The “Alias” alum rang within the milestone celebration a number of days early with a pre-birthday shock from none aside from her childhood idol Donny Osmond.
In a video shared to her Instagram on Friday, an already overwhelmed Garner sits at a restaurant as she watches a personalised video from the legendary singer serenading her over the cellphone. However, little does she know, Osmond can also be slowly sneaking up behind her with a cake in hand.
“Jennifer! It’s your birthday!” Osmond exclaims, which naturally prompts Garner to virtually keel over in shock after which take away her sweater as a result of she’s “so sizzling.”
Finally, Garner recovers from the shock in time to embrace Osmond, who presents her with a cake embellished with the phrases “13 Occurring 50! Love Donny!” written in icing, which, in fact, is a nod to her basic movie.
Then, the 2 sing a rendition of Donny & Marie’s 1975 hit “Make the World Go Away” on the desk with a clearly ecstatic Garner beaming on the digital camera.
“My first (pre)birthday shock was a doozy — the one and solely, legend in his personal time, object of my childhood adoration and devotion— @donnyosmond confirmed as much as knock my purple socks off,” Garner captioned the video, referring to the singer’s signature piece of attire.
“He took an hour and a half of his day to sit down with me, sing my favorites, and to provide me a grasp class on easy methods to be a category act,” she continued. “Thanks, Donny. 💜 Hello, @marieosmond. ☺️ I hope to satisfy you sometime, Debbie.”
Osmond mentioned in his own TikTok post that he was “overjoyed” to take part in her celebration, including, “Stunning followers is certainly one of my favourite issues to do, so once I had the chance to shock the stunning @Jen Garner for her fiftieth birthday, I used to be overjoyed.”
He then invited Garner to be his “particular visitor on stage” at an upcoming live performance.
The Golden Globe winner has lengthy expressed her affection for Osmond.
Again in 2019, when Katie Couric shared a throwback video of the singer and his household performing alongside Cher in sparkly purple jumpsuits, Garner confessed within the feedback, alongside a kissing emoji, that he was her “primary greatest crush of all time.”
Osmond responded on the time by joking, “Miraculous that these jumpsuits didn’t scare you away.”
Forward of her milestone birthday, Garner took to Instagram earlier this week to share some “knowledge” together with her followers alongside a photograph of herself stress-free on a ship.
“Knowledge from Mother — happiness is your personal accountability,” she wrote. “The life you’re dwelling whilst you anticipate the grade, the faculty, the job, the person, is your precise life. Resolve to take pleasure in it and work in direction of your personal peace and contentment.”