Gabrielle Union is like a fine wine … she only gets better with age! On October 29, the gorgeous actress and star of BET's new drama series Being Mary Jane turns the big 4-1. Yes, you read that correctly. Homegirl was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1972. We know, we'd hate her too if she weren't such a sweetheart.
On Tuesday evening, she celebrated by watching the Miami Heat season opener at American Airlines Arena — then hit up the arena's exclusive lounge, Hyde, for an after-party, where she enjoyed a Lea & Marie's cake and Moet champagne. She must not have had her fill of birthday cake, however, because she then went for dinner with friends at hot Miami restaurant Catch at the James Royal Palm.
Gabrielle's NBA boyfriend Dwyane Wade (who's almost 10 years her junior) took to Twitter the morning of her birthday to send her a sweet message: "Happy birthday to this lady on my right....thanks for holding me down…"
Sigh … will you two just get hitched and make beautiful babies already?!
At 41 years young, Gabrielle's currently on top of the world. Not only does she have one of the best bods in Hollywood (OK, maybe we do hate her just a little bit), but she's also experiencing a major acting comeback. Earlier this year, the pilot for her new show Being Mary Jane premiered to high ratings and rave reviews from critics. The BET series was given the greenlight, and is set to air shortly after the new year. And even more exciting? It's reportedly been renewed for a second season!
Gabrielle's certainly come a long way since her days playing a high school cheerleader and we're constantly inspired by her beauty — inside and out! If that's what 41 looks like, then we say bring it on. (See what we did there?)
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