Jennifer Aniston celebrated her 51st birthday yesterday—and for the first time, she was on Instagram to respond to the many tributes posted to her. There was a party too, of course: Several celebrities, including Chace Crawford, Elisabeth Moss, Jennifer Meyer, and Aniston’s Friends co-star Courteney Cox, showed up at the Sunset Tower Hotel to fête the actress. Daily Mail has photos of Aniston there.
Aniston’s ex-husband turned good friend Brad Pitt wasn’t photographed there or initially reported to be at the bash, but details are just starting to come out about the big night. Interestingly, at the same time, Lori Loughlin’s daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella were photographed at the Sunset Tower Hotel having dinner with Madison Beer. No word yet on whether they encountered Aniston in there, but it’s clearly not impossible. Beer is friends with Selena Gomez, who is of course friends with Aniston too. Gomez and Aniston spoke on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in January about their years-long friendship and how they met in a bathroom.
Aniston was pretty vocal on Instagram yesterday, sharing her new Interview profile where Sandra Bullock interviewed her. She also reposted the birthday tribute her ex-husband Justin Theroux shared to her (he wrote “Happy birthday, B,” with a heart).
She shared two IG stories about her birthday. The first was a general thank you. “Thank you for all the birthday wishes today 11:11 2/11.” The second was her personal thank you to her friends, including Theroux. “And thank you to my sweet friends for these moving and hilarious birthday wishes,” Aniston wrote with a celebratory face emoji, kissy face emoji, and two lip mark emojis. “I LOVE YOU GUYS.”