Jennifer Aniston was among the chorus of Hollywood A-listers who wished Sandra Bullock a ‘Happy Birthday’ on social media on Wednesday.
Aniston, 54, shared three photos and a video on her Instagram stories expressing her love for Bullock, who celebrated her 59th birthday on July 26.
The first piece of content that Aniston uploaded on her Instagram stories was a solo shot of the Oscar-winning actress giving a thumbs up as she drank some coffee in a The Morning Show mug. The Morning Show is the Apple TV+ series that Aniston has starred in since its first season in 2019.
‘Happy Birthday Sand-a-La!!’ Aniston wrote around the photo of her first Instagram story.
Despite their prominence in Hollywood, the actresses have never appeared together in a film or television series.
Happy Birthday Sandra: Jennifer Aniston (left) was among the various celebrities who wished Oscar-winning Actress Sandra Bullock (right) a ‘Happy Birthday’ on social media on Wednesday, the day that Bullock celebrated her 59th birthday
‘Sand-a-La’: One of the pieces of content that Aniston shared on her Instagram stories to wish her pal a happy birthday was a solo shot of her drinking from a mug from Aniston’s series The Morning Show
Group Love: Aniston also posted a selfie of her with Bullock, her former Friends costar Courteney Cox, and two unidentified female friends enjoying a night out at a restaurant
The next Instagram story the Emmy-winning actress shared with her nearly 42.7 million Instagram followers was a selfie of herself with Bullock, her close pal and former Friends costar Courteney Cox, and two unidentified female friends. The group were enjoying the night out at a restaurant.
‘WE LOVE YOU!!! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️,’ Aniston exclaimed.
Up next was an image of Bullock with one of Aniston’s two unidentified female friends from the group selfie outdoors.
The video that the former Friends star uploaded on her Instagram stories showed Bullock and a male friend looking over a recipe as they were making pumpkin brownies.
During the video, Bullock told Aniston, who was filming the video, that she was ‘folding [the batter] in’ after the Just Go With it star asked what step [of the recipe] that she was on.
Although Bullock and Aniston have yet to work together, the two have been friends for years, and grew closer in the last decade.
A few years ago, Bullock interviewed Aniston for a February 2020 feature in Interview Magazine, during which they revealed that they met ‘years ago’ at the Golden Globes and were introduced to each other by the actor Tate Donovan, who previously dated both actresses.
Donovan, 59, dated Bullock from 1990 to 1994 and was with Aniston from 1995 to 1998. During the end of his relationship with Aniston, he appeared as a guest star on five episodes of the fourth season of her hit sitcom Friends, where he played a love interest for Aniston’s character Rachel Green.
Besides Aniston, Ryan Reynolds and Octavia Spencer were also among the stars who wished Bullock a ‘Happy birthday’ on social media.
Reynolds, who starred with Bullock in the 2009 romantic comedy The Proposal, shared on his Instagram a clip of their chaotic nude scene from the film.
Friends: Aniston (left) and Bullock (right) have been friends for years, and grew closer in the last decade; pictured with Glenn Close (center) at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards
Sandra Bullock Love: Actress Octavia Spencer (right) was also among the well-known names who wished Bullock (left) a ‘Happy birthday’ on social media
Oscar Sunday: One of the images that Spencer shared in her Instagram birthday tribute to Bullock was of them at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony in 2012 where Spencer won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 2011 film The Help
“Happy Birthday to the inimitable and stunning Sandra Bullock! For your birthday this year, I got us both intimacy coordinators. And an HR department. And clothing?,’ Reynolds jokingly stated in his caption.
Meanwhile, Spencer posted two photos on her Instagram account of herself and Bullock, in which she gushed about the Blind Side star’s ‘aura, kindness, and joy.’
One of the photos was of the two Oscar winners at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony in 2012, where Spencer won her first (and so far only) Academy Award for her supporting role in the 2011 film The Help.
Bullock and Spencer have maintained a close friendship since they worked together on the 1996 film A Time To Kill, which was marked Spencer’s film debut.