Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux: 'Celebrities are better off staying quiet about divorce'

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux: 'Celebrities are better off staying quiet about divorce'

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are separating

Friday, February 16, 2018

Celebrities are better off "staying quiet" and "getting on" with separations, instead of playing out arguments in the media, a divorce lawyer has said.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have announced that they are separating after a marriage of two and a half years. The couple said they "lovingly made" the decision last year but their "cherished friendship" will continue.

Divorce lawyer Vanessa Lloyd Platt told Mike Graham: "I think people are better off staying quiet, not really saying anything and getting on with it.

"We felt sorry for her after Brad Pitt disappeared off but he is now consciously uncoupled himself so are they going to get back together again?"

She pointed out Brad Pitt's split with Angelina Jolie "was all over the papers about 'would he see his children, wouldn't he see his children', it was played out so much in the media and those issues should not be played out in the media."

However, Mike argued "I know that for example an awful lot of the detail that gets passed out to the media comes from the people themselves" in some cases.

Lloyd Platt also slammed the court system for being "absolutely pathetic" when mothers stop fathers and grandparents from seeing children and said "we need to throw more money at those kind of family courts, get the cases heard quicker. It is a travesty of justice."

She also criticised The Daily Mail for often using the term "divorcee" and discussing "the harm of break-ups." She claimed this causes "upset and undermines the mothers and parents that are going through it."

She explained: "If you are perhaps a wife where the husband has run off with his secretary and there was not a lot you could have done about it, how are you going to feel?"

Listen to the full interview above

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