The Boy Next Door star – who looks more fabulous than ever - celebrated her 46th (!) birthday Friday with an adorable throwback pic that gave us all types of feels. "jlo#TBT," she captioned the snap, which showed her as a kid, smiling excitedly and standing in front of a birthday cake adorned with flowers.
The pic was just the first of J.Lo's celebratory Instagram posts, which also included a meme of Marilyn Monroe with the words "It's My Birthday" on it, and a shot of legendary actress Lauren Bacall. "Current mood #itsmybirthday #LEO," she wrote alongside the snap of Lauren, who is palming a string of pearls and smoldering for the camera in the photo.
For her 45th birthday last year, J.Lo blew our minds when she posted a stunning shot of herself showing off her toned bod in a bikini. While she didn't share a current snap of herself on her birthday this year, it's clear the triple threat star is only getting better with time, and she feels that way too.
"I feel great about being able to do everything that I did in my 20s better now," she told Complex earlier this year. "That's what happens as you mature, you get better. You have more experience. And I'm proud of that."
"That other rhetoric, like the fairy tale rhetoric, in your mind can defeat you," she continued. "And this generation of women said, 'No. We have a lot to offer.' Probably more than we ever have. And it's great for girls that are young right now to go, 'I have time.' It's a long road. And for me, I feel like mine has just begun."
That, my friends, is just one reason why J.Lo continues to be our best friend in our minds. Not only has she built an empire, but she continues to break down barriers and makes people think twice about ageism. The woman just slays.
Happy birthday indeed.
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