A source said, "They saw each other late at night on Valentine's Day in LA. They decided together that they would make the announcement the next day. Justin flew on a private jet to LA to see Jen one last time," People Magazine reported.
The insider added that the 49-year-old actress didn't want to announce it for as long as possible, because she wanted to avoid the media attention, but Theroux "wanted to make the announcement so he can live his life."
The pair announced their split after seven years together and two and a half years of marriage with a statement released by Aniston's longtime publicist on Thursday: "In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship."
"Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly," their statement continued. "Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else's fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another. " (ANI)