As for why Pitt, 55, received an invitation, “basically, every single person who loves Jen attended”, the source tells WHO.
“This included Brad. The party was a celebration of Jen’s life and Brad, for a long time, was a very important part of Jen’s life. She debated back and forth with friends if she should invite him,” the insider continues, adding that the actress “was very happy that he showed up”.
It would seem the dating pool in Hollywood is quite shallow. Moving around the party, Pitt may have bumped into another of his famous exes, Gwyneth Paltrow, or Aniston’s ex John Mayer and his ex Katy Perry, who arrived on a motorbike with her boyfriend Orlando Bloom.
“Guests mingled out by the pool and back bar drinking cocktails and toasting Jen. They had a DJ, white flowers and lots of candles glowing,” a source told WHO. “Everyone was coming up to Jen and hugging her and screaming ‘Happy Birthday!’. She had family there and seemed very happy to be with so many good friends.”
Other famous faces who attended included George and Amal Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr, Ellen DeGeneres, Barbra Streisand, Keith Richards, Kate Hudson, Laura Dern and Demi Moore, plus Aniston’s Friends co-stars and good pals Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox, whose own ex-husband David Arquette also attended.
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