Some things are just meant to be, and Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are clearly meant to be. Years before the ridiculously good-looking couple officially got together in 2011, the pair’s paths almost crossed in 1993. But Justin, young actor that he was at the time, slept through the potential chance meeting. Recently, the Leftovers star revealed that he had an audition set up for Friends, but he didn’t bother showing up. “I slept in that day,” he said. “I wouldn’t have been prepared for [the fame].”
Shortly after Justin moved to NYC to pursue a career in acting, he had a few auditions lined up, and Friends, ironically, was one of them. But apparently, something told him the timing wasn’t right. This wound up working out for the best, as Jennifer went on to marry Brad Pitt in 2000, and Justin got involved in a 14-year relationship with stylist Heidi Bivens. No doubt Jennifer and Justin’s prior romances made them better people and helped shape who they are today.
Actually, from the sound of things, Jen and Justin got together exactly when they were supposed to. Initially, the pair met in 2007 on the set of Tropic Thunder, which Justin co-wrote with Jen’s pal Ben Stiller. Although she thought he was nice after they spent some time together, the Horrible Bosses actress confessed that she found him to be a little “dark.” The two went their separate ways after the movie and that was that.
In 2010, the brunette beauty and the Girl on the Train actor hooked up again on the set of Wanderlust. Jen evidently didn’t recognize Justin with his character’s long hair and bushy beard, but, as the story goes, that’s when things started getting hot and heavy between the two. Shortly after the movie wrapped, Jennifer and Justin were seen having dinner together and rumors started swirling about a possible romance.
Of course, they couldn’t hid things for long. The couple was seen kissing at an MTV Movie Awards after-party, and about a zillion sources came forward saying Jen and Justin were the real deal. After getting engaged in August 2012, the couple wed in a ceremony at their LA home in 2015. These days, the duo is still super low key. And from all accounts, their relationship seems stronger than ever — and who knows if that would have ever been the case if Justin had been cast as Ross Geller!