British-American documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux’s cousin was recently married to Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston.
And while on Australia’s The Project on Tuesday, he revealed what he thought of his cousin Justin’s relationship with the Friends star.
Panelist Lisa Wilkinson asked the respected journalist: ‘What was it like when your cousin was dating the most famous woman in the world, Jennifer Aniston?’
‘They are not polyamorous’: Filmmaker Louis Theroux, 49, has revealed what he really thought of cousin Justin’s relationship with Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston
Louis was candid about what he thought about the actress, who Justin was married to from 2015 to 2017.
Surprisingly, Louis replied back with a candid answer, referencing Justin’s previous long-term ex-girlfriend, costume designer Heidi Bivens.
‘I think the main thing I thought was: “Oh, too bad. I guess he broke up with Heidi.” I guess I just thought about that relationship ending.’
Louis went on to say he was impressed by Jennifer, who has remained one of the biggest stars in Hollywood since her time on U.S. soap Friends.
He continued: ‘My immediate next thought was like: “That’s kind of cool. That he is going out with someone famous.”‘
‘My immediate next thought was like: ‘That’s kind of cool. That he is going out with someone famous,’ Louis said, appearing to take the question in good humour
Louis went on to say he met Jennifer a number of times.
He continued: ‘She seems really nice for what I can tell… then later on I met her a few times and she always struck me as great.’
Journalist Lisa went on to gush over the star: ‘She’s loved. I think everyone wants Jen to be happy. We thought she had it with Justin. Can you talk to him please?’
Louis then went on to make reference to polyamory, which is one of the subjects he explores in his many documentaries.
‘She seems really nice for what I can tell. But then later on I met her a few times and she always struck me as great,’ Louis said of the Hollywood A-lister. Here in LA, in 2017
‘One of the things I learned when I made a documentary about polyamory. [And] They are not polyamorous,’ he said, quickly.
‘You don’t judge relationships by their longevity. You judge them by the amount of happiness they produce,’ he finished.
Jennifer and Justin became engaged in August 2012, and they married in a surprise ceremony at their LA home on August 5, 2015.
‘Ohhhh that’s too bad. I think the main thing I thought was: ‘Oh, too bad. I guess he broke up with Heidi. I guess I just thought about the relationship ending.’ Justin is pictured here with ex Heidi Bivens in NYC in 2010
Speaking to the New York Times in September last year, Justin spoke about the ‘gentle yet heartbreaking’ demise of their two-year marriage.
‘The good news is that was probably the most — I’m choosing my words really carefully — it was kind of the most gentle separation, in that there was no animosity,’ he said.
‘It’s more like, it’s amicable. It’s boring, but, you know, we respected each other enough that it was as painless as it could be. It was heartbreaking only in the sense that the friendship would not be the same, as far as just the day to day…
“It was kind of the most gentle separation, in that there was no animosity,’ Justin said of the power couple splitting. Pictured here in Toronto in 2014
‘But the friendship is shifting and changing, you know, so that part is something that we’re both very proud of.’
Earlier that same month, Jennifer – who divorced Brad Pitt in 2005 – discussed single life and hinted that fertility issues might have been an issue with her split from Justin in the September edition of InStyle magazine.
‘It’s pretty crazy,’ Aniston told the magazine. ‘The misconceptions are “Jen can’t keep a man”, and “Jen refuses to have a baby because she’s selfish and committed to her career.” Or that I’m sad and heartbroken.’
‘First, with all due respect, I’m not heartbroken. And second, those are reckless assumptions. No one knows what’s going on behind closed doors” Jen said of their split. Here in 2017
‘First, with all due respect, I’m not heartbroken. And second, those are reckless assumptions. No one knows what’s going on behind closed doors…
‘No one considers how sensitive that might be for my partner and me. They don’t know what I’ve been through medically or emotionally.
‘There is a pressure on women to be mothers, and if they are not, then they’re deemed damaged goods. Maybe my purpose on this planet isn’t to procreate. Maybe I have other things I’m supposed to do.’
Powerhouse: ‘There is a pressure on women to be mothers, and if they are not, then they’re deemed damaged goods,” Jen said in an InStyle interview in September 2018