Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux Confirmed Engagement News Before Telling Her Dad: ‘It’s the First I’ve Heard About It,’ John Aniston Reveals

Andrea Simpson / August 12, 2012

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Jennifer Aniston’s engagement to Justin Theroux shocked most in Hollywood.

But none more so than her father, John Aniston, who only learned of the couple’s news when Celebuzz contacted him late Sunday.

The veteran Days of Our Lives actor, 79, was not aware that actor-screenwriter Theroux, 41, had proposed to his daughter on the North Carolina set of her new film, We’re the Millers, on August 10.

“It’s the first I’ve heard about it,” the stunned, yet thrilled, soap star said, in an exclusive interview.

“It’s a surprise to me. I’ll have to look online. When I find out more, I guess I’ll tell you!”

When it was explained that his daughter’s rep had confirmed the news to Celebuzz — and Thereoux’s rep released a statement, declaring he had “an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend accepted his proposal of marriage” — Jon gushed, “It sounds very romantic.”

Previously, Jon has described Theroux as a “charming young man.”

“I think they make a wonderful couple,” he said in December 2011. “We get together whenever we can.”

Aniston met Theroux while filming the upcoming movie Wanderlust in Georgia in 2011.

The two weren’t romantically linked until late May 2011, when Theroux split from his longtime girlfriend, stylist Heidi Bivens, after 14 years together.

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