As Jen and Justin celebrate their engagement, look back at their whirlwind romance in photos...
With rumours in Hollywood rife over the new man in Jennifer Aniston’s life, the actress finally confirmed her relationship with Justin Theroux to the world, when she stepped out with her new beau at the MTV Movie Awards in June 2011. According to insiders, the couple, who met on the set of movie Wanderlust, were ‘all over each other’ during the evening, kissing, holding hands, and being adorably affectionate. Go Jen!
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Just a week after going public with their relationship, it seemed Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux could already be headed for trouble. Despite the pair flaunting their couple status at an MTV Movie Awards after-party, Justins ex-girlfriend – costume designer Heidi Bivens – confirmed she had only moved out of their home one week before, after Justin ended their 14-year relationship. Insiders have revealed Justins ex was ‘devastated’ and ‘blindsided’ by the split, which was reportedly only made official after the actor started seeing Jen. They met when she was 20 years old and he 24, and yes, she just moved out of their home last weekend,’ her spokesman confirmed at the time.
Private starlet Jennifer Aniston is not known for opening up on her love life. In fact she usually keeps decidedly quiet on the subject. But in June 2011 the famous Friend just couldnt help gushing about Justin Theroux, during an interview with Good Morning America. After being pictured several times around New York with her beau, Jen opened up on her blossoming romance, she revealed that she was extremely lucky and extremely happy with her man. Ahh
But July 2011, Jen made it clear things with Justin Theroux were really hotting up when she announced she would be putting her career on hold to make time for her new man. According to those familiar with her busy schedule, Jen cleared her calendar for an entire 12 months, to focus on being a full-time girlfriend, so smitten was she with her new beau. ‘Jen’s taking a year off from work to enjoy herself,’ one insider told American magazine, Us Weekly. And well deserved, too.
Jen might have been dating Justin Theroux for less than a year, but by October 2011, engagement and pregnancy rumours had begun to circle, after the actress was spotted out with the tiniest rounded tummy – which fast became a ‘bump’. Taking the unusual step of confronting the rumours head on, Jen told reporters at a press conference: ‘Rumour number one: I am not planning to get married any time soon. ‘I’ve been married once, and I don’t know if I’ll get married again. And rumour number two: no, we’re not pregnant,’ she added. ‘It’s just I quit smoking, so I’ve gained a couple of pounds.’ Got it, Jen.
Jen and Justin don’t mess around. Despite Jen rubbishing pregnancy and wedding rumours, by January 2012, the pair decided it was high time to share a home, and Jennifer Aniston promptly splashed out on a $21million mansion in the Bel Air area of Los Angeles. The plush pad, which is set in the foothills of the Santa Monica mountains, reportedly boasts four bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, unobstructed city and ocean views, a separate guest house, a pool, a vineyard and wine cellar and a cinema room. Sounds just perfect for a new couple
When lucky Jennifer Aniston was honoured with a Star on the Hollywood walk of fame in February this year, who should be in the front row at the ceremony one Justin Theroux? Proving just how important he had become in Jen’s life, Justin was given pride of place to watch the actress receive her honour, looking on proudly from his seat in the front row. But what happened next really took us by surprise. Fiercely private Jen, who has rarely been snapped in public with any of her love interests since divorcing Brad Pitt, celebrated her special day by leaning in to give her new beau a very public kiss. It must be love
By June 2012, Jen and Justin were practically joined at the hip, and rarely spotted out and about without each other. Enjoying a string of romantic get-aways over the summer, the loved-up couple could hardly hide their smiles, as they were spied leaving a restaurant after an intimate dinner. Just how cute?
Proving that he’s not one to take sides, George Clooney invited Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux to join him on his private jet this week, despite the fact he’s close friends with Jen’s ex, Brad Pitt. And Jen jumped at the chance to introduce her new beau to her long-time pal. The were spotted boarding the aircraft in Switzerland on Wednesday alongside Clooney and his girlfriend, Stacy Keibler.
Less than a six weeks after their romantic mini-break to Paris, Jen and Justin had some rather exciting news to share. A publicist for the pair confirmed their engagement to People magazine, revealing the romantic screenwriter popped the question on his birthday with a glittering ring. ‘It’s a huge emerald-cut diamond,’ one insider said of Jen’s rock. ‘It’s a rectangle with tapered diamond baguettes on the sides. It’s beautiful.’ So will Jen finally get her happy ending?