“Friends” star Jennifer Aniston is in love and on her way to the altar. Multiple news outlets are reporting that the lucky man is Justin Theroux. The engagement was confirmed by Theroux’s rep, who said “Justin… had an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage.”
The dissolution of the Aniston’s, marriage with Pitt surprised the Hollywood community and triggered a pseudo feud with Angelina Jolie . At the time of her split with Pitt, Aniston was only 35 and very much distraught over the breakup. After seven years together, four of them as husband and wife, Pitt called it quits. Newspaper headlines gave him the benefit of the doubt until they discovered that Pitt was spending significant time with Jolie. The initial story that Pitt desired to start a family, while Aniston was unwilling was replaced by rumors implicating Jolie as a home wrecker.
On the May 25, 2005, the “Dance with Shadows” website reported that Aniston was quite shaken after picking up an extension phone in her palatial Hollywood home, only to hear intimate conversations, and euphemism for sex talk between Angelina Jolie and the once voted sexiest man in the universe. Jennifer cried foul and that was the end of the four-and-a-half year marriage of Hollywood’s most talked about celebrity couple.
Though that was more than seven years ago, it is fitting that on the weekend Aniston and the 41-year-old Theroux announce their decision to tie the knot, was the same weekend Pitt and Jolie were reportedly scheduled to be wed. Now how’s that for a coincidence.
The two have known each other for years, but started dating a year ago after working on the comedy Wanderlust.
The two moved in together and tabloids soon began predicting everything from marriage to babies for the new couple.
It will be Aniston’s second marriage and Theroux’s first.
While Pitt moved on to a long-term relationship with Angelina Jolie, Aniston had high-profile relationships with John Mayer and Vince Vaughn.
Her engagement comes four months after Pitt and Jolie announced their intentions to tie the knot.
Screenwriter and actor Theroux – whose screenwriting credits include Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2 and Rock Of Ages.
Aniston’s rep, Stephen Huvane, confirmed the engagement on Sunday night to The Associated Press. It was first reported by People.com.
Aniston is currently filming “We’re the Millers” with Jason Sudeikis. Theroux has been hired to write and direct ‘Zoolander 2,” the sequel to Ben Stiller’s beloved male model spoof.
The couple, who have been dating since May 2011, were last seen together on their tour of Europe in June. The “Friends” star whisked her man away on a romantic break to Paris, followed by a luxury stay on the island of Capri.
Naturally, this story will be milked for weeks, and expect the rumor mill to manufacture all sorts of stories pitting Aniston and Jolie against each other.