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Jennifer Aniston's dad kept quiet about engagement to aid in surprise

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Aug 13, 2012 | 10:15am EDT

Screenwriter Justin Theroux proposed to the former Friends star during his 41st birthday celebrations on Friday (10Aug12) - and she said yes.

A representative for Theroux confirmed the engagement to People.com on Sunday, but when Celebuzz.com reporters called Jennifer's dad for a statement, skeptical Days of Our Lives actor John Aniston insisted he knew nothing of his daughter's plans to wed, saying, "It's the first I've heard about it. It's a surprise to me."

The 79 year old's comment suggested the Iron Man 2 screenwriter had failed to ask his fiancee's father for her hand in marriage. But a spokesperson has now clarified John's remarks, insisting he only faked ignorance to safeguard the secret.

A rep tells UsMagazine.com, "(He) thought he was being trapped on the phone so (he) played dumb to be safe."

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