“Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend Jennifer Aniston accepted his proposal of marriage,” Theroux’s representative said.
Aniston’s rep also confirmed to The Huff Post that she is, in fact, engaged.
Theroux and Aniston first met about five years ago when he worked on the set of “Tropic Thunder” — a film Theroux co-wrote with Ben Stiller. However, they began dating only in May 2011, before going on to co-star in the 2012 comedy, “Wanderlust.”
Since then, Aniston and Theroux have been almost inseparable. Before dating Aniston, Theroux — also known for writing screenplays, including “Iron Man 2” — was in a longtime relationship with costume designer Heidi Bivens, accordng to NY Daily News. This will be Theroux’s first marriage.
Aniston had high-profile relationships with John Mayer and Vince Vaughn that didn’t last long. Aniston, 43, was previously married to Brad Pitt. Her first union in divorce after five in 2005, when Pitt fell in love with actress Angelina Jolie, and Aniston’s love life has been followed assiduously ever since by the world’s celebrity media.
No wedding date was announced.
Aniston and recently bought a $21 million California mansion to call home. They had been shacking up for the past few months in a $40,000-a-month Beverly Hills home.
The engagement didn’t come as surprise to friends of the couple. Aniston has even made it clear that she’s smitten by Theroux. In an interview last year on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Aniston gushed that Theroux was “really cute” and a “great actor.”
The speculations about Aniston’s love life irked the actress since her divorce.
“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 This Morning” earlier this year. In the same interview, she said she was happier than she’d ever been.
Pitt and Jolie announced their engagement in April but have not publicly set a wedding date.
News of Aniston and Theroux’s engagement comes on the heels of Friday’s speculation that her ex and Angelina Jolie would be getting married this weekend at the couple’s French chateau, but almost as quickly as they started, the rumors were laid to rest.