What's Up With Jen & Justin's Muppet Cake?!

by Michelle McGahan

It comes as no surprise that, reportedly, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux threw one hell of a wedding at their Bel-Air home on Wednesday night — a wedding apparently disguised as Theroux's 44th birthday party and one that included a guest list of approximately 70 A-list celebs and a giant Muppet cake that is almost as buzzworthy as the wedding itself. As grainy paparazzi shots from the stars' alleged nuptials slowly start to trickle in, one of my personal faves is Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's (supposed) wedding cake, which features two giant puppets sittin' all tall and pretty on top of the tiered dessert. This, of course, begs the question: WHY?

It's common that wedding cakes boast toppers, typically figurines of the bride and groom. And what are these giant, hilariously over-the-top puppets if not just oversized wedding cake toppers? If you check out the picture below (and trust me, you want to see this), the female Muppet kinda looks like she's wearing a veil, like, a bridal veil, guys. To put it simply: The male and female Muppets are probably just LOL-worthy cartoonish representations of Aniston and Theroux, which is, hands down, amazing.

"But why Muppets?!" you may ask. "What is the Jennifer Aniston-Justin Theroux connection to Muppets?" Though I don't have the answer to that just yet (and I will probably stay up late tonight hoping that the actors address the meaning behind the puppets ASAP), I have some theories.

Jennifer Aniston once hosted a "disco dance party" with the Muppets on their show and obviously wanted to recreate that moment. (It's plausible.) Or maybe she was inspired by Ed Sheeran's "Sing" music video which starred the redheaded singer in Muppet form. (Sheeran is close with Aniston's bestie Courteney Cox.) Or maybe she was just trying to prove that Muppets can find true love after all, especially in light of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy's shocking split. THE SPECULATIVE POSSIBILITIES ARE TRULY ENDLESS, GUYS.

But you know what? Chances are, the newly couple probably just thought that the idea was hilarious, which it is. And it's not like Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are exactly a normal couple (in the sense that they are A-list celebs), so it would stand to reason that they would have anything but a normal cake topper. Why not go a little out there in the realm of hilarity? They can pull it off, and they certainly did. Now just wait, Muppet cake toppers are definitely going to become trend now.