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Charlie Brooks celebrated her 40th birthday with her very own garden festival organised by her ex-partner Tony Truman.

The EastEnders star, who is gearing up to return to the soap as Janine Butcher, looked thrilled with the home event solely pulled together by her ex.

The pair split in 2007 but have remained close friends and share one daughter Kiki who is 16.

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Tony is the cofounder of Ocean Beach Ibiza so knows a thing or two about organising a killer event and pulled out all the stops for Charlie’s big day.

Charlie was joined by her nearest and deared for a boho themed event complete with it’s own tepee, enormous multi-coloured balloon arch and wooden letters covered in flowers spelling the word 'LOVE'.

Having quit drinking last year, the bash was an alcohol free affair and the bar was fully stocked with soft drink options and a mocktail menu.


Tony later gifted Charlie a necklace made by using her former engagement ring and uploaded pics of them laughing and dancing to his Instagram.

Tony also shared an emotional tribute to Charlie for her birthday: "Wow where have the last 20 years gone darling?

"@charlie_brooks_xx from a 20-year-old TV starlet to a 40-year-old entrepreneurial mother. So proud of you for all you amazing achievements over that period & how you have become the most amazing incredible independent woman.


"You are a powerful individual who knows exactly what you want & how to go & get it and I salute you for that tenacity darling.

"But most of all how you adapted at a young age to motherhood and the way you have worked so hard to bring our daughter up & installing her with your strong values.

"Also not forgetting the unique & special relationship we have worked at and cultivated between us over the years that makes it one of my most proudest achievements in life and that is mainly down to you baby and your understanding of life & lessons you have taught me and still teach me.

"Love you to the moon & back millions and millions you mean the world to me and @kikitruman your our best friend and rock in life . Happy Birthday Bubs enjoy”.

Posting about her day on Instagram, Charlie wrote: "Best friends. Family. Sunrise walks. Morris dancers. Naps. Kitchen dance offs. Food. So much delicious food. And love.

"Love was in my garden. That is not a euphemism. Thank you @tonytrumanibiza for making it so special you went above and beyond.

"And to my nearest and dearest for being an endless support in my life. You know who you are and I love you. 40 is feeling pretty f*****g good so far…"

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