washington native presumably stopped by to check on the 54-year-old following her father’s passing.
In November, the “Murder Mystery” actress broke the news of her dad’s death on Instagram, paying tribute to the Hollywood veteran with a poignant message. A heartbroken Aniston shared a carousel of images depicting her memories with the Greek actor, including throwback snaps of the duo.
Alongside this walk down memory lane, the Primetime Emmy Award honoree penned: “Sweet papa… John Anthony Aniston. You were one of the most beautiful humans I ever knew. I am so grateful that you went soaring into the heavens in peace- and without pain, and on 11/11, no less!”
“You always had perfect timing. That number will forever hold an even greater meaning for me now. I’ll love you until the end of time, Don’t forget to visit,” the media personality concluded her passionate tribute, adding a string of emojis.
The “Horrible Bosses” star’s post received the support of numerous fans and celebrities, who gave heartfelt condolences. The A-list included Hollywood’s finest, Rob Lowe, Reese Witherspoon, Chelsea Handler, and Lindsay Lohan.
Justin Theroux Revealed Why He Is Quiet About His Relationship With His Ex-Wife
Months before sources spread the word about the former couple’s close bond amid Aniston’s grief-stricken state, the filmmaker got candid about his friendship with the blonde beauty. According to the entertainer, he preferred keeping their connection low-key than having it get misinterpreted by the public.
Theroux addressed the cons of having a public relationship with the “Marley & Me” actress (during a heart-to-heart interview with Esquire. In the cover story published in May, the “Tropic Thunder” executive producer confessed:
“I want all of my relationships to exist within the four walls of whatever room we’re in. And I’m not trying to be evasive, but I talk to Jen—I don’t talk about Jen.”
The Washington native continued, “People will always want to gossip and say things, but you have to find that balance. And having been in a public relationship, it’s much more fun not being in a public relationship. Me saying anything, even if it was something loving, it would just turn into a thing.”
Regarding the former spouses’ frequent communication, the “Dedication” director noted the pair still had plenty of affection as they ended on good terms. The “White House Plumbers” star admitted:
“We don’t talk every day, but we call each other. We FaceTime. We text. Like it or not, we didn’t have that dramatic split, and we love each other.”