New Edition's Ronnie Devoe and Mike Bivins Go Twinning in Matching Outfits — Check It Out
In a photo posted to Mike Bivins’ Instagram account, New Edition members, Ronnie DeVoe and Mike Bivins rocked similar outfits while posing next to a car.
New Edition alums, Mike Bivins, 52 and Ronnie DeVoe, 51, wore matching white trench coats and sunglasses and struck a pose for the camera. They cut impressive figures in the coats and black pants.
The photo was posted on Saturday and has so far garnered over 14000 likes with many commenting about the twinning coats. One fan commented, "those coats though."
New Edition at the 16th Annual Essence Awards held at the Kodak Theater on June 6, 2003 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
A CELEBRATION OF RONNIE DEVOE
In the caption, Bivins called DeVoe "a real smooth fella" and asked his followers and fans to save the date of November 17, 2020:
"Sporty Friday Quote : Save the Date November 17th 2020 ! Lets Celebrate @bigrondevoe aka A Really Smooth fella Name DeVoe Queens & Kings #MLB52."
The Sporty Rich Apparel entrepreneur posted the photo in celebration of his fellow bandmate and friend's 52nd birthday, which is on the 17th of November.
LIFE LONG FRIENDS
The lifelong friends grew up together in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. They were both part of two music groups that dominated the late 80s and early 90s R&B scene.
BBD didn’t forget their roots and reunited with the original members of New Edition. They embarked on a Greatest Hits Tour in 2016.
Bivins, DeVoe, and four other members formed New Edition in 1978, and the group dissolved almost a decade later. Along with other New Edition member, Ricky Bell, they formed the spinoff group, Bell Biv DeVoe.
30 YEARS OF MUSIC HISTORY
Bell Biv Devoe (also known as BBD) released four studio albums between 1990 and 2017. They are, however, best known for their 1990 debut album "Poison," which topped the charts and went Platinum.
The titular song, “Poison”, became their signature hit and helped create a new sound for the R&B genre. The trailblazing song turned 30 in February and still has fans bopping to it.
BBD reunited with the other three members of New Edition in 2016 and embarked on a Greatest Hits Tour. In 2017, New Edition received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
BBD's fourth studio album, "Three Stripes," was released in 2017, the same week BET aired the first episode of the mini-series, "The New Edition Story."
Ronnie DeVoe is known in the Housewives franchise, appearing alongside his wife, Shamari Fears, in the 11th season of the Bravo reality show, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."
Aside from his own music career, Mike Bivins has cultivated other recording artists with his record company, Biv 10 Records, and as a producer for Boyz II Men.