Courteney Cox comes to best friend Jennifer Aniston's defence amid Brad Pitt divorce

Jennifer Aniston has found herself unwillingly dragged into the divorce drama news broke that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had split. Her best friend Courteney Cox has now spoken out in her defence.

"It's not about [Jennifer]," Courteney told Entertainment Tonight as she attended Revlon's Annual Philanthropic Luncheon in LA on Tuesday. "I feel like we're exacerbating it by even talking about it."

TAP TO VIEW GALLERYCourteney Cox defends Jennifer Aniston amid Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce Courteney Cox has defended best friend Jennifer Aniston following Brad and Angelina's split

Jennifer and Brad were famously married for five years before divorcing in 2005, the same year he was filming Mr & Mrs Smith with Angelina.

Jennifer might not yet have commented on Brad's split from Angelina, but her husband Justin Theroux has had his say.

The actor was asked about the divorce news while promoting his new film, The Girl on the Train, and he gave a surprisingly honest response.

"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," Justin, 45, told Business Insider. "It's boring to sort of comment on anything else. People are having a bad time. That's horrible."

Justin Theroux has commented on Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's split Justin Theroux gave an honest response when he was asked about the divorce news this week

It's been a week now since news broke that Brad and wife Angelina were splitting up after 12 years together and a two year marriage.

Angelina filed for divorce on Monday 19 September, citing irreconcilable differences in her paperwork, and listing the date of the couple's separation as 15 September. The Oscar-winning actress is seeking sole physical custody of their six children – Maddox, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

"This decision was made for the health of the family," Angelina's attorney Robert Offer said at the time. "She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time."

A short while later, Brad broke his silence. "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids," he said in a statement to People. "I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."

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