Jennifer Aniston gets engaged to Justin Theroux

Jennifer Aniston Credit: Press Association

Jennifer Aniston has got engaged to screenwriter Justin Theroux after accepting the proposal on his birthday.

The couple have known each other for years and started dating just over 12 months ago.

News of their engagement was confirmed by Aniston's spokesman:

Justin Theroux at a film premiere in Italy Credit: Press Association

The couple worked together on the comedy 'Wanderlust' and moved in together.

Jennifer Aniston's marriage with Brad Pitt broke down in 2005 after five years.

Brad Pitt pictured at the British Academy Film Awards Credit: Press Association

While Brad Pitt moved on to a long-term relationship with Angelina Jolie, Aniston had high-profile relationships with John Mayer and Vince Vaughn that didn't last.

This will be Theroux's first marriage and it's not clear yet if a wedding date has been set.