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Mary J Blige and Taraji P Henson, both 51, in bikinis in Italy

This summer, these ladies are unwinding from the stresses of Hollywood by taking in the tranquil Mediterranean while visiting Porto Cervo in Sardinia, a large island off the coast of Italy.

Chart-topping singer Mary J Blige and Empire actress Taraji P Henson – who are both 51 years old and just four months apart – were spotted on Thursday showing off their incredible bikini bodies.

Blige looked amazing in a cute yellow thong bikini with a thong back while her 13-year-old friend Henson wore a pink and yellow halter top as they soaked up the sun on the deck of a huge yacht.

Pals: Singer Blige and Empire actress Taraji P Henson - both 51 years old - were spotted on Thursday showing off their incredible bikini bodies

When in Italy! This summer, these ladies are unwinding from the stresses of Hollywood by taking in the tranquil Mediterranean while they visit Sardinia, a large island off the coast of Italy. Chart-topping singer Mary J Blige and Empire actress Taraji P Henson – who are both 51 years old – were spotted on Thursday flaunting their incredible bikini bodies.

Clearly there’s no more drama for the queen of hip-hop soul.

Blige seemed to be enjoying every bit of her sun-filled vacation and seemed to be in the party spirit, sipping a few drinks and twerking that curvaceous beach body figure in her skimpy yellow bikini.

It was a thong bikini in canary yellow with a triangle top and skimpy panties.

There was also a young, slender mystery man on board. He had short hair, a mustache and dark sunglasses. He covered himself with a light gray tacky top and added black shorts.

She has moves: Mary was seen lifting her glass and dancing standing next to a man in black shorts

She has moves: Mary was seen lifting her glass and dancing standing next to a man in black shorts

Fall dead great!  Blige looked amazing in a cute yellow thong bikini with a thong back as she seemed to be having the time of her life

Dance with me dude: Mary smiled the way the man with the mustache seemed to smile

Fall dead great! Blige looked amazing in a cute yellow thong bikini with a thong back as she seemed to be having the time of her life. Mary smiled as the man with the mustache seemed to smile

Mary was accompanied by Henson who was wearing a cute suit that consisted of a halter top and hip panties with a ring on the side.

The pair seemed to be having the ultimate girls trip as they raised a few glasses of rose wine, relaxed on their inflatable boat and had fun in the Sardinian heat.

Henson and Blige have been friends since they worked together on the 2009 film I Can Do Bad All By Myself.

Henson has spoken out about singing Blige’s praises. “She sings from her heart,” Henson said.

Girlpower in Italy: Henson wore a pink and yellow two piece halter top while sunbathing on the deck of a huge yacht with a full crew on board

Girlpower in Italy: Henson wore a pink and yellow two piece halter top while sunbathing on the deck of a huge yacht with a full crew on board

Shake it: Clearly there's no more drama for the queen of hip-hop soul.  Blige seemed to be enjoying every bit of her sun-filled vacation and seemed to be in the party spirit, enjoying a few drinks and twerking that curvaceous beach body figure in her skimpy yellow bikini

Shake it: Clearly there’s no more drama for the queen of hip-hop soul. Blige seemed to be enjoying every bit of her sun-filled vacation and seemed to be in the party spirit, enjoying a few drinks and twerking that curvaceous beach body figure in her skimpy yellow bikini

“You know that every word she sings—that drips from her mouth—she has experienced. The fact that she’s bold enough to share her truth and get so many people through broken hearts, or uplift so many people, that’s a gift.”

Speaking to Ryan Seacrest at the 2018 Oscars, Henson gushed, “Women love her, men love her because she’s a pure heart, and you can’t deny that.”

At Henson’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Ceremony, de Blige complimented her boyfriend.

“You have been a total inspiration to me. … We meet people in the industry and they are not nice,” said Blige.

She was also blinged: the hitmaker had a gold bracelet, gold watch, earrings on

Her hair is very long these days: long wet blond tendrils reached her buttocks

She was also blinged: the hitmaker had a gold bracelet, gold watch, earrings on

Cheers to all my friends: without any worries on her mind, she waved to onlookers from her huge yacht

Cheers to all my friends: without any worries on her mind, she waved to onlookers from her huge yacht

She's a winner: Blige has won nine Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards and ten Billboard Music Awards

She’s a winner: Blige has won nine Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards and ten Billboard Music Awards

And her boyfriend is pretty cool, too: She studied acting at Howard University and started her Hollywood career in guest starring roles on several television shows before getting her breakthrough role in Baby Boy.

And her boyfriend is pretty cool, too: She studied acting at Howard University and started her Hollywood career in guest starring roles on several television shows before getting her breakthrough role in Baby Boy.

“I’ve never had a friend that I can call while on set and say, ‘How do I do this as an actress’ and you’ve helped me when I needed help. And in my mind that’s rare, because people don’t share and you are a sharer. So thank you for being a giver and a sharer.’

In 2015, both were on Lip Sync Battle.

Henson sang Blige’s single Just Fine while Blige shocked the actress by appearing on stage.

This sighting in Italy comes after Janet Jackson made a surprise appearance at the Billboard Music Awards in May in honor of Blige.

Day drinking isn't a bad idea: she sipped from a crystal wine glass because there was an open bottle behind her

Day drinking isn’t a bad idea: she sipped from a crystal wine glass because there was an open bottle behind her

The pop legend took the stage at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas to present fellow singer Mary the Icon Award.

After stepping into the spotlight, rarely seen star Janet was treated to a standing ovation from the adoring crowd.

She then turned her attention to Mary and delivered a moving speech in tribute to the hitmaker of “Family Affair.”

Janet said, “Mary J Blige stands for truth. Her work has always given us comfort because she sings to me, she sings to you…

“Her work has always given us comfort, because she sings to me, she sings to you.”

Janet then referred to one of Mary’s most famous songs, No More Drama, saying, “I’m reminiscing, but I’m not going to cry, because while sitting sometimes feels like it’s raining every day, I’m out of drama.”

Friends: Henson and Blige have been friends since they collaborated on the 2009 film I Can Do Bad All By Myself. Henson has spoken out about singing Blige's praises.

Friends: Henson and Blige have been friends since they collaborated on the 2009 film I Can Do Bad All By Myself. Henson has spoken out about singing Blige’s praises. “She sings from her heart,” Henson said

“My life is fine, my life, my life, my life in the sun.”

Mary fought back tears as she thanked Janet and gave an emotional speech with nods to her family and friends.

She said, “What an icon means to me is overcoming obstacles to achieve the unthinkable and being widely admired for influencing a large number of people, and that’s what I’ve always represented.”

Mary then joked, “I was a great ghetto, and I still am… Such a ghetto, so fantastic, and people were threatened by it.”

The singer continued: “The message in my music has always been that we are not alone in our struggle. And I’m not alone now. I was looking for a real love for so long, but I finally found my real love. And that real love is me.’

She concluded her speech by thanking her fans, saying, “I’m so grateful you’re here.”

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