Jennifer Aniston: Justin Theroux Is 'A Protector'

Jennifer Aniston and boyfriend Justin Theroux are going strong — the 43-year-old actress recently opened up about why she loves her “Wanderlust” beau, saying she feels safe with Justin.

“He’s a protector, for sure,” Jennifer told Marie Claire Australia in an interview for their May issue, via JustJared. “He’s just a good human being, and so funny.”

The good-looking pair — who went public with their relationship last June — met while filming “Wanderlust” in Georgia, where Jen says she “began decompressing.”

“It’s weird, but it felt like living a normal life; almost like having your anonymity back,” she told the mag of the comedy’s secluded set. “Nobody bothered us and we were protected as a group. There were no paparazzi and no secret, tricky little cell phone pictures being taken.”

Adding, “I realized how paranoid and guarded and not trusting – walled-in – I had become. Not consciously so, but just this armor that I kind of have, protective armor. It’s not for my friends or family, but for being outside in the world, always on guard.”

The actress also discussed tackling her nerves while shooting a topless scene for the film.

“There are always nerves when you shoot a scene like that,” she said. “But the adrenaline takes you through it and then you have the girls come in and cover you up immediately. I got very comfortable with seeing nude people pretty much immediately.”

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