So...Does Jennifer Aniston Get to Keep Her Gorgeous Engagement Ring?

Splits are messy, after all...

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have decided to call it quits (opens in new tab) after a little over two years of marriage. As if there weren't enough questions already (i.e. is love real?), fans are now wondering whether or not Aniston, 49, can keep her gorgeous 8-carat diamond engagement ring. The short answer? Yes.

Jennifer Aniston's engagement ring

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Jennifer Aniston's engagement ring

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According to People (opens in new tab)who contacted LA-based attorney and certified family law specialist David Glass (who has no relationship with either Aniston or Theroux), "The engagement ring pre-dates the marriage, and therefore is Jennifer’s separate property regardless of whether it is mentioned in the prenuptial agreement," he says. "As long as the parties get married, then the recipient keeps the engagement ring.”

Aniston herself even knows how great the ring is. "It’s a rock, I know,” she once admitted (opens in new tab). “He rocked it up. It took me a while to get used to it. I’m not a diamond girl. I’m more Indian jewelry and stuff.”

After Aniston and Theroux made a statement about their split to the Associated Press (opens in new tab), it's rumored (opens in new tab) the couple may have ended their relationship because they couldn't agree on a place to live. At least we know they won't have to factor the engagement ring into the often complicated process of splitting up assets.

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Rachel Epstein is a former editor at Marie Claire, where she wrote and edited culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also launched and managed the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game or finding a new coffee shop.