Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux finally said “I do” on August 5, in a highly private ceremony at their home. What took the couple so long to get to the alter? After all, they met several years ago and got engaged in 2012. As it turns out… a pre nup and Aniston’s desire for “perfection”, among other things.
Back in the summer of 2013, Aniston explained why they kept delaying their wedding. “We just want to do it when it’s perfect, and we’re not rushed, and no one is rushing from a job or rushing to a job,” she told the Associated Press.
Both actors make good paychecks, but Aniston has more money in the bank and coming her way in the future due to the television show Friends and endorsements. As any smart couple with assets considering getting married should, the two had long talks about a pre nuptial agreement before finalizing anything.
Before their I do’s, Jennifer Aniston, 46, and Justin Theroux, 43, dotted the i’s on their prenuptial agreement.
One of the issues was that Netflix has been streaming Friends since January, and Aniston wanted to protect her payday. “Jen won’t see money from Netflix for about a year, so there has been back-and-forth about whether her earnings will be considered from during or before the marriage,” said an insider. “She prefers the latter.”
Theroux earns $75,000 per Leftovers episode. Aniston is estimated to be worth $110 million.
The wedding was a huge event, held at their home. The bride and groom were feted by A-list pals including Lisa Kudrow, Howard Stern, Sia, Chelsea Handler, Jennifer Meyer, Emily Blunt,Ellen DeGeneres, Lake Bell, and Scott Campbell.
Aniston and Theroux met several years ago, but didn’t start dating until they costarred in 2012’s Wanderlust. They got engaged 18 months into their romance, when he popped the question on his 41st birthday at NYC’s Blue Hill restaurant in August 2012.
In the state of California, a divorce would require the two to split marital assets fifty-fifty. Washington State is also a community property state.