A couple of weeks ago, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux confirmed their split. It's over. But hey, they're still friends.
Since their confirmation, they haven't been very outspoken ... but now, Justin Theroux is finally breaking his Instagram silence.
So what does he have to say?
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston's relationship did not last forever.
Though the couple only mentioned going their separate ways when they announced to the world that they were going to remain friends, it was clear to many that they've resolved to divorce.
The fact that they can go through a split so amicably is a sign that their bond is healthy and strong.
While fans wonder and tabloids speculate about what went wrong, the couple themselves don't seem to feel especially driven to tell the world anything beyond that they're breaking up and will remain friends.
But now, Justin Theroux has broken his silence on Instagram.
In the captions beside some adorable photos, Theroux wrote:
"Texas!!! [star emoji]"
A star emoji. Get it? Because Texas is the Lone Star State.
"Another very inspiring visit with the incredible people and pups @austinpetsalive."
Not only is it wonderful that he lends his fame and platform to such a worthy cause -- no-kill shelters and animal adoption -- but he has to know that interest in his social media activity is at a high point.
His captions marvel at the work that the people at the shelter do.
"I cannot understand how they do what they do, day after day, so consistently and lovingly to save so many dogs and cats."
And he endorses anyone and everyone going by to see the precious dogs.
"I HIGHLY recommend going in and getting your nose bit by a toothless baby pitbull."
That is a very compelling sales pitch.
"These two aren’t yet ready to go, but when they are go get em..."
He gives some shout outs.
"Oh! And hey Houston! You have a Pets Alive no kill shelter there too! @houstonpetsalive Thank you APA!"
He then adds a series of tags.
"#pitbull #austin #texas #adoptdontshop #seniordogsrule ...and #selenagomez"
That last one, while falling short of actually tagging Selena Gomez, is followed by a lengthy message that is perhaps the most absurd use of Instagram tagging that we've ever seen.
That reads: "Yeah, that's right, Selena. I did it to you again. But if you saw these guys you'd do whatever you could, too. Also, I know you're chill like that."
Now, Selena Gomez and Jennifer Aniston are known to be friends, which is almost certainly how Justin Theroux and Selena know each other.
But it's funny that he should mention her.
After all, Jennifer Aniston was spotted cozying up to The Weeknd at Ellen DeGeneres' birthday party ... in a photo snapped by Oprah herself.
The two of their exes were spotted side-by-side, and now he's (almost) messaging Selena Gomez with animal adoption.
Some might wonder if he's looking to get revenge.
Much more likely, however, Justin Theroux knows that Selena has a weakness for puppies (who doesn't?) and also that her Instagram power is unmatched.
Who better to help get the word out than a fellow Texan?