Jennifer Aniston spent her 49th birthday with her girl squad in Malibu

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux attend Jason Bateman's Walk of Fame ceremony

Jennifer Aniston celebrated her 49th birthday on Sunday. Happy belated b-day to her! Unlike previous years, Aniston didn’t spend this birthday drenched in suntan oil and drinking a mojito in Cabo. Instead, she seemed to have a goddess-circle-only lunch party in Malibu. No boys allowed?

Jennifer Aniston celebrated her birthday with her closest Friends. The actress turned 49 on Sunday and marked her special day with a lunch in Malibu, California. Aniston was joined by pals Courteney Cox, Andrea Bendewald, Leigh Kilton-Smith and Kristin Hahn. Aniston’s manager Aleen Keshishian shared a snap of the girls’ day out on Instagram Monday.

“#happybirthday to my sister from another mother #jenniferaniston [heart] u so much!” wrote Keshishian, who also represents Aniston’s closest friends Jason Bateman and Gwyneth Paltrow.

“We love our Jen. magical Malibu day. I love that this is taken by the kiddos!” author Mandy Ingber also shared on Instagram.

This year’s celebrations appear to be more low-key in comparison to last year when she vacationed in Los Cabos, Mexico, with Cox and husband Justin Theroux.

[From People]

Other outlets noted that Justin Theroux wasn’t even in California this past weekend – he was in New York, staying at a hotel, hanging out with his dog (he keeps a dog in New York?) and attending some New York Fashion Week events. I’m sure that stuff was more important than celebrating his wife’s 49th birthday? I mean, I say this a lot and you guys yell at me a lot when I say it, but: their marriage is very weird. It’s one thing to spend time apart because of different work schedules and that kind of thing. But it truly feels like Justin and Jennifer barely see each other, and that he’s just living in New York full-time and she’s living in LA full-time.

Also: so many of Aniston’s friends posted birthday wishes for her on Instagram. Justin has an Instagram account too… and he didn’t post one thing to celebrate Jen’s birthday. I don’t know, you guys. I’m still getting a weird feeling about this marriage.

#happybirthday to my sister from another mother #jenniferaniston ❤️u so much!

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  1. Rose says:

    I get the strong impression they’re not together anymore

  2. Esmom says:

    Many of my friends and I all turned fifty within the past couple years and without fail we have all had ladies only celebrations, some more than one. That doesn’t mean we didn’t also celebrate with our significant others, separately. And while I might wish some friends happy birthday via social media, my husband I and never exchange sentiments like that on social media.

    • notpretentious says:

      Me too Esmon, on pretty much everything you said. I like to keep it close and private.

    • aims says:

      My bestfriend of 20 plus years and I always do something for our birthday together. It maybe breakfast or a day trip. It really doesn’t matter, It’s just a time for us girls. No men,children or cell phones.

    • knotslaning says:

      Right. I never invite my husband to my birthday parties, it is usually my close friends. My husband will probably take me out for dinner or get me something but I see him all of the time, why invite him to my birthday party! Also, he would NEVER write anything on social media about my birthday! Maybe they just have a private marriage.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I am very private about that sort of thing, and I don’t participate in public social media but when people do they send signals. JA has always been tight with her girlfriends so that part is not unusual. I love my vacations with them or time when it is man free and just us. My husband likes going on his crazy man v. nature adventures with his guy friends.
      But we don’t do that on birthdays or holidays. We spend them together aside from my girl time.
      This isn’t their pattern.
      He wasn’t even in the state.

    • lucy2 says:

      A ladies lunch in Malibu sounds like a great way to spend a birthday, and I’m with you on not exchanging personal sentiments on social media. I actually find it a little odd when some celebrity couples do that – why do you want EVERYONE to see what you say to each other?!?
      Unless J&J are often exchanging messages via social media, I’m going to assume they celebrate privately.

    • dumbledork says:

      Me too. Not everyone professes their love all over social media. To be honest, the more that people do, the more I think something is up. My big milestone birthdays were always spent with my college girls. Doesn’t mean I don’t love my hubby or vice versa.

    • Godwina says:

      This. I suspect the Js are done for other reasons, but it’s a funny world we live in when we expect everyone to be active social media users or “the marriage is over.” We need to stop and think more.

  3. Croatian says:

    I have been with my bf for 3 years, and never ever have we ever put something on social media, because we just don’t feel the need. And to this day, people are still so surprised that we are together and stronger than ever.
    They are both adults living their own marriage. I think they are doing great, and for once I would like that celebrating bday with a group of girlfriends is considered a great thing, not as a sign that husband is not here/there/a husband anymore.

  4. Mrs. G says:

    Mandy Ingber will forever be the dorky best friend in teen witch loved that movie

  5. Peggy says:

    Justin will be in LA by this weekend to make an appearance, or his check will be cut off.
    He is use to living the life of an A-lister now.

  6. Suki says:

    Jen has always been the type to have a strong girl gang. She probably had a blast celebrating with them.

  7. Kate says:

    I really don’t want these two to divorce. I think that whatever they have work pretty well. And I don’t think I could go through a second Poor Jen pity party, not when another Jen is already throwing herself one.

  8. Darla says:

    I have a friend who writes the most saccharine things for her husband’s bday and for their wedding anniversary on facebook. And he does it to her. I shake my head because I really don’t get it. I know they haven’t had sex in two decades because he told her she’s too fat to have sex with, I know he’s a terrible alcoholic and that she can’t stand him. I have advised her to get out, she’s the breadwinner he’s a total loser. THey have two grown sons. I have no idea why she doesn’t. She claims it’s because of her catholicism. I told her to have an affair then. WHy do you live a loveless life devoid of physical affection?

    Anyway, my point being, yeah, you don’t know. Didn’t write anything on social media? Social media is meaningless in a marriage.

    • Snazzy says:

      Yes exactly. It’s people projecting what they wish their lives were, or what is expected. I never post anything about my partner on social media, I prefer to keep things between us.

      Also, I hope your friend gets out. Too fat for physical affection? Her husband sounds like a terrible person

    • lucy2 says:

      Absolutely – the more people publicly profess their love and fabulous relationship, the more I doubt it’s true.
      I’m really sad for your friend. Hopefully she someday can move on and find happiness.

    • Sherry says:

      I have friends who do that too. Sometimes it reminds me of Michelle Duggar and her “My WONDERFUL husband!” Ugh. I don’t put sappy stuff on my social media about my marriage. It’s not perfect and I have no desire to give that illusion. If he does something nice, like gives me flowers for no reason, I might post a photo of the flowers with a “Thanks for the flowers, Honey!” But that’s about it.

      When I see these over-the-top posts on Facebook my eyes roll so far back in my head, I can see the back of my skull.

    • Jaded says:

      ITA – PDA’s on social media are the worst. One of my closest friends has a daughter and son-in-law who constantly post the most godawful nauseating lovey-dovey crap you can imagine, totally eye-rolling. I like them both but geez, stop with the public mush, we all know you love each other so take it down a notch.

    • KBB says:

      Is he religious? Maybe he’s a closet case drinking away the shame.

    • Kitten says:

      Exactly! Agree with all the comments above but the worst is when you know all about your friend’s ongoing marital problems, yet are still forced to watch them write fake-ass sickeningly sweet bullshit on Facebook. Horrible.

      • Jenny says:

        Kitten: There’s a really simple solution to that problem at least – quit social media. ;-) Then you’ll never be forced to read another vomit-inducing post again. I don’t have facebook or instagram or any other social media and never did and it is such a relief to not have to be involved in all that narcissistic nonsense. I have more friends than I have time for but they all know the only way to get in touch with me and share stuff is the old fashioned way, via phone, text or email. Sorry OT.

        As for Jen Aniston – why would her husband congratulate her on social media when she doesn’t seem to use it herself? I’m sure they’ll eventually divorce like almost all other Hollywood couples do, but the fact they spent her birthday apart is hardly a reliable indication of a pending divorce.

    • Trashaddict says:

      Darla, I get that your friend’s behavior is hypocritical, but why would you post this kind of information on somebody you call your friend?

  9. Krill says:

    What would be weird is a grown man posting about his wifes non milestone birthday on instagram. Also, who knows why he was NY. Over and over again see people make assumptions about celebrity schedules and be proven wrong later. He could be there taking meetings for a part or pushing for financing on a vanity project or co-writing something with someone or supporting a loved one through something. Or maybe this is just how the function best as a couple. People who marry later do seem to be better in arrangements where they spend time apart.

  10. minx says:

    No argument from me–it IS a weird marriage.

  11. Bridget says:

    Um, Jen’s closest friend Gwyneth Paltrow?

  12. OriginalLala says:

    my husband never posts on my social media, he doesn’t like that kind of thing. it’s hard to judge a relationship based on their social media

  13. SM says:

    They both seem not to care enough about this marriage to even separate. And I do unsestand that with time birthdays become less important and hence me too, I am not bothered at all in case some trip falls on my or my husband’s birthday and we have to spend it apart. I also get that sometimes we women may need our girl company and a birthday is a good opportunity to meet up with you girlfriends and all. But it seems quite another to spend your free time/weekends apart or birthdays apart when you spend most of your time apart. It is one thing for most of us to use an opportunity to extract pursevles from the routine of taking care of our families and go off with the girls it os quite another to be apart most of the time and not bothering getting together even for a birthday

  14. sunnydeereynolds says:

    This marriage was just a business deal anyway. He gets to be an A-lister while she gets a husband to tote around.

  15. Sullivan says:

    I think she just wants a husband on paper, so to speak. The poor Jen narrative, which initially worked to her advantage, snowballed into pathetic Jen, which is not good for business. Their arrangement seems to work for them.

  16. LittlefishMom says:

    She is a vapid soul. Just blank. Never got the hype. And I can’t deal with these “Team Jen” people. She broke up a relationship and cheated with her now husband who is never around. They have zero in common. He’s NY, she’s LA. All she talks about is hair, weight and water. Zzzzzzzzz

    • Lana says:

      And here you are posting on an internet gossip site….

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “She broke up a relationship”

      no, her now-husband did that. she was not in a relationship to break up.


      • LittlefishMom says:

        It is the responsibility of all involved to respect the situation. She is equally as guilty as he is. Sorry just my opinion. I don’t hate her, I just don’t think she’s that interesting. It’s ok, I don’t have to like her.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        no, you don’t have to like her. but she also didn’t break up a relationship. Justin did that. if he had wanted to say with Bivins, he would have. men cannot be stolen. he CHOSE to exit his then-current relationship, of which we don’t know what the state was when he left. she may have felt “blindsided”, but I’ve know women (and men) who claim to have been “blindsided” when they got dumped when the reality of the relationship (dead on arrival) was obvious to everyone BUT the allegedly blindsided person.

        the onus to keep a relationship together is NOT on the side piece, it’s on the people in the relationship. I don’t consider her to be as equally guilty as he is.

      • crazydaisy says:

        Although “stealing” is an arguable term, I agree with littlefishMom that women should respect and support each other on the whole. One way to respect other women is to follow a strict “hands-off policy” with involved men.

        It’s gross that people of either sex cheat. If you are unhappy with your partner, have the guts to leave the relationship you are in before starting another! Sadly, the gutless are legion. If you are a woman, and you get with a guy who is still with another woman, you are not respecting that woman! Case closed.

      • Jaded says:

        @crazydaisy – I totally agree. A long time ago I was ghosted by a man I’d been with for over a year – the reason? Another woman who knew full well he was in a relationship with me but that didn’t stop her from going after him like a heat-seeking missile and he fell for it. She should have asked that he end things in a moral and honest way with me first but my feelings didn’t seem to matter much to either of them at that point. They married quickly but Karma intervened, they had a rotten marriage but he stayed in it to raise their daughter. Once she was out of the nest they divorced and I got a heartfelt apology. Happy ending to a sad story.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        People are assuming that people in relationships that are ending are on the same page, and that status is accurately conveyed to new partners. That isn’t always the case. We can’t judge Jen, because we don’t know how the relationship status was presented to her at the time.

        Like with Meghan Marckle’s ex, who says they were off-again/on-again, and he thought they were on a “break” when she was moving on as if it was totally over. The end of a relationship can get messy and confusing, even when there’s no official “bad” person.

      • Kitten says:

        Tiffany-thank you for your sanity. LOL

        Oh, and BALLS (just for old-time’s sake).

      • crazydaisy says:

        @tiffany Obviously if a guy is not telling you he is with someone, it’s not your fault. (This has happened to me; it was very painful, I felt awful, and told that guy to shove it when I found out.) I don’t know what happened with Jen and I’m not judging her. I’m just saying women should respect each other and stand in solidarity against all the douche bag cheating dudes out there.

    • Carmen says:

      I totally get what you’re saying. She reminds me of a fluffball. There’s no substance there. It’s harmless, but it’s boring.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Agreed m. I always say that she has tge personality of a piece of cardboard. There is just nothing interesting about her. She seems to only be interested in her hair, her vacations and her body. That’s it.

      • LittlefishMom says:

        Treat people how you want to be treated. I’m not throwing out the term “side piece”. Why would anyone want to be with a guy/girl who didn’t have enough respect for someone they once loved? That’s a bad person. Break ups are sad and perhaps you don’t want to hurt someone but do it the right way. I think people who are”blindsided” are always the last to know, when they should be the first. I don’t care for her or him for that matter. They both, to me, seem empty and boring. Again just my opinion.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        not everything is black and white. NO ONE knows what went on in the Theroux/Bivins relationship and what led him to leave Bivins and take up with Aniston.

        you’re talking in absolutes, and relationships and their quirks are often NOT that. we don’t know if Bivins ever cheated on him. or how she treated him. or if their relationship was “open” in some way and he wound up falling for one of the other women in his life. we also don’t know what he told Aniston about his relationship with Bivins.

        yes, in a perfect world, men and women (or any combo in a relationship) are faithful to each other, communicate perfectly, and treat each other with respect, always. but that’s not reality. and yes, anyone in a relationship should be the first to know that the relationship is over. but someone who claims to be “blindsided”, frankly, is quite often in denial about the state of their relationship. not saying that sometimes it really does (seemingly, to the dump-ee) come out of nowhere with no warning (happened to a friend of mine whose hubs was not happy for a long time but never said a word and left her abruptly on his 30th birthday) but most often there are signs that are ignored because one person is deliberately ignoring them hoping things improve.

        again, no one knows the exact details of what happened in this case. we just know that he was with someone for a long time and left her for Aniston. but to say that she is just as much to blame as he is for the demise of his previous relationship just isn’t fair. I know, “your opinion”, but I don’t think it’s a very fair one. agree to disagree.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      I don’t get it either, but I don’t dislike her. To me she’s like her generation’s Farrah Fawcett, an actress who made a career solely out of a haircut. I didn’t dislike Fawcett as a person and I don’t dislike Aniston either. But I don’t get the hype or why she has a career at all.

      • LittlefishMom says:

        Whatwhat I’m sorry to hear that about your friend. My one point is, no matter how good or bad a relationship is I feel it should be handled with respect. My other point is she KNEW he was in a long term relationship, that being said, she should have backed off. I do not for one second believe she was unaware of his circumstances (living with his girlfriend for 14 years). Yes all relationships have problems, he is to blame as well. If they met (like she has stated) several years prior to dating, there is no way she didn’t know he was with someone. That, I think is disrespectful, on BOTH their parts. I believe Heidi’s mother when she stated that Heidi was devestated. It could have been handled better. And since ( for yeeeeears) we’ve been choking down how JA was done wrong by AJ and BP, I find it hard to empathize with her since I feel she did the same thing. I respect your view. We just disagree. No worries.

  17. Michelle says:

    Please don’t divorce. I can’t take another poor jen from tabloids, they are already doing the brad jen back together, swear it’s like 2005 all over again.

  18. Anare says:

    Not every couple needs to be joined at the hip 24/7 and posting every coffee run on IG or FB. Good for them. Happy bday JA.

  19. ThenThereIsThat says:

    My husband and I have been happily married for 25 years and wish each other happy birthday face-to-face. I would hate for him to post it on social media! Why in the world would we do that?

    • Lady D says:

      I myself would probably be a little disgusted with my significant other.

    • magnoliarose says:

      If mine did that, I would be horrified because he is pathological about privacy. He doesn’t even like that I play around on Celebitchy. Some of his reasons make perfect sense, but others are his nature. He is romantic in private, and for him, privacy is more intimate, and he likes those moments to be ours only.
      This is beyond that with them, and though it is unfortunate, this is weird.

      She is a superstar, not merely a known person with fame, so PR and social media matter differently. She has familiar patterns.
      She knows that will cause gossip and she usually stays far from negative relationship gossip for historical reasons. It makes sense considering. I just don’t think this is nothing.

      • Nancy says:

        She didn’t stop the pics of she and her chicas on her BD. If she was worried about the conspiracy theories of Justin’s absence, those pics probably wouldn’t been posted. She’s been around too long to give two effs about what the peanut gallery thinks anymore. Seems she’s just enjoying her born day. **Maybe they’re on a break** Jen is cool, but I love Rachel!!

  20. tracking says:

    He was doing a press junket for the Duncan Jones Netflix film this weekend. But, yeah, they definitely spend lots of time apart. Maybe just because he’s working constantly these days, plus the NYC preference, but it can’t be easy on their relationship. It would be nice to think they’ve figured out something that works for them both as a couple and as individuals, but I wonder. When you’re pretty different to begin with, seems likely you’d eventually grow apart.

  21. Lani says:

    It’s so weird how in this day people expect you to gush over social media or somehow it’s not real. Uh. No. And Theroux was in nyc doing some press for his Netflix movie with Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard.

  22. Maria F. says:

    They both are also a bit older and maybe more pragmatic, so maybe this being apart from time to time works for them. They give each other space for their own interests and then enjoy the time together. Seems fairly reasonable to me.

  23. Hmm says:

    His career really picked up steam while hers seems to be in the dumps. He has multiple projects and she has something called dumpling where she plays the mom of the main character.

  24. Alexandria says:

    I don’t find their relationship strange. As long as it works (for them), should be ok. Maybe it’s healthier and suits their style, not everyone else’s.


  25. Hannah says:

    They could be split but just to point out that due to work commitments my husband is living in Seattle at the moment and I am living in Dublin, Ireland…couples do sometimes live apart. My friend and her husband were working apart in Cameroon and Rio for several months. My other friend is in Toronto working and his wife is here in Ireland.

    And my husband and I never wish each other well on social media because we are married, in love and have nothing to prove to anyone else! In fact…you probably don’t know I am married on my social media. You will certainly know I have a cat though.

  26. Alexis says:

    I don’t understand how their marriage is being misconstrued as weird. It is like if you don’t know the complete ins and outs, it doesn’t exist. I could be wrong tho…?

  27. Dee says:

    It’s just a matter of time before Jen leaves Justin and falls back in to Brad’s arms!!!!!!! *rolls eyes*

  28. crazydaisy says:

    Can someone please name everyone in the group photo for me, left to right, back row first? Inquiring minds want to know!

  29. Paley says:

    Please let them be together. No Brad and Jen stories of getting back together.

  30. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I think they have an arrangement. I think they have agreed to live separate lives. Now does that mean that things are peachy keen between them right now? I don’t know. Even if they were living separate lives you’d think he’d at least be in town for her birthday. So yeah…suspicious. As for the IG thing. Not everybody feels the need to be effusive in social media and I respect that. If that was the only thing I wouldn’t find it a big deal. It’s the being clear actoss the country thing that I find more suspect.

    • Jayna says:

      Someone above posted he’s in NYC doing promo for something. So they will celebrate her birthday a different day. We’ve celebrated my birthday almost a week later before because of commitments and where it fell during the week and what the plans were.

      Also, I agree with you about social media. I find it weird people would find it weird he didn’t post on social media about her birthday. News flash, I never would, and I find it odd it’s expected or something is wrong with my relationship. They aren’t a couple that lives on social media.

    • minx says:

      Yeah, I can believe they have an arrangement. They get together for industry functions or whatever. I think he doesn’t want to live in CA and she doesn’t want to live in NYC.

  31. Sansa says:

    Wow she got FRIENDS lol! Good Jennifer keep it going, very impressive.

  32. Sassy Pomeranian says:

    He cheats on her all the time, I know this first hand. And even if I didn’t he’s not very discreet. Either way, she went after him when he was with Heidi. What goes around comes around.

  33. Frosty says:

    She’s 49 years old in a business that practically eats its own young and still works all the time. Bless.

  34. Sherry says:

    Please don’t let them split, because if they do, we’ll get a zillion front page stories about how Brad and Jen have found their way back to one another or want to be together but are afraid or how they’ve secretly pined for one another all these years and now they can finally be back together.

  35. Penelope says:

    Jen’s looking fantastic. Good for her.

  36. The Original G says:

    The time they spend apart wouldn’t work for my marriage, but you can have more that one birthday celebration……and you can decide to have it on a day that’s more convenient

  37. Keaton says:

    It DOES seem to be a weird marriage but maybe it works for them.

  38. Katherine says:

    Weird but hope it works for them, Jen seems to be a sweetie

  39. Missy says:

    I expect a divorce announcement by the end of the year.

  40. babyroxy1969 says:

    Does her face look puffy in the pic with Justin? Has she started with the fillers, etc?

    • Jayna says:

      Don’t they all a little bit even? But her face is big anyway, so maybe not. Even if they don’t make it, she seems to have a lot of great friends, so has a life she enjoys. I just saw a photo of Lara Flynn Boyle in a grocery store parking lot in her car drinking Johnnie Walker Red straight out of the bottle and smoking. It is so sad what her life has become, a hardcore alcoholic. So if Jen’s marriage fails down the road, she still looks to have a life she enjoys and isn’t spiraling down as she approaches 50 or doing crazy things to her face like Courtney Cox embarked on sometime in her 40s and into her 50s.

  41. HollyGo says:

    So I guess the fall out with Chelsea is real then. I wonder what happened there.

    • GreenTurtle says:

      Hard to say. People like Chelsea are really fun for a while, especially if there’s a common cause or enemy. Eventually, that kind of negativity gets old, though. She’s pretty caustic.

    • WMGDtoo says:

      Handler is still around. She doesn’t have a show anymore for the likes of these women to “promote themselves on” anymore. So they don’t really need to be her BFF anymore. I think for many of them the basis for hanging with her was to keep her from bad mouthing them. And it worked big time.

    • tracking says:

      It seemed to be around the time Chelsea was posting those topless “free the nipple” pics. I wondered at the time if there was a substance abuse issue. Not that there isn’t a genuine feminist point there, but it seemed a little out of control.

  42. truth hurts says:

    Jennifer is still friends with Chelsea. Jenny poo is friends with everyone except one person. She has to have friends. To me she needs them because of her insecure issues. Her husband to me seems he can be an azzhole to her at times but so was Brad and she worships him. Even after he talked bad about her. Go figure. She is not a bad azz and she has friends as support and someone to vent to and to be there when she gets lonely. Bradley complained about them and I would think JT doesn’t care too much for the girl night.
    Chelsea is at best a drunk bipolar talentless W##re. She is a client of CAA so she does some of their dirty work for them and their clients. That is why she slammed AJ until she got threatened by her lawyers for talking about her kids. She won’t let you know this.

  43. WMGDtoo says:

    Looks like many of the posters called it. Jennifer and Justin have split. I guess some of her fans were very very wrong.