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Jennifer Aniston to marry Justin Theroux

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Daisy Dumas

The Wanderlust co-stars became engaged over the weekend.

Engaged at last! Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

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

35 comments

  • Congratulations Jennifer! So happy for you!

    Commenter
    Stella
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    August 13, 2012, 11:44AM
    • "former Mrs Brad Pitt"

      - So, you don't think you're a prize ASS for that cheap line?

      Commenter
      Nicolas
      Date and time
      August 13, 2012, 6:46PM
  • With "furious media speculation" labelling her as "former Mrs Brad Pitt" it's no wonder she has "a string of far-from-ideal relationship scenarios"

    What self respecting man wants to be the "not-Brad Pitt"?

    I shake my head on the media for making her that way, and on her too, for encouraging the media this way.

    Commenter
    John
    Date and time
    August 13, 2012, 12:03PM
    • How did she encourage media speculation? She actually made a point of wearing an identical outfit while walking her dogs every morning, as this reduced the value of paparazzi shots!

      Commenter
      Lou
      Date and time
      August 13, 2012, 12:17PM
    • I think the blame for Jen's woes lies squarely with Angelina Jolie.

      Commenter
      sarajane
      Location
      melbourne
      Date and time
      August 13, 2012, 7:46PM
  • Congratulations Jennifer, but you knwo what is next.... baby bump rumours. Oh wait, they have already started.

    Seriously though, she seems like a nice person and I am happy for her!

    Commenter
    NSG
    Date and time
    August 13, 2012, 12:16PM
    • Actually, Jennifer has been pregnant while dating Brad Pitt, definitely pregnant on her wedding day (just as Kate Middleton was), pregnant a year later, must be pregnant by now. She jokingly said the media's mantra is "when are you going to have a baby". She was pregnant after her divorce, this one was for real. Then she was adopting, definitely adopting, signing the paperwork as we speak, bringing a baby home, then back to being pregnant. If she had wanted a baby she would of either had one by now or adopted. The media have hooked her up to Brad continually as they wanted to keep the triangle alive, which there never was one. Kate was supposedly pregnant before her wedding, on her wedding after her wedding and now.

      Congratulations! And yes the baby rumors will be flying around again.

      Commenter
      Ashley
      Location
      USA
      Date and time
      August 13, 2012, 1:56PM
  • This will be the second marriage,so there's probably one or two more to come.You can only be a real Hollywood star unless you've been married at least 3 times.

    Commenter
    Glen
    Location
    Cambletown
    Date and time
    August 13, 2012, 12:20PM
    • That's why Elizabeth Taylor was such a charitable person. She took pity on the world's down-and-outs by marrying them one by one.

      Well, apart from RB!

      Commenter
      Biff
      Location
      Randwick
      Date and time
      August 13, 2012, 1:56PM
  • Im soooo happy I just wet my duds....fair dinkum...is this really news...who gives a flying.....

    Commenter
    Jogstar
    Location
    sydney
    Date and time
    August 13, 2012, 12:21PM

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