While Aaliyah said it best, age ain’t nothing but a number, a couple of celebs rang in a milestone birthday over the weekend — their golden 30th birthdays. Yes, they BOTH turn 30 today on the 30th, but they celebrated all weekend long. Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco celebrated her birthday with 12 of her best friends, while model, mom-to-be and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen had a party at the famous stand-up joint Comedy Cellar in NYC last night with husband John Legend and friends. For their 30ths, both celebs were properly surprised for their bdays, but not in the traditional sense. Of course, this is thanks to their loved ones putting their heads together and coming up with creative surprises.
Old school surprise parties are soo played out. For her 30th, Kaley Cuoco jumped on an airplane. Destination: unknown. The actresses posted this pic of herself in a party hat and a glass of wine along with the caption: “2 planes, 12 best friends, one 30th bday, destination unknown = priceless.”
Her best pals ended up surprising the animal lover by taking her to an wildlife animal sanctuary that rescues big cats and is maintained by the Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation in Mexico. AWW. Look at those furry little faces! Clearly Kaley is smitten.
Meanwhile stateside, a pregnant Chrissy Teigen in a one-shoulder knockout dress had a party in NYC at iconic New York City comedy club Comedy Cellar (yes, the one from Louie) that included cake, John Legend and a very, very special and hilarious guest.
Her party featured a surprise two-hour, freestyle set from none other than Dave Chapelle. How’s that for a birthday gift? Her husband John Legend of course had a hand in arranging the surprise. He posted this photo of their funny guest along with the caption, “Chrissy’s birthday party on Saturday was pretty amazing. She wanted to celebrate her 30th with some of her favorite things: comedy, great food and good friends. So we took over the Comedy Cellar for the night, with the catering of @davidchang and the @momolongplay team. The Comedy Cellar helped us curate a talented group of comedians to make us laugh all night, and our surprise (to Chrissy, not to me) closer was the incomparable, brilliant Dave Chappelle. Thanks so much to Dave for his generosity. He freestyled for about two hours and it was genius. I’ve heard about his small club sets but this was the first time I was able to see it in person. He’s so good and we felt so fortunate to witness it.”
And no bday would be complete without a totally embarrassing birthday song being sung by an entire room. Of course, has John Legend be the one to croon it probably makes it about a million times less mortifying. Consider this the best rendition of “Happy Birthday” ever sung over a tower of birthday cupcakes. Swoon.
Happy birthday, queens!
What do you think of Chrissy and Kaley’s birthday surprises? What’s the best surprise YOU ever got on a bday? Tell us in the comments below!