Since the onset of the pandemic, Black folks on social media have begun giving their faves their flowers while they’re still alive.
This week was no exception. On May 6, Twitter exploded with an appreciation post to forever young actress Nia Long. The 50-year-old beauty trended on the social media platform after Twitter user @AuxGod posted a side-by-side photo of Long at ages 25 and 50– with virtually no difference.
“Nia Long at 25. Nia Long at 50,” the caption read.
Nia Long at 25 Nia Long at 50 pic.twitter.com/FrEOFw6GWr
— AuxGod (@AuxGod_) May 7, 2021
Long’s time-defying beauty could not be denied. Of course, responses to her unofficial appreciation day ranged from hilarious to thirst-trapping, and we loved every minute of it.
Here are some of the best tweets.
But seriously though, Nia Long >>>> pic.twitter.com/GwiClFs6sC
— Saint Joe (@TheStJoe) May 7, 2021
Every day is like Nia Long appreciation day on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/fEqGgogH4c
— Born Again Hooligan (@qlynngreen) May 8, 2021
Today is Nia Long appreciation day? Say no more ♥️pic.twitter.com/qZmZDBXeLL
— K I M O (@1uglyhawaiian) May 7, 2021
— Wizard Kelly 👽 (@huecomundou) May 7, 2021
Y’all got my baby Nia Long trending . It’s gonna be a good day. 🤩😍 pic.twitter.com/y5q6uG43F7
— Miss B. Haven (@Beautymark99) May 7, 2021
— Fallon Stone | BLM (he/him/here) (@FallonStone) May 7, 2021
The three-time NAACP Image Award-winning actress and director has a career spanning 35 years. Long, born in Brooklyn, got her start on NBC’s 227, starring veteran actresses Marla Gibbs and Jackée Harry. She went on to star in Black movie classics like Love Jones, Friday, Boyz n’ The Hood and The Best Man.
In 2000, Long was named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful People. The pop culture icon now lives in Los Angeles with long-time love former NBA star Ime Udoka and her two children.