On most Sunday afternoons, Jennifer Aniston hosts her girlfriends and their kids at her expansive Bel Air, California home for an informal pool party. “We do ‘Sunday Fundays.’ We huddle around … and [the kids] jump around in the pool,” the actress recently revealed to Elle magazine.

It’s Jennifer Aniston’s 50th Birthday! Take a Look Back at Her Incredible Career on TV and in Movies

As she approached her 50th birthday on Monday, February 11, Jennifer wasn’t lacking in company or happiness. “I have a great job. I have a great family. I have great friends,” the star, who was ranked second on Forbes’ 2017 list of the highest-paid actresses, said. “And I love entertaining.” This past weekend, Jen celebrated her big birthday with a huge bash at Los Angeles’ Sunset Tower with guests including Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and even Jen’s ex-husband Brad Pitt.

Though Jennifer’s other ex-husband, Justin Therouxthe two split last winter after two years of marriage — didn’t attend her lavish party, he did sweetly wish her a happy birthday via Instagram. Despite having two failed marriages, Jen has said she has no regrets in life. “To stay in a marriage based on fear feels like you are doing your one life a disservice. When there doesn’t seem an option of it working, that’s OK. That’s not a failure,” she said in a previous interview.

At 50, Jennifer is her own woman who has made peace with the past — including her painful 2005 split from Brad. “My marriages, they’ve been very successful,” she has said. “When they came to an end, it was a choice that was made because we chose to be happy.”

Today, Jen believes that personal fulfillment doesn’t have to come from a romantic relationship. She has plenty of things, like her acting career, the renovation of her spectacular house and her close friendships, to keep her content. “I was never a kid who sat around and dreamed about her wedding,” she recently admitted. Yet the still-gorgeous star won’t rule out new love — or motherhood! “Who knows what the future holds in terms of a child and a partnership?” she has mused. “With science and miracles, we can do things at different times than we used to be able to.”

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Right now, Jen’s not waiting around for a man or a baby to complete her life — it’s already pretty special. “She believes that everything happens for a reason,” a friend of the star exclusively told Closer Weekly. “If she meets a good man, she’ll go for it, but that’s not driving her. At 50, she’s baggage-free and the best she’s ever been.”

Happiness, after all, is a state of mind. “It’s a glass-half-full kind of thing,” Jen has said. “I’ve always been predominantly a happy person.”

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