Friendship Goals: Ava DuVernay Shares An Inspiring Message To Celebrate Oprah Winfrey’s Birthday


January 29, 2018

Photo via: Getty Images

The entire internet has been celebrating the birthday of media mogul and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey, as she turned 64 years young today. To mark the special occasion, visionary filmmaker Ava DuVernay shared a touching “thought” about her dear friend and mentor. 

“Maybe it will help someone out there like it has helped me. It’s worked for her. Maybe it will work for us,” DuVernay wrote on Instagram. 


Lives her life…
Like she’s holding hands…
With a friend.
Trusting it. Listening to it. Loving it through storms and sunshine. Spectacular to watch up close. May we treat our lives like a friend. May we blow out the candles on each day with this much grace and gusto. She shows us how. Happy Birthday, Loved One. At you, I marvel.”

DuVernay shared the inspiring message along with a set of photos from Winfrey’s birthday dinner. 



The powerhouse duo has collaborated together on several projects including: “Selma”, “Queen Sugar”, and  most recently, “A Wrinkle In Time.” If they aren’t friendship goals, we don’t know what is.

 Happy Birthday, Auntie O!

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