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Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Best reactions to the Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux engagement

As the world is already well aware, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are engaged to be married.


It’s happy news, albeit news that technically does not affect most of us on a personal level. Nevertheless, the media and public have responded accordingly, issuing their heartfelt congratulations to two people they do not know and/or adding their uniquely sarcastic takes on the situation to Twitter.

As with most things in the digital era, the reactions to this information are as revealing and/or entertaining as the actual facts themselves. Here are some of my favorites so far.

From Bonnie Fuller via this morning’s “Today” show segment on the Aniston/Theroux engagement: “America has been really worried about Jen ... they want her to find happiness, and now it looks like she has.” Yes, thankfully, all of our worries have now ceased to exist. Man, that is a relief.

Via Twitter ... The “Friends” connection.

The still-bitter-about-Jolie angle, courtesy of Suri’s Burn Book. (For the record, I personally do not want Angelina Jolie, or anyone else for that matter, to be hit by a car: I am merely the messenger of sarcastic tweets here.)

Andy Borowitz, putting this into proper historical perspective.

This extremely cynical tweet ...

... is balanced out by this excessively happy one.

In the comments on the Celebritology post about the engagement, Bawlmer51 has basically summarized the pre-Pitt/Jolie and Aniston/Theroux wedding coverage we can expect to see in coming weeks: “OMG OMG OMG. Will there be catfights over the same wedding dress? What if they wear the same shoes?! WHAT IF THEY HAVE VAGUELY SIMILAR BOUQUETS? They MUST be in direct competition, NOTHING ELSE will fill the hollow shell of my existence unless I can see ANGELINA AND JEN: “BATTLE OF THE CELEBRITY BRIDEZILLAS.”

And, lastly, here’s a tweet from my personal account, which sort of ties the whole “Friends”/Pitt rivalry room together.

By  |  11:16 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Categories:  Relationships | Tags:  Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Internet Briliance

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