The actor described the breakup as “heartbreaking” in the sense “that the friendship would not be the same, as far as just the day to day.”
“But the friendship is shifting and changing, you know, so that part is something that we’re both very proud of,” he said.
Earlier this year, the couple announced in a joint statement that they had officially ended their relationship after more than two years of marriage.
“We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship,” the couple said.
As with any high-profile Hollywood breakup, the announcement sent the rumor mill into overdrive.
“It’s pretty crazy. The misconceptions are ‘Jen can’t keep a man,’ and ‘Jen refuses to have a baby because she’s selfish and committed to her career,’” Aniston said. “Or that I’m sad and heartbroken. First, with all due respect, I’m not heartbroken. And second, those are reckless assumptions.”
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