Jennifer Aniston to give up her maiden name forever & become ‘Jennifer Theroux’?

We’ve sort of already heard a version of this story already, but I guess it’s worth repeating until we get some wedding news out of Jennifer Aniston. Sidenote: Do you think Jennifer and Justin Theroux will marry this weekend, or will they be accused of trying to steal the Easter Bunny’s thunder?!? Anyway, remember when Jennifer scored the cover of People Magazine right after the Oscars and everyone was like, “Huh? How was Jennifer the most notable person at the Oscars?!” In that People cover story, “sources” claimed that Jennifer was determined to change her name to Jennifer Theroux once she married Justin, just because she thinks “Jennifer Theroux” sounds “posh”. Well, now Life & Style reports that Jennifer is already demanding that her friends refer to her as “Mrs. Theroux”:

Jennifer Aniston and her fiancé, Justin Theroux, have remained tight-lipped on their impending springtime nuptials, but now Life & Style can reveal Jen has already told friends and family to address her as “Mrs. Theroux.”

A pal of Jen’s confirms to Life & Style, on newsstands now, “She’s trying it on for size, and she loves the sound of it!”

Jen is taking her man’s surname so seriously that she’s thinking about ditching her maiden name — forever.

“She wants a fresh start,” the insider dishes to Life & Style. “She couldn’t be happier. Jen simply wants the world to know just how madly in love she is with Justin Theroux.”

Justin popped the question last August, and while the couple haven’t announced a date, the insider tells Life &Style, “The wedding is soon, and Jen is very happy about it.”

[From Life & Style]

Eh. At this point, I think Justin’s PR-game-playing skills are probably equal to Jennifer’s PR game-skills, so maybe they’re a match made in heaven. I was going to say something about how he should look out (because his hipster credibility has left the building) or how she should look out (because he seems like a golddigger), but really… they’re perfect for each other. I look forward to seeing how she styles him for future red carpets. Somebody’s getting an eyebrow waxing!

Meanwhile, you know that film that Jennifer did in Connecticut? The one based on an Elmore Leonard book? Well, the director Daniel Schechter told The Hollywood Reporter, “It’s the best work she’s ever done and she’ll blow people away. I don’t think people will see it coming, she’s so talented and I was crying while watching it.” For the love of…! It’s an ensemble film that has the exact plot of Ruthless People!

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  1. springingforward says:

    Oh good grief.
    I highly doubt this; if she changes her name it will be the first thing she’s changed in 40 years.

  2. lisa2 says:

    Do directors usually make such statements before the editing.

    Nothing wrong with a name change. But why talk about it or why is it news. She changed her name before. I really doubt she will do it professionally. Her name is a big part of her brand

    well I knew we would get a Jennifer story today.

    • Laura says:

      She didn’t talk about it, it didn’t come from People, it’s made-up tabloid nonsence. It was mixed in with some People quotes to give it some plausibility.

      As for the director saying something nice before editing. You’re really reaching if you think that’s in any way unusual.

      “I think that people that don’t like her have to find something.”…….

      • lisa2 says:

        Excuse me. I never said she said it, I said why talk about it. Not a big deal. And regarding the Director’s comments YES it is strange; to my understanding the film just wrapped. And I say that because there is always talk about her acting. I don’t talk about her acting because I don’t see her movies.

        I’m not finding anything; and no I don’t like her, but there was nothing negative in what I posted. SO now you can chill. You should have read on, there are other comments for you to pounce on.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Laura …

        Good morning … have you had your coffee yet?

    • ohlala says:

      A boring story, no less, but then Manny is a boring subject.

  3. A says:

    Get married already.

    • Sirsnarksalot says:

      Right?! I think she is dragging he feet because if she marries first she’s worried the Brange will be able to “out do” her with theirs. My prediction is that she will be disappointed with how little interest people will show when she finally does marry Justin. Then she’ll be forced to have a baby….

      • Mona says:

        Lol. +1

      • ohlala says:

        How do you “force” a 45 year old barren woman to “have a baby”, they’ll be no babies from that old dusty womb of Manny’s, and for that the world breathes a big sigh of relief.

    • Kitkat R says:

      Ohlalala should be thrilled Aniston is getting married. ManJalina is.

    • Agnes says:

      I think they’re going to drag this wedding thing out. It gives them tabloid attention.

  4. Hautie says:

    The thing about Elmore Leonard’s books… is that everyone is crazy. Or should I say, a little “touched”. Which is why I love his writing.

    I hope Jennifer gets to be crazy. Skip the good girl hair tossing. Be something large and loud for once.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Hautie, who wrote: “I hope Jennifer gets to be crazy. Skip the good girl hair tossing. Be something large and loud for once.”

      Isn’t that what she was in “Horrible Bosses?”

      • Hautie says:

        Not really. She was nasty and funny.

        But I want to see her be really loud and obnoxious. Something way out there. And I am hoping she gets to do that with this Elmore Leonard character.

  5. The Original G says:

    The director was crying? Best work ever? Why’s she been holding back all these years?

  6. marie says:

    yes, because changing your name erases all the crap movies you’ve been a part of.. don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike Aniston, I just think she would be better at tv.

    • lower-case deb says:

      i don’t mind her and TV. a lot of series on TV are better than some movies actually now.

  7. GoodCapon says:

    Maybe I’m just used to it but Jennifer Aniston sounds better. Jennifer Theroux doesn’t have a nice ring to it.

    • Jill says:

      I like Jennifer Theroux.

      • SamiHami says:

        I wonder, is it pronounced “Ther-oo” or “Ther-oh?”

      • Onyx XV says:

        @ SamiHami: it’s pronounced “Ther-oh.”

      • jil says:

        @SamiHami & @Onyx XV:

        Justin says it’s “ther-oh”, but for other members of his extended family (the ones who can speak French, including author Paul Theroux) it’s “thor-ew.”

        If it was “ther-oh” or “thorough” it would be spelled as in Henry Thoreau.

      • Amanda_SB says:

        She legally changed her name to “Pitt” when she married Brad. She just continued to use “Aniston” as her professional name. I think she’ll continue to do the same thing, especially at this point in her career.

        *edit* Sorry Lee. I didn’t see your comment below. Agreed.

  8. Ally says:

    I’m confused – does the Director mean crying as in sobbing or crying with laughter? I thought it was a Comedy/Crime movie.

  9. Bernice says:

    I used to like Jennifer’s image but all of her palling around ith Chelsea Handler made me think twice. She just looks kind of vodka’d and cigaretted out to me now…..

  10. lucy2 says:

    The name stuff sounds like the typical joking around with friends that many brides do. But whatever, it’s Life & Style, why is anyone taking it as gospel?

    I’m looking forward to another Elmore Leonard based movie, I’ve become a big fan of his style because of Justified, and am slowly making my way through more of his books.

  11. TXCinderella says:

    In the Oscar pics Justin is wearing a ring on his all important finger. I wonder if they are already hitched?

    • Kik says:

      Spinner, you are a piece of work.

      You seriously think this marriage will last? He left a 14 year relationship to get ahead in Hollywood. She better get a pre nup ,because Justin loves her $$$$$ .He has not worked for years now and nothing definite coming up. Screenwriters do not make much.

      Men over the years have shown that they can’t stay with Aniston very long. Her neurotic personality is not one you want to live with forever.

    • heyu says:

      Woah!!! Hw is being hopefull a marriage last makes her a piece of work?? Lol

      Just cos u don’t like aniston doesn’t mean they shuldnt be ppl that like her and wish her welll.

      Damn ppl be crazy wit some ish.. So now saying u wish a person has a long marriage makes u a piece of work hehe, I thought that usually a comment reserve for when u wish ppl ill\negative things???

    • normality says:

      @Kik: comments like this confuse the hell out of me. Justin left that relationship, which by all accounts, was on-again-off-again. If Jennifer helped “wreck” that relationship, then I can’t really back her. Wouldn’t want to. I think people should wait to get involved until they’ve let the dust settle in their last fanfare. Less drama. Just my opinion. But we’ll never know because they weren’t married. Without the legality of a license, you can’t know the timeline. It’s his word against hers. I’m not saying a relationship without a marriage license isn’t just as meaningful, but in a breakup, you can’t know the details. Whereas if someone is married, then they’re married and their hanging out with a single woman is ALWAYS suspect ’til we see the divorce papers. Know what I mean? *deep breath* Sorry. that’s not even what I mean to get into! :) I meant to say that Aniston’s duration of relationships are really no different from anyone else’s in hollywood. a couple of months to a couple of years. no one lasts. so I don’t get this whole 1950′s sentiment of “she can’t keep a man”. It’s weird. In that case, shouldn’t we be saying to most every girl/guy in hollywood, “you can’t keep a relationship…”? Weird. If you’ve got insider info that would clear it up, I’d love to hear it.

    • Mona says:

      Normality, by NO accounts was it “on again off again”, that line was a tabloid story. Records show that Heidi and Justin shared an apartment together for many, many years. That is was a stable, long-term partnership. They owned assets together, they shared an apartment together in which they lived together. Theres was a stable long-term life partnership, not in any way ‘off and on’. The Jen fan biased tabloids created the ‘on again off again’ lie to take heat off of aniston. The simple fact is that a marriage certificate proves no timeline any more than a relationship without it. A common law defacto marriage with assets is the proof. Heidi and Justin were still together when Aniston seduced him and stole him from Heidi. She did the same thing with Sandra Bullock and Tate Donovan mind you. She is without morals or scruples, she is a betrayer of women and a homewrecker. Heidi fled their apartment the weekend Theroux and Aniston made it official. Aniston is an abhorrent person with no concern for who she hurts as long as she gets what she wants, collateral damage be damned.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Normality, who wrote: “@Kik: comments like this confuse the hell out of me. Justin left that relationship, which by all accounts, was on-again-off-again.”

      By ’all’ accounts? Nope. ’Sources close to Justin’ was the only account in Tabloids that said Heidi and Justin had been on again/off again (Jen-Hens saw that and RAN with it, baby). That statement was never seen again in any Tabloid after the late April photo of Justin and Heidi Bivens out on a ’date night’ looking very much a couple (three week before Jen announced to the world that Justin was her new man, and two months after Jen and Justin were first seen out as a couple in NYC). In fact, the event Justin and Heidi attended in late April that year put a caption next to their photo at the event’s website that said: “Actor Justin Theroux and his long-time love Heidi Bivens.”

      We also have Heidi Bivens looking crushed and devastated while moving out of ’their’ apartment (they had lived together for the last six of their 14-year union) with Paps screaming questions at her about Jen and Justin’s relationship.

  12. Lolly says:

    The Beautiful Jennifer Theroux… Lmao! I know I’ll be crying too after I see the movie..just for entirely different reasons..

  13. Emma - the JP Lover says:

    “She wants a fresh start,” the insider dishes to Life & Style. “She couldn’t be happier. Jen simply wants the world to know just how madly in love she is with Justin Theroux.”

    Yeah, like she wanted the world to know just how madly in love she was with Vince Vaughn and John Mayer. Poor, pitiful Jenifer Aniston, happy at last … again.

    Well, I personally could care less about whether or not Jen-Jen will keep her last name as long as the chick actually gets married. I hope, I ‘really’ hope this is the real deal and not yet another faux romance for PR.

    I wonder if she’s ever sent dramatic scripts any more or if she ignores them all in favor of the Rom-Coms?

  14. lee says:

    She changed her name legally to Jennifer Pitt when she got married to BP but kept Jennifer Aniston as her professional name. She’ll probably do the same with JT so NO BIG DEAL She can always change her name legally again after the divorce with JT fame wannabe.

  15. videli says:

    Woa, they look EVIL in the first picture!

  16. videli says:

    She’s also the only woman Pitt chose to divorce.

  17. Alex says:

    Very interesting observation

  18. Lisa says:

    I know this is a celebrity gossip site, BUT IS THIS ACTUALLY NEWS

  19. truthSF says:

    Will she still be the only woman Brad chose to marry once he and Jolie wed, and what important quality will she and Brad share once that happens?

  20. KellyinSeattle says:

    Whatever; it’s her choice…but nothing exciting or even remotely interesting. Maybe Justin should be called Mr. Aniston.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @KellyinSeattle, who wrote: “Whatever; it’s her choice…but nothing exciting or even remotely interesting. Maybe Justin should be called Mr. Aniston.”

      Oh, don’t worry … he will be, and not just behind his back either. :)

  21. Mona says:

    Brad deserves better than being linked with liar and homewrecker Aniston. Brad chose to marry Angelina. He also chose her to have his children. He also chose to dump Aniston in the gutter like the trash she is. Just like her the previous men chose to dump Aniston. Oh, burn! hahaha

  22. Mona says:

    +1 She is an unflushable turd Brad can’t get rid of.

  23. videli says:

    This banking on the future to make a point is ten kinds of BS. Let’s stick to facts actually happening, not to what will happen or wish to happen. Same demented talk like: the kids will grow to resent Jolie and will be troubled adults; Brange will break up because karma orders it. People who think like this should do a public service and hold their breath until such things actually take place.

  24. Emma - the JP Lover says:

    @Spinner, who wrote: “If Pitt marries Jolie, they will had the same set of circumstances that Jen had with Pitt, except the divorce will be a whole lot messier.”

    Oh come now, don’t fret over that. I’m sure Jen has had Justin sign a prenuptial agreement. So buck up … it won’t be ‘nearly’ as messy as you think. :)

  25. spinner says:

    Aniston is just zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    All she has is her hair, average body.

    If she was never married to BP, no one would care who she was marrying or what she is doing.

  26. Mia says:

    Leave it to you spinner to think Aniston deserves better. She has not done anything in life to deserve more then she has now.

    And who cares if BP decided to marry her? He also choose to dump her and moved on as fast as he could.

    He never looked backed, said it hit a DEAD END.

    He was also in therapy a month after they married! I think being married to her scared him off marriage, it was just so miserable and vanity filled.

  27. Mia says:

    Does Jen ever realize how irrelevant she would be if she was not dumped by BP almost a decade ago?

    She would never be talked about, no one would care she is marrying this hipster.

    How exactly does a women who only seems to tan and talk about her hair have even one fan? She is average and plain. You see tons of women just like her at Wal Mart.

  28. doofus says:

    These “unholy triangle” threads are always amusing.

    same people, same comments, and the same hypocrisy.

    • normality says:

      YES. And trying to reason with any one of them is way too hard. I don’t see a real problem with Aniston. She’s a mediocre actress who stars in pretty mediocre movies. She’s made terrible choices in her movie career. She has comedic talent but most of it has been wasted. But according to peeps I’ve met from the industry, she’s incredibly nice and inoffensive. People like to be around her. I think Brad Pitt is hit-and-miss. With the right vehicle and the right people around him, he pulls off some hits. Other times he’s completely embarrassing to watch. But again, from everything I’ve heard, people enjoy being around him and think he’s a nice person. Jolie is also mediocre in my opinion. Like Aniston, she’s had one or two things where I felt she was above average in the acting department. The rest is rubbish. And unlike the other two, I don’t ever hear good things about her personal life. Sorry, kids. I know you can’t believe everything you hear as gospel truth, though the sources are pretty damn good, I will say. ;) My point is that maybe everyone should try to be a little more rational about it? There is a lot of gray, and looking at things so black and white never flatters anyone. :)

      • claire says:

        jolie is mediocre with
        1 oscar ( 2 noms)
        3 GG ( 6 noms)
        2 SAGs ( 4 noms)
        emmy award ( 2 noms)+ bafta ( 1 nom)
        1 PGA

      • Monica says:

        People who have met Angelina always say how engaging she is, how professional she is, how she asks questions. She is well respected not only in the film industry, but by political leaders and world leaders.

        So what have you heard about her personal life???? hmmmmm. Same sources FF uses I bet.

        Just next week she will be at the opening night of Women in the World where she has been invited to honor Malala Yousafzai. Never in a million years would Aniston be asked to do this. All she gets asked to do is talk about her hair.

      • Kim says:

        Come on @ Monica ,Jen is not only asked about her hair.She is also asked about her beauty routine ,the wonders of Vaseline

      • claire says:

        3 GG ( 7 noms)

      • Tulip Garden says:

        Lovely post.

  29. spinner says:

    No one cares about Aniston and her fat nose and long chin. She has the personality of oatmeal and resembles Fabio/Iggy Pop and Miss Piggy.

    • spinner says:

      Yes it is me!!!!

      I have come to realise Aniston is so dull! Can’t people I was ever a fan of someone best known for her hair and a decade old divorce!

  30. Nicolette says:

    Because she’s made a career out of being the scorned woman. It’s beyond pathetic.

  31. Legal Annie says:

    Me thinks she’s using him for good PR.

  32. Kelly says:

    She’s an idiot

  33. Onyx XV says:

    I agree with most of the others who basically said “so what?” about this story, but I would also like to just point out that Aniston isn’t her real last name anyway, it’s a last name that her father made up. Their real last name is Anastasakis. Yeah, say that 5 times fast! LOL

  34. BELLA says:


  35. skuddles says:

    “Forever” in celeb-speak meaning one to three years. Max.

    What well known… actress (I shudder to call her that) changes her name this late in the career game?? It seems a bit I dunno…. like someone is really in need of “I’m MARRIED bitches!!!” validation. But maybe if she changes her name we’ll forget about all those years she tortured us with shitty movies, and then maybe she’ll just go away for good. One can dream….

  36. Lotta says:

    I had to google Heidi Bivens, and OMG that woman is so beautiful it must tear Jennifer apart.

  37. Shay Kay says:

    I understand that most people here don’t like Jen because of her connection to BP. I am thinking that her marriage to Justin should make you guys really happy because she will no longer be BP’s ex-wife but Justin Theroux’s wife. I think Jen has waited for the right man a d now that she’s found him she’s thrilled to be the future Jennifer Theroux rather than the former Jennifer Pitt.
    Wouldn’t anyone rather be thought of as a cherished wife rather than a scorned ex-wife?

    • Eg says:

      People do not like her because of the way she behaved post divorce. The cry filled interviews, the screaming at the ocean, the passive agressive comments towards AJ(how she thought a comic of her pointing a gun at AJ was the funniest thing ever), her creepy way of naming Knox and Zahara in an interview, her BFF Handler making racist jokes, calling AJ a c*nt,

      Being a scorned wife is the only reason anyone talks about her. She is nothing without that.

      • Tulilp Garden says:

        I don’t think Shay Shay was asking why people don’t, or do, like Jennifer. I believe her question was why wouldn’t people be happy to see her wed especially those that accuse her of coattailing her ex-husband.
        Also, while this website is mainly made up of people that don’t like Jen for various reasons, many of which you named, it remains to be seen if they continue to “talk” about her even after she weds. Lastly, I disagree with your opinion that Jen is nothing without being a scorned wife. I believe she had fans pre- and post- her first marriage and that will continue to be the case.
        Hopefully, when Jen is married the “triangle” business comes to an official end. Surely that’s a good thing for fans of any of the parties involved.

      • Shay Kay says:

        ! I wasn’t asking why people don’t like Jen. I was pointing out that she is no longer BP’s scorned ex-wife which should eliminate the only connection she had with BP and thus AJ. Whatever your take on BP’s “boring person” Parade comments JA did not respond. A sign that she was done with it. Really JT was the best thing for all parties involved from a PR angle. Now Jen is referenced involving her fiancée, wedding, and future roles. BP is referenced in regard to his fiancée, his wine, and his future roles. AJ is referenced by her children, her directing, and her charities and wedding. I think it’s a win win. I also think it suited JP fans when it was a win lose situation. Thus JA fans are thrilled she’s doing we’ll and JP fans hate it!

  38. Shay Kay says:

    I understand that most people here don’t like Jen because of her connection to BP. I am thinking that her marriage to Justin should make you guys really happy because she will no longer be BP’s ex-wife but Justin Theroux’s wife. I think Jen has waited for the right man a d now that she’s found him she’s thrilled to be the future Jennifer Theroux rather than the former Jennifer Pitt.

  39. Liv says:

    It sort of rolls off the tongue in a good way.

  40. Flower says:

    Jennifer Theroux for ever and ever , or at least until the divorce.

  41. OrangeBlossom says:

    I think Jennifer chooses to legally take her husbands name out of respect for the institution of marriage. When she divorced her first husband she took back her former name of Aniston legally and gave up his.

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