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Jen's Birthday Engagement

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Feb. 11 2009, Published 10:00 a.m. ET

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As Jennifer Aniston turns 40 today, she'll no doubt be surrounded by those who love her — and that includes the man in her life, rocker John Mayer.

And while in her new movie, He's Just Not That Into You, she plays a woman stuck in a go-nowhere relationship, the same cannot be said for the actress' real-life romance with her 30-year-old beau. And just in time for Jen's big birthday, it looks like John will finally give his lady love the ultimate gift: a marriage proposal!

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"Jen and John are slipping away on a romantic getaway," an insider tells OK!. "And John's going to give her the ultimate surprise for her 40th — a gorgeous engagement ring!"

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But taking that step towards marriage wasn't always a foregone conclusion for the hot-and-cold pair, who first hooked up shortly after Jen's 39th birthday last year.

At the time, John — whose playboy past includes flings with Jessica Simpson, Minka Kelly and Jennifer Love Hewitt — wasn't quite ready for monogamy. And after a sizzling summer with Jen, John called things off in August — only to quickly realize he'd made a mistake.

"He begged and pleaded with Jen for another chance," a source close to the Grammy winner tells OK!. And while the actress did eventually take him back, a pal of the former Friends star says "Jen made it clear that she wanted their relationship to be on the marriage track."

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Though they recently split again for three weeks following their New Year's getaway to Mexico, the couple decided to recommit to their relationship. Jen, in particular, drew a line in the sand.

"She made it really clear to John what her rules are," a friend tells OK!. "And John had no problem agreeing to whatever she wanted."

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For all the details on Jen and John's romance, pick up the new OK! — on newsstands everywhere Thursday!

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