Newly hitched Jennifer Aniston feels like she's been 'married for so long'

The couple had been dating for over a year before getting engaged in August 2012

Less than a year after marrying fellow actor Justin Theroux, Jennifer Aniston has opened up to Harper’s Bazaar that they “felt married for so long.”

She described married life as being “so normal and fun” and not much different from when they were dating.

The simple secret? A great sense of humour.

“I’m lucky because Justin is the funniest person I’ve met, and we make each other laugh,” she explains. “Laughter is one of the great keys to staying youthful.”

Justin shares Jennifer’s view that their marriage “was a long time coming.”

In an interview with Good Morning America, he says being married is “fantastic” and that “it refocuses things” in their relationship.

The couple first started dating in 2011 and got engaged in August 2012.

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Justin popped the question in August 2012 (photo: Mirror UK)

There are a lot of things she’s looking forward to in this particular season of her life, both professionally and personally.

As she enters her late 40s, the actress, popularly known for her comedic roles, has been showcasing her range as an actress.

“I can do other things,” says Jennifer. “I feel a sense of freedom that I hadn’t necessarily felt before. Also, you have to start taking chances in an industry that’s very insecure about taking chances on people.”

Her dramatic portrayal in ‘Cake’ earned her a Golden Globe nomination in 2014.

“I feel better in my 40s. Not only do you feel better in your body physically, but you’re mentally better,” she marvels. “Because, say, in your 20s, you didn’t know sh*t. For me, in my 30s I was just trying to figure it all out. Then when you hit 40, you’re like, ‘Oh, okay. I got this.'”

Looks like it’s full steam ahead for one of Hollywood’s timeless sweethearts. She adds, “There are women who’ve hit 50 who are stunners, like shocking. We just take better care of ourselves.”