Jennifer Aniston's husband comments on Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie split: 'Terrible news for those children'

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Following the news last week of Angelina Jolie filing for divorce from Brad Pitt, one person was instantly thrust into the narrative on social media and the tabloids, Jennifer Aniston.

Married to Pitt for five years beginning in 2000, Aniston's divorce to Pitt in 2005 was reportedly fueled by Pitt being unfaithful with Jolie while the two made "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" that year.

Since 2011, Aniston has been in a relationship with fellow actor Justin Theroux ("The Leftovers") and the two married in 2015.

As Aniston has stayed quiet about the Jolie/Pitt split, Theroux spoke to Business Insider on Monday about the news while doing press for his next movie, "The Girl on the Train" (opening in theaters October 7).

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Jennifer Aniston and her relationships through the years
Promotional portrait of American actor Jennifer Aniston for the television series, 'Friends,' c. 1995. (photo by NBC Television/Getty Images)
Photo by: Peter Kramer. Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston at the 75th Anniversary of NBC. (NYC) (Star Max via AP Images)
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston at the premiere of 'The Mexican' at the National Theater in Los Angeles, Ca. 2/23/01. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images).
Jennifer Aniston, of television's "Friends," accepts her award for favorite female television performer at the 27th Annual People's Choice Awards in Pasadena, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Terrill)
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston at the premiere of 'Rock Star' at the Mann Village Theater in Los Angeles, Ca. 9/4/01. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
Brad Pitt, left, and Jennifer Aniston arrive at the premiere of the film "Full Frontal," Tuesday, July 23, 2002, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Rene Macura)
Jennifer Aniston, one of the stars of the new film "Along Came Polly," looks back for photographers at the premiere of the film at Grauman's Chinese Theater in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Monday, Jan. 12, 2004. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Actress Jennifer Aniston arrives for the premiere of "Derailed" Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 in New York. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
In this May 13, 2004 file photo, Brad Pitt, left, arrives with his Jennifer Aniston at the screening of his film "Troy," at the 57th International Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (AP Photo/Patrick Gardin, file)
Jennifer Aniston arrives on stage to make the Oscar presentation for achievement in costume design at the 78th Academy Awards Sunday, March 5, 2006, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
U.S. actress Jennifer Aniston, left, sits with an unidentified companion while watching a men's finals match between Spain's Rafael Nadal and Switzerland's Roger Federer during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday June 11, 2006. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
**FILE**Actresses Courteney Cox Arquette, left, and Jennifer Aniston, of the television series "Friends," arrive at the 9th annual Screen Actors Guild awards in Los Angeles, in this file photo from March 9, 2003. Aniston guest stars in the season finale of Cox's new FX Networks show "Dirt," the network said. She plays Tina Harrod, a rival magazine editor of Cox's ruthless tabloid queen, Lucy Spiller. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello-File)
Jennifer Aniston, left, and Courteney Cox pose together at the premiere of "The Tripper" in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 11, 2007. The film was written and directed by David Arquette. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Actress Jennifer Aniston accepts the Vanguard award at the 18th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, Saturday, April 14, 2007. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Actress Jennifer Aniston, left, and actor Owen Wilson pose on the press line at the premiere of the feature film "Marley & Me" in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
U.S. actress Jennifer Aniston, right, waves as she poses with U.S. actor Owen Wilson prior to a photo call to present their movie "Marley and Me", in Rome, Friday, 27, 2009. The film opens across Italy on April 3. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
U.S. actress Jennifer Aniston reacts during the television show "Wetten Dass..?" (Bet it..?) in the western German city of Duesseldorf, Saturday Feb. 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Ina Fassbender, Pool)
Jennifer Aniston, left, and John Mayer arrive at the 81st Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Jennifer Aniston arrives at the Women in Film Crystal Lucy Awards on Friday June 12, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Cast member Jennifer Aniston arrives at the premiere of "Love Happens" in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston arrive to the premiere of "The Bounty Hunter" at The Ziegfeld Theater in New York, on Tuesday, March 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Jennifer Aniston is photographed backstage at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Actress Jennifer Aniston makes an appearance at Sephora to promote her new fragrance 'Jennifer Aniston' on Thursday, May 5, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Jennifer Aniston accepts the award for decade of hotness at the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards on Saturday, June 4, 2011, in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
ARCHIV: Jennifer Aniston, a cast member in "Horrible Bosses," is interviewed at the premiere of the film, Thursday in Los Angeles (Foto vom 30.06.11). Aniston hat in jungen Jahren allerhand Jobs angenommen. Der schwierigste davon sei der als Fahrradkurier in New York gewesen, erzaehlte die 42-jaehrige der "Berliner Zeitung" (Freitagausgabe vom 02.09.11). (zu dapd-Text) Foto: Chris Pizzello/AP/dapd
Jennifer Aniston attends the premiere of "Just Go With It" at The Ziegfeld Theater, in New York on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Actress Jennifer Aniston poses atop her new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend the American Cinematheque 26th Annual Award Presentation To Ben Stiller 2012 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday November 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP Images)
Justin Theroux, left, and Jennifer Aniston arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Aniston arrives at the world premiere of "Call Me Crazy: A Five Film" at the Pacific Design Center on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
SANTA BARBARA, CA - JANUARY 30: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the Montecito Award honoring Jennifer Aniston at the Arlington Theater at the 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival on January 30, 2015 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for The Santa Barbara International Film Festival)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Jennifer Aniston and Emma Stone attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux arrive to the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California on February 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ (Photo credit should read ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

"As a child of divorce all I can say is that's terrible news for those children and that's all you can really say," said Theroux, referring to Jolie and Pitt's six children. "It's boring to sort of comment on anything else. People are having a bad time, that's horrible."

The way Theroux sees it, Aniston being thrust into the marital problems of Jolie and Pitt by the tabloids is just the latest wave of what he calls "nonsense."

"There's an endless appetite for trash, apparently, though everyone would say that they don't have that appetite. But I think a lot of people do because people buy it," said Theroux. "But there are bigger things to b---- about. It's shocking how much bandwidth things can take up when there are far more important things going on in the world."

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