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Cynthia Bailey has been a fixture in the entertainment industry for decades, and she’s collected quite a few famous friends along the way!


The 47-year-old beauty, who has rubbed elbows with everyone from Naomi Campbell to Boris Kodjoe, apparently also has a long-running friendship with one of the entertainment industry’s most influential people, Russell Simmons!

Cynthia posted a black-and-white photo of herself with the Def Jam co-founder from the early days of the pair’s friendship, when Cynthia was in her late 20s.

Thanks @uncle_rush for all the years of friendship, support, and encouragement. This picture goes back 20 years, and we are still great friends today #family #thehamptons #goodpeople #history #waybeforehousewives #mentor,” Cynthia captioned the photo.

While Cynthia doesn’t look like she’s aged a bit since the photo was taken, it’s clear that both of them have gone on to do great things with their lives over the past two decades.

Mega-mogul Russell has headed up multiple companies in the entertainment and fashion industries, including Phat Farm and website Global Grind, and Cynthia has explored her many talents through Real Housewives of Atlanta, her successful modeling career, and her family’s businesses in the service industry.

Now that’s what we call a powerful pair!

Are you surprised that Cynthia and Russell are friends?

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