Entertainment TV 'Queer Eye' Stars Honor Tan France's 39th Birthday with Sweet Tributes: 'Happy for Your Happiness' Tan France turned 39 on Wednesday By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 20, 2022 01:06 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos The cast of Queer Eye. Photo: Getty Images Tan France's Queer Eye castmates are celebrating him on his birthday. France turned 39 on Wednesday, and his castmates helped him ring in the big day with loving tributes for him on Instagram. Kicking things off, Jonathan Van Ness shared a carousel of photos filled with fun-filled moments the pair have shared over the years. The 35-year-old JVN creator led with a pic of the entire Queer Eye cast posing shirtless together. "Happiest birthday to Tannay Bannany!" he began. "This first pic always makes me lol bc your lips are so perfect it physically hurts me. I love you and am so happy for your happiness and just love love you and your fam so so much!" Van Ness added, "Can't wait to facetime you 80,000 times a year from here until forever @tanfrance ❤️." Jonathan Van Ness' Queer Eye Costars Celebrate Him on His 35th Birthday: 'The Youngest of the Five' Bobby Berk then posted several hilarious shots of France holding a wombat — and poked fun at his castmate's face in the pics as well. "Happy birthday Tanny! Love you!" wrote Berk, 40. "Looking through our photos I couldn't help but post these that I don't think I've ever noticed before 😂." Antoni Porowski, meanwhile, shared a video of himself putting on a skit with Lego versions of the Queer Eye crew. "Happy Birthday tannay I made u this movie hope u like it ❤️," the 38-year-old captioned the hilarious clip. Shannon Finney/Getty Outside of filming the Netflix hit, the Fab Five guys have maintained a close friendship. Van Ness has raved about the group's bond, equating it to a "fraternity." "It's like a fraternity," he told Bustle in 2018. "I was always a GDI [a goddamn independent], and so I never would've fancied myself a fraternity person, but this is the cutest fraternity." France, for his part, has said he immediately bonded with Karamo Brown. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Queer Eye. Netflix "At the cocktail mixer, he came over to say hello. He has a very sexy voice, and was dressed very well," he recalled to Glamour in 2018. "I just thought, I like you. There's something about you that's cool." Also, France told the publication about his "very close" friendship with Van Ness. "He enriches my life. Sometimes he ruins my life when he calls me 70 times a day," he said. "Kidding. But he does call me around five or six times a day. That's no joke. He just calls to say he misses me and I love that. We often do shower time together on FaceTime. It sounds [weird], but it's not!"