updated 02/22/2012 AT 7:55 AM ET
•originally published 02/22/2012 AT 3:00 PM ET
To get out of dancing on command, Theroux said, he started insisting that to do the deed he needed to be wearing specific foot gear.
“I have a very particular pair shoes which I breakdance in,” Theroux told DeGeneres, adding, “If I don’t have my breakin’ shoes, I don’t breakdance.”
But, according to Theroux, on her birthday earlier this month, Aniston would not be deterred and brought out the shoes as soon as they got home after a long celebratory evening.
“At the end of the night, after the whole thing, she said, ‘Put on the shoes. Breakdance,’ ” he said.
Aniston didn’t stop there. She surprised Theroux by sending the shoes to The Ellen DeGeneres Show, prompting him to treat the audience to a performance on the spot.