Black Don’t Crack: Gabrielle Union’s Age Stumps Comedians Courtney Bee, L.A.M. & Kim Hylton

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Gabrielle Union is aging backwards, but you already know this because you’re just as much of a fan of the multi-hyphenate actress as we are. But how old is she exactly? At 49-years old, Gabrielle doesn’t look a day over her character’s high school age in Bring It On.

Union typically jokes about how she remains so youthful. After her 47th birthday, she jokingly told fans, her secret is, “… water, tequila, boundaries & an extra helping of accountability.” We’re sure it’s more than that, but whatever it is, she’s been drinking from the same fountain of youth as former “Black Don’t Crack” celebs.

Comedians Courtney Bee, L.A.M. better known as the Black Willy Wonka, and Kim Hylton do their best to decipher Union’s age in photos from her different appearances on the red carpet and various award shows.

“One thing I like about Gabrielle Union is she is versatile in her style. She is going to try it every time,” praised Courtney Bee. Check out the latest episode of Black Don’t Crack featuring the gorgeous and gracious Gabrielle Union.


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