Actress Sanaa Lathan celebrated Mother’s Day by sharing a heartfelt Instagram post featuring a pair of pics with her gorgeous mother, Eleanor McCoy, who could easily pass as her twin.
Sanaa Lathan, better known for her roles in films like “The Best Man” and “Love & Hip Hop,” made sure to pay tribute to her mother on her day, snapping a pair of beautiful pics alongside Mrs. McCoy where they’re twinning in chiffon dresses.
Sanaa, 47, rocked a long sleeve cream-colored mini dress with a plunging neckline. She added a snake-print belt to cinch her waist and dangling earrings. Her hair was tied up in a big bun on top of her head, and she was barefoot standing on the grass.
Mrs. Eleanor, on the other hand, chose a white dress with a pattern, a thin belt, matching chiffon jacket and silver thing straps sandals.
The pair could easily pass as twins while holding hands and giving their best smiles to the camera and each other.
Lathan captioned the post:
“Honoring my mother today and all mothers out there, as well as all the women and men who have MOTHERED. Hope you have a great day with your loved ones. God bless.”
Fans flocked the comment section with praises for both women, and most agreed on how uncanny is their mother-daughter resemblance.
“Whoa! The resemblance is crazy. She gets it from her momma," wrote one user.
“Your mom is you in the future,” someone else pointed out.
And a third one raved,
“Happy Mother’s Day mom you have a very beautiful daughter, now I see where Sanaa get her looks from.”
Mrs. Eleanor McCoy was married to Sanaa’s famous dad, Stan Lathan, from 1970 to 1977. He’s a popular director and produce that has worked in series like “Martin,” “Moesha,” “The Parkers,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” and most recently BET's “Real Husbands of Hollywood.”
McCoy, on the other hand, is a former professional dancer and performer. She was part of the cast of “The Wiz” theatrical Broadway play.
"My mother was in the original productions of ‘Timbuktu’ and ‘The Wiz’ on Broadway, and I was always in the way, running around backstage. And I was always taking art and dance classes. One good thing I do have is compassionate parents who understand my trials and
tribulations because they’ve been through it before as well.”
Lathan, who has been in the entertainment industry for the past two decades, was put in hot water last year after comedian Tiffany Haddish accused her of bitting Beyoncé at a party in 2017.
“Bitegate,” as fans called the incident, caused many people to criticize and judge Sanaa, even though she still denies the accusations up to this day.
“One of the best things I’ve learned years ago is that what people think about me is none of my business,” she recently told People. “In the age of social media, whatever somebody says can be believed or not believed, and you have no control over that.”
Despite receiving threats and mean comments from some extremist fans of Beyoncé, Lathan decided to move forward and ignore the haters.
She even posed with Tina Lawson—Beyoncé’s mom— at the 2019 Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon, a few months ago, proving there’s no bad blood with the family.
“In order to be healthy in this world, you need to [brush it off]. So it’s really about focusing on what matters, focusing on the work and just keep it moving,” Lathan stated.
She’s now gearing up to appear on an emotional episode of CBS All Access remake of “The Twilight Zone,” where she will give life to a woman who is driving her son to college toting an old camcorder along to commemorate the trip. On the way, she discovers that the camcorder can rewind time.