THREAT­ENED BY AN­OTHER WO­MAN

Jen­nifer Anis­ton’s in­se­cu­ri­ties flare up over Justin Th­er­oux’s close re­la­tion­ship with Amy Sedaris

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She knew they’d been good friends for years. But when Justin Th­er­oux, 45, told Jen­nifer Anis­ton he’d cho­sen his long­time best friend, Amy Sedaris, to be one of his grooms­men at their Au­gust 2015 wed­ding, “Jen was floored,” says a friend. “She wanted Justin to be happy, but part of her couldn’t help but be sus­pi­cious that he wanted an­other wo­man to stand next to him on their wed­ding day.”

That sus­pi­cion has never gone away. In Touch has learned that Jen, 47, has never been com­fort­able with Justin’s more than 15-year friend­ship with Amy, 55 — and Jen’s jeal­ousy has got­ten even worse. “She just doesn’t get the Justin-amy best friend ar­range­ment,” ex­plains the friend. “She’s in­cred­i­bly jeal­ous of the whole setup and is al­ways afraid that some­thing more is go­ing on than jok­ing around when the two get to­gether. Justin says she is his dear­est fe­male friend and that’s it, but Jen is in­cred­i­bly threat­ened by Amy.”

And Jen’s made it known. “Af­ter they got mar­ried, she told Justin she wanted him to end the phone calls with Amy. But it never hap­pened,” says the friend. “And now he’s closer to Amy than ever. They’re al­ways trad­ing In­sta­gram mes­sages and Jen’s grown re­sent­ful that Justin spends more time com- mu­ni­cat­ing with Amy when he’s on lo­ca­tion than with his own wife. Jen feels she should be his go-to call at the end of the day, not Amy.”

Justin has al­ways felt a strong con­nec­tion with Amy. The Strangers With Candy star met Justin in the early 2000s when she was wait­ress­ing at a restau­rant Justin used to fre­quent with his late friend and co-star Philip Sey­mour Hoff­man. “Amy was a key part of Justin’s life for a good decade be­fore he got close with Jen,” says the friend, ex­plain­ing that the kin­dred spir­its quickly be­came BFFS and later worked to­gether on a few pro­jects. “They have a spe­cial bond.”

That bond of­ten leaves Jen feel­ing left out — and jeal­ous. “Justin and Amy are com­edy bud­dies who riff off each other’s funny lines and ob­ser­va­tions in a way that Justin’s never been able to do with Jen,” says the friend. “Jen can’t stand not be­ing in on the joke. It’s like Justin and Amy have their own lit­tle world and she’s not in­vited.” Jen has con­fronted Justin about it. “She’s asked him more than once if he and Amy were lovers at one point, and he’s de­nied it ev­ery time,” says the friend. “While Amy’s not a clas­sic beauty, she has a warmth and hu­mor that make her in­cred­i­bly at­trac­tive. That’s not lost on Jen.”

Jen wants her hus­band all to her­self, es­pe­cially now that he’s away work­ing yet again. “Jen just doesn’t feel like she’s No. 1 in Justin’s life,” ex­plains the friend (see side­bar). “And with their mar­riage cur­rently on shaky ground,” she’s at the point where she’s ready to tell Justin, she’s done feel­ing like his No. 2 girl. ◼

SEE­ING RED “It re­ally drives Jen up the wall when she finds Justin laugh­ing and car­ry­ing on on the phone with Amy,” says a friend.

SPE­CIAL BOND Amy (with Justin in 2006) “was in the pic­ture way be­fore Jen ever came around,” says the friend. “They un­der­stand each other.”

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