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Justin Theroux Says Marriage to Jennifer Aniston Had a “Calming Effect” in His Life

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Praise! Justin Theroux has even more to say about his marriage to Jennifer Aniston.

Days after revealing what makes his marriage work, the Girl on the Train actor fielded additional questions about his high-profile relationship. Theroux, 45, shared with Elle in its October 2016 issue that he “obviously” believes in monogamy.

“I’m married,” he added. “I think it’s at what age you make that commitment. When you hear about people in the ’50s getting married at 20, you’re like, What were they thinking? My grandparents were together for over 50 years.”

After four years of dating, the A-listers got married in a private ceremony last August at their mansion in Bel-Air. Theroux says he’s processed one lesson in the first year. “I think it taught me to settle a little bit,” he mused. “It does have a calming effect.”

In a separate interview with People, Theroux revealed his one philosophy for maintaining a healthy relationship. “Being kind, that’s it,” he said Thursday. “I think that’s the best one. Approach each situation with kindness.”

At times, the superstar longs for privacy, especially when it comes to date nights with his equally-famous wife. “It’s a luxury problem, but I would love to walk around New York with my wife. Take her to Washington Square Park,” he told Elle. “[But] it would turn into a s—t show. It would be not fun.”

Washington Square Park is a sentimental location in the city for Theroux, who found his beloved pit bull, Pooma, at the downtown destination. ”She got dumped in the dog run—abandoned, all busted up,” he recalled. “She was my first real project of a dog. She was like my shadow.”

Sadly, Pooma passed away this past January. “I cried like a 9-year-old,” he shared. “There was nothing macho about it. She was kind of the mayor. She was sick, and it was like being with the queen on her deathbed. She literally took visitors for, like, three weeks straight. People would come by and pay their respects.”

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.