Insiders recently I revealed to Closer how Jennifer Aniston was hurt after estranged husband Justin Theroux was pictured with a string of other women following their February split.
And sources say she was left reeling over reports that Justin, 46, is now dating actress Emma Stone, 29 – someone she has always got on well with at events.
Justin and Emma – who are set to co-star in new TV series Maniac together – sparked romance rumours when they were spotted on a sushi date in New York just days before they were snapped leaving the Met Gala after-party together.
A source says, “Jen was hurt when she saw the pictures of them leaving together. They’ve been pictured together a few times now and that’s made her wonder if it’s more than friendship. With all the headlines around who he’s seeing, she’s starting to feel she can’t escape Justin and his love life.”
Since their split after two years of marriage, Justin has been linked to Olivia Munn, artist Petra Collins, Aubrey Plaza and Alexa Chung. Most recently,
he was snapped on a coffee date with 26-year-old model Erika Cardenas.
But insiders say his latest rumoured romance with the La La Land star – who Jennifer, 49, cuddled up to on the Oscars red carpet in 2015 – stings the most.
The source says, “Jen’s always been friendly with Emma when she’s seen her, so to see her linked to her ex when she’s only just split from him makes her feel awkward. Even if the rumours aren’t true, it’s still yet another woman that Justin has been seen out with since their break-up.”
Closer recently revealed how the former Friends star – who was initially linked to her ex husband, Brad Pitt, 54, in the wake of her separation – was growing close to long-term pal Jake Gyllenhaal, 37, after meeting him for dinner in New York last month.
And pals say seeing Justin and Emma’s cosy dates has made her even more determined to move on for good.
The source adds, “Jen says she’s starting to feel as if she’s in the right place for a new romance. She’s intent on focusing on herself and her future.”
Justin and Emma were seen together in New York last week
With Emma at the 2015 Oscars