Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux had an engagement party (on a Sunday night?)

All other gossip kind of got blown out of the water yesterday when Duchess Kate and Prince William announced they were expecting a royal baby. It seems like everything in Hollywood grinded to a halt as all of the celebrities and famewhores waited respectfully for a 24 hours news cycle before commencing with their scandals and controversies. So… that kind of makes me feel bad for Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. Tucked away in the Epic Royal Baby News, I learned that JustJen threw themselves an engagement party two nights ago. Is it just me or is a Sunday night a weird time to throw an engagement party?

With 50,000 roses, lashes of caviar and a spectacular fireworks display, there was nothing understated about Jennifer Aniston’s first wedding to Brad Pitt. But as the actress celebrated her engagement to new fiancé Justin Theroux with a low party last night, it seemed her tastes had matured.

While a host of stars gathered to mark the occasion, they were dressed down for the bash at the Beverly Hills home Jennifer and Justin now share. Guests including Demi Moore and Ben Stiller drove themselves to the party, with the men low key in jeans and checked shirts, and the women keeping warm in trousers and their winter woolies.

Tobery Maguire attended with his wife Jennifer Meyer, even taking their six-year-old daughter Ruby Sweetheart along. Chatshow host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia DeRossi, actress Lake Bell, comedian Ben Stiller and CAA agent Kevin Huvane were all spotted attending.

The vibe was casual and relaxed, in keeping with Jennifer and Justin’s relationship. The couple are known for their dressed down look, with 43-year-old Jennifer quickly adopting Justin’s uniform of biker boots, jeans and leather jackets when they started dating.

The couple announced their engagement in August after Justin popped the question on his 41st birthday.

[From The Mail]

You can see some exterior photos of various guests arriving at their home on Sunday here, at The Mail. The guests do look decidedly dressed down, which surprises me. Jennifer seems to have brought Justin over to the most high-maintenance, “glamorous” side of things, and I thought that they would be going full-on LUX all the way. So it’s interesting to learn that their engagement party was so low-key.

As for the timing… does an engagement party right now mean that the wedding will be sooner rather than later? I think so. What’s weird is that Brangeloonie Sixth Sense has been tingling lately too – I wouldn’t put it past Brad and Angelina to get married around Christmas or New Year’s too. What if Brangelina and JustJen accidentally get married around the same time?! EPIC.

Oh… I just saw where Us Weekly’s sources are claiming this wasn’t an engagement party but rather Jennifer’s “annual tree trimming party.” Is that really a thing for Jennifer? Anyway, Us Weekly has the “exclusive” on her tree because OMG ANISTON 4 EVA I guess. She got a 10-foot Noble Fir because “She likes [her trees] really full and fluffy!” Like she likes her men, I suppose.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Rhea says:

    “She likes [her trees] really full and fluffy!” Like she likes her men, I suppose.—-> LOL :D As for the “annual tree trimming party”, never heard that before from her.

  2. Kaye says:

    Every time I see those pics of Justin (and I’ve commented on them before) he looks just a little more plastic and creepy. That smile does not look real to me at all.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Totally agree. She looks Hollywood phony but he looks creepy as shit. Do we really think this will last? They have to get married at this point or she would kill him.

      • andy says:

        That would make a great episode of 48 Hours or Dateline.

      • Molly says:

        It’s starting to sound like it’s a really bad idea for Aniston to marry a former drug addict who stayed in a relationship for 14 years and then just walked away, only to propose a year later to his new girlfriend.

        It just sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Aniston could have her pick but she chooses this guy?

      • Janet says:

        @Molly: That’s just it. She can’t have her pick, not any more. Have you noticed that every man she’s had between Brad and Justin has dumped her? She was getting to be a joke in Hollywood. And when some C-list actor refers to you as a “sport f*ck”, you know you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel.

      • Sal says:

        Agreed. Trolldoll has the phoniest smile ever. Its obviously so contrived and put on, because I can’t imagine him pulling faces like that during ordinary smiling. Smiling like a creepy macarbe clown like that makes him look more ugly and troll-like. Something’s wrong for him to put on a scary smile like that. Everything about this couple is a pr plot.

        Also agreed Molly. This phony relationship spells disaster in neon letters.

    • cat says:

      I was just thinking this. what is up? He looks really uncomfortable. need to go look at those heidi bivens/jt photos again. just for comparison. And I like her. Don’t see anything wrong with Sunday night – just went to a friend’s party on a sunday night and I said the same thing to her (that it was odd!!) – for this. Throws off ‘paparazzi’ a bit perhaps.

      p.s. interesting point, molly. but i’m sure it’s not really that easy to meet the ‘right’ good guy in her circumstance. so… maybe he just ‘fit the bill’ and she decided to overlook based on how he explained *why* he hadn’t gotten hitched to heidi. maybe Heidi didn’t care that much. not everyone does. :)

    • Sal says:

      Agreed. Trolldoll has the phoniest smile ever. Its obviously so contrived and put on, because I can’t imagine him pulling faces like that during ordinary smiling. Smiling like a macarbe clown like that makes him look more ugly and troll-like. Something’s wrong for him to put on a scary smile like that. Everything about this couple is a pr plot.

  3. chloew says:

    wow, he’s sooo weird looking

    what is it about him that freaks me out so much

  4. Mac says:

    It seems more logical that the tree trimming would precede an engagement party if it were to be held in their home so close to Christmas.

  5. spinner says:

    I think this was Jen’s Holiday Party. She has one every year. Don’t think it was an engagement party but even if it was… Casual & kid friendly?? Sounds great.

  6. Kim says:

    She had a holiday party last year Ellen mentioned it on show

  7. Emma - the JP Lover says:

    Funny … Brad’s movie “Killing Them Softly” opened Nationwide on Friday, and Jen hosts an ‘annual tree trimming party’ (this is the very first I’ve heard of the annual event) on Saturday. I pray they don’t get married during the same week, or even the same month, as the Jolie-Pitts.

    I predict that in two years Jen-Jen will be the ‘new’ addition to “The Housewives of Beverly Hills” show.

  8. toto says:

    next party will be Justin’s bush trimming ugh

  9. LeslieM says:

    He’s such a weird looking guy.

  10. DenG says:

    Lord help, that Smilin’ Bob needs to rein it in. Gonna split his face in two.

  11. sophie says:

    She has been having these parties for years. By the way, did you hear brad pitts movie was graded F. BOMB. Oh wait, Jen probably planned her party to keep people from going to his movie. I’m sure the flop of his movie was all Jen’s fault.

  12. LadyBird83 says:

    He looks like a total creeper when he smiles. Gross.

  13. maggiegrace says:

    I think I see a combed-over bald spot in that picture of him from behind!

  14. petitemal says:

    Hrm… Not sure I’d use “dressed down” (or any variation thereof) to describe the impression I get from Justin Theroux. Sometimes he’s so hyper-groomed, it kinda creeps me out.

  15. KellyinSeattle says:

    I don’t see them as “casual and relaxed”…they both are too try-hard for my tastes. Maybe if she’s planning a wedding and honeymooning, she won’t be making as many stupid movies.

  16. madpoe says:

    omfg just get this over with already!
    straight to the divorce party.

  17. sophie says:

    Speaking of “getting this over with already”, the brand has been milking the marriage thing for years. Eight years, six kids, and still talking about how they are going to get married? When the gays can, the kids want it. So just do it already. By the way, pitts movie BOMBED. Graded F.

  18. Ally says:

    How dare JA have her annual tree trimming party two days after BP’s film premiered! I think she should have moved the date to January so as not to take the limelight away from her ex, she’s so selfish.

  19. blonde on the dock says:

    I think she looks really pretty in the top photo.

  20. LAK says:

    For a low budget indie drama, $6.8M opening is pretty neat. That’s half it’s budget. If it was a studio film with matching budget, then that would be considered a bomb.

    That said, I don’t understand why people are comparing this to Brad’s previous efforts. Most of his films are studio films, with budgets and marketing to match. He has very few underperforming films on his resume. No out and out bombs. Compared to his ex wife who has never carried a film, plus the benchmark for her films is always break even as opposed to profitability.It’s a head scratcher as to why she is still paid the kind of money she’s paid given her track record, but then again, I wonder the same at Nicole Kidman.

  21. youtellme says:

    For some reason people 45+ start turning into plastic. Have you got the same feeling?

  22. youtellme says:

    Just realized, they look like 2 remote controlled robots. LOL

  23. Bodhi says:

    Why is a Saturday a wired day for a party? Lots of people have parties on Saturday

  24. Belle Epoch says:

    Here is a “before” picture before he dyed his hair, got Botox, and started to look like a wax candle:×2.jpg

  25. Janet says:

    Eee-yow! Check out his smile in that last photo. When I was a very little girl there used to be an advertisement in Family Circle or Women’s Day magazine featuring a Mr. Coffee Nerves. Theroux looks exactly like that cartoon figure with the same twisted grimace. He totally creeps me out. Heidi may not realize it yet, but she’s a lucky lady. She dodged one helluva bullet.

  26. skuddles says:

    Is she really only 41?? I thought she was in the 45 plus range. Must be the tanning and cigs.

  27. GrandPoobah says:

    Sunday isn’t a weird day for a party…pretty normal I’d say.

    Anyway, Brad’s film bombed and no amount of whining about the fact that its an indie film and had a small budget is going to change that.

    I seem to recall a certain other indie film, with zero advertising and a likely smaller budget, that has been gleefully held up as proof of Aniston’s failure to attract an audience.

    Brad’s film was at least somewhat well advertised. Shouldn’t his legion of fans have gone out to see it?

    • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

      Just curious, but what the hell does Brad Pitt have to do with this story? And that goes for anyone else that brought him up in this thread.
      Once upon a time they had a short marriage many years ago but they have no connection to each other these days from what I can see (no children etc).
      People need to move on.

      • lisa2 says:

        Thank you Camille.

        This is getting seriously OLD. I’m a JP fan. And I for one don’t want them mentioned together. NO reason for it. And that applies to the JP fans too. Seriously let this relationship that ended years ago.. END.

        I like that during his Movie promotion I say no stories or questions about the past. Finally.. perfect. Good

      • GrandPoobah says:

        Camille: Brad Pitt has zero to do with this story.

        I didn’t bring it up-I was responding to the ongoing discussion. If you’re going to complain, start with the person who brought it up in the first place.

        I never bring Brad into a discussion about Jennifer. Frankly, I’m sick of it too. However, you JP fans are trying to sweep this particular film under the rug, which I find humorous, even though some of you continuously bring up Management like its some sort of catalyst to the end of Aniston’s career.

        EDIT: And it’s highly unlikely that this site will do a story about how poorly it opened so discussions about it will happen, not unusually in places where the one of the three of them are covered.

      • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

        Nice way to dodge/justify the BS.
        If you’re determined to carry on the ridiculousness of the long dead/never was Tabloid Unholy Triangle (as well as the above Brangeloons did, and they shouldn’t do it either) at least do the Pitt bashing in today’s Angelina Jolie thread, you know because then at least it would be with his relevant and current partner.

      • GrandPoobah says:

        Camille: What ‘BS’ are you referring to, exactly? Bringing up Brad in this thread?

        Because I didn’t bring up how poorly his film is doing, someone else did up thread. Perhaps you should take it up with them.

        I contributed to a discussion that yes, you’re right, shouldn’t have even been opened.

        But you’d do better to take aim at the person who actually started the discussion. Rather than someone who has never brought up Pitt in any Aniston thread and doesn’t click on Jolie stories because I find her at once insufferably smug and boring.

  28. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Oh my, what a fascinating story about Fabio and her pocket boyfriend.

  29. Nikita says:

    I cant wait to see Killing them softly, but even if its a Flop, its Brad Pitt Hello?! He is a MEGASTAR, he can have one or two flops, whatever, you cant always have a good movie or luck with it. not like Flopqueen aniston.

  30. Nev says:

    Brad’s movie opened in less smaller theatres so it cannot be compared to a nationwide opening. No bomb.

  31. Psyren says:

    She looks really happy and I think he’s a really handsome guy but these pics don’t do him any favors.

  32. Maritza says:

    They look happy. I wish them a long happy marriage.

  33. BLOGAHOLIC says:

    He used to be cute 😢

  34. epiphany says:

    Oh, for God’s sake, get married already, so maybe, finally, you’ll stop milking publicity from your last marriage.#hasbeenifitwerentforbrad

  35. Kasey says:

    Whenever Justin does those cheesy smiles (2nd & 4th pic e.g.) he reminds me of Ewan McGregor in Down With Love where he pretends to be unassuming astronaut Zip Martin. There’s also a hint of Austin Powers going on there.

  36. Kath says:

    I think all the over the top wedding crap was Brad Pitt’s idea. How many friggin’ engagement rings has he ‘designed’ at this point? He also asked Radiohead to play at their wedding (naturally they told him to go boil his head).

  37. Sal says:

    Engagement party on a Sunday night?
    A tree-trimming party? She is really in attention and promotional mode now, isn’t she? Does she have a movie coming out? She is the biggest and phoniest pr manipulator there is.

  38. anom says:

    where is courtney cox, they are never seen together in over 2ys. i think they had a falling out after that Cougar Town actor called aniston a ‘sport fcuk’

  39. Sugar says:

    and here I thought she pulled one of those BBQ weddings were everyone shows up thinking they’re hanging orniments & garland but then SURPRIZE a wedding with just intimate friends takes place. but when I saw Ben was on the list but no mention of Christine (the bridesmade of Justins dreams) I realized I was waaay off.

  40. Missy Mara says:

    This guy looks like he’s on the verge of a nervous breakdown (especially in the last pic). Must be nerve wrecking, living with her.


    THEY REALLY LOOK SO BOTOXED WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. marion oneill says:

    Thank you for your support of Sant Jude’s. Well done.