Queen Latifah and Eboni Nichols held hands as they arrived in France on Thursday at the 2023 amfAR Gala, hosted by Latifah, 53, raising funds for the American AIDS Research Foundation.
This Girls Trip The star was seen smiling alongside dancer and choreographer Nichols on the red carpet at the event, wearing a sleek white tuxedo dress, a matching white shirt and tie, and embellished drop earrings.
Latifah then had a dramatic dress change for her presentation duties and switched to an elegant black strapless Carolina Herrera dress.
Nichols also looked glamorous in a strapless red dress with black and red feathers and a high front slit, and black platform-heeled sandals.
Latifah’s big night in Hollywood, France, comes just after her 53rd birthday. launched in a magnificent way.
In march, Girls Trip The actress attended the show Usher’s My Way: The Vegas Residency at Park MGM’s Dolby Live theater, where she received a special gift from the musician “Yeah”.
A video shared by Usher shows her – dressed in a black tank top and baggy pants – walking to Latifah’s seat, hugging her and giving her a large bouquet of red flowers along with a gift box.
Wearing a black hoodie, a gold chain, and sunglasses, Latifah was seen pointing at him in a gesture of gratitude.
Last year, the star spoke about her experience of self-acceptance in her acceptance speech at the opening ceremony of The Grio Awards in Beverly Hills.
“My parents raised me with the idea that Black is beautiful. Black is beautiful, Black is beautiful. Black is good,” Latifah told the audience at the time.
“I didn’t know I was a girl, that had to be told to me in the beginning, it had to be explained to me… Because I was running around in my T-shirt like men and wanted to play sports,” she continued.
“So my whole life feels like I’m trying to preserve my freedom to be myself.”
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“I’m wearing these beautiful gowns and dresses today because I want to, because it’s a part of me,” she added. “I play on the ground, I play basketball with the boys – because that’s me. I love the person I love because that’s me. I know myself. I know what I’m doing and what I’m not doing.”
“I realize that life is short, and you should do your best. Be as honest and sincere as possible. Don’t be fooled by what people are trying to tell you about yourself. That’s not true.”