Entertainment Movies Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux 'Still Talk All the Time' After Split: Source By Nigel Smith Nigel Smith Nigel Smith is Senior News Editor, Movies at PEOPLE. He is an Entertainment Editor and Writer with more than 10 years of experience in the online and print industries as a journalist, storyteller, proofreader and manager. In 2017 Smith joined the PEOPLE editorial team in New York as News Editor, Movies. He has written feature stories and reviews including interviews with Ryan Reynolds, Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Hudson and Russell Crowe. Prior, he served as News Editor at the Wrap in Los Angeles, and Entertainment Editor at the Guardian, also in LA, where he covered the red carpet at major awards shows including the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Governors Awards, Grammy Awards and Independent Spirit Awards. He also attended and reported on major film festivals at Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Telluride, SXSW and Tribeca. Smith has appeared as an expert commentator on numerous morning and entertainment shows including Good Morning America, Today, NBC News, BBC News, Access Hollywood, NY1, PeopleTV and more. A native of Toronto, Canada, Smith graduated from Syracuse University in New York State with Master of Arts degree in Arts Journalism (Film). He is married and lives in New York City. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 28, 2018 05:47 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are still in touch following their recent split. “Justin and Jen still talk all the time,” a source tells PEOPLE of the former couple. With the pair announcing their separation several weeks after splitting at the beginning of the year, “she’s in an OK place as she was in control of the situation,” adds the source. Since the split, Aniston, 49, has been leaning on her closest friends for support. On Tuesday, the actress was seen leaving the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles with former Friends costar and close friend Courteney Cox. Aniston spent her 49th birthday on Feb. 11 at Cox’s house, a source previously told PEOPLE. “Spending time at Courteney’s always make her happy,” said the source. Theroux was in Austin, Texas over the weekend, where he made a visit to a dog shelter — and posted an adorable photo on Instagram. On Monday, he was spotted back in New York. Kevin Mazur/WireImage On Feb. 15, Aniston and Theroux, 46, announced that they had split after two and a half years of marriage — and seven years as a couple. “In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation,” the former couple said in a joint statement. “This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.” As reported by PEOPLE, the pair’s different lifestyles — and long separations — played a role in the couple’s decision to end their marriage. “During his relationship with Jen, Justin’s life in N.Y.C. was always very different from his L.A. life,” an Aniston source previously told PEOPLE. “In N.Y.C., he acted more like a single guy. He went out with his single friends and sometimes would have very little contact with Jen for days,” the source added. RELATED VIDEO: How Jennifer Aniston Is Coping After Split: She ‘Isn’t a Fan’ of Dating But Still Believes in Love While the couple announced that they split at the end of last year, they celebrated the New Year together with their annual vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, alongside a handful of close pals including Jason Bateman and his family. Their time apart in recent months heightened speculation of trouble in the marriage. Theroux was often spotted in N.Y.C. away from their L.A. home. They have also had a busy year ,as Aniston signed on with Reese Witherspoon for a new Apple TV series and filmed Dumplin’ in Atlanta, while Theroux, filmed the comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me in Budapest. Aniston and Theroux began dating in 2011. They later married in a surprise and secret ceremony on August 5, 2015 — just a few days before Theroux’s 44th birthday.