The Oscar-winning actress turned 55 on Saturday, Aug. 14 and celebrated her birthday with a sweet serenade from her boyfriend, musician Van Hunt.
"After the year we've all had, my heart is full as I'm grateful to see this August 14th," Halle wrote on Instagram, alongside a selfie video of herself smiling serenely while looking out from a car window, with her hair blowing in the wind as her boyfriend's cover of The Platters' 1959 ballad "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" plays.
"In the midst of the storm, I've managed to create happiness, find more peace, and feel more free than ever! Finally, I'm exhaling!" the actress continued. "Thank you vanO for my b-day serenade."
Halle and her boyfriend have been dating for at least a year. In May, she shared a PDA photo of the two on Instagram, writing, "We do this thing called whatever the f--k we want!" She also told a fan, "Never give up on love...Keep your heart open and it will find you!"