Kerry Washington Channels Mariah Carey in Backyard Pool Pic (Complete with a Giant Butterfly Float, Natch)

Kerry Washington is spreading her rainbow wings in her latest Instagram pool selfie.

The Scandal actress stunned in a rare bikini pic while lounging on a giant butterfly float, looking like she doesn't have the slightest care in the world. She captioned the snapshot, "#MondayMotivation = [butterfly emoji] @MariahCarey [butterfly emoji] ….duh," referring to Mariah Carey's classic Butterfly album from 1997.

Within just three hours of the photo being posted, the legendary Carey took notice and mentioned that she was also a huge fan of the actress. She commented, "#EveningMotivation (night owl) = binge watching scandal as Olivia Pope wears the white hat and rules the world. *Willing it into existence* LOVE YOU!"

Fans were pleasantly surprised to see the two stars exchanging compliments. One replied, "Two amazing icons that love each other = EVERYTHING." Another wrote, "I wasn’t ready for this exchange." Same.

While we could go on about their iconic friendship and Kerry's natural radiance in this photo, we also can't get over that gorgeous pool float. The bad news is that this exact model, which was made by FUNBOY and Missoni, is currently sold out on the site. But the good news is that you still channel Carey with this equally entertaining Funboy Butterfly Pool Float, which is now on sale at Neiman Marcus for $128.

The product is described as a "dual-sided float design" that includes a "rainbow kaleidoscope of color emanating from dual hearts on the wings on the top and a solid pink on the other side." The float also has a wingspan of over nine feet.

Now that the pool float is in the mail, can we get more Kerry-Mariah content please and thank you?

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