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

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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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  • Modern Woman
    Modern Woman

    Theroux made millions from Tropic Thunder, make a $1 million per screenplay, is set to direct Zoonlander, Swear to God with Will Ferrell and Steve Carell and is directing a heist comedy that is being produced by Oceans 11 producer Jerry Weintruab. Not to mention he has an animated show in development at Fox and makes $250,000 a week as a script doctor. Why would he need a Aniston's money?

  • Heidi Bivens
    Heidi Bivens

    Yes, he wants to merry her because of her Money. Hes a Cheater and shes a homewrecker. I bet Heidi Bivens is thrilled. They deserve each other. a golddigger and his sugamama

  • Gina

    I reacted to the Eminem-cancer thing as well. Sloppy.

  • g1g1626

    Yes, happy for Jen but uh, I am confused about the BUZZWORTHY LINKS above... It says Star Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer... and then directs me to an Eminem article about how he thanked fans for help during his dark times and says NOTHING about pancreatic cancer. You may want to fix that, that's not a rumor you want to spread around.