Jennifer Aniston Makes Rare Post-Split Appearance at Molly McNearny's Birthday Party

Newly single actress enjoyed a girls' night with her lady friends at Jimmy Kimmel's wife's soiree

By Meg Swertlow Mar 11, 2018 11:24 PMTags

Talk about a girls' night out!

Less than a month after her shocking split from Justin Theroux, Jennifer Aniston got all gussied up to help celebrate the 40th birthday of pal Molly McNearney, the comedy writer who is married to Jimmy Kimmel.

The newly single star was spotted having some fun with Jen Meyer (Tobey Maguire's estranged wife), Amanda Aanka (Jason Bateman's wife) and A-list manager Aleen Keshishian, who reps Aniston.

The 49-year-old, who opted for an understated black silk tank top and gold necklace, appears to be leaning on lady friends—literally—since the separation.

Kimmel, Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard were among the other celebs who were also at the birthday bash.

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Bell also took to Instagram to share images from the fun-filled celebration, writing, "HAPPY MOLLYS BIRTHDAY EVERYONE!!! @mmcnearney is one of the kindest, most authentic, cleverest gals I have ever come accross. Her intelligence is only out shined by her wit. The world is better with her in it. I LOVE the fact that she exists. This is a very special day [sic]."

Despite the night on the town, the high-profile actress has laid low ever since the couple announced on the day after Valentine's Day that they had separated after less than three years of marriage. 

In addition to Saturday's outing, Jennifer has spending some time planning a girl's trip to Hawaii. She's allegedly looking to bring around 10 of her gal pals with her on a tropic vacation, according to The Sun.

Recently, Aniston has also been spotted leave pal Courteney Cox's home in Los Angeles, following the breakup.

"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," the couple said in a joint statement to E! News on Feb. 15.

"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 the deep respect and love that we have for one another."

The couple got engaged in August of 2012 and surprised fans when they got married in a top-secret wedding on August 5, 2015. They had no children together.

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