Jennifer Aniston And Justin Theroux Split, But Who Will Keep The Dogs?

With doggy custody disputes on the rise, will this animal loving couple continue to keep it amicable?

By Catalina Barrios

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I love Hollywood! I really enjoy browsing the different entertainment magazines and websites. In fact, one of the favorite memories I have of my grandma is laughing with her as we watch what she called “the gossip shows.” We enjoyed seeing the latest celebrity couples and hearing about all the newest lifestyle and fashion trends.

It must be difficult being an Hollywood power couple, knowing that you are in the eyes of the paparazzi 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Keeping your privacy becomes even more cumbersome when you decide to separate; the public has a voracious appetite for such things.


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When it all falls apart, famous or not, tough decisions have to be made about properties and even worse, children and pets. One of my favorite Hollywood actresses, Jennifer Aniston, separated from her husband, Justin Theroux, at the end of last year. They had been married for two years and share 4 pets between them.


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The couple, who were frequently targeted by the tabloids, dated for five years before saying “I Do.” During the time of their union, Jennifer and Justin they made their family complete with the addition of several furry friends, who sources say they both adore. Their separation has raised some speculation as to what will happen to the Aniston-Theroux dogs now? Who will get custody of the dogs? Will there be a legal battle?

According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, there has been a 22% increase in pet custody hearings in court. Hopefully this will not be the case for the Aniston-Theroux fur children.


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Animal lovers, through-and-through, the couple have publicly supported organizations such as the ASPCA, as well as adopted 3 dogs together, Dolly, Sophie and Clyde. The 49 year old actress has always been a fan of white German shepherds. Great choice, Jennifer! In 2005, she adopted Dolly, a white shepherd mix, which predated her relationship with Theroux. In the Architectural Digest, Jennifer took readers through a tour of the couple’s the $21 million home, stating: “I look around at my husband and my dogs and our home, and there’s nowhere else I want to be.”


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So is there any good news? The couple said their separation was a mutual decision and they will continue to have a great friendship. Justin has been seen recently in New York walking a pitbull whose name is unknown, while Jennifer has stayed in her Bel-Air mansion with all 4 dogs.


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While, it is not known who will get final doggy custody. We’re more than sure that Jennifer and Justin will keep the dogs’ best interests at heart. In the meantime, we’re wishing them the very best and sending them our love in this difficult time.