Pearl Thusi parties with Gabrielle Union in South Africa

Pearl Thusi parties with Gabrielle Union in South Africa

Gabrielle's birthday world tour made a stop in South Africa! 

Pearl Thusi, Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade with their daughter Kaavia; Pearl Thusi/Instagram (@kaaviajames, @pearlthusi)

American actress Gabrielle Union and her family's #WadeWorldTour2022 touched down in South Africa a few days ago.  

The Union-Wade family's world tour kicked off in Zanzibar in late October for Gabrielle's 50th birthday celebrations.  

Gabrielle and her husband Dwyane Wade then went to Ghana and Namibia before heading to South Africa - just in time for their daughter Kaavia's fourth birthday. 

"Happiest of birthdays to my little brown girl with a soul wise beyond her years and a brain and spirit that is so open and free you inspire literally everyone around you. Watching you turn 4 years old in #SouthAfrica after traveling through 3 other countries throughout Africa has been one of the biggest blessings of our lives," Gabrielle wrote on Instagram on Monday.

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The family was seen exploring Cape Town and Johannesburg. Gabrielle also enjoyed a fun night out with her friend, Pearl Thusi. 

Pearl shared a video of them doing the 'Beyoncé Cuff It Challenge' at a club.

"Can you count how many times we did this challenge? 1 - watch what happens when hunger strikes at groove… or the wings just SLAP.2- I was so lit and I’m not ashamed (anymore). 3 - this #cuffitchallenge is officially over y’all," she captioned the clip.

Gabrielle and Dwyane couldn't stop raving about the food they ate at the venue.

"Lets talk about that chicken thooooooo.  It's been a minute since I've had bomb a** chicken in the club!! I wasn't letting it gooooo," the 'Bring It On' actress commented. 

Dwyane added: "Those wings and fries tho."

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Pearl and Gabrielle became friends after they both visited Spain in 2018. The 'Queen Sono' star was reportedly dating NBA star Serge Ibaka at the time.

Gabrielle detailed their first meeting in a #WCW post dedicated to Pearl in 2020. 

"I met Pearl randomly in a bar in Barcelona while watching the World Cup, right after watching her Netflix movie, Catching Feelings... and I completely fanned out! She is the kind of woman that's a superstar for all the right reasons," she wrote. 

Here's a look at what the Union-Wade family has gotten up to during their trip to Africa. 

Main image credit: Instagram/@kaaviajames, @pearlthusi

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