essence.com - Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White and Jill Marie Jones, better known as the cast of the hit TV show Girlfriends, were all under the same roof at ESSENCE's sixth annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon. Along with presenting the Visionary Award to show creator Mara Brock-Akil, the group of four reminisced on their days of playing Joan, Maya, Lynn and Toni.
"I don't know if you heard the Girlfriends screaming but it is so exciting," Ross said of the reunion. "Honestly we love each other so much. We spent such important years of our lives together, and we just haven't all been together, the four of us, since Jill left the show, which is insane. So it's really exciting."
It's hard to believe it's been five years since our favorite girlfriends left the air, but Jones said she reminisces about the good times on set like it was yesterday. "Our dressing rooms kind of felt like a dormitory because mine was across from Tracee's and next door to Persia's, and then catacornered was Golden's. In between scenes and lunch breaks, we would open my door and turn my TV around and we'd have a little couch out there," she said. "It kind of felt like college in a way. We have so many memories. Everybody was so amazing." Read more