It started off with a personalized video message of Osmond singing a birthday song to her.
Jennifer Garner's 50th birthday celebration started off with a sweet surprise from her childhood crush. The festivities began a few days early with a little help from her former teen heartthrob, legendary singer Donny Osmond. In the video clip Garner shared on Friday, she can be seen sitting in a restaurant and appearing to be in awe as she watches a video of Osmond singing to her for her special day. But that was just the beginning! The 64-year-old singer suddenly pops up behind the Yes Day star and continues singing. "Jennifer! It's your birthday!" the pop icon sings.
Garner then jumps up and hugs him as he presents her with a cake that reads "13 going on 50," a nod to her popular film, 13 Going on 30. The singer then sits down beside the birthday gal as he joins her in an impromptu performance of some of his past hits, including his 1975 cover of Make the World Go Away. Garner covers her face with a napkin, still in shock over the exciting moment.
Jennifer Garner Gets Early Birthday Surprise from Donny Osmond: 'Object of My Childhood Adoration' https://t.co/ogfxrkLxzC— People (@people) April 16, 2022
"The one and only, legend in his own time, object of my childhood adoration and devotion—@donnyosmond showed up to knock my purple socks off," Garner wrote alongside the sweet video, referring to his trademark fashion choice. "He took an hour and a half of his day to sit with me, sing my favorites, and to give me a master class on how to be a class act," Garner continued. "Thank you, Donny." The singing icon also shared the moment on his personal Instagram account writing: Surprising fans is one of my favorite things to do, so when I had the opportunity to surprise the lovely @jennifer.garner for her 50th birthday, I was overjoyed. Thanks for letting me celebrate with you!
Throwing it back to 2004 to wish Jennifer Garner a very happy 50th birthday today!! 😌 💜 pic.twitter.com/wywPck6kBT— MTV (@MTV) April 17, 2022
The actress first revealed her crush on Donny in May 2019 when news anchor Katie Couric shared a throwback video of Cher performing with The Osmonds wearing flashy outfits, according to PEOPLE. "If this doesn't get you going this morning nothing will. Long live @cher and the Osmonds," wrote Couric to which Garner responded, "My number one biggest crush of all time @donnyosmond." Donny even responded to the actress and joked, "Miraculous that those jumpsuits didn't scare you away."
As for the Alias alum whose birthday fell on Sunday, she shared a video on Instagram of various farm animals jumping around happily. She captioned the video, "Waking up on my birthday 🥳." The mother-of-three also honored her kids on her special day and wrote on an Instagram Story, along with a video of two sea otters hugging, as per Yahoo! Life, "On the eve of a new decade, there is no doubt that the center of my gratitude stems from the health, humor, challenge, wisdom, silliness, patience, cozy-ness, strength, intelligence, kindness, frustration and adorable-ness of my kids. I can't believe I get to know them and hold their hands through life, and I am prayerfully grateful for each of them in mine." According to TMZ, she spent her big day giving back by organizing a food drive at her house instead of throwing a party for herself.