Mary J. Blige and Taraji P. Henson, each 51, live their greatest lives! The “Actual Love” singer and No Good Deed actress had been seen dwelling it up on a yacht in Sardinia, Italy on Thursday, August 4. Mary rocked a brilliant yellow, barely-there string bikini, and her lengthy hair was braided down her again. She accessorized with assertion hoops and chunky bracelets. Taraji wore a pastel multi-colored bikini, with double excessive buns on her head. In a single picture, the longtime pals kicked again in an inflatable raft with glasses of wine as they chatted. In different snaps, they seemed to be laughing and dancing on the yacht.
Whereas the 2 are actually quick pals, it reportedly wasn’t all the time that approach. Per HipHollywood through Nicki Swift, the duo didn’t precisely begin out on the suitable foot. The glamorous actress reportedly mentioned she was an enormous fan and needed to satisfy Mary at a Grammy occasion in 2000. Nonetheless, Mary allegedly “turned her again” and gave a “dismissive wave.” Taraji mentioned she was tremendous grateful that they later grew to become pals. “I should have mentioned, ‘Thanks, God’ at the least a dozen occasions,” she mentioned.
In 2009, they co-starred in Tyler Perry‘s I Can Do Dangerous All by Myself, and the remainder is historical past for the well-known BFF’s! Whereas presenting the Icon Award to Mary at Billboard‘s 2017 Ladies In Music Awards, Taraji mentioned Mary has a “present.” “She sings from her coronary heart,” Taraji mentioned. “You realize that each phrase that she’s singing… she’s skilled. The truth that she’s daring sufficient to share her fact and get so many individuals by means of damaged hearts, or uplift so many individuals… that’s a present.”
Mary returned the reward when her greatest pal acquired a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame in January of 2019. “You’ve been a complete inspiration to me,” Mary mentioned. “We meet folks within the business they usually’re not good. I’ve by no means had a good friend that I can name whereas I’m on set and say, ‘How do I do that as an actress’ and also you helped me after I wanted assist. And in my thoughts, that’s uncommon, as a result of folks don’t share and also you’re a sharer. So thanks for being a giver and a sharer.”