Justin Theroux shed lights on her loved-up moments with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, saying he received ‘sage advice’ from Jason Bateman when he began dating the Friends alum.
Jennifer Aniston’s ex-hubby, during an interview, revealed that the attention he received from being in such a high-profile relationship was very new to him.
The ‘Leftovers’ star revealed that his friend helped him with a apiece of advice, asking him to think of stories written about them as simply being about ‘characters’ in a ‘little soap opera and to try not to get drawn into any drama.
He told Sunday TODAY host Willie Geist: “Jason Bateman actually once gave me one of the most sage pieces of advice ever when all that was kind of going on.
“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.'”
The 49-year-old star was thankful for the advice from Bateman as it helped him to stay ‘sane’. He described it in his own words, saying: “It was a good piece of advice because I stuck to it. And that’s the only way you can sort of keep sane and all that.”
Justin Theroux started dating Jennifer Aniston in 2011 and the celebrity couple tied the knot in 2015. They separated in late 2017.