After 100 years of rumours: this Jennifer Aniston news is finally true.
Jennifer is officially engaged to her boyfriend of 15 months, Justin Theroux. People magazine is reporting that 41-year-old Theroux asked 43-year-old Aniston to marry him over the weekend.
Theroux’s rep confirmed to the magazine:
“Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage.”
In an interview with InStyle in May, Jennifer spoke about her relationship with Justin.
She said: “Having experienced everything you don’t want in a partner over time, it starts to narrow down to what you actually do want. As I get older, I realise what qualities are important in love, what suits me and what I won’t settle for.”
Jennifer Aniston has woken up to newspapers and magazines splashing stories about her love life and her alleged ‘loneliness’ since she and Brad Pitt split up in January 2005.
The actress had consistently maintained that she was happy with her previously single status but Hollywood just couldn’t come to grips with concept of a single woman being, you know, content and confident on her own.
Jennifer has withstood a lot of criticism and unfounded speculation for the last seven years and has had to have this bizarre fight with the press in her attempts to convince them that she could actually be happy without her former celebrity husband.
There’s something about the way Jennifer has insisted that she would rather live life proudly on her own than settle for for a relationship that was just ‘good enough’ – which makes her particularly endearing.
There was a sharp intake of breath followed by a quick ‘hurrah for Jen’ when we heard the news.
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