Vanessa Williams Poses With Look-Alike Daughter Jillian Hervey for 'Essence' Magazine

Fierceness certainly runs in this family.

Vanessa Williams and her daughter, Lion Babe singer Jillian Hervey, make for a powerful mother-daughter duo on the cover of Essence magazine's January issue.

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The 53-year-old actress and singer excitedly posted the cover to Instagram, writing: "New cover alert! Truly proud to be sharing this with my daughter, @LionBabe."


The release of Williams and Hervey's Essence magazine issue comes just a few days after the two attended the VH1 Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night event in Brooklyn. "If people call me a diva, I say, 'I got if from my mama,'" Hervey, 27, said upon introducing her mother, who performed her 1992 hit, "Save the Best for Last."

#divas who love christmas 😍😍 🎄

A photo posted by LION BABE (@lionbabe) on Dec 5, 2016 at 7:40pm PST


On Instagram, Hervey also revealed that she was wearing Williams' dress to the event, and paid tribute to her famous mom. "A salute to the woman who I have never seen nervous," she wrote. "Divas don't do fear, they harness it and make it celebratory!"

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