(LOS ANGELES) — One thing is for sure: Jennifer Aniston’s dad can keep a secret.
Although John Aniston played dumb to reporters when asked if he knew about his daughter’s engagement to Justin Theroux, he definitely knew about the upcoming nuptials.
The 43-year-old actress’ rep told the magazine that it was all an act because John Aniston was afraid of spilling the beans before the official engagement announcement on Sunday. Her father “thought he was being trapped on the phone so played dumb to be safe,” a rep told Us Weekly.
John Aniston reportedly told the media, “It’s the first I’ve heard about it…It’s a surprise to me.”
Aniston and Theroux, 41, have been together since May of 2011. They co-starred this year in the comedy Wanderlust.
Aniston was previously married to Brad Pitt, from 2000 to 2005. Pitt got engaged earlier this year to his longtime partner, Angelina Jolie.
This will be Theroux’s first marriage.
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