Weekend Today presenter Lauren Phillips celebrated her 34th birthday with a star-studded party in New South Wales‘ Byron Bay on Saturday.
The Channel Nine star claimed she was ‘totally spoilt’ by her famous friends in attendance, including Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky.
Lauren shared a gallery of photos to Instagram on Sunday, which showed her celebrating in the coastal region with a laid-back banquet and water activities.
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Inside Lauren Phillips’ (middle) star-studded 34th birthday bash: Weekend Today star celebrated with Hemsworth clan and other A-list pals in Byron Bay on Saturday
‘Totally spoilt by these legends yesterday’: The Channel Nine star claimed she was ‘totally spoilt’ by her famous friends in attendance, including Chris Hemsworth (far left)
‘Totally spoilt by these legends yesterday,’ Lauren captioned a large group photo of more than 25 people on a sandy water-side location on Sunday.
Lauren’s new beau, multimillionaire private jet tycoon Paul O’Brien, was likely in attendance too as they spotted stepping out for a morning walk in Byron Bay earlier this month.
Paul runs high-end aviation business AVMIN, which boasts celebrity clients including Matt Damon and Chris Hemsworth.
‘A Greek feast and watermelon margaritas’: Lauren appeared to enjoy the sun-filled day out by the water with a large group of friends
‘The cake of my dreams finally happened’: Lauren looked completely in awe at her Bubble O’Bill-themed ice-cream cake on the day
Famous friends: Lauren was seen hugging Spanish actress Elsa Pataky in one photo, while she also tagged Luke Hemsowrth’s wife Samantha (third from right) and Liam Hemsworth’s girlfriend Gabriella Brooks (far left)
‘A Greek feast, watermelon margaritas, a Bubble O’Bill cake and an afternoon full of love. Happy days turning 34,’ Lauren said of her special day.
Looking completely in awe at her cake on the day in one photo, she wrote: ‘And yes, A Bubble O’Bill cake. The cake of my dreams finally happened.’
During the low-key party, attendees had lunch, drank cocktails, tried their hand at fishing and went out on the water in kayaks and on stand-up paddle boards.
Pals: Lauren later shared a series of photos and selfies with her A-list pals, including Liam Hemsworth’s model girlfriend Gabriella Brooks, 22 (right)
Hostess: During the low-key party, attendees had lunch, drank cocktails, and tried their hand at water activities. Pictured L to R: Entertainment publicist Lucy Nettlefold, Lauren, model Gabriella, and Halcyon Daze designer Elke Ricks
Lauren later shared a series of photos and selfies with her A-list pals, including Liam Hemsworth’s model girlfriend Gabriella Brooks, 22.
Luke Hemsworth’s wife Samantha, Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky were also in attendance, as well as Chris’ personal trainer and best friend, Luke Zocchi.
Among other close friends of Lauren were entertainment publicist Lucy Nettlefold, and co-owner and designer of Byron Bay’s Halcyon Daze Elke Ricks – who is Lauren’s mutual friend with Elsa.
Best friends forever! Elsa Pataky got a tattoo with new friend Lauren Phillips and other gal pals while celebrating her mother-in-law Leonie Hemsworth’s 60th birthday party in November
Elsa appeared to let Lauren into her inner circle in November when they got tattoos together in Byron Bay.
The Fast and Furious star was tagged in a post by Weekend Today’s Lauren Phillips, which showed her, Elsa and other friends showing off the new inkings on their wrists and ankles – including a shell and a paper plane.
The Channel Nine weather presenter shared the original post from their mutual friend, Byron Bay-based Elke Ricks.
While the friendship between Lauren and Else may have come as a surprise to many, it was not the first time the TV presenter had spent time with a member of the Hemsworth clan.
In September, Thor star Chris made a surprise appearance on Weekend Today and read the weather for Lauren – surprising hosts Richard Wilkins and Rebecca Maddern.
They go way back: In September, Thor star Chris made a surprise appearance on Weekend Today and read the weather for Lauren during a live cross