On Friday were devastated to learn that rapper and Bring It On actress Natina Reed passed away in Georgia. The horrific news was made even more sad when we realized that it happened on the eve of former co-star Gabrielle Union’s birthday. So we’d like to send all sorts of good vibes and positive energy to her, as well as Reed’s loved ones and family.
When we told our friends that Gabrielle was turning 40th today, they all had the exact same reaction: “She’s 40!? Wait, that’s impossible!” The actress still brings it on with timeless looks and a killer bod that just gets better as the years go by. Seriously, the lady hasn’t aged a day since Clinton was in office! Obviously in our minds she’ll always be our 90s teen movie queen, with memorable parts in classics like She’s All That, 10 Things I Hate About You, and (of course) Bring It On. But she’s gracefully graduated from the high school roles in the last few years, with parts in Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds, and most recently in Think Like A Man.
She may have hit a rough patch in the mid-2000s when her marriage to NBA star Chris Howard dissolved, but now she’s found love yet again with basketballer Dwyane Wade. So in honor of her turning the big 4-0, let’s take a look back at Gabrielle’s 40 hottest red carpet styles (and of course) her most bangin’ bikinis. We’ll prove that she hasn’t aged a dang day. Happy birthday Gabrielle!
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