Cindy Crawford celebrates her 50th birthday in splashy St. Barths

By Chloe Best

Cindy Crawford knows how to celebrate a milestone birthday in style. As she prepares to ring in her 50th, the supermodel jetted off to St. Barths earlier this week with her husband, Rande Gerber. Cindy will toast her big day from the Caribbean island on Saturday (Feb. 20).

The pair travelled on the Casamigos airplane owned by Rande and his best friend George Clooney, with Cindy sharing a photo of them ready to board their flight on Instagram.

@RandeGerber whisking me away for my birthday weekend! ✈️

A photo posted by Cindy Crawford (@cindycrawford) on

Cindy Crawford is celebrating her 50th birthday in St. Barths

"@RandeGerber whisking me away for my birthday weekend," she captioned the photo.

They have since been spotted soaking up the sun on the beach, with Cindy flaunting her enviable figure in a black bikini. An eyewitness said that Cindy and her husband looked truly loved-up, with Rande going out of his way to ensure his wife enjoyed her birthday getaway.

"They are a great couple – holding hands, looking into each other's eyes, very happy and loved-up," a source told Entertainment Tonight. "Rande is always such a gentleman with her, making sure she is always okay."

The couple enjoyed a loved-up day on the beach on Thursday

While Cindy is yet to share any photos from her holiday, she did reflect on another special birthday – her 21st birthday celebrations in 1987. Sharing a photo of herself blowing out the candles on her Vogue-themed birthday cake, Cindy wrote: "#TBT My 21st birthday. The cake said 'What's next?' – now I know!"

That future may involve stepping back from modelling. Cindy previously hinted that she may retire from her fashion career when she turns 50, but she has since set the record straight and said that while she plans to turn her attention towards "my businesses, friends and family", she has a mantra to "never say never" to any opportunities that may come her way.

Cindy will have plenty of time to think about her future while in St. Barths, an island which offers celebrities a safe haven to relax and unwind. An ever-popular holiday destination with A-Listers, it has played host to the likes of Kendall Jenner, Harry Styles, Pippa Middleton and her brother James in the last few months alone.

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