Did Liv Tyler & Justin Theroux ‘rack up alone time on & off the set’?


Do you guys ever look at Liv Tyler’s Instagram? Go here to see it. She has a really adorable, fluffy little dog (it looks like a King Charles Spaniel) and she’s not constantly doing selfies. But! Since she went to work on The Leftovers, she’s been posting a lot of photos of her costar Justin Theroux. She’s been talking about him in interviews too, telling Andy Cohen that she was “distracted” by his bulge. I’m including some of her IG photos in this post.

So, what’s the big deal? Well, the tabloids are trying to make people believe that Liv and Justin might be getting “too close” and it’s driving Jennifer Aniston crazy. I heard those rumors months ago and I even studied the body language between them at the premiere. I’m not really seeing it. The basic gist:

Jennifer Aniston caught Justin Theroux with Liv Tyler, claims Life & Style. The tabloid claims Theroux has been “racking up alone time — on and off the set” with his co-star on “The Leftovers.” Their “coziness” made Aniston “explode,” says the mag.

“She went off on Justin and grilled him over the nature of his relationship with Liv,” a so-called “friend” tells Life & Style. “She seems to view Liv as the other woman — and she can’t stand her.”

The entire story seems to revolve around (1) the fact that Aniston’s ex Brad Pitt fell for his co-star 10 years ago, (2) Tyler’s recent appearance on a talk show during which she joked about seeing Theroux’s “bulge” during a scene.

A rep for Aniston says she and Theroux are totally fine, while a rep for Theroux denies the entire Tyler-centric story.

[From Gossip Cop]

My opinion: Justin and Liv aren’t boning but they probably have a flirty, friendly relationship. I could see him having a work-crush on her, and maybe she thinks about it too. But I doubt it’s happening. Now, all that being said… I will totally believe that Jennifer freaked out about Liv. I always think of Jennifer as a pretty insecure person, so she probably hates the fact that Justin has a female friend that wasn’t pre-approved.

It should be noted that as soon as the Justin Theroux stories began heating up, Liv stepped out with a new boyfriend. She’s apparently dating a sports agent named Dave Gardner. He’s BFFs with David Beckham and sources claim Kate Moss played matchmaker for Gardner and Liv – you can see photos of them here.



Photos courtesy of Liv’s Instagram, WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Josephine says:

    I like Liv. I can’t believe she would be involved with someone who would step out on his girlfriend.

    • Mia V. says:

      Can’t men and women be friends?

      • Lola says:

        LMAO! You know how many men I know that would reply to you … NO! LOL!!!!

      • Josephine says:

        I wasn’t denying that. I’m saying that I don’t think she would be romantically/sexually involved with someone who has a girlfriend.

      • OTHER RENEE says:

        I’ve had a best guy friend for about 12 years and never, ever, ever… When I needed a guy’s perspective, he was my “go to” guy and vice versa. At one point his wife was suspicious but she got over it.

      • Nila says:

        When one person thinks the other is ugly…..yes

      • Sullivan says:

        Or when one is way out of the other’s league. Liv is way too private and too interesting for Justin, judging by his current girlfriend. Plus, as beautiful as she is, she doesn’t seem the least bit vain. No, he needs to stick with Aniston. They are a perfect match.

    • lana86 says:

      she s a really beautiful girl! <3

  2. acidburn says:

    I really believe Liv doesn’t play this type; she’s very discreet about her love life and kept herself pretty much under the radar when she got divorced.

    • Joan says:

      I agree. You almost forget that she had a pretty serious romance with Joaquin Phoenix back when she was 17/18ish. She is indeed discreet. I think she is very friendly overall and may be akinded to flirting but nothing more than that.

      • Barristerette says:

        Yeah I agree as well, from the little I know of her, Liv doesn’t seem like the type. That said, I think they’d be kinda cute together.

  3. Stoner says:


    Bebe should be here in 3, 2, 1….

  4. eliza says:

    I guess men and women cannot be friends without people assuming they are sexually involved. Couple that with everyone’s desperation to make sure the evil Aniston is a lonely spinster, Life and Out of Style fills the bill.

    I am really loving The Leftovers. Last weeks episode was phenomenal. I am sad the season is almost over. Glad it will have a season 2.

    • tracking says:

      Agreed. This sounds so manufactured. I have male friends, and I think it’s great that my husband has female friends. Sheesh. I was on the verge of giving up on The Leftovers, mainly because I was feeling weighed down by the constant darkness, but the different threads starting coming together in such a compelling way in the last episode. Excellent cast and storytelling!

      • eliza says:

        It is dark and I go away feeling depressed and that is good, because it meansthe actors and writers are making me feel real emotions from the acting and storyline. I have become a fan of the show.

    • Bee says:

      Evil Aniston??? She has been treated with kid gloves and basically called a saint for how she “survived” a divorce as if she survived an attack!
      She has her PR team to thank for the lonely spinster image….she created it through interviews.

      • H2O says:

        She survived all the shit that Brad and Angie flung at her. The divorce part was nothing in comparison.

      • Bridget says:

        Its not exactly surviving anything when your ex husband moves on and has kids when you got divorced because it turned out you didn’t want kids in the first place. It sucks, and sometimes people change their minds or simply didn’t realize what they did or DIDN’T want, but it’s not exactly survival there.

      • Lydia Says says:

        @Bee says: That spinster image that she created made her millions. I have a feeling she will continue to milk that poor Jen and spinster image till she’s 80.Lol

    • Adrien says:

      Ann Dowd (Patty) is the only reason why I watch it. Last week, it was heartbreaking to see Patty take her own life. Sorry spoilers.

    • FLORC says:

      A guy and a girl can absolutely be friends with no other attractions. I’m friends wih guys and have a husband. I don’t think of them that way at all.
      It’s more of an outside perspective. Some people act like they’re in the early stages of flirting when making new friends. I can see how to an outside party it looks that way.
      I doubt they’re hooking up. I do think they’re botth attractive, successful people and there’s some mild flirting, but nothing acted upon.

      And Aniston created that image all on her own and Bee said. Her PR team and years and years of on off again relationships. Her PR team will always realease info on such or upcoming roles to their goto mags. US Weekly and People being the favorites because they get it straight from the mouthpieces. And that much is released when Pitt/Jolie news comes out it can’t be just a coincidence. Yea, it’s a carefully calculated image.

      I like Aniston. She’s a great busisness woman and investor. And an ok actress in a great mash up cast. I think she’s clinging for the fame she use to have though.

  5. Luca26 says:

    I really could only see Justin starting an affair if The Leftovers was a runaway hit which it isn’t. He still needs the Aniston name and fan base. Still the way he dumped his ex I wouldn’t put it past him to do the same to Jen if and when a day comes that he doesn’t need her.

    • Abbott says:

      Bazinga, Detective Luca26. Your observation is making me think that the rumors may be being leaked to generate some interest in the boring bag of moving picture boring.

      Does Theroux have Huvane on his team?

    • Talie says:

      True. I hate to be cynical about it for Jen’s sake, but you’re right.

    • Josefa says:

      That’s what I thought too. His show is not the hit it was hyped to be, financially or critically. He has to do something to spark interest in it.

      • Diana says:

        I agree. Too bad the show is, in my opinion, so boring I’d rather do laundry and household chores than sit through an episode.

      • Josefa says:

        I think the plot would make a better movie than a series. 2 hours with a good script could make something very interesting and thrilling. I feel like in the series you have a million scenes where nothing happens.

      • anoymous says:

        They should have made a movie about the Leftovers this sitcom should have been canceled it does not work. There are too many other interesting things to watch on TV. Justin is not going anywhere he knows which side is bread is buttered.

    • The Original G says:

      Aniston’s fan base are not the target market for ANY Theroux type endeavor. He’s doing a totally different thing.

      • Luca26 says:

        Aniston’s fan base may not traditionally be the target for a nihilistic drama like the Leftovers but it’s definitely helped the show to have the Aniston name attached peripherally. For instance People.com does a weekly recap which I can’t imagine happening with it’s middling ratings and almost nil cultural buzz if it weren’t for her connections.

      • The Original G says:

        Well, I can agree to disagree, but Aniston is a definite negative for the market for this show.

  6. eribra says:

    These pictures reminded me how much I like Liv.

    • Kristen says:

      Yep, I always loved her. She’s gorgeous and seems sweet and funny.

    • Mike says:

      Liv Tyler certainly seems like a nice person and she is really beautiful. The way she poses and her body style reminds me of a more mature version of Kendall Jenner. Not meant as an insult to Liv but they do have similar bodies and faces in my opinion.

    • Sal says:

      Liv is a very beautiful woman. She seems really sweet and down to earth too.

  7. Jayna says:

    When she was on WWHL, she said nice things about Justin but also mentioned Jennifer Aniston. I like Liv a lot.

    I don’t believe anything is going on. I don’t even see those two together anyway. He seems to like shorter, more petite women anyway. Liv at 5’10″ is taller than him even without heels on.

    • funcakes says:

      I love Justin but even I had to laugh at the “petite woman” comment.
      I’m going over to the LeAnn rimes comments to see your what you say about her. LOL!

    • Esmom says:

      She might be taller than him but in the photos he appears taller than her. Maybe he’s standing on a box, lol, which my ex’s sister’s husband did (actually it was a step) for their wedding portrait.

  8. Adrien says:

    I don’t know what’s going on with Leftovers. The only reason why I still watch it is because Ann Dowd. She’s no longer part of the show but I continue to watch in case they bring her back.

  9. jessica6 says:

    Nah. He knows who feeds and waters him. Mama Aveeno has the moola, the smarts and the Smart Water to keep her skeevy skateboarding phallic symbol in check and on a short leash.

    • Blythe says:

      If you can’t take a little time out to plan your wedding, maybe you shouldn’t get married. You mean to tell me you’re too busy to plan the union between yourself and the love of your life? If I was marrying the love of my life, I’d clear all plans, if I had to, to make sure we married within 12 months. That “I’m too busy” defense is so weak.

      • FLORC says:

        There might be an ongoing battle like a prenup?

        Aniston has the resources and time. She had time between millers and her current filming. She’s taken a few vacations in that time. A wedding could have been taken care of by now. Seems like it’s being dragged out or postponed.

      • MrsBPitt says:

        @Blythe…plus, I’m sure all these rich celebs hire someone to plan the wedding, and they just look at pictures and say “yes” or “no”…Its not like they are running around trying to buy centerpieces for the tables!

      • funcakes says:

        At this point of their live a justice of the peace would do and then a small ceremony for friends later

    • eva says:


      It’s funny, cause it’s true.

  10. kcarp says:

    the thing that sucks about working at home you can’t have a faux relationship with a coworker.

  11. Upshot says:

    Celebitchy, you crack me up.

  12. MrsBPitt says:

    I’m not saying anything is going on, but Liv and justin look like they have more chemistry in pics, than Jen and Justin ever do!

  13. funcakes says:

    When I saw pictures of them for the first time the the other day I thought.the had a lot of chemistry. Then I thought they are definitely doing the deed. Jen is in big trouble because it look as though Justin is having a great time with liv. Whenever Justin and Jen are together it looks like he’s on a lesh.
    And since veiwing the leftovers I have a new respect for him. He is awesome!
    But in the words of the great Liz Lemon, “Vajay Jay upgrade! ”
    My condolences to Jen

  14. shannon says:

    hmm…that pic of Justin on the tv and her dog…what’s the point in posting that? it would not surprise me if they have something on the side.

    • Ag says:

      i found that one really odd too. like “too much” almost. why pause the screen and then take a pic of him with your dog in the forefront?

    • doofus says:

      I think it’s because Theroux and the dog have similar poses and “expressions”?…

      I think it was done for humorous purposes. if they did have something going on “on the side”, I REALLY doubt she’d make it at all obvious or even suspected by doing something like this. when you’re cheating, you don’t want to give anyone ANY indication of what’s going on.

      ‘course, I could be wrong, but it doesn’t make sense to me that, if they were fooling around, they’d put anything out there that would indicate it.

      • Ag says:

        i see what you mean about him and the dog having the same pose and expression. :)

        and i agree, i don’t think she’d publicize it if they had something going on, since he’s engaged etc. i just think that the picture is odd. maybe she has a crush on him or something, who knows.

  15. Whatwhatnot says:

    I think it’s more that Liv has a work crush on Justin and it probably won’t go further than that. They do look like they really enjoy each other’s company.
    I however, have always felt that Justin was on a “come up” when he hooked up with Aniston. I just get that vibe from their whole relationship. I think Aniston is into having him as a BF but I think he’s not necessarily head over heels for her, and find him a bit opportunistic. Especially when he dumped his long time GF really quick once Aniston came into the picture.

  16. mkyarwood says:

    Her new BF is way hotter.

  17. TheRealMaya says:

    Isn’t this what Jeniopaths call karma? How you get him is how you lose, right?

    Jennifer cheated with Justin for months behind his then partner of 14 years. Jennifer even dared to introduce him as her partner to her co workers 5 months before Heidi dumped Justin. She also released those pictures of her being lovey dovey with Justin (taken by Percy Terry R) a week after Justin threw Heidi out of their apartment.

    Well while I don’t believe Liv will ever do this – I can totally believe that Jennifer freaked out. She will be judging others by her own low standards.

    • Sal says:

      Your whole post, but THIS especially: “I can totally believe that Jennifer freaked out. She will be judging others by her own low standards. ” She’ll freak out as only a seasoned homewrecker can. After all, she of all people knows what he is capable of.

  18. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    From the side he looks like Enrique Iglesias – bailamos Liv!

  19. Midnight says:

    Can someone tell me who designed Jennifer Aniston’s engagement ring?

  20. Jenny12 says:

    Liv seems more his type than Jennifer, but he’s not going to mess with his new lifestyle.

  21. Tippy says:

    I don’t know about Liv, but it’s been reported that Justin is often seen bar hopping in NYC.

    Seems a tad odd for an engaged homebody who doesn’t drink.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Jennifer hired a PI to keep an eye on him.

  22. Francis says:

    Gawwwd I hope so, just for the new “Jen Anniston loses her fiancé ” headlines ,it would bring Loads of good days of gossiping. :)

  23. A. Key says:

    The gossip would be great (I’m mean, I know): “Aniston dumped for a much hotter and younger star, AGAIN” lol

  24. TedTheodoreLogan says:

    Liv Tyler has a boyfriend.

  25. Shellie says:

    He left his long term girlfriend for Aniston, why wouldn’t he do it again?

    • Tippy says:

      He eventually will.

      “Once a cheater, always a cheater”

      Liv does appear to be totally enamored with him, so perhaps there’s more to Justin Theroux than meets the eye.

  26. Sal says:

    Wouldn’t surprise me. He did meet Aniston when he was still living with Bivens. Its his M.O, after all.

  27. Mischa Jane says:

    I love Liv’s Instagram. She takes cool pictures and I like her taste in things. And yes, she is NOT a narcissistic twit who posts constant selfies.

  28. H2O says:

    Liv needed press so crushing on Justin and talking about his bulge have got her some. Good for her. I Hope she got some acting lessons in the last few years.

    • lisa2 says:

      Wow that is some shade against Liv.

      I’m not a fan of Aniston or her guy. wouldn’t watch anything they are in. But according to Liv, she and Justin have been friends for some time. She said they live around the corner from each other.

      after reading your finger wagging post earlier, I guess the none fans are not the only ones that can post something negative without any proof. I saw a picture of Gerard Butler with his finger up Jennifer’s butt. All I see in these pics are two people blowing bubbles.

      Liv can do better

  29. TOPgirl says:

    Uh Oh…i see a storm coming! Jennifer better get ready again!

  30. Vl says:

    They make for a hotter couple than Jen and Justin.
    Liv makes him look good.

  31. JoJo says:

    Liv actually mentioned Justin’s “lovely fiance Jennifer Aniston” on Watch What Happens Live. I watch it every night and saw the show. I’m no big Aniston fan (indifferent about her) I like Liv a lot, but honestly, I don’t feel like she’s Justin’s type. Just a vibe I get – I think he genuinely probably gravitates toward more high-maintenance women. Also, I have to say – I can’t really blame Jennifer for being insecure. Let’s be realistic – yes, of course it’s possible for men and women to be friends, but how many true male/female relationships do you know in Hollywood that haven’t turned into something more. The industry is a completely different world than we live in. I really can’t fault her for being insecure.

  32. Tracy says:

    Liv has been getting serious with David Beckham’s good buddy Dave Gardner. There are pics of them around. He’s really nice looking and a sharp dresser too.

    Funny, as she and Dave have been seeing each other the entire time she’s been posting pics of Justin on her IG. Maybe it is show promo. Amy Brenneman mentioned Justin’s buldge as well. They just don’t care about her because she’s married, and it’s not a juicy story.

    Justin has known Liv for 10 plus years, and he does have quite a few women friends….Amy Sedaris and Mary Louise Parker amongst them. L&S claimed Jen was left at the altar in their last edition. Can’t seem to make up their minds, can they?

    I’m not a mega fan, but I like JA and think she deserves happiness as much as anyone else. If this is a great relationship, and it appears to be after reading all of Justin’s Leftovers promo interviews, I’m happy for her. I hope Liv and Dave are happy as well. Both have boys the same age, and he has custody of his son.

    I also just noticed that both Jennifer and Justin are appearing on Chelsea Handler’s last show on E! …Next week.

  33. Bliss says:

    Let’s spout Aniston hens favourite mantra they have regurgated for years when it was about Pitt :

    “Once a cheater, always a cheater, isn’t it, Justin ?”

    Joke aside, i don’t see evidence that they are boning. You can have a close friendly relationship with a man, even if you are a beautiful woman.

  34. Michele says:

    I don’t care one bit I just love that Manniston is probably freaking out LOL! Oh good times. They are a much hotter couple anyway. Manniston is a dork.