Oh man, I still feel sorry for Justin Theroux‘s ex, costume designer Heidi Bivens.
You’d think Jennifer Aniston would be above hooking up with an attached dude after the whole Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie fiasco, but NO. She worked with Justin Theroux in 2010, and back then he had a long-term, live-in girlfriend named Heidi Bivens, the real person to feel badly for in this whole mess. It was widely believed that Justin and Jenner had an affair in 2010, then began dating in the spring of 2011. Suddenly, Justin and Jennifer were “official” and Heidi suddenly moved out of the apartment she had shared with Justin for a decade. We know about the timeline because Heidi’s mother spoke to the press several times in 2011, and she’s still talking about how Justin left Heidi devastated:
Justin Theroux‘s long-term lover is still heartbroken from their split five years after he dumped her for Jennifer Aniston, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal. Costume designer Heidi Bivens, 40, who dated The Leftovers star for 14 years, has been unable to move on and find a new boyfriend since the brutal breakup, her mother Marilyn said in a shocking tell-all interview. Marilyn, 71, also revealed coldhearted Theroux lied to her daughter about his and Aniston’s budding romance after the star couple first met. Marilyn, who lives in Annandale, Virginia, once considered Theroux, 44, her son after welcoming him into their family for 14 years — until he betrayed them for a romance with the 47-year-old Friends actress.
“My baby’s heart was pierced. It was a terrible time,” Marilyn, holding back tears, told Radar after reciting a prayer. “Heidi told me what Justin had told her, that something was going to be written about him and Jennifer, that something was going on between them and he wanted her to know that it was nothing, there was nothing to it. Out of his own mouth he told my daughter there was nothing to [the news he was involved with Jennifer].”
After word Theroux and Aniston’s relationship was confirmed, Heidi spoke to her mom on the phone to break the bad news.
“And my sweet Heidi she calls me and says, ‘Oh mommy,’” said Marilyn. “I was going through cancer at the time. It was a time that hurt our family.”
Marilyn said Theroux developed a “dark and sinister” side as his acting career took off by constantly “changing faces” and struggled to separate his life from the characters he would play.
“Being an actor and the parts that you choose to play, you become those characters,” noted Marilyn. “You have to enter into everything they are to actually become. I remember once Heidi was speaking about one of his parts, she told him he played it so well and he told her, ‘I was that character.’ And I thought when you’re in that path and continue to change faces and patterns, you become the dark and sinister characters. There are children of light and children of darkness. His world was very dark.” And so is Jennifer’s, insisted the mom. “We have a choice, even if you’re not a Christian you know what’s good; you know the choice of darkness and the people who are acting out that darkness. Justin is married now to Jennifer. They are, I believe, alike in spirit. They complement one another the spirit of the world brought them together.”
Heidi seems like a really good person, and handled the breakup with a lot of class (she never did a tell-all interview, even though her mom has a lot to say). Heidi was with Justin for 14 YEARS: 20 to 34. They had built a home and a life together. So yeah, I don’t feel sorry for anyone but poor Heidi. STEP AWAY FROM THE DARKNESS, LADY!