Hotel worker fired for complimenting Jen Aniston

Jennifer Aniston is filming a new movie called We're the Millers.Photo / File
Jennifer Aniston is filming a new movie called We're the Millers.Photo / File

A New Mexico hotel worker claims he was fired for complimenting Jennifer Aniston.

Terry Siegler was recently dismissed from the Encantado Resort in Santa Fe - where the actress was staying while filming her new movie We're the Millers - because he broke the hotel's strict celebrity confidentiality policy by speaking to other guests about the actress.

The former shuttle driver told US gossip website TMZ he only told guests that the 43-year-old actress was "very sweet and much more petite than I thought."

He claims that he was only responding to other guests who had asked him if he had seen the actress at the hotel and the guests were later overheard discussing the brief conversation about Aniston by one of her entourage.

He said: "They brought [Aniston] up first.. was I supposed to deny it?"

Siegler - who is considering suing for wrongful termination - claims he was fired for violating the hotel's celebrity privacy policy after Aniston's team complained to his supervisors that he was sharing private information about the actress to other guests.

The hotel's General Manager told TMZ: "I cannot confirm anything about our employees but I will say that we have a very strict confidentiality policy and we do enforce those policies."

The incident does not seem to have dampened Aniston's New Mexico experience as she is said to be considering getting married to Justin Theroux there in the near future and is interested in exchanging vows at Julia Roberts' secluded ranch there.

"Jen has fallen in love with New Mexico, it has a very relaxed vibe that fits both her and Justin perfectly, so it would be a great place for them to have the wedding," according to a source.

- BANG! SHOWBIZ

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