Jennifer Aniston, arguably most famous for her role as Rachel Green in the long-running 90s sitcom Friends, has reached a milestone age. While her party took place on Saturday night, the star actually turns 50 today, February 11. A-list celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson celebrated Jen’s milestone birthday with her.
Also in attendance was Brad Pitt, Jennifer’s ex-husband. The pair were married for five years, before divorcing in 2005.
Jennifer has recently split from husband Justin Theroux, parting ways with the actor in February 2018.
A source told People of the party: “Basically, every single person who Jen loves attended. That included Brad.
“Brad, for long, was a very important part of Jen’s life. She debated back and forth with friends if she should invite him.
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“She was very happy that he showed up. Many of his close friends were at the party too.”
Could Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt get back together?
It looks unlikely for the power-couple to reunite, as the same source told People that even though she invited her ex-husband to the bash, Jennifer “didn’t really pay any special attention to Brad”.
The source added: “They hugged and chatted for a bit, but Jen was busy making sure all of her other guests had an amazing time.”
At the time of Jennifer and Justin’s separation last February, a source with knowledge of Pitt and Aniston’s relationship told PEOPLE the stars had “been over each other for longer than they were ever together.”
The pair has remained friendly since their split but they aren’t especially close.
The insider told People last year: “They aren’t in regular contact, beyond an occasional text back and forth to wish each other the best when there’s been a new project or big event.”
Jennifer opened up to Elle magazine in January 2019 about her personal life, speaking about how each of her relationships – despite them ending – had its own value.
The Dumplin’ actress said: “I don’t feel a void. I really don’t.
“My marriages, they’ve been very successful, in [my] personal opinion. And when they came to an end, it was a choice that was made because we chose to be happy, and sometimes happiness doesn’t exist within that arrangement anymore.
“Sure, there were bumps, and not every moment felt fantastic, obviously, but at the end of it, this is our one life and I would not stay in a situation out of fear.
“Fear of being alone. Fear of not being able to survive. To stay in a marriage based on fear feels like you’re doing your one life a disservice.
“When the work has been put in and it doesn’t seem that there’s an option of it working, that’s okay. That’s not a failure.
“We have these clichés around all of this that need to be reworked and retooled, you know? Because it’s very narrow-minded thinking.”