So. Over the weekend Justin Theroux visited his fiance Jennifer Aniston on the set of her new film We’re the Millers in New Mexico, whence Jen tenderly stroked his face and REVEALED TO THE WORLD the ginormous diamond engagement ring she’s been so rudely hiding for the past several months. ZOMG! Collective gasps heard round the world!
Naturally, people had a lot to say about the sparkler. From its size (will she even be be able to lift her hand!?) to what it all means (Justin just really really loves her, OK?) to the inevitable inescapable comparisons to Angie, we’ve analyzed the reactions in detail. The things we do for you guys…
We’ll begin with the obvious. The ring is freaking HUGE. As is possibly movement-inhibiting.
“By the looks of Jennifer Aniston’s massive engagement ring, it’s a surprise the actress is able to lift her arm up!”–New York Daily News. (Clearly she’s been doing yoga for years to work up to this moment!)
“The long-awaited, ever-elusive Jennifer Aniston engagement ring has finally been revealed. And it’s huge…Who knew Justin had such luxurious tastes? The rock practically takes over half of her finger.”–Huffington Post
“It sits pretty on Jen’s delicate hand… but it’s bigger than her knuckle!”–Examiner
In fact the rock is so big that some news sources asked the unthinkable question: “Is Jennifer Aniston’s engagement ring TOO BIG?”
“The emerald-cut diamond is believed to be a staggering eight carats, making it more akin to a cocktail sparkler than a traditional engagement ring.”–Daily Mail
One style expert, who declined to be named for fear of retaliation from the diamond engagement ring mafia even called it gaudy:
“Jennifer’s engagement ring is valuable, for sure, but a stone that size is not exactly sophisticated. In fact, one might argue that it is downright gaudy. It looks like it belongs on the hand of a Real Housewife.”–Daily Mail
Others were just plain offended: