As I predicted, at least one tabloid is going with a “Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux got engaged because she’s pregnant” storyline. The Enquirer is using those photos of Aniston looking food-baby-ish to somehow “prove” their story too. To the Enquirer’s credit, however, the way this story is framed actually made me question my insistence that JustJen’s engagement is not the precursor to a shotgun wedding. The Enquirer’s source on this is a “friend” close to Nancy Aniston, Jennifer’s mother. Nancy and Jennifer were estranged for years and years, for good reason – Jennifer’s mom wrote a really weird, crazy book about Jennifer, trying to profit from Jennifer’s early success on Friends. Well, Nancy and Jennifer eventually buried the hatchet, and now Nancy is telling people that Jennifer is knocked up and planning a shotgun wedding in Mexico. Thanks, mom.
Hot on the heels of Jennifer Aniston’s surprise engagement to Justin Theroux, her mom Nancy Dow dropped a bombshell – she’s going to be a grandmother!
“Nancy said that Jen’s pregnant and that she and Justin would have a wedding soon in Mexico. She’s so beside herself over the news that she couldn’t resist spilling the beans,” said an insider. “Only a few days after Jen confirmed she and Justin are engaged, Nancy squealed to a few friends and family members, ‘I can’t wait – I’m finally going to be a grandmother!’”
An insider says, “Jennifer and Justin are throwing together a shotgun wedding. They plan to tie the knot in one of Jen’s favorite vacation locales, a beach in Mexico, and they’re going to do it before the end of the year. Nancy said that Jen doesn’t want to be showing too much on her wedding day.”
Months after Nancy suffered a stroke in September 2011, Jennifer promised her recovering mom a bundle of joy was coming soon. And while Jennifer banned her mom from her splashy, star-studded 2000 wedding to Brad Pitt, Nancy will be an honored guest at Jennifer and Justin’s nuptials, said the source.
“Justin has been instrumental in smoothing over relations between Jen and Nancy,” said the insider. “He even calls Nancy once a week to see how she’s feeling. He always tells her, ‘Jennifer loves you so much, and so do I.’ Jen knows that her mom’s health is deteriorating. So she’s thrilled to be sharing her wedding and baby happiness with her. Nike Nancy told her friends, ‘A grandchild is the best gift a grown child can give their mother.’”
[From The Enquirer, print edition]
“A grandchild is the best gift a grown child can give their mother” – God, that made me feel bad about myself. I try to be a good daughter, and I thought my mom was happy with the amethyst earrings I gave her for Christmas, but apparently I was supposed to give her a grandchild too. Ugh, I hate womb-shaming. As for this story… God knows. Whatever. The part that I really don’t buy is that Justin has suddenly become Mr. Let’s-Spend-More-Time-With-Your-Moms. That seems… out of character.
In Touch Weekly also has a decent JustJen story, this one about the alleged prenup. The Enquirer had a prenup story last week – which was basically about Jennifer knowing that she has a bad history with men, so she wanted to protect her assets. In Touch’s story basically says some of the same stuff, only their insiders say Jennifer’s advisors are really pushing her to protect her assets, and Justin is all for it. A “friend of Jen” says, “Justin wants her to feel protected. Justin has never been after Jennifer’s money.” Sure. The insider also gushes that Jennifer “feels so secure” with Justin and “he’ll do anything to make her comfortable.” I’ll say this – I don’t think Justin is in this relationship to marry Jen, divorce her and get a big payout. He’s not Casper Smart, for God’s sake. Justin is in it (partially) for the bigger prize: to be a part of a Hollywood power couple, to build up his career, etc.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, PCN.