Justin Theroux might look like a bad boy, but he's a romantic at heart. The screenwriter/ actor proved he's ready to put a ring on it when he popped the question to his girlfriend of just under 18 months on his 41st birthday.
"Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage," his rep confirmed to People.
The couple first met roughly five years ago when he worked on the set of "Tropic Thunder"—a movie Theroux co-wrote with Ben Stiller — and later co-starred in "Wanderlust."
They began (officially) dating in May 2011. Which means they've been together a long time, in Hollywood years. The engagement comes as no surprise to friends of the couple — or anyone else, for that matter. The actress, 43, has made it clear that she’s smitten by Theroux.
In an interview last year, Aniston gushed that Theroux was "really cute" and a "great actor."
Earlier this summer, the lovebirds embarked on a lavish European vacation, which included some fancy digs in Capri and floating around on a private yacht, a trip reportedly spearheaded by Aniston to introduce her beau to some of her favorite spots. In addition, the couple recently bought a $21 million California mansion to call home. In other words, the girl's got good taste. Just sayin'.
This will be the first marriage for Theroux, who was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and had previously been in a longtime relationship with costume designer Heidi Bivens. As we all know, Aniston was previously married to Brad Pitt. But that's ancient history now. No date has been announced just yet, but in the meantime, our sincere congrats to the happy couple!