Aretha Franklin Dies

Jennifer Lopez Thanks Friends, Family & Fans for Sharing Love on Her Birthday: 'What a Lucky Girl I Am'

Michael Becker/FOX via Getty Images
Jennifer Lopez backstage at FOX's "American Idol XIV" Top 6 Revealed on April 15, 2015 in Hollywood, Calif.

Jennifer Lopez turned 49 on Tuesday (July 24)--which is shocking due to the fact that she looks the exact same as she did 20 years ago. Her birthday was filled with quality time with her family, friends and boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, and she took to Instagram to thank everyone for a wonderful day.

"So believe it or not I’m just waking up from my birthday celebration last night," she wrote in a lengthy message alongside a collage of photos from her night. In the series, she's wearing a gorgeous sparkling emerald dress with her hair pulled up in a top knot. She poses with Rodriguez and her children, sips on wine and eats birthday cake all with a relaxed smile.    

 "It was a small gathering with the kids and some family and a couple of close friends... the day and night was filled with lots of laughter, tears and of course dancing...:)," she continued. "I wanted to write all of you bc I was so delighted and overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and birthday wishes you all sent to me yesterday!! I felt soooo incredibly moved and blessed to have you all in my life... thank you to everyone who put together birthday collages, videos and sent bday wishes!! What a lucky girl I am to have such loyal and loving fans and followers... I want you to know I never take any of you for granted I am eternally grateful to ALL of you!!"

See the full post below.

 

So believe it or not I’m just waking up from my birthday celebration last night. It was a small gathering with the kids and some family and a couple of close friends... the day and night was filled with lots of laughter, tears and of course dancing...:) I wanted to write all of you bc I was so delighted and overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and birthday wishes you all sent to me yesterday!! I felt soooo incredibly moved and blessed to have you all in my life... thank you to everyone who put together birthday collages, videos and sent bday wishes!! What a lucky girl I am to have such loyal and loving fans and followers... I want you to know I never take any of you for granted I am eternally grateful to ALL of you!! I hope I can always continue to entertain, inspire and share everything I learn with you in every way I can!! Honestly that is the biggest birthday gift God has ever given me!! I love you forever... Jennifer Here are a few pics from the day!!! Have a beautiful one! ------♥️♥️♥️-------- all photos by: @lacarba

A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on