22 Times Times We Mistook Yara Shahidi and Her Mom for Sisters

Black-ish actress Yara Shahidi and her mom Keri are two peas in a pod. And rightfully so, they look just alike! We revisit the moments we could have sworn this mother-daughter duo were sisters.

 

ESSENCE.COM May, 11, 2016

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Yara and her mother are pretty as a picture at the ESSENCE Festival 2015 Photo Booth.

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There's nothing like a hug from mom!

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Yara is the only daughter to her mom Keri so it makes sense that they are inseperable!

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Throwback baby Yara and her mama are just darn adorable!

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Ladies that wear red together, slay together!

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Keri is a commercial actress who reminds Yara to stay grounded and passionate about more than just her fame! Her parents monitor her social media activity and keep her humble with chores.

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Yara loves rocking her hair naturally and her mom does too! The Black-ish star, is a big fan of a wash and go and a twist out! 

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Rocking a high bun with mom is always a good choice.

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"[I admire your] confidence/bravado," said Yara on her mom Keri. When you tackle something you have never ever done before, you go into it knowing that you can already do it." 

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Yara and Kery Shahidi featured in ESSENCE magazine back in 2009.

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"The base of Yara's curly styles begins with product-free two-strand twists," says her mom, Keri.

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There's no messing with these two!

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Yara is big sister to two younger brothers one of whom is an actor just like her!

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These ladies sure clean up nice!

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"I feel so much love at home," said Yara when talking about her mom. 

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When rocking white, these two get it right!

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When the time is right, these two are sure to get down to business. 

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"You are authentically yourself and you are happy to represent young people and young women of color and I am very proud of that. you are authentically a beautiful human that has been placed here to do something," said Keri on her pride in her daughter. 

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On the run, Yara and Keri will snap a pic and it's always flawless!

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"As the mother of three children of color, including two boys, I think it's really important for them to see themselves on the screen and in the mainstream—that's wonderful," said Keri. Well said. 

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“[You taught me] to be content with yourself while you’re still growing,” said Yara. “If I’m ok with who I am and I’m sure of who Yara is, even if Yara is going to change, the essence of me will always stay the same.”

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"You truly leave me astounded," said Keri on being Yara's mom.