You'll Never Guess What Justin Theroux & Jennifer Aniston Initially Bonded Over

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Justin Theroux has a lot going on at the moment: He's starring in a brand-new critically acclaimed HBO series The Leftovers, quietly prepping to marry Jennifer Aniston, and covering the August issue of Details. Inside the magazine, Theroux and a few of his famous friends like John Krasinski, Amy Sedaris, and Robert Downey Jr. open up about his relationship with Aniston.

The betrothed-celebrity couple was actually introduced by mutual friend Robert Downey Jr. in 2007 on the set of Tropic Thunder, for which Theroux wrote the screenplay. Later, they reunited on the Wanderlust set and began a relationship in 2011. Initially, Details writes of Robert Downey's Jr.'s description, that the two bonded "over shared memories of gnomes and beeswax sculptures and other accoutrements of the Waldorf grade-schooling they both received."

"He and Jen fell in a real, legit fashion," Downey tells the magazine, "and he was willing from the jump to make sacrifices."

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The sacrifice is undoubtedly the constant stream of paparazzi that have been following Aniston around since her Friends days and marriage to Brad Pitt.

Theroux, though, doesn't mind. On his relationship, he said: "It doesn't feel like a hardship, it doesn't feel difficult. It can be an annoyance, but it's not the end of the world. You have to center on what its core thing is, which is that you met someone you fell in love with. It's hard to explain. I just find myself wondering, What's the big fucking deal?"

It's forced him to be a bit quiet about his engagement, but friend Amy Sedaris says, "He's just glowing. We don't even need to get together and talk for me to know how he's doing — I can see it on his face."

It's so to great to hear how much he values his relationship! Now, if only he'd set a wedding date ...

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