The actress and host, 48, shared a photo of herself and Oprah Winfrey on Sunday in which she thanked the mogul for her support in creating her popular program.
The striking photo features Pinkett Smith and Winfrey standing close together as the former daytime talk show host wraps an arm around the actress.
Pinkett Smith’s comment comes after Winfrey was honored at the grand opening of Tyler Perry‘s historic film studio, Tyler Perry Studios, in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday.
Perry, 50, named a soundstage in Winfrey’s honor, where a three-course seated dinner was hosted. The Madea’s Family Reunion creator also paid tribute to other notable African American stars with soundstages named after them such as the deceased director John Singleton, Spike Lee, Denzel Washington, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Sidney Poitier, Whoopi Goldberg, Cicely Tyson and Harry Belafonte.
Winfrey spoke to The Hollywood Reporter of Perry’s accomplishment, saying, “Tyler is my little big brother. To see him rise to this moment that I know he’s dreamed about, planned, defined, clarify for himself, it’s just a fulfillment of a dream. It’s wonderful to see.”