Jennifer Aniston and estranged mum urged to make peace before wedding

Jul 25th, 2013
Jennifer Aniston and estranged mum urged to make peace before wedding
Justin and Jen in New York on Monday night; From left: Justin's mum Phyllis Grissim-Theroux and friend.
Jul 25th, 2013

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are finally set to tie the knot later this year, but will the mother of the bride turn up to the wedding?

Well, Jen and 77-year-old mum Nancy Dow don't get along the best — but if Jen's husband-to-be has his way, they'll patch things up in time for the big day. According to a new MailOnline report, Justin wants Jen and Nancy to let bygones be bygones and reconcile.

"Right now, Jennifer is going back and forth. As it stands, she's going to invite Nancy to the wedding — but it's not set in stone," a friend told MailOnline. "Justin has been instrumental in convincing Jen to reconcile with her mother. He's encouraged her to forgive Nancy for writing a book about Jen and giving interviews about her that she regarded as excessively indiscreet."

Jen and Nancy had an estranged relationship throughout the 1990s, during Jen's Friends success. Nancy gave a tell-all TV interview in 1996 which ignited tensions, worsening when Nancy aired Jen's dirty laundry in the 1999 book, From Mother And Daughter To Friends: A Memoir. It got so bad that Jen didn't invite Nancy to her 2000 wedding to Brad Pitt. The pair spent years without even speaking.

"This is the last chunk of disease in my life — my mom," Jen told Vanity Fair magazine in 2001, adding that "I still can't believe I got married and my mother has never met this person I married. I never would have believed it, when I was 17, if you had told me that would happen".

According to MailOnline's source, the rift could soon be history, thanks to Justin.

"Two years ago Jen was adamant she'd never talk to her mother again," the source said. "Justin has asked her to give her mother another chance especially as she's been recovering from a hip operation. Justin's mantra is that time heals and he's urged her to invite her mother to the wedding."

Jen rushed to her mother's bedside in September 2011 when she suffered a stroke. Nancy, a former model, suffered another stroke in December 2012.

Jen has a better relationship with her future mother-in-law, Phyllis Grissim-Theroux. Justin, Jen and Phyllis were photographed after dining in New York on Monday night. They ate at the Blue Hill restaurant, where Justin proposed to Jen in August last year.

Jen is currently filming Squirrels to the Nuts in New York — with a rather different hairstyle!

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