JENNIFER ANISTON IS ENGAGED!
People broke the news with this statement: “Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage.”
The announcement came during Sunday night’s closing Olympics ceremony — and suspiciously on the same weekend when Jen’s ex Brad Pitt was alleged to be making husband stealer Angelina his wife.
Aniston, 43, and Theroux, 41, met on the movie set of Wanderlust and have been near-inseparable since May 2011.
It’s been seven years since Pitt walked away from Hollywood’s “happiest couple” label to become part of Hollywood’s “hottest couple.” Between then and now, the Internets and tabloids have razed a rain forest to spill ink on perpetuating Jen’s “unlucky in love” storyline. Sh’se dated Vince Vaughn, John Mayer and Gerard Butler, and each time a relationship ended the tabs turned up the violins in grief.
Now with the pending nuptials, the zeitgeist on the “Miss Lonelyhearts” frequency goes dead, or perhaps just bounces over to Cameron Diaz.
In addition to being an actor, Theroux has writing credits for Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2 and Rock of Ages. His father is noted novelist Paul Theroux, author of The Mosquito Coast>, and his mother Phyllis Theroux is a writer who previously worked for the Washington Post; his extended family is populated by writers.
Shortly after beginning to date, Aniston told Good Morning America: “Yes, I’m very happy. I’m extremely lucky, and I’m extremely happy,”
Congrats to the happy couple. Don’t forget the prenup!