Pairs Division: Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston at “The Leftovers” Premiere

Posted on June 24, 2014

These two make the oddest couple to us. He’s the very definition of “pretentious” and she’s based her entire career on a “relatable gal” persona. And you can see that in their public style choices:


Justin-Theroux-Jennifer-Aniston-The-Leftovers-TV-Show-Premiere-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attends the premiere of “The Leftovers” at the NYU Skirball Center in New York City. Justin Theroux is wearing Dior Homme.

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That collar bar just gave us a SPLITTING headache. In fact, the pretension vibrations are so strong that it’s affecting our inner ear and we might just pass out at any second.  If it weren’t for the whole “getting punched in the face” risk, we’d be compelled to walk up to him and rip that thing off, if we were working in our rightful roles as Red Carpet Police. The rest of the look is fine. Boring, but fine. It’s a nice-looking suit, at least. We can’t make any claims about fit when he’s got his arm wrapped around her in every picture. If he’d just unbuttoned the top button or, even better, worn a tie of some sort, he’d probably be getting a near-perfect score, but THAT COLLAR BAR. We cannot. SCORE: 5/10.

She looks like she brought her favorite puffy-ass skirt and blingy shoes into the office that day and changed into them to meet him at his premiere … where he asked her to hold his watch for him because, in his words, “It’s all about the collar bar tonight, babe. I am ROCKING this shit.” Granted, it’s not her night, but still. She looks pretty half-assed. And puffy-assed. Seriously, is that skirt inflatable or something? SCORE: 5/10. 

COMBINED SCORE: 5/10.  We cannot “meh” hard enough.

By the way, the ads for this series don’t exactly make it look all that compelling. It just looks like a more contemplative version of The Walking Dead, without, y’know, the walking dead.





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  • RussellH88

    The Book the series is based on was pretty good, it was focused much more on the mundane of the rapture whereas the show seems to be playing it big.

    As for these chuckleheads: He looks like a low rent, hipster version of Daniel Day-Lewis and she’s wearing a button-up from target and a trashbag around her waist. It’s bad.

    • Sam Smith

      That is an insult to DDL.

    • dmkava

      Little Children was great, but the religious subject of The Leftovers scared me away. I’ll have to check it out

  • Sorry, yawning too hard to be able to muster a better comment.

  • Karen Belgrad

    I love the “Be me/Do me” vibe of touching her man in every photo… like she’s reassuring the mere mortals that they are still a couple. Noting also that he keeps on hand on her as well, but she is holding on for publicity-life.

    • AlisonS

      “Look I’m touching him. Would I be touching him like this if I didn’t love him? Or at least like him?”
      Maybe they should have done a couple of parking lot tours before hitting the red carpet.

      • Kent Roby

        Reese’s peeps have control of all the really good parking lots.

        • AlisonS

          And she can’t go to NYC because Tay owns those sidewalks!

    • We love when our kittens see our book in action. That passage in chapter 5 about couples on the red carpet is 100 percent in effect here.

      • Karen Belgrad

        “Be Me or Do Me” Bingo is my favorite celebrity online hobby!

    • “Look! My bra is showing! We *totally* have as much limo-sex as Liev and Naomi”

    • @Biting Panda

      “I am nearly falling over with laughter. I’m soooooo happy because we are soooooo in love!”

    • Danielle

      The hand with the giant engagement ring on display for all the cameras, of course.

      • Karen Belgrad

        Oooh… I wonder if that could be a new game. “If the ginormous ring is not prominently displayed in photographs, expect a conscious uncoupling in the near future”

      • Sam Smith

        Yeah, that is how I read it, how to pose in every shot so the ginormous ring is front and center. More about the ring and way less about the touchy/feely.

    • Gatto Nero

      It does come off as more than a little desperate. Sad.

    • Anna

      Their body language is hilarious.

      Photos 1-3 look as if even they’re not entirely convinced of their little love story, as they’re both leaning away from each other. Then in the last two they’re all, “Shit! The cameras!!! HAHAHAH, OMG, you’re SO FUNNY. My hand here shows how much I like, totally love you, right?!”

      • Kayceed

        Oh gawd yes. For all the touchy-feelyness, it is STIFF. Bodies don’t lie. The fact that these Professional Actors can’t pull off better body language is indeed hilarious.

        • Anna

          VERY stiff and unnatural.

      • megohd

        This whole series belongs in an Us Weekly spread about celebrity body language.

    • zenobar

      There seems to be some actual clutching happening in the second photo.

    • MaggieMae

      You Bitter Kittens are so astute AND funny today! Exhibit A out of the book!

    • Man Dala

      That was my observation too, but if she needs to reassure it so badly is it because maybe they no longer are? Their body language is very awkward.

  • Wink

    I like them as individuals, but agree that they make an odd couple. What they’re wearing isn’t worthy of discussion.

  • gayle

    Well this show looks rather depressing and pretentious so I guess it is perfect for him. They look okay but forgettable.

    So is this wedding ever going to happen or will there be a dramatic breakup in the fall?

  • teensmom99

    Wait, are they a couple. I never would have known. I’m glad they read their copy of Be Me or Do Me so that I can now know that all those rumors are wrong and they are still in love. I loved the PerrotrBooj.

  • AlisonS

    Does his face look weird? I get it’s been a minute since he guest starred at Carrie’s love interest of the week on SatC but… there’s something weird about the face. Is it the eyeliner? Maybe I’m just too blinded by the collar bar to see his clearly.

    • Sarah

      They both have the same eye makeup. That’s kind of freaking ME out, dunno if that’s what’s up for you…

      • teensmom99

        Well, Jen & Brad used to have the same dye job so why shouldn’t she and Justin have the same eye make-up?

    • mommyca

      oh… which season of SATC was that? I didn’t remember him from the show…

      • Introspective

        season 2 ep 15, where he’s a short story writer with a premature ejaculation problem… valerie harper plays his mom. loved that ep. so funny and valerie was quite adorable as the guest star. ive loved her in everything ive seen her in. hoping she gets better.

        and yeah as for these two, im SO not buying it. whatever. yawn. but jennifer’s hair does look better than its looked in a long time.

        • mommyca

          thanks! I will have to look it up… 🙂
          and you are right: her hair looks fabulous!

    • kimmeister

      His face indeed looks different, I don’t know that I would have recognized him without JA hanging off of him. I think part of it is that I’m just not used to seeing him so smiley. He looks like a mashup of Sasha Baron Cohen and Pierce Brosnan here.

      • AlisonS

        I feel like he’s gotten eye work done. He looks like Kenny Rogers post-work done.

  • Sophie

    Hate the ballooning skirt and the watch. I was too distracted by his exaggerated smile to notice his collar bar at first.

  • Kent Roby

    I would guess that they get along famously when naked (both have ridiculous bodies and seem to have the sense of humor to keep things fun), but they’re doing nothing for me sartorially. I hardly recognized him; his hair and brows appear much darker than I remember them being.

    • @Biting Panda

      Naked is the only way these two are ever interesting.

      • Kent Roby

        Yes, particularly him in Six Feet Under, and her in Horrible Bosses.

        • Shawn EH

          They should only appear in or near a hot tub.

        • kimmeister

          He had a good showing in one of the Charlie’s Angels movies too.

          • Kent Roby

            Yes, and he was funny (and mostly naked) in that silly commune film with Jen (that’s where they met) and Jason Bateman.

  • PinkyK

    We have a flag on the play; illegal use of unnecessary jewelry on a male. 10 bitch slaps penalty and repeat first down.

    • Kitten Mittons

      If there were real rules and penalties like this, I think my hubs would get more into fashion. I approve of this idea.

      • Kayceed

        That is a fashion book for men waiting to be written.

        • Kitten Mittons

          I will ponder this, not a bad idea….

  • Sarah

    Her shoes are cool. Her dress is not. He looks like that maitre’ d you hate because he seated you by the kitchen and you think it’s probably because he didn’t like your outfit.

    • demidaemon

      So, a major douche is what you mean.

  • Gatto Nero

    Her face and hair are pretty, but the side seams on that dress are wonky. Are they ruched, ballooned out, altered; is there a pocket? The shoes are great but don’t go with this look.
    Re: Justin: what you guys said.

  • Viviennne

    best laugh of the morning – however, both are pretentious …… cause we’re still not over Brad and Angelina.

  • MarissaLG

    I feel like the collar bar could work on the right person. RPatz, maybe?

    • Kent Roby

      I want to give him credit for wearing the collar bar (for doing something different), but it’s defined as something to hold the collars down underneath the knot of a tie. This, to me, is like wearing sock garters without socks or suspenders without pants; it just makes no sense whatsoever.

      • MarissaLG

        Ah, I understand. Well, if he wanted a little bit of sparkle, he should have gone for a nice, elegant brooch instead!

        • Kent Roby

          I often wore vintage rhinestoned broaches (usually missing a few stones, which meant I could buy them for next to nothing!) at the top of a buttoned up shirt back in the glorious 80’s! Flock of Seagulls hair with glitter gel, pajama shirt with broach, vintage shiny sharkskin jacket, painted-on pants, and hightops; I was quite the vision!
          ETA: which means that I would not hate on anyone showing up with a rhinestoned broach!

          • Glam Dixie

            I hope there is extensive photographic evidence, it sounds fabulous!

          • Constant Reader

            I used to do the same pajama shirt with rhinestone brooch, but with a miniskirt and ballet flats. Hair was a curly bob on one side and over-the-ears short on the other. Ah, the 80s.

          • Kayceed

            I wore similar getups and am female. Long live the androgynous ’80s fashions!

      • kimmeister

        The mental visual of suspenders without pants is cracking me UP!

      • demidaemon

        I want to know how one wears suspenders without pants.

        Wait, nevermind, i just remembered how one does it. And it usually involves a pride parade or a porn shoot.

  • I thought their romance was simply a National Enquirer-generated rumor. My bad.

  • Mothra

    I think I saw that skirt on a DIY board on Pinterest the other day.

  • suzinrva

    I get so sad about Justin Theroux (Thor-ew) considering that he comes from a family of gifted intellectuals. He is like the dumb cousin. For a better Theroux check out Louis. I like him the most!

    • AnaRoW

      Why exactly? I’ve never thought of him as being remotely dumb.

      • suzinrva

        I did not say he is dumb – just that his achievements are slightly more low brow that the artistic endeavors of others in his family. I hope that his part in The Leftovers brings some heft to his career and potentially more “serious” roles. Granted he co-wrote Tropic Thunder – which is pretty awesome.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I think his MUA went to the Sarah Jessica Parker school of eyeliner application. Yikes.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    I am sure she chose that puffy skirt because she has been gestating their child for the past several years….;)

    • Karen Belgrad

      I thought the same thing!!!!!!

  • mommyca

    She has always worn that gold watch… it’s definitely not his… She usually wears big watches…
    I’m intrigued by his new show, so I guess I’ll give it a try…

  • Daisy Walker

    Are they still a couple? Yuck. On my rational hate list, both individually and as a couple.

    • conniemd

      she’s definitely on my rational hate list. Him, I’m not familiar enough with to hate.

  • JulieK

    Total agreement about the collar bar. And the puffy skirt – ruins what could have been a cute shirtdress type thing.

    I read the book this series is based on, and it was pretty good, but I question how well it will translate into a series.

  • James

    I can’t stand either one of them, so I’d give them a 0.5/10.

  • Ebto

    Anybody else getting a Richard Nixon vibe off of him? A very happy Richard Nixon, it’s true, but still…

  • MilaXX

    The show looks silly. The only other zombie show I like is In the Flesh on BBCA. Meh about his look. I also thought work to evening with her look. In my version she wore that dress buttoned up with a blazer and sensible shoes to the office and after work unbuttoned the top, changed shoes and removed the blazer. I’m perfectly fine with giving them a combined 5/10

  • KinoEye

    I don’t know too much about menswear, but I thought collar bars were supposed to sit under neckties to hold them in place… not to be worn as a stand-alone accessory.

    They are boring and stale. How appropriate they’re at the premiere of something called “The Leftovers.”

  • LadyVimes

    He’s wearing navy and she’s wearing black? Clashing colors. The relationship is doomed.
    (/mostly sarcasm)

  • NMMagpie

    That grin just says: “Admit it…I’m FABULOUS. Only people who are as cool as me can wear this bar.”

    In a related comment, her grin looks a tad bit strained.

  • Laylalola

    She makes him so much less interesting, and he ups her skeeze factor.

    • Shawn EH

      Or [spin doctor mode on]; she makes him more relatable, and he ups her coolness factor!

  • siriuslover

    I like her blouse. It’s much better than the shapeless towels she usually wears. And who wears collar bars in the twenty-first century? Do they still have a place (that’s a serious question)?

    • julnyes

      I think they do if wore with a tie. By themselves they are just silly.

  • Shawn EH

    I’m thinking the show is going to be more like the final season of Lost, all the time. Also, these two: opposites attract!

  • GeoDiva

    Pretty sad when the only thing you notice is her huge, ill-fitting watch….even the huge diamond ring is lost in the picture.

    • Shawn EH

      I dunno, the watch looks a little stuffy for Justin; maybe it was her dad’s?

  • smb

    The book The Leftovers is fantastic and the story has *nothing* to do with zombies at all and barely anything supernatural. The premise is that 2% of the world’s population just vanishes one day, with no rhyme or reason. The story is about how our cultures deal with grief and loss, with cracks this loss forms in our carefully constructed societies. What happens when we experience tremendous, nonsensical loss (and does any kind of death make sense?) at a personal level and simultaneously at a community level, a national level and so on. How do people cope? When and if do people decide to try to find joy again in their lives? I found the book both very entertaining from the story and characters and truly profound for examining how I felt about my father’s death. It’s what literature does best: create a story that both realistically through characters and somewhat metaphorically through situations, helps us examine the way we view the world.

    • Sam Smith

      I’m hoping its good, going through Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon Valley withdrawal.

  • dschubba

    Can’t you almost hear the imaginary photographer shouting directions at Jen? “Yes! You’re proud! You’re thrilled! You’re a little turned on! You’re a lioness in a weird skirt! Hands off, ladies, he’s yours! Show the ring! Show the ring! Perrrrfect! Yes!”

  • stubbornthoughts

    They look happy, and I want to hang out with them. That is all.

  • Vee

    Everytime I see him, all that runs through my head is “Give us the rings”, that’s it. I get no other reaction from him.

  • marlie

    Her skirt though – what the hell is up with that?? AND her outfit is boring as sin. He gives off overwhelmingly strong douchefumes, but I’m sort of concerned that I think he’s really hot in the trailers for The Leftovers. Like, I’m trying to convince myself that it couldn’t possibly be him.

    • kimmeister

      It looks like a shirtdress to me with a random velvet belt.

      • marlie

        It could be. It still sucks, though. 🙂

    • FibonacciSequins

      If she hadn’t already been through 200 fake pregnancies in the media, I’d suggest she was hiding a little baby bump under there. It’s the perfect dress for it.

  • ChristySchiff


    Sorry, didn’t mean to get all up in everyone’s business – I just really love the points. Thanks!

    • kimmeister

      It’s been a while!

  • Janet B

    I’d give her an extra point for wearing something other than a towel.

  • kimmeister

    He gets a point for wearing an undershirt though, right? Because that shirt is blindingly white.

  • DeniseSchipani

    I’m planning to avoid this show. I’m a little afraid of it. The book, by Tom Perrotta, is excellent, but I don’t see how it translates to HBO series-hood without just descending into zombie territory. Weird.

    • MarieLD

      I have the book on my TBR list. (Which is more than 7 pages long.) I’m glad to hear you like it. I’m going to avoid the series, though.

    • Fay Dearing

      I don’t see how it can work as a series at all. I haven’t read it, but from what I’ve seen online no one knows why 2% of the people vanish. That works for literature, but I can’t see how that’s going to work for TV. They’re going to be under heavy pressure to reveal why the people vanished and that’s only going to be explainable by religion or aliens (in my opinion.) I can’t see a TV series about a large group of people going through the grieving process as all that interesting.

  • CPK1

    They both looks so orange. Her legs in particular.

  • uprightcitizen

    I used to wear a collar bar like that in the late 70s/early 80s in high school. I even had a shirt that came with one, with wee little holes in the collar for it. But it was to be worn UNDER a necktie, not instead of one. The late 80s look of wearing a piece of jewelry instead of a tie was not that you wore a collar bar … you wore a very cool brooch (a very masculine one, of course). Aaahh. That was some crazy shit. But it was fun.

  • Terri Terri

    Her hair is pretty.

  • Lily

    These two are quinoa-and-broccoli-lunch boring.

  • decormaven

    How utterly tiring to have to pose with hands on each other just to show the “couple-ness.” The dear uncles’ scores were too kind- this is a snoozefest of a look for both of them.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    Uncles you made my day with this report!!!!

  • GhostOfMisterPamuk

    I am surprised T&L did not have anything to say about Justin’s Lady Clairol hair. He is one of Hollywood’s worst offenders.

  • FibonacciSequins

    You’ve nailed what’s weird about them – they don’t match. I do like his suit and shoes here, but I’m often eye-rolling at his attire.

    All the gapping and bagging and wrinkling of her dress is bugging me.

  • ChiKat67

    I saw a preview of the premier, it’s quite good and I’ve never read the book.

  • Pamdela

    Dark Willow in “Buffy”: “Bored now.”

  • E.Nelson

    …maybe they like each other?

    She’s extremely similar to Angelina this way: she dresses very simply and normally in blacks whites and creams, with the occasional blue thrown in. Function and comfort over fashion forward or showing off style.

    Hate the collar bar, hate her pool toy skirt, but they look happy, and that makes them look nicer than they should.

    Also I love men’s watches on women.

  • breathlss79


  • Dan_In_NYC

    He looks….. “refreshed.” That is all.

  • fursa_saida

    It freaks me out how they’ve perfectly matched their artificial skin tones.

  • colorjunky

    Is he gay or is my gadar off?

    • ktr33

      same thought here

      • colorjunky

        I know, right?! It’s like the elephant in the room.

  • Man Dala

    Their body language is so awkward. I find it hard to believe that couple is working fine.

  • dmkava

    he’s trying so hard to be “NYC cool” why is she dating him?

    • AnaRoW

      See I get the feeling he’s trying to hard to look happy. He’s not someone who grins a lot so the look is weird on him (to me anyway).

  • TwiddlyStun

    That skirt is weird! It can’t be puffy-assed because as puffy as it is, there is no puff in the back. It looks extra-flat where a little volume is usually accepted.

  • She looks like she just wants to go home.

  • dancho

    WTF is going on with her tortured-looking, veiny feet in those shoes?

  • ktr33

    There used to be a column in the dear departed print edition of The Onion, in which the writer regularly referred to J.Aniston as BEIGE. Everything about her — beige.

  • Columbinia

    Maybe Jen should start dating someone outside of showbiz, or at least someone on the other side of the camera.

  • JynxTheCat

    I guess she is supposed to be America;s sweetheart but she always struck me as the meanest girl in the cafeteria.