LOS ANGELES (AFP) - US actress Jennifer Aniston, seven years after her much-publicised break-up with Brad Pitt, is engaged to be married again to a much lesser known actor-screenwriter, Justin Theroux, his publicist announced.

“Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage,” Theroux’s representative told People magazine late Sunday.  According to the magazine, the couple, who both starred in the movie “Wanderlust”, started dating in May 2011.

It will be the second marriage for her and the first for him.

Aniston, 43, married Hollywood star Pitt in 2000, but the marriage ended in divorce in 2005 following reports that Pitt had been unfaithful to Aniston with another Hollywood mega-star, Angelina Jolie.  Aniston rose to Hollywood stardom while playing a charming if slightly ditzy New York coffee shop waitress, Rachel Green, in the situation comedy “Friends” that ran on the NBC network for 10 years starting in 1994.