Jennifer Aniston wanted to make sure all the people she holds near and dear to her heart attended her 50th birthday party, including ex Brad Pitt, a source tells PEOPLE.
“Basically, every single person who Jen loves attended. That included Brad,” the source says. “The party was a celebration of Jen’s life.”
“Brad, for long, was a very important part of Jen’s life. She debated back and forth with friends if she should invite him,” adds the insider. “She was very happy that he showed up. Many of his close friends were at the party too.”
Even though Aniston invited her ex-husband to the bash, she “didn’t really pay any special attention to Brad,” the source explains.
“They hugged and chatted for a bit, but Jen was busy making sure all of her other guests had an amazing time,” the source shares.