Here’s What Gabrielle Union Looks Like Going Makeup Free At 50—We’re Blown Away!

Gabrielle Union just turned 50 last week and celebrated her major milestone with a stunning round-up of makeup-free selfies for her 20.8 million Instagram followers in a new post! The Cheaper by the Dozen actress flaunted her radiant, glowing and ageless skin in the shots, and included sweet pics with her husband, former NBA player Dwyane Wade, 40, and their 4-year-old daughter, Kaavia. In her other images, Union posed in a colorful knit cardigan, and low-cut, curve-hugging tank dress that also showed off her toned legs. Gorg!

Union’s Radiant, Ageless Glow

In her caption, Union wrote, “As we start this journey across the world for my 50th, I just want to luxuriate in my gratitude for my family, my amazing friends and all the friends I haven’t even met in person who have kept this train on the tracks this year, even after I collided with myself.” The Bring It On alum continued, writing, “Thank y’all for rockin with the old homie. I appreciate you guys more than you can imagine.”


Fans & Famous Friends React

While Union garnered thousands of likes and comments from fans, many expressed their disbelief in learning that Union hit the big 5-0. “50 WHERE?” wrote one user while another added, “you become more beautiful every year Gabrielle!” The Love & Basketball star’s famous friends also highlighted her ageless beauty and big day, with Octavia Spencer giving Union loving advice to enjoy her Scorpio season,”It’s your season. Radiate. Luxuriate. Appreciate You!!!” she wrote. Viola Davis added, “The 5-0 club has never looked better!!!” with red heart emojis and Black-ish star Yara Shahidi commented, “Is this 50? Well damn. Happy birthday baby!”


Union’s 50th Birthday Party in Zanzibar

Luckily for Union’s fans who couldn’t be there, Union shared videos from her 50th birthday party, which was held in Zanzibar, Tanzania. For the soiree, Union donned a strapless gold-and black gown with sultry, sheer fabric and a thigh-high slit. With this piece, she paired black open-toe sandals and wore her long, curly black hair down and parted in the middle. To accessorize her get-up, Union added shiny gold hoop earrings and bracelets.


The actress explained in an Instagram caption that her party was a surprise, and thrown by her husband Wade and other friends and family members. She also shared cute videos of her daughter and herself on a plane, soaking up the sun, dancing on the beach, and having what looked to be a great time. Happy birthday, Gabrielle!