Sunday 23 April 2017

Bono marks 54th birthday with star-studded joint bash with daughter Jordan in LA

Bono and daughter Jordan Hewson
Bono and daughter Jordan Hewson
Eve Hewson, Ali Hewson and Jordan Hewson
Actress Eve Hewson (L) and Jordan Hewson attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Viewing Dinner
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Bono may have celebrated his 54th birthday with Hollywood's elite, but for him, family always comes first.

The U2 frontman shares a birthday with his daughter Jordan, who just turned 25, and the pair marked the milestone occasion together with a star-studded bash at manager Guy Oseary's LA mansion.

Bono, who was nominated for an Oscar this year with his band, had a strictly A-list guest list including Jared Leto, Pharrell and David Blane at the bash.

And while good pals Charlize Theron and Sean Penn couldn't make the party, they sent him a very personal gift - shaving cream.

"There were a lot of surprise performances -- Herbie Hancock came to surprise him, he got up on stage to sing … and then Williams joined him" to sing 'Happy'," a source told Us Weekly.

Pharrell told the Dubliner: "You've changed the world with everything you do. You give people hope, especially with your song 'Sunday, Bloody Sunday.'"


Bono quipped in response: "Well, if we just keep singing 'Happy,' we won't need songs like 'Sunday, Bloody Sunday!'"

While his name might have been the star attraction, Jordan, who maintains a very low profile out of the spotlight, was gifted with ASAP Rocky singing Happy Birthday to her.


Superstar magician David Blaine also performed a number of tricks for the crowd underwater, including eating a banana.

Details of the party, which took place last week, emerged today.


Their birthday bash was planned just one day before George Clooney's equally star-studded engagement bash to Amal Alamuddin at Cindy Crawford's LA restaurant with Bono as one of the many famous guests.

The star set dined at Cafe Habana in Malibu and  kept their celebrations low-key as many diners were out marking Mother's Day in the US yesterday, and onlookers said Clooney, Crawford and Bono were more than happy to oblige fans by chatting and posing for photos.

"'People got a show they didn't expect and other [restaurant patrons] said it was the best Mother's Day ever," an insider told E! News.

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