This Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King Runway Throwback Is a Mood

When Tracee Ellis Ross isn't using Instagram to display her stunning fashion or share her behind-the-scenes antics, the Black-ish star likes to recognize her celebrity pals.

The 49-year-old actress posted a series of photos to her Instagram Story, where she celebrated the birthday of fellow actress and longtime friend, Regina King. To mark King's 51st, Ross posted a collection of throwbacks that highlight the numerous times these two have shared the stage together.

However, there was one photo in particular that caught our eye, where Ross and King are seen walking down the runway of a stage, looking like they're in a fashion show. Ross is seen sporting a black mini dress with white polka dots and black heels, while King struts next to her in a white button-down tucked into flowery, pink shorts and paired with red stilettos.

On her story, Ross added an animated crown to King's head, along with a sticker that said, “Birthday Queen.” She also added stickers of paparazzi and flashing cameras.

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Tracee Ellis Ross/Instagram

The photo was taken from when the two actresses hosted the 2013 Black Girls Rock! award show at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The pair have hosted the awards show multiple times, and Ross shared a different photo from when they emceed the ceremony together in 2015. On this photo, she said, “Happy birthday Regina!” (Of course, she added another animated crown to King's head, too.)

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Tracee Ellis Ross/Instagram

Finally, Ross uploaded another pic of her and King from the 2013 Black Girls Rock! ceremony, where the two had swapped looks for a comical segment. Ross shared this photo on her Twitter, back in 2016, when she said, “@BlackGirlsRock #TBT: that time @ReginaKing & I switched places in 2013! miss u Regina! #BlackGirlsRock #BGR10.”

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Tracee Ellis Ross/Instagram

We love this dynamic duo.

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