Gwyneth Paltrow sends birthday wishes to Jay Z as he celebrates at private bash

Jay Z felt the love this past weekend as he celebrated his 47th birthday on Dec. 4. The rapper marked his special day privately on Saturday with his family while famous friends like Gwyneth Paltrow took to social media to wish him a happy birthday.

Happy birthday #unclejay 

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'Happy birthday #unclejay!' wrote Gwyneth on Instagram alongside a picture of her children Apple and Moses posing with the birthday boy. The actress and her ex-husband Chris Martin have been close friends with Jay Z and Beyoncé for more than a decade, and subsequently their children have also become playmates. The GOOP founder even dedicated her latest cookbook It's All Easy to the musical super couple's daughter Blue Ivy.

The rapper decided to keep this year's celebrations private, opting for a quiet dinner with family and friends at the French restaurant République in Los Angeles. Beyoncé's Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland was spotted arriving to the party with her husband Tim Witherspoon, followed by the singer's mom Tina Lawson and her husband Richard.

Beyonce has released a new line of merchandise just in time for the holidays.

With Jay Z's birthday falling in the lead up to the holidays, perhaps his wife treated him to some of her new holiday merchandise. Last week, the mother of one launched a line of hoodies and sweatpants emblazoned with festive slogans and Lemonade-inspired graphics, plus wrapping paper, cell phone cases, hats and more just in time for CHristmas.

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