Yesterday, as Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux arrived at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City, they were snapped exiting an SUV, and, Pacific Coast News photo agency reports, Aniston "could be seen wearing a ring on what looks to be her engagement finger." Could it be? Is it possible that the woman repeatedly portrayed in the tabloids as "sad" and "lonely" and "betrayed" has had a proposal of marriage?
Okay, we know that such speculation is tabloidy, especially since we really have no idea what's going on. But we have real thoughts about this:
On the one hand, we hope she's not engaged. Yes, that sounds shitty, but hear us out: Jen makes the 39ish single lady thing look amazing, dammit. She glows. She seems fit. She vacations in Mexico whenever she pleases, and she has a solid career (who cares if her flicks are flops? She earns a load of cash every year and Forbes estimates her net worth is around $110 million). Above all, she seems happy. She's had to endure all kinds of bullshit headlines linking her to her ex and his new girlfriend, as though a woman is nothing without a man, and her life is only relevant when it has a man or man drama in it. As a ladysite in the business of covering ladythings, part of us hopes she never gets married, and, instead, helps to redefine the concept of what it means to be single and aging, leaving terms like "old maid" and "spinster" in the dust.
On the other hand: If she is engaged, well, then, how exciting for her! Mazel Tov! May the tabloids be gentle on her union, and may that union be a happy one.
And on the, uh, third hand: That ring could just be her yellow gold "Jennifer" ring, which she's also been known to wear on her engagement finger.
63244, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Sunday June 26, 2011. **EXCLUSIVE** Jennifer Aniston and new boyfriend Justin Theroux are seen arriving together at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City. Theroux quickly exited the right side of the SUV while Aniston exited out of the left. Aniston could be seen wearing a ring on what looks to be her engagement finger. Jennifer Aniston met Theroux on the set of their upcoming film "Wanderlust". Photograph: © PacificCoastNews.com