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Lela Rochon Portrait Session

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I first discovered Lela Rochon in the late 80s when Ritchey told his wife he’s never coming home because he fell in love with Sunshine. Sunshine, played by Rochon, was one of the first films that solidified her as a Brown bombshell. But in 1995, with her relatable role as Robin Stokes in Waiting To Exhale, did she become a household name.

Those cheekbones, her shape, her perfectly rolled french bun; Rochon is one of the original bad b*tches.

Rochon has appeared in films like Boomerang, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Any Given Sunday and Brooklyn’s Finest. Her long standing career is seemingly being overshadowed by her weight gain (as if that matters) and recent cheating scandal involving her husband Antoine Fuqua and Nicole Murphy.

We’re going to take this time to remember her in all her glory. She was stunning then and she’s stunning now! Check her out through the years:

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Lela Rochon Portrait Session Source:Getty

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Lela Rochon Portrait Session Source:Getty

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Lela Rochon Portrait Session Source:Getty

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Lela Rochon Portrait Session Source:Getty

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Lela Rochon Portrait Session Source:Getty

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Lela Rochon Portrait Session Source:Getty

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Actress Lela Rochon Source:Getty

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Actress Lela Rochon in a Negligee Source:Getty

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Actress Lela Rochon Source:Getty

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FILM 'WAITING TO EXHALE' BY FOREST WHITAKER Source:Getty

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FILM 'WAITING TO EXHALE' BY FOREST WHITAKER Source:Getty

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"The Equalizer" New York Premiere - Arrivals Source:Getty

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Brooklyn's Finest New York Premiere - Outside Arrivals Source:Getty

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M.T.V. MOVIE AWARDS IN BURBANK Source:Getty

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The 2002 Essence Awards Source:Getty

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Oscars 2002 - Arrivals Source:Getty

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"Sepia Dreams" launch party Source:Getty

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Patrick McMullan Archives Source:Getty

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Patrick McMullan Archives Source:Getty

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Vivica A. Fox Releases "Every Day I'm Hustling" Source:Getty

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Ladylike Foundation's 2018 Annual Women Of Excellence Scholarship Luncheon - Red Carpet Source:Getty

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WACO Theater Center's 3rd Annual Wearable Art Gala - Arrivals Source:Getty
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