Aniston (with Adam Sandler, inset)
Andrew Evans/PR Photos; Inset: Zuma
02/23/2012 at 09:00 AM EST
With her boyfriend
Justin Theroux and her father John Aniston looking on proudly, Jennifer Aniston
received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, saying she could scarcely believe one of her "wildest dreams" had come true.
But first, she was introduced ... by her close friend and Just Go With It
costar, Adam Sandler, who tipped his hat to her in a hilarious speech that also managed to mention Theroux.
Said Sandler: "I love this girl. My wife loves this girl. The entire world loves this girl. But mostly her family: Pops, Mom, brothers, fake sisters [long pause] and handsome and well-educated Justin Theroux loves this girl."
Theroux then clapped and blew Aniston a kiss, which she returned.
When it was her turn to talk, the Wanderlust
star, 43, said: "I was born in Sherman Oaks, California. I am a California girl through and through. And I'm sure this has always sort of been in the back of my mind. It probably wasn't even a dream. It was one of my wildest dreams."
She added: "I am utterly humbled and grateful to all of the fans who have come out today and supported me throughout my career. ... My friends, you're my family. All of you are my family. I love you!"
costars Malin Akerman and Kathryn Hahn also paid tribute to Aniston. Akerman called her "one of the loveliest human beings I have had the pleasure of meeting," while Hahn said she was "a national treasure."
Aniston celebrated on Wednesday night at Sunset Tower Hotel. She was spotted leaving with a girlfriend just before 8 p.m. When a member of the hotel staff congratulated her, a gracious Aniston "gave the biggest thank you," an onlooker told PEOPLE.
Reporting by JESSICA WEDEMEYER and JENNIFER GARCIA