It’s an “I do” re-do for Jennifer Aniston!
The former “Friends” star’s recent engagement to screenwriter Justin Theroux is undoubtedly going to be compared to her engagement and marriage to Brad Pitt. Here’s the scoop on Jen’s road to wedded bliss — then and now.
Then: Jen met first hubby Brad Pitt through her manager. According to People, the couple’s first meeting – a dinner date back in 1998 — was set up by their reps.
Now: Jen met Justin on the set of the 2011 flick “Wanderlust” and it’s been a whirlwind ever since. It only took a smitten Theroux 18 months to pop the question.
Then: In 2001 the Pitts bought a $13.5 million, 10,000 square foot French Normandy house in Beverly Hills. The newlywed couple spent two years refurbishing it before selling it in 2005 as part of their divorce settlement.
Now: The newly engaged Jen and Justin have been renting a gorgeous Beverly Hills love nest (at a cost of $40K a month!) while her $21 million mansion is being renovated. With their wedding in the works, is a designer nursery next on the list?
Then: Jennifer accepted Brad Pitt’s marriage proposal back in 1999, when he presented her with a multi-level, swirl-design engagement ring that he designed with jeweler Silvia Damiani. Jen first showed off the $500,000 sparkler at a Sting concert in New York City.
Now: Talk about a happy birthday! Theroux popped the question on his 41st. His rep told People: “Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage.” And while we haven’t yet seen the ring, we’re sure it’s bling.
The Wedding Planning
Then: Jennifer and Brad Pitt married in a lavish million-dollar ceremony in July 2000 that boasted 200 guests, a bevy of musicians (rocker Melissa Etheridge sang an acoustic version of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” and a Greek bouzouki band played traditional music as guests circle-danced), a fireworks display, and more than 50,000 flowers. Lobster, crab, peppercorn beef, risotto, and champagne were served at the reception — and Pitt was so hands-on with the planning that he even designed the matching white gold wedding bands!
Now: They’ve only been engaged for a few days, so no word yet on the dress, guest list or location. But rumors have already surfaced that Jen may be planning a big, fat Greek wedding!
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