February Covers Featuring Gabrielle Union and Taraji P. Henson
Gabrielle Union and Taraji P. Henson are both gracing February magazine covers. Gabrielle lands her first solo cover for Women’s Health magazine, while Taraji is sharing the cover of W with model Kate Moss, actress/singer Jennifer Lopez, designer Donatella Versace and actress/producer Jessica Chastain.
For her Women’s Health cover, Gabrielle, 44, shares her beauty secrets, which include lots of water, saying “hell to the no” when warranted, and of course, good old fashion genetics.
“My best anti-aging tip is the ability to say no,” she tells the magazine. “As women we run ourselves ragged saying yes to every freaking thing, whether it’s to our family, spouses or careers. I sleep eight hours a day and don’t let myself stress out. A lot of people call it selfish, but I don’t have any wrinkles.”
Gabrielle went on to note the key role good genes play in the preservation of her looks, saying “Both my parents have aged quite well. They have gorgeous skin and I’m blessed to have inherited those traits. Still, I take nothing for granted. I take care of myself because along with these great genes, my family also has a history of diabetes and high blood pressure. These things lead to death and so I eat right and exercise because I want to be as vital as possible in this stage of my life.
As for Taraji, she’s had several solo W covers in the past and yet still manages to own the one she shares with four other women. I guess the lesson learned here is never underestimate the power of a bad-ass pose. While she’s neatly tucked off to the side, everything about Taraji says “over here, bitch,” and I love it.
For her interview, Taraji shares a few gems, which I have included below. Feel free to hit up W for the full story or your local newsstand where the magazine becomes available today.
It’s supposed to be over for me at 46, but here I am. I’m a late bloomer, and I’m okay with that. Know why? Late bloomers last looong.
People thought I was crazy, but being a mom early enhanced my talent. It opened up a side of me that I didn’t know I had, that sense of duty and protection, and it kept me grounded in Hollywood.
I’m still that young, vivacious girl, but I have the wisdom of a woman. Now I can go to the clubs and know my limit. I’m not throwing up… I’m not going home with some fool !