Unlucky-in-love Jennifer Aniston has just announced she has split from her husband of two years, actor Justin Theroux.

The couple, who have been together for more than seven years, broke the news via a statement to AP, explaining the decision to separate was "mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year."

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"Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly.

"Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another."

Despite their choice to split, the couple say they are "two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship."

Aniston, 49, was previously married to Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005.