updated 02/27/2013 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/02/2013 AT 3:00 PM ET
Here’s the thing about being Jennifer Aniston and being in love: The universe is invested. On Feb. 24 the star hit the red carpet in scarlet Valentino, her fianc , Justin Theroux, by her side.
Flashes shimmered, fans roared, and the pair ducked into Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre to take in the show. But there, the girl everyone presumes lives next door (who knew we all owned mansions?) was confronted by a friendly but curious employee who boldly asked That Question: Are you pregnant?
“No, I’m not!” replied Aniston, laughing politely. But, “I feel great,” she told PEOPLE later that evening. “Wonderful!”
And on the outside? Forget about it. “She looks the greatest she possibly could,” says Chris McMillan, her old pal and partner in her new hair-care line Living Proof. “Look at where she is in her life.”
There’s the man. There’s that ring. There’s a slate of films and new beauty ventures, renovating a $21 million L.A. estate in hopes of soon “normalizing and nesting,” as she recently told PEOPLE, and, yes, planning a wedding.