What are we without our girlfriends? Like Oprah and Gayle, Ciara and LaLa, Tyra and Kimora — nothing is more valuable than a friend that you can laugh and cry with, share all parts of your life with, and count on in time of need. In honor of ESSENCE's first ever "Girlfriends" issue — with cover star Wendy Williams — here are our favorite celebrity BFFs... View our Girlfriends: Our Favorite Celebrity BFFs gallery now...read more...
Sisters We LoveSister SisterNot many friendships can compare to the connection that sisters share. A sister is your best friend. She's shared almost every experience with you and she knows you better than you know yourself. As we kick off our new girlfriends series we thought it only right to celebrate the strongest friendships out there by highlighting our favorite celebrity sisters...Serena and Venus WilliamsWe love them because they made it possible for little Black girls to dream of being number one.Janet, LaToyaand Rebbie JacksonWe love them because they have held it together despite the adversity and the media glare.Mary MaryWe love them because they remind us that the God in us is the only key to true happiness.Anastasia and Tatyana AliWe love them because their first collaborative project together, "Buppies," was fun and cool, like them.Angela and VanessaSimmonsWe love them because they didn't just take their father's money and blow it. They are creating their own empire with their fabulous clothes, bags and shoe designs.The Delany SistersWe love them because the Delany sisters are extraordinary women who have inspired millions with their amazing story about thriving through great obstacles.Solange and Beyonce KnowlesWe love them because we know they would go to the end of the earth for each other.The Clark SistersWe love them because when our spirits get down we can rely on their gospel music to lift us back up.Sasha and Malia ObamaWe love them because they are healthy examples for our young girls today.Phylicia Rashad and Debbie AllenWe love them because they are forever supporting each other.Regina and Reina KingWe love them because they are our acting royalty.Julia and Jennifer HudsonWe love them because they are each other's back bone.Tia and Tamara MowryWe love them because they are young and unstoppable.Tasha and Sidra SmithWe love them because they are an artistic duo.Rhonda Ross Kendrick, Chudney Lane Silberstein, Mother, Tracee Ellis RossWe love them because the apple doesn't fall that far from the tree. All are gifted and talented just like their mother.Mariel, Zoe and Cisely SaldanaWe love them because they are each other's biggest cheerleaders.Rashida and Kidada JonesWe love them because the Jones girls have their own special brand of talent.Lisa Raye and Da BratWe love them because they express themselves in their own kind of way.Aoki Lee Simmons and Ming LeeWe love them because they are super fabulous!Yolanda and Bernice KingWe love them because they carried forth the dream.Dionne and Dee-Dee Warwick We love them because their gifts of melody have given us so much pleasure.Mary J. Blige and LaTonya Blige-DaCosta We love them because through thick and thin they are always there for each other.The Pointer SistersWe love them because they are still moving and grooving.Dorothy and Vivian DandridgeWe love them because they were two class acts.The Pace SistersWe love them because they epitomize the phrase keeping it in the family.Cherelle and Marvet BrittoWe love them because Marvet is always bragging about spending time with her gorgeous sister, Cherelle.Diana Ross and Dr. Barbara Ross We love them because both are gifted in their own right and celebrate each other's success.Coco and BreezyWe love them because they make original fashion statements.Sister SledgeWe love them because they were one of the best female groups of their era.The Peters SistersWe love them because they were international sensations back in the day.LaTocha and TamekaWe love them because they gave us some beautiful love songs during their Xscape days.Sommore and Nia LongWe love them because they keep us smiling.The Gibbs SistersWe love them because they used their artistic minds to create the popular animation "Adopted By Aliens: The Animated Series."The EmotionsWe love them because they blessed us with their voice and heart.The Winans SistersWe love them because they are a beautiful example of placing family first.The Payne SistersWe love them because they were gold standard entertainers.Kim and Alexis Fields We love them because they keep it real.Aretha and Erma Franklin We love them because they rocked our world.The Braxton SisitersWe love them because they are so stunning.read more...
You call her your best friend. So how come every time you hang out with her you feel like you're at your worst? Is she lifting you up or bringing you down? Take our relationships quiz to find out if your girl is a friend or a frenemy... Read More: QUIZ: Is Your Partner Cheating? QUIZ: Can You Compromise for Love?read more...
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