“The one”: Actress opens up about tragic death of first boyfriend

Jennifer Aniston is now happily engaged to actor Justin Theroux, but she admits if things had gone differently she would still be with her first long-term boyfriend.

The Horrible Bosses actress revealed in a tell-all interview with The New York Times that the unnamed man "would have been the one."

Although she did not reveal how the relationship ended, Jennifer hinted that it was her own fault, saying, "I was 25, and I was stupid." The man, who the actress described as her "first love," later died of a brain tumour.

However the story has a bittersweet ending, as Jenn admits she thinks the mystery man has been a guardian angel for her in many ways. "He must have sent me Justin to make up for it all," she said in the interview.

Justin proposed to Jennifer in 2012, and although the couple have yet to set a wedding date, they are as smitten as ever.

The actress revealed in a separate interview that they have even talked about possible venues.

"There’s a big discussion in our house right now," she told InStyle magazine. "Do you just do it and say screw it? Or do you try desperately to get away with [a secret ceremony] where you don’t have any fun because you’re hiding in a cave somewhere? If we could do it without all the buzzing and the noise… It can be done. When there’s a will, there’s a way."

We're glad to see Jenn so happy, despite the sad story of her first love.