When most people celebrate a birthday, they’re lucky to get a shout out from friends or a call from mom and dad. They’re extra lucky if a sibling or two reach out. But when you’re Ellen DeGeneres, you get special birthday wishes from the who’s who of Hollywood elite.
The comedienne turned 60 on January 26 and as part of her show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Ellen received videos from a host of celebrity friends wishing her a happy birthday and sharing their love. The star-studded video featured messages from Bono, Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Hillary Clinton, Will Smith, Allison Janney, Taylor Swift, Tom Hanks, Chris Pratt, Eminem, Hugh Jackman and many more.
“Happy Birthday Ellen and I gotta tell you the next decade is gonna be great, take it from me,” Hillary Clinton said.
“Happy Birthday Ellen, wishing you magic and miracles on your next trip around the sun,” Will Smith chimed. “That was poetry, just like off the top of my mind, for you. Bam!”
“Happy Birthday Ellen, you’ll never be as old as I am. It’s so not fair,” exclaimed Meryl Streep.
To top it all off, the daytime talk show host received an in-person visit from “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston. The two reminisced about their first meeting and celebrating many birthdays together.
Now that’s how you turn 60.