Jeff Bezos‘ girlfriend Lauren Sanchez poked fun at her age as she celebrated her ‘hottest 25th birthday’ with her gal pals on Thursday, including Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner.
The Black Ops Aviation founder, who turns 53 on December 19, joined more than a dozen of her friends in Malibu, California, for a luncheon in her honor before heading to SoFi Stadium to watch the Los Angeles Rams play the Las Vegas Raiders.
Sanchez posted photos from her early birthday party on both her Instagram feed and Stories, including her helicopter cake — a tribute to both her piloting skills and aerial filming company.
Lauren Sanchez, who turns 53 on December 19, enjoyed an early birthday luncheon with her girl friends in Malibu, California, on Thursday, including Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner
Sanchez struck a pose with Kardashian, who was seated next to her and dressed in camouflage
‘I’ve realized more and more with every passing year the importance of good girl girlfriends. This year I was able to celebrate with old friends and new ones,’ she wrote in the caption of her post.
‘And that’s what makes life so beautiful…you never know what amazing people will come into your life with each passing year,’ she added. ‘It means a lot to me that you all took time from your busy lives to celebrate my birthday — you all mean the world to me.’
The former news anchor showed off her toned stomach in a cropped royal blue satin blazer that was worn over a black lace bustier and a matching pencil skirt.
Sanchez topped off her outfit with large diamond stud earrings and a matching pendant necklace that sparkled in photos. She channeled old Hollywood with her hair, which was parted to the side and styled in loose curls.
In one of the snapshots, the birthday girl is posing with Kardashian, 42, who was sporting long blonde hair and a camouflaged T-shirt with matching flared pants.
The former news anchor showed off her toned stomach in a cropped royal blue satin blazer that was worn over a black lace bustier and a matching pencil skirt
The luncheon was held at a Malibu beach house, and Sanchez took to the sand to take photos with her friends during the celebration
Other famous guests included Baby2Baby co-CEO Kelly Sawyer (far left) and philanthropist Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen (right of Sanchez), wife of billionaire investor Marc Andreessen
They were sitting in front of her birthday cake, which was topped with a purple helicopter featuring the number 25.
‘Hottest 25th Birthday — We all LOVE you’ was written in fondant letter across the side of the confection.
Kardashian was joined by her mother, Jenner, 67, who looked festive in a bright red pantsuit. In one of the group shots posted by Sanchez, the momager resting her hand on her shoulder as they puckered up, pretending to blow out the candles on her cake.
Other famous guests included designer Kimora Lee Simmons, actress Sara Foster, jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, Baby2Baby co-CEO Kelly Sawyer, and, beauty mogul Tina Chen Craig, and philanthropist Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, who is the wife of billionaire investor Marc Andreessen.
Foster shared a photo of herself Sanchez and Arrillaga-Andreessen at the luncheon, which the birthday girl reposted.
Sanchez praised her pals for taking the time out of their busy lives to celebrate her birthday, writing: ‘You all mean the world to me’
The Black Ops Aviation founder was treated to a helicopter cake that had ‘Hottest 25th Birthday – We all LOVE you’ written in fondant
The confection was a tribute to both her helicopter piloting skills and her aerial filming company
‘Happy Birthday @Laurensanchez. You are always the most fun and positive person in every room. Love you,’ she wrote. ‘And if you don’t know Laura, I suggest you make it your [mission] to. The speech she gave was next level best friend s**t.’
October Gonzalez, the wife of former NFL star Tony Gonzales, was also invited to the party. Sanchez and her athlete ex share a 21-year-old son, Nikko Gonzales, and she has become close with her oldest child’s stepmother.
Sanchez also has two younger children with her ex-husband, Patrick Whitesell, a son, Evan Whitesell, 16, and a daughter, Eleanor Whitesell, 14.
The luncheon was held at a Malibu beach house, and a number of attendees posted videos from the back terrace that hovered right above the sand.
Guests sat at a long dining room table with a white tablecloth and matching chairs. Clear vases filled with white floral bouquets were lined down the center along with gold décor to match the white and gold plates.
Friends shared footage of Sanchez blowing out the candles on her cake while guests cheered. Jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer (far right) was seen clapping for her
Guests sat at a long dining room table with a white tablecloth and matching chairs. Clear vases filled with white floral bouquets were lined down the center
Sanchez topped off her outfit with large diamond stud earrings and a matching pendant necklace that sparkled in photos
Footage from the soiree shows the guest of honor blowing out the candles on her cake as her friends cheered her on.
After the party, Sanchez and some of her friends traveled to Inglewood to cheer on the LA Rams as they took on the Raiders, whom they defeated 17-16.
She was joined by October Gonzalez and sportscaster Charissa Thompson, who took a break from work to pose for a picture with them.
‘My babes,’ Sanchez captioned the mirror selfie on her Instagram Stories.
Photographer Danny Fuller, Yael Cohen Braun — ex-wife of entertainment exec Scooter Braun — and SMAC Entertainment CEO Constance Schwartz were also with them.
Sara Foster shared a photo of herself Sanchez and Arrillaga-Andreessen at the luncheon, which the birthday girl reposted
After the party, Sanchez watched the Los Angeles Rams play the Las Vegas Raiders with October Gonzalez – wife of her ex Tony Gonzalez – and sportscaster Charissa Thompson
Sanchez shares a 21-year-old son, Nikko, with Tony Gonzalez, and she has become close friends with the former NFL star’s wife, who posted videos of them at the stadium on Thursday
Sanchez’s birthday celebrations are likely only getting started, as she and her longtime love will undoubtedly be celebrating the holidays in style. Last January, they rang in 2022 aboard a chartered luxury yacht in the Caribbean.
It’s unclear when exactly Bezos and Sanchez’s first got together, but their affair was exposed by the National Enquirer in January 2019.
Soon after, the entrepreneur and investor split from his wife of over 25 years and the mother of his four children, MacKenzie Scott, 52.
Following their divorce, Scott became one of the richest women in the world, with a four percent stake in Amazon.
Sanchez was also married to Whitesell when her relationship with Bezos was outed. Her then-husband was reportedly the one who introduced her to Bezos in the first place.
Photographer Danny Fuller, Yael Cohen Braun – ex-wife of entertainment exec Scooter Braun – and SMAC Entertainment CEO Constance Schwartz were also with them
Sanchez’s birthday celebrations are only getting started, as she and Bezos like to celebrate the holidays in style. In January, they rang in 2022 aboard a yacht in the Caribbean (pictured)
Bezo and Sanchez opened up about how they are ‘teammates’ in their first sit-down interview that aired on CNN last month
Whitesell, a powerful man in his own right, is the executive chairman of Endeavor, the parent company of talent agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME).
Bezos and Scott finalized their divorce in April 2019 — the same month that Sanchez and Whitesell ended their marriage.
The couple made their first public appearance together in May 2019, before jetting off to St. Barts for the holidays. Months later, they made their red carpet debut in January 2020.
Bezos and Sanchez have spent the past three years traveling the world, and they did their first sit-down television interview together last month.
‘We’re really great teammates, and we also have a lot of fun together and we love each other,’ she told CNN, adding: ‘We always look at each other and we’re the team.’
‘It’s easy. We bring each other energy, we respect each other. So, it’s fun to work together,’ Bezos agreed.