Tracee Ellis Ross Takes Us Back to Her ‘Girlfriends’ Days with Iconic Throwback

In celebration of National Girlfriend’s Day, Tracee Ellis Ross decided to take a trip down memory lane and show love to three of her former castmates—Jill Marie Jones (Toni), Golden Brooks (Maya) and Persia White (Lynn)—who you may remember worked alongside the Black-ish actress on the 2000s sitcom, Girlfriends.

For all eight seasons, Ross played the role of Joan Clayton on the show. On Instagram, the 49-year-old actress shared a photo slideshow that featured two throwback pics. The first pic showed all four actresses rocking similar black ensembles.

Whereas the last photo showed the former castmates in the present day, where they all reunited in season six of Black-ish. Longtime fans of the sitcom were delighted to see all four women back together—because the original sitcom was abruptly canceled back in 2008 and never got a proper ending.

At the time, Ross sat down with Entertainment Weekly and shared the inspiration behind the reunion. “We’ve all been having this idea forever! How to do it? When to do it? What the right way is to do it? All those kinds of things,” she said. “We’ve been through lots of incarnations of conversations. Do we do a movie? Can we get the funding?”

When asked about the rumors of a possible movie, Ross said, “I would love it if it’s the right thing and that’s what I think all of us have said. If the script and the story is great and actually does justice for the eight years that we did and the characters and the women that we were…and did justice to what we came from, I think we all would be game.”

We love seeing our favorite giiiiirlfriends (we had to).

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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...
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