Bern Nadette Stanis, better known for her role as the feisty Thelma on the 70s sitcom "Good Times," is now the proud mom o two beautiful young women. She recently took to Instagram to share a pic of the girls, and fans were amazed at how much they look like the actress.
The 65-year-old star earned the public’s love and attention back in the ‘70s when she gave life to Thelma-Anne Evans Anderson, the third child of the Evans family who became the epitome of the good girl in a black family that, despite living in the suburbs, wanted to do things the right way.
After the show ended, Stanis went on to make appearances on series like "The Cosby Show" and "What's Happening Now!!" but afterward, she became a book author and a dedicated mother of two.
She has two beautiful daughters from two different marriages: Dior Ravel, with ex-husband Terrence Redd, and Brittany Rose, with her husband of 37 years, Kevin Fontana.
It’s rare to see the girls together on Bern Nadette’s social media, but she recently posted an adorable shot of the siblings enjoying their time together over the holidays.
“I thank God for my two daughters. They are good girls, and I am proud of them. From left to right Brittany Rose and Dior Ravel,” Stanis captioned the picture.
Fans were quick to flood her comment section with praises for the two young beautiful girls, and most of them agreed on the fact that they are Bern Nadette’s twins. “Beautiful Daughters! The one on the right is your twin,” wrote one fan.
“@chrltddjr: Beautiful Heartbreakers looking just like their mother! That's some awesome DNA.”
“@mrsg66: Beautiful queens like their mother! Great job @thelmaofgoodtimes you should be very proud.”
“@dave_nyc1: They are simply gorgeous! In the mold of their mother.”
While is not clear what does Dior does in her life, Brittany Rose graduated from Hampton University in Virginia two years ago with a B.S. in Molecular Biology, and she's currently pursuing another major at Meharry Medical College.
The girl is following her mother’s steps, not into acting, but in taking care of others.
Bern Nadette has become an outspoken advocate for Alzheimer’s disease after her mom’s passing in 2011. She created the Remembering The Good Times Foundation and released the book “The Last Night: A Caregiver's Journey'' about the disease's impact on her life.
Speaking to the Sun-Sentinel a few years ago, Stanis opened up about her role as her mother’s caregiver, saying:
“We all at some point become caregivers to our parents in one way or another. I wrote this book as a companion book because I was feeling the pressure of being a caregiver. I was taking care of my mother while mourning her dying literally. The book is what it was like for me, and hopefully, it will help other people going through it.”
It's clear Bern Nadette is an inspiration not only to her fans, but also to her gorgeous daughters, and they inherited not only her good looks but also her kind-hearted personality and will to help others.