It seems they weren’t kidding when they expressed their commitment to staying pals years ago.

In 2018, they released a joint statement saying that “We have two best friends and decided to split up as a couple.” They said, “But look forwards to continuing our beloved friendship.”

Theroux later that year told the story. The New York Times, “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 explained, “Neither one is dead nor are we looking to smash into each other.” The reality is that it is more amicable. While it is boring, it was easy to get along with our mutual respect so it was not as difficult as possible.