Actor and writer Justin Theroux is famous, but he's not Jennifer-Aniston famous. So when the couple got married a little over a year ago, he got a nickname that might have irked some men.
Mr. Jennifer Aniston.
But Justin Theroux is not most men.
"It doesn't really get under my skin," he says in an interview with The Sunday Times, promoting his new movie Girl on the Train. "It's just one of those things that's a shorthand for describing who I am."
Like the evolved, badass dreamboat he is, Theroux is happy for and proud of his wife's success.
"[Jennifer] is a proper badass," he explains.
"She has lived through a lot of bullshit. Many people would have crumbled under some of the stresses that have been put on her. I'm very proud of her for that, for the way she handles herself. So in a weird way it's an honor to stand behind her. Truly, in that sense, she's amazing."
But he admits being Mr. Jennifer Aniston isn't always the easiest.
“There are definitely times when I don’t like walking past the newsstand in the U.S. You start to feel like the crazy person they’re portraying you as if you follow that shit,” he confesses. “When it first started happening I’d sort of casually pay attention to it, and then I’d realize I was eating poison. Now I just avert my gaze.”
But of course, Theroux, while inhumanly dreamy, is in fact human. There are some tabloid stories he can't help but see and be bothered by, no matter how much he tries to ignore them. Specifically the ever-present, 'Jen's Pregnant!' headlines—which Aniston powerfully condemned in a blog post on The Huffington Post in July.
“She addressed it beautifully in [that] piece," says Theroux. "I was very, very proud of her for writing that. It was very well-written. She expressed herself beautifully."
“Women get so much more shit than men," he continues. "There are very few oh-my-God-what-were-they-thinking shows on the red carpet for men. They’re not saying, ‘Oh my God, Justin can’t have kids.’”