Everyone loves Jennifer Aniston! Exhibit A: She’s turning 50 on Monday, and a metric ton of celebrities gathered at Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday night to celebrate her life — even ex-husband Brad Pitt showed up for Aniston’s star-studded birthday party.
“Basically, every single person who Jen loves attended. That included Brad,” a source told People. “The party was a celebration of Jen’s life.”
Although it’s tempting to ‘ship these two again upon hearing this, don’t get too excited. As the source told People, Aniston is focusing on herself and her friends — and she now considers Pitt a friend.
“Brad, for long, was a very important part of Jen’s life. She debated back and forth with friends if she should invite him. She was very happy that he showed up. Many of his close friends were at the party too,” the source said, adding that Aniston “didn’t really pay any special attention to Brad.”
The source continued, “They hugged and chatted for a bit, but Jen was busy making sure all of her other guests had an amazing time.”
And what great guests she had!
Among Aniston’s other loved ones in attendance were George and Amal Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres, Gwyneth Paltrow (another one of Pitt’s exes), John Mayer (another one of Aniston’s exes), Orlando Bloom, Barbra Streisand, Keith Richards, Kate Hudson, Laura Dern, Demi Moore and Jennifer Meyer.
Oh, and naturally, a few of her Friends costars came, too: Lisa Kudrow and Aniston’s long-time BFF, Courteney Cox.
Thankfully, we live in the age of social media, meaning we didn’t need an invite (although, admittedly, that would have been fun) in order to get a behind-the-scenes peek at all the birthday fun. A photo booth set up inside the party made it particularly easy to get cute photos of Aniston and her closest friends.
Hudson took to Instagram on Sunday to share a few photos of herself, Aniston and Paltrow. “Love these ladies,” she wrote. “Celebrated this beauty last night. Happy Bday JA! We all love you sooo!”
Per the Daily Mail, Hudson “got permish” from Aniston to post photos from the party, which Perry pointed out in the comments had a “no social media” policy in place. But Hudson certainly wasn’t the only one who shared a few insider moments from the night.
Paltrow also posted a video to Instagram with some of her favorite snapshots, writing, “Happy birthday (last night and tomorrow) to #jenniferaniston our ray of sunshine, example of perpetual goodness. We love you so much and you make 50 LOOK [fire emoji].”
Meyer posted a few snaps with Aniston that also included mutual friend Sara Foster and Amanda Anka, Jason Bateman’s wife. “Last night celebrating our beautiful Jen,” she captioned the snaps. “WE ALL LOVE YOU SO MUCH.”
Journalist Derek Blasberg shared some killer collages featuring a virtual who’s who of party guests.
Aniston certainly doesn’t appear to be shying away from this milestone birthday — she continues to live her best life with the best friends. Come Monday, she’ll undoubtedly embrace turning 50 (and fabulous) with the trademark grace her guests all clearly love about her.
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