Jennifer Aniston Will Invite Estranged Mother To Her Wedding, Putting Past Troubles Behind Them
Jennifer Aniston is showing that time does heal all wounds — she is set to invite her mother, Nancy Dow, to her upcoming wedding.
The 43-year-old actress said "yes" when boyfriend Justin Theroux popped the question on his 41st birthday last Friday.
And RadarOnline.com reports that Jennifer's mom will be on the guest list despite their years of estrangement.
Dow was noticeably absent when Jen tied the knot with Brad Pitt back in 2000 because Jen was still reeling from her mom's 1999 tell-all book, From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir.
Dow told the star's half-brother John Melick that she will see her daughter be a bride thanks to Theroux, because he has encouraged his fiancée to forge a closer relationship with her ailing mother.
Despite their differences, Jennifer rushed to be by her mother's side when she suffered a stroke in September 2011, and they are said to have become friendlier in recent months.
"Nancy and Jennifer have had their ups and downs, but they're going to let bygones be bygones and she will be invited to her daughter's wedding ceremony," a family friend told the site.
"She was told of the invitation by her son John, which she was obviously delighted with.
"Sadly, the initial fallout between Nancy and Jennifer in 1999 meant that she wasn't on the guest list for the 2000 wedding to Brad Pitt — something that always haunted her.
"Justin comes from a tight-knit family, who he is very close to. He preaches family values to Jennifer and he said to her he'd love a private, low-key ceremony with all their family members present."
The dark-haired actor-filmmaker proposed to his lady love at the Blue Hill restaurant in Greenwich Village in New York City, where he is said to have presented her with an 8-karat, emerald-cut diamond.
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