Jennifer Aniston kept it more low key to celebrate her 51st birthday.
One year after throwing an all-out star-studded bash to celebrate her big milestone, the actress returned to West Hollywood’s Sunset Tower Hotel for a much more intimate dinner with her closest friends on Tuesday, a source tells.
Among her dinner guests were some of her closest longtime friends, including Courteney Cox, jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer and writer and producer Molly McNearney.
While Aniston kept a low profile as she arrived at the party, Cox and Meyer were later seen leaving the venue hand-in-hand.
Earlier that day, Cox wished Aniston a happy birthday with a snap on Instagram of the duo wearing the same glasses and sporting a very similar haircut.
“No matter how hard you might try… there’s only one Jennifer Aniston,” Cox, 55, wrote in the caption. “Happy birthday my dear friend @jenniferaniston! I love you!♥️♥️♥️.”
The quiet evening is a contrast to her party celebrating her 50th birthday last year, attended by a long list of celebrities including Brad Pitt, George and Amal Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ellen DeGeneres, Barbra Streisand, Keith Richards, Kate Hudson, Laura Dern, Demi Moore and Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom.
Aniston’s latest birthday comes weeks after the actress picked up her first solo Screen Actors Guild Award for her return to TV in Apple TV+’s The Morning Show, which she co-executive produced alongside Reese Witherspoon.
Aniston also recently broke Instagram’s record for the fastest account to reach one million followers, and even broke the site for a time when she first joined early in the morning.
Hours before her party, Interview magazine released its latest cover story, which featured a conversation between Sandra Bullock and Aniston, where Bullock remarked that the Friends actress has “a way of pushing joy and positivity.”
The love story between Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt could be the plot of any Hollywood movie. Although the couple was only married for five years, it became one of the most iconic in the film industry. Then, the drama arrived. In 2004 they put an end to their relationship. Since then rumors of reconciliation have always haunted them.
The last anecdote that has revived that flame, and that illusion for thousands of fans, has been an image during one of the parties after the Oscar Awards. According to Page Six, the actor was celebrating the triumph of his award for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ with other colleagues by profession: Leonardo Di Caprio or Martin Scorsesse. Near this group was Jennifer Aniston, who seems to be approached to congratulate the actor on his award. However, that talk, says Page Six, did not stay in a simple conversation.
That snapshot adds to the viral image that went around the world last week, when during the Actors Guild Awards, the actor took Jennifer Aniston by the hand. In another sequence of that scene, he holds his left arm.
These snapshots reflect, again, the good harmony you have with your ex and that the reconciliation could be closer. Despite his divorce, Brad Pitt has always been present in the most important moments of his life. For example, he was the surprise guest of the party he organized to celebrate his half century of life.