Blue Bloods is one of the best family-centric shows on TV, and as it turns out, the cast is equally as close-knit off-screen.
The actors normally hold birthday celebrations for cast members at the Reagan dinner table, and despite being apart during this time, the cast found a way to virtually celebrate Bridget Moynahan.
As much as we love tuning into the latest episode of Blue Bloods, we love seeing how the cast acts as a family off-screen, too. While we’re all well-acquainted with Donnie Wahlberg’s TikTok shenanigans outside of the show, it’s less often that we get a peek into the lives of the other Reagans and cast as a whole. Until recently, that is.
On Tuesday, April 28, the Blue Bloods Instagram account shared a clip with the entire cast front and center. “Join our #BlueBloods family in wishing @bridgetmoynahan a happy birthday!,” CBS captioned the post.
Donnie (a.k.a. Danny Reagan) kicked off the video. “There’s a tradition on Blue Bloods that we’ve done over the years which probably nobody outside of Blue Bloods would know about, but we like to celebrate birthdays at the dinner table.” The video then panned to different cast members, including Tom Selleck (aka Frank Reagan), who was aptly using the Blue Bloods Zoom background in his video chat to set the mood.
“And today we actually have a birthday,” Donnie continued. He then called out Bridget Moynahan (aka Erin Reagan)—who he praised as wonderful, beautiful, and amazing—as she pumped her fists in the air with cheer.
Never had a more beautiful cake ! Thank you to the best daughter ever @samigayle for making a prize worthy cake and for the whole cast of @bluebloods_cbs for celebrating with me #birthdaygirl #birthdaycake
A post shared by Bridget Moynahan (@bridgetmoynahan) on Apr 28, 2020 at 1:28pm PDT
Once the celebration kicked off, Donnie mentioned that typically someone’s supposed to carry in a cake, at which point Sami Gayle (aka Nicki Reagan) goes momentarily offscreen. “I just want to say, Bridget, happy birthday, I love you, I miss you, you are the epitome of elegance, and grace, and laughter, and love, and I attempted to make a cake that embodied all of those things, although I got ambitious and it was a 10-layer cake so it looks a little…” she says upon returning—at which point the entire cast ogles over the beautiful dessert.
The cake itself was narrow and tall, iced in white with what looks like real flowers pressed into the frosting. The inside (which is revealed later in the clip) features a layer for each Reagan, situated in a blue ombré design. “A special lady deserves a special cake, even if we’re social distancing,” Sami said.
The video then pans between each member of the cast singing happy birthday to Bridget and our hearts are swelling for the cast’s connection and love.
Even more so, we’re chuckling at Tom’s follow-up. “Hey, Donnie, did you see how I did kind of harmony there? Do you think there’s a future for me on stage?” he asked.
“There’s a lot of singers on the cast now that you mention it, so we could probably put a little band together,” Donnie retorts.
As for us, we have three words: We hope so!
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