It's official: Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are engaged to be married.
"Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage," his representative confirmed on Monday. Aniston, 43, and Theroux, 41, an actor-screenwriter, have been dating for more than a year. Is this her lifetime happiness after all? Dose she have your blessing?
For an American sweetheart who has it all — looks, talent, fame, fortune —Jennifer Aniston has not been lucky in love, so her engagement to actor Justin Theroux could be what her fans have long wanted for her: Happiness at last.
Or that's the hope.
"She's finally found her happy ending," says Dina Sansing, entertainment director at Us Weekly who's been reporting on Aniston for years. "We've all been through the ups and downs of her love-life, she's finally found a good match for her, a partner in crime, a friend, a good fit. "You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't want to root for Jennifer Aniston."
In fact, she's hugely popular, not just among her fans but throughout Hollywood, says PR veteran Howard Bragman, vice chair of Reputation.com.
"She's found the recipe for success — all signs point to a forever love," says Barbie Adler, CEO of Selective Search, a nationwide upscale matchmaking firm. "She learned a lot through her marriage to Brad and the rose-colored glasses are off. …She has a romance without the flash, she kept things quiet, they were able to enjoy an amazing courtship" outside the fierce gaze of the paparazzi and celebrity media.
"It was all very hush-hush and they were able to have love happen without a lot of attention," Adler says.