Jennifer Aniston - Jennifer Aniston had no idea Justin was going to propose
Jennifer Aniston loves engagement ring and had no idea her fiance Justin Theroux was going to propose
The 'We're The Millers' actress - whose 18-carat engagement ring came under fire last week with some critics calling it ''too big'' and ''gaudy'' - has revealed the surprise proposal was a ''very covert operation'' and she had no idea he was planning to pop the question on his 41st birthday in August.
She told People magazine: ''It's hard to pull one over on me, where I'm not like, 'Hmm, you're acting really strange.' It was ... a very covert operation.''
The 43-year-old actress also hit back at critics for suggesting her engagement ring is too big and insisted she loves it despite not selecting it herself.
She said: ''I was impressed. I had no idea, and I had no idea what I wanted. He just knows what I like.''
She said her fiance ''worked with the girls that I have worked with for years and years and years, so he kind of was picking the specialists' brains. He kept it within a very small circle of people. It was one of the sneakiest jobs I've ever seen, actually.''
Jennifer became emotional when talking about her fiance during her first post-engagement interview with close pal Chelsea Handler last week and couldn't stop herself getting teary as Chelsea gushed about what a great couple they are.
The surprise proposal - which took place just over a year after they started dating - occurred when the couple were dining at Greenwich Village restaurant Blue Hill in New York.
After the proposal, an ''overwhelmed'' Jennifer - who was previously married to Brad Pitt - called her close friends and family to share the good news.
A source said: ''Just after Jen got engaged, she called all her friends and told them about it. She was so happy and said she loves the ring. I think she was overwhelmed and overjoyed by the size and beauty of it!''