In one of the best-kept Hollywood secrets in years, media outlets are reporting that “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston and actor Justin Theroux have pulled off a secret wedding.
People magazine reports: “The couple exchanged vows in front of more than 70 family members and friends on Wednesday at their Bel Air, California, home, sources confirm to PEOPLE.”
The report quotes a source saying: “Guests were told it was a birthday party for Justin. Jen and Justin wanted to surprise guests and guests were certainly surprised.” Theroux’s birthday is Aug. 10.
TMZ.com notes that the guests included Howard Stern, Chelsea Handler, Sia, Lisa Kudrow and John Krasinski. The website adds: “TMZ knew something was up Wednesday afternoon when we spotted a very wedding-ish cake going into the house. It had TWO muppet-like characters — male and female — on the top. If it was just a birthday party for Justin … why have 2 people on the cake?”
TMZ adds that a pastor with a Bible was also spotted heading into the house.
“We’re told a giant shed was built over the past week to hide all the furniture and party supplies — which were set up in the backyard yesterday afternoon,” TMZ notes. “Jen went to great lengths to keep everything under wraps — we’re told staffers’ phones were confiscated all week, and no parking was allowed near the property.”
Us magazine notes that the newlyweds took off today on “an even more discreet honeymoon,” departing from Van Nuys Airport to an undisclosed location just hours after the wedding.