America’s sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston, has just turned 50 years old, and proves that your life just starts after 50! The actress celebrated the big five-o on Saturday at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood.
The birthday bash was attended by 200 guests, with most being Hollywood’s top A-listers. Guests included the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson, Oscar winner Leonardo Dicaprio, Ellen DeGeneres, supermodel Cindy Crawford, Robert Downey Jr., John Mayer, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom.
The guest list also included Aniston’s ex-husband Brad Pitt and Brad Pitt’s ex-fiance Gwyneth Paltrow.
Yes, Brad Pitt was attending the birthday bash
While the birthday had a “No Social Media” rule, some attendees still shared a few photos. Celebrities news reports, on the other hand, were all over the venue to get us all the information we should not be interested in knowing, but we want to know.
Looking over what happened during the birthday bash, we have to give Aniston some credit for a few things.
No matter how awful your breakup was, getting over it is healthy
In case you lived under a rock since 2005, Pitt and Aniston had a very public divorce amid rumors of Pitt dating actress Angelina Jolie.
Aniston has been very vocal ever since about the hurt the public divorce has caused her. But with Pitt’s attendance, it shows that you can get over a very painful breakup; even if it’s 14 years later.
But don’t get it twisted, the ex-couple are not planning on getting back together.
According to a source from E! News, someone extended the invitation to Brad to come to Jen’s party and he accepted. He wanted to support Jen, but that’s the extent of it. It was a social evening with a lot of people who have been a part of her life. They definitely aren’t dating or on that path. They are friendly, but that’s it.
Aniston has previously stated that she is on “friendly” terms with Pitt during a 2015 interview.
Aniston stated “We’re not in daily communication. But we wish nothing but wonderful things for each other. Nobody did anything wrong. Sometimes things happen.”
Hating on your partner’s ex (or ex-partner in that case) is just petty
One of the attendees, who confirmed to be close friends with Aniston was Gwyneth Paltrow.
Fun fact: Paltrow was engaged to actor Brad Pitt, whom she dated from 1994 to 1997.
Unlike most, Aniston and Paltrow are friends, even though they were linked to the same person, and they did party with that same person they both were linked to.
You can still look ridiculously beautiful, even if you’re 50
Seriously? How is she 50?
You can maintain friendships with 200 people and have them attend your birthday party as an adult
While this sounds trivial, this is very important. Most adults struggle to maintain friendships due to their busy schedules. Yet Aniston proved that you can maintain friendships and have them willingly show up to your birthday, despite all, probably, having busy schedules.
More importantly, you can be a boss lady no matter how old you get
As of 2018, Aniston has been one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood – for both genders. She has been on the Forbes Top Earning Actresses every year for 15 years, as well as Celebrity 100 list based on “earnings and fame”.
The magazine estimated her net worth at $110 million in 2007, $150 million in 2014, and $200 million in 2017. It has listed her earnings as $19.5 million in 2018.