Brad Pitt attended his ex Jennifer Aniston’s birthday party on Saturday, but a source tells PEOPLE his presence didn’t define her night.
“Jen didn’t really pay any special attention to Brad,” the source says. “They hugged and chatted for a bit, but Jen was busy making sure all of her other guests had an amazing time.”
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As for why Pitt, 55, received an invitation to the actress’ 50th birthday bash at the famed Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles, the source explains, “Basically, every single person who loves Jen attended. This included Brad. 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,” the insider continues, adding that the actress “was very happy that he showed up.”
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PEOPLE previously confirmed that Pitt was spotted on Saturday at the celebration, which was also attended by Pitt’s ex Gwyneth Paltrow as well as Aniston’s Friends costars Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox.
In a series of sweet photo booth images taken from the bash, Aniston was seen smiling and getting goofy for the camera while posing with some of her closest pals.