If you don’t follow Gabrielle Union on Instagram, now is your time to do so. Not only is she serving some trendy hairstyles and fashionista moments on the ‘gram, but she’s also sharing also heart-wrenching (and sometimes hilarious) photos of her daughter, Kaavia. From glamorous red carpet gowns — most recently a neon-green dress paired with a bun bigger than Lizzo’s at the Harry Styles concert — the actor knows how to turn heads. Speaking of which: on Tuesday, December 7, Union posted a video to her Instagram where she debuted another iconic hairstyle in ode to the character Tootie from The Facts of Life, a television series that aired throughout the 1980s.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the light-hearted series, Union sums up the impact Tootie Ramsey had on her as a child. “Tonight I have a once in a lifetime opportunity to honor the QUEEN @kimfieldsofficial and her iconic role of Tootie on “Facts Of Life” As a Black girls growing up in the 1980s we had very few role models on TV and film, but we had Kim. Thank you for leading and showing us how amazing we actually are. Please show love and praise to the ICON KIM FIELDS,” Union writes as the caption to her post.
Gabrielle Union dressed up as Tootie from The Facts of Life