Jennifer Aniston was in great spirits celebrating a friend's birthday on Monday (Mar. 13). Looking chic in a scalloped black camisole with gold jewelry, the actress posed for photos with a gaggle of girlfriends as they toasted screenwriter Molly McNearney's 40th birthday. Jennifer hasn't been seen much since announcing her split from Justin Theroux in February, but the snap posted to fellow guest Aleen Keshishian’s Instagram page shows a relaxed Jennifer looking beautiful amid her squad with her golden locks flowing and a natural face of makeup.
Other guests at the star-studded bash included Kristen Bell and Jennifer’s long-time friend Jason Bateman, who she recently supported at the premiere of his latest film Game Night. She famously paid tribute to him in a speech when he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last year, saying, "The part that I’m the luckiest that I get to witness is Jason Bateman the husband, the father, the fantastic friend and, as we lovingly call him, the grandfather. It’s like, ‘Is he young? Is he old? He looks 12, he acts 100!’ But even in his most restful state, he is one of the loveliest men to be around."
The statement announcing Jennifer and Justin's split, which was released by the actress' long-time publicist, stated: "In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship."
It continued: "Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly. Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else's fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain a deep respect and love that we have for one another."
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