Jennifer Aniston's 50th birthday: Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow gush over ‘ray of sunshine’

Safeeyah Kazi

Jennifer Aniston appeared to be in good spirits as she celebrated turning 50 surrounded by her famous friends.

The Friends star, who actively avoids social media, cropped up online in full party mode, thanks to her Instagram-loving pals Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson.

In the first set of snaps, shared on the Almost Famous star's Instagram, Aniston beamed as she cuddled up to Hudson and Paltrow.

She captioned the post: "Love these ladies. Celebrated this beauty last night. Happy Bday JA! We all love you sooo!”

The second photobooth clip, shared by Paltrow showed the star letting her hair down as she pulled silly faces alongside Derek Blasberg.

Paltrow hailed Aniston an example of “perpetual goodness” adding that she made 50 look hot.

She wrote: “Happy birthday (last night and tomorrow) to #jenniferaniston our ray of sunshine, example of perpetual goodness. We love you so much and you make 50 LOOK [flames].”

Fans joined in on the praise with many claiming she makes ageing look “beautiful”.

One user wrote: “50?? Omg she looks amazing happy birthday Jennifer Aniston.”

Another commented: “How is she 50???”

A third added: “You make ageing look beautiful and easy.”

50: Aniston celebrated the occasion surrounded by friends (Getty Images)

Fellow partygoer Katy Perry couldn’t help but mock Aniston’s social media-free rule as she commented on Hudson’s post with, “NO SOCIAL MEDIA.”

But a witty Hudson added: “Got permish”, with a winking emoji.

Aniston's Friends co-star Courteney Cox and Perry's boyfriend Orlando Bloom were also in attendance.

The comments come as reality star Gemma Collins gushed over Aniston, admitting she has given her the “courage” to embrace not having children by the age she had initially planned.

Speaking on Loose Women, Collins said: “Jennifer Aniston has given me the courage to go, ‘Do you know what, if I don’t have a child until I’m 40-years-old, that’s OK’. If I look that good at 50 I’m not worried about a thing.”