Justin Theroux opens up about his relationship with Jennifer Aniston

 Justin Theroux got some helpful counsel when it came to being at the center of attention while he was hitched to Jennifer Aniston. 

Theroux showed up on "Today," where have Willie Geist asked: "Was that a stun to your framework however? Ten years prior when you began dating Jennifer and got hitched, all that consideration that you got?"

Theroux, who was promoting his new Apple+ TV show "The Mosquito Coast," said it was their friend Jason Bateman who offered insight about managing media focus on his relationship with Aniston.

He continued, "And he said, 'Look, in that side of the entertainment industry, a character is about to be born and that character is you, but it's not you. That character is, you know, angry, that character has got a problem, that character is, you know, sweet. It's just this little soap opera that gets written in the margins.' And he said, 'And so my advice is, don't follow that guy's storyline.' "

I stuck to it," he said. "And that's the only way you can sort of keep sane and all that."

Aniston and Theroux first went public with their relationship in 2011 and married in a backyard ceremony in California in August 2015. They split in early 2018.