- REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Reports Tuesday have indicated that Jennifer Aniston's boyfriend of almost one year Justin Theroux "needs some space" as their relationship has recently taken a downturn.
Aniston, 43, was in "floods of tears" after intense bickering with Theroux over Easter weekend, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
As things worsened, more speculation sprouted Tuesday suggesting Theroux and Aniston are taking a break.
"Justin suggested he needed some space, which escalated into an almighty row, and by the end of it he said he wanted a break and told Jen he had been looking into buying a place of his own in Los Angeles," said a source close to the situation, according to the U.K.'s Grazia magazine.
The news of her break up surfaced just days after Aniston's ex-husband, Brad Pitt, announced his engagement to longtime partner Angelina Jolie.
Pitt ended his five-year marriage to Aniston to 2005 when he began a relationship with Jolie. Aniston has been constantly associated with "Brangelina" as the media became fixated on the tensions between the trio following her divorce from Pitt.
Regardless of her divorce seven years ago, Aniston is reportedly "happy for Brad and Angelina," according to the Daily Mail.
The source added that Aniston was thankful for the way things turned out with Pitt because it led her to Theroux.
"She is so in love with Justin, that she is really grateful how things turned out," said the insider. "In a strange way, if it weren't for Angelina, Jennifer would not have connected with Justin in a romantic way."
Just ahead of the reports that Aniston and Theroux, 40, are taking a break, the source added, "Jennifer is in a really good place right now."
In past interviews, Aniston has gushed over her "Wanderlust" co-star and boyfriend, claiming Theroux is her "protector."
"He's a protector for sure," said the actress speaking to Marie Claire Australia. "He's just a good human being, and so funny."