In 1994, Jennifer Aniston dated a man who she now refers to as her "first love" — and credits him for bringing her fiancé, Justin Theroux, into her life.
“He was my first love — five years we were together,” the 45-year-old star revealed in a new interview with 'The New York Times.' “He would have been the one. But I was 25, and I was stupid."
The man, whom the 'DailyMail' has identified as actor Daniel McDonald, sadly passed away in 2007 from a brain tumor.
Jennifer's "first love," Daniel McDonald. (Photo Credit: IMDb)
Though Jennifer tragically lost her former flame — who was nine years her senior — when he was just 46-years-old, she believes he's had a hand in her meeting Justin, 43.
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"He must have sent me Justin to make up for it all," she told the publication.
Jennifer with Justin in September 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty)
Daniel and Jennifer reportedly had a romantic relationship before the 'Cake' star landed her breakout role on the sitcom 'Friends,' which ran from 1994 - 2004.
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