I’m only one DVD away from completing my Girlfriends seasons collection. With each episode I watch, I feel a sad longing for a cast of women I grew to love. I felt like I lost a friend after Toni (Jill Marie Jones) didn’t return for season seven, and I definitely cried after I found out that the show would not be completing its eighth season on the CW Network. What betrayal! Would Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a mother with Aaron? And would she and Toni ever talk again? What about Mya
(Golden Brooks)? Does she get to publish another book or have another baby as well? How big does Lynn (Persia White) make it in the music business and how do William (Reggie Hayes) and Monica (Keesha Sharp) cope with parenthood? While it wasn’t reality, Girlfriends was my Friends–our friends. For those of you who may also need closure, where are they now?
Tracee Ellis Ross: You can see Ms. Ross being fabulous around LA and in recent films like Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls (2007). She was recently honored by the Aviva Family and Children’s Services with an Aviva Impact award for her philanthropic work and commitment to volunteering.
Golden Brooks: Last seen on the silver screen in Something New, Brooks is currently working on a couple feature films for 2009.
Persia White: Apart from acting, White has been working on music and animal and environmental activism. She has two albums coming out this summer. One album consists of songs she wrote which appeared on Girlfriends and the other with her band XEO3.
Jill Marie Jones: Jones has shown a diverse acting range in films such as The Longshots (2008) alongside Ice Cube and Keke Palmer and Perfect Christmas (2007) starring Gabriel Union and Morris Chestnut.
Though Girlfriends has run its course, hopefully, we will see more of these talented women on the big screen. Sex and the City turned into a film! Would you watch a Girlfriends movie?