R&B group En Vogue, Cookie Johnson and Magic Johnson were some of the guests who attended Peete’s exclusive party. Held at the Malibu oceanfront estate of Peete’s buddy Kym Gold, co-founder of True Religion Brand Jeans, the actress, author, activist and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete celebrated her 50th birthday at an exclusive party themed “Gratefully 50.”
Peete’s husband of 20 years, sports broadcaster and former NFL quarterback Rodney, surprised her with a video tribute featuring taped birthday well-wishes from friends Oprah Winfrey, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Longoria, Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Wendy Williams, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan.
Rodney also presented Peete with the keys to a very special gift, a brand-new black Mercedes-Benz S-class sedan, and gleefully announced to his wife, “No more minivans, baby!” Peet’s favorite musical group, R&B divas En Vogue performed a string of their popular hits dragging her onstage to sing “Who’s Lovin’ You,” the acapella prelude to their breakout hit, “Hold On,”
Among the celebrity guests in attendance were Alan Thicke, Boris Kodjoe, James “Jimmy Jam” Harris, James Lesure, California State Attorney General Kamala Harris, Kym Whitley, Laila Ali, Leah Remini, Leeza Gibbons, Lela Rochon Fuqua, LisaRaye McCoy, LL Cool J, Regina King, Shaun Robinson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Star Jones, Tracey Edmonds, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Vanessa Williams and Yvette Nicole Brown.
by Samantha Ofole-Prince. Photos by Earl Gibson III