Justin Theroux opens up about his relationship with Jennifer Aniston

Theroux appeared on “Today,” where host Willie Geist asked: “Was that a shock to your system though? Ten years ago when you started dating Jennifer and got married, all that attention that you got?”

Theroux, who was promoting his brand-new Apple+ TELEVISION program “The Mosquito Coast,” stated it was their buddy Jason Bateman who used insight about handling media concentrate on his relationship with Aniston.

“Yeah, I think part of me was like, you know, I’m essentially sort of a character actor and a writer, there’s not much there,” Theroux remembered. “Jason Bateman actually once gave me one of the most sage pieces of advice ever when all that was kind of going on.”

He continued, “And he said, ‘Look, in that side of the entertainment industry, a character is about to be born and that character is you, but it’s not you. That character is, you know, angry, that character has got a problem, that character is, you know, sweet. It’s just this little soap opera that gets written in the margins.’ And he said, ‘And so my advice is, don’t follow that guy’s storyline.’ “

Theroux stated he listened and it assisted.

“I stuck to it,” he stated. “And that’s the only way you can sort of keep sane and all that.”

Aniston and Theroux initially went public with their relationship in 2011 and wed in a yard event in California in August 2015. They divided in early 2018.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.