Jason Bateman is reportedly encouraging Justin Theroux to “pull the trigger” and marry Jennifer Aniston.
The two stars got engaged in August last year but so far haven’t set a date for their wedding. Their schedules are keeping them apart at the moment, with Justin based in New York City to shoot his TV show The Leftovers and Jennifer preferring to remain on the west coast.
Jason is good friends with the couple and apparently can’t understand why they don’t just exchange vows.
“Jason has been one of the biggest cheerleaders for Justin to pull the trigger and marry Jen,” a source told RadarOnline.
“Jen has had her own trepidations, too, after her marriage to Brad Pitt failed. But Jason loves both of them to pieces and as a long-time married father of two himself, he couldn’t be a better example of how to achieve personal happiness in Hollywood.”
Jason and his wife Amanda Anka will be in attendance when the couple eventually exchange vows. Jennifer and Jason starred alongside each other in 2011 movie Horrible Bosses and although it was known that they get along, they are actually extremely close.
“The two couples are incredibly close. Jason doesn’t advertise his friendship with Jen but he and his wife spend time with her and Justin at least every two weeks, if not more,” the insider said.
“It’s likely Jen and Justin will not have groomsmen, maids of honor, or best men – nobody has been asked to do that – but they do want their increasingly tight circle of friends to be part of the wedding via toasts to the couple.
“Justin and Amanda are sure to do the honors and will be cheering them on the entire way.”
Jennifer and Justin are said to have decided to make some drastic changes in 2014 after realizing they weren’t putting enough effort into their relationship.
They have jetted off to Mexico to spend New Year together and attended joint therapy sessions too.
“Jen and Justin love each other, they are fully committed. They had hoped to be married by now but work commitments this year meant their plans went astray,” an insider told MailOnline.
“They have had some counseling. They both regret not spending more time together this year and they’re determined that next year will be different.”
They are apparently scaling back their wedding plans and want to have a fun and relaxed party for friends, rather than a huge affair.
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