Engaged at last! Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
It's official - the curse has been lifted. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are engaged.
The Friends star is due to tie the knot with her co-star of the comedy film Wanderlust, finally putting to rest some of the harsher rumours about her unlucky-in-love status.
It's no secret that the former Mrs Brad Pitt has had a string of far-from-ideal relationships, with her love life finding itself at the centre of much furious media speculation.
But the 43-year-old's fortunes seem to be changing. People magazine reports that her publicist, Stephen Huvane, confirmed the union.
"Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage."
The Huffington Post reports that Huvane has reconfirmed the happy news, saying that Theroux, 41, popped the question on August 10, just days after the couple were seen holidaying in Hawaii last week. They had been dating since May 2011 and went on to film Wanderlust together.
Though that film disappeared quickly from movie theatres after its release this year, the relationship clearly proved to have more staying power. The two moved in together and tabloids soon began predicting everything from marriage to babies.
Aniston had been a part of such speculation for years, ever since the demise of her marriage to Pitt after a five-year union in 2005. While Pitt moved on to a long-term relationship with Angelina Jolie, Aniston had high-profile relationships with the likes of John Mayer and Vince Vaughn that didn't last, leading to the common narrative: When will Jen find someone or have a child?
It's a theme that irked the actress.
"It's very narrow-minded, I think. It doesn't measure the level or my happiness or success in my life and my achievements or any of that," she told CBS's This Morning this year. In the same interview, she said she was happier than she had ever been.
This will be Theroux's first marriage. It is not clear if a wedding date has been set.
Aniston's engagement comes four months after Pitt and Jolie announced their engagement.
- with AP