Gabrielle Union, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Other Celebs Turning 40

Pals Gabrielle Union and Tracee Ellis Ross are both celebrating their 40th birthdays this week. Join us in wishing these fab "girlfriends" a happy birthday. Plus, see which other celebs turned 40 in 2012.

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"My birthday twin is my uber fab girlfriend @TraceeEllisRoss! Pls send her some love," tweeted Gabrielle Union. 

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Birthday: October 29

Born Tracee Joy Silberstein, the second eldest daughter of legendary singer, Diana Ross, Tracee is still most adored as Joan on the hit sitcom, Girlfriends.

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Birthday: October 29

Union hosted an early birthday celebration with Jaleel White and other friends at PH-D Rooftop Lounge at Dres Downtown in New York City. "Woke up to SO many wonderful birthday messages! Thank you!!!! Got a lil bounce in ma step," she tweeted.

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Birthday: March 19

Jilly from Philly blew out 40 candles earlier this year. The singer/actress told ESSENCE "the lights came on" in her life when she turned 40.

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Birthday: March 13

The rapper told ESSENCE.com he celebrated his birthday with a close group of friends in Colorado.

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Birthday: May 27th

The actress blew out 40 candles three months after winning an Oscar for The Help.

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Birthday: August 31

The proud Virgo sliced his 40th birthday cake this past summer.

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Birthday: March 6

The Piscean NBA legend celebrated his 40th birthday with a bash in Las Vegas earlier this year.

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Birthday: July 27

A proud Cancerian, Rudolph celebrated her fourth decade this past summer.

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Birthday: June 2

The comedian celebrated his 40th birthday with a bash in Las Vegas earlier this year.

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Birthday: November 6

Born Thandiwe Nashita "Thandie" Newton, the British actress will celebrate her 40th birthday later this year.

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Birthday: May 2

The hunky actor blew out 40 candles earlier this year.