The Harder They Fall actress Regina King was photographed showing off a fire new look and a bright smile earlier this week.
In an image reposted to Twitter, King showed off a short red afro with absolutely popping curls. Sporting a black turtle neck sleeveless crop top and ivory wide leg pants, Twitter users were the fastest to point out King’s smile and haircut.
IM OBSESSED WITH HER NEW HAIR OMG 😍❤️ pic.twitter.com/x7KCBTT616
— MARY JANE PAUL✨ (@shaediaries) August 3, 2022
Folks on Twitter went up for her fly new look and extended continued love, support and encouragement after losing her son.
Yes❤🙌🙌absolutely beautiful look her hair she one person you just love God contuie to keep her and heal her ❤🙏🙏
— Tina Edelen (@edelen121) August 5, 2022
@ReginaKing Rest assured you look absolutely amazing. As I am really happy to see you resurfacing unto the platform with an adorn of fans awaiting to bestow love in your direction. Such as me. You LOOK marvelous.
— Martina R. Harmon (@Martina79945706) August 4, 2022
Dis new look is lookin awesome on her. Get it Ms. Regina!! Much love & blessins…😍❤🙏🏻
— Hazel Eyez (@HazelEyez_7) August 4, 2022
She looks beautiful with that new hair and color…I’m loving it.
— Tina Mollette (@TinaMollette) August 5, 2022
So beautiful. I pray that she is continually surrounded by love and caring…and that she knows that our hearts stay with her….
— Cornelia (@TaylorMadeCori) August 4, 2022
So happy to see that smile.🥰
— lovelylatara (@Lovelylibra1007) August 5, 2022
At the beginning of this year, the 51-year-old actress lost her son – Ian Alexander Jr. – to suicide. Sis2Sis previously reported an initial statement that King made at the time. “Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian.”
King explained that the family would like privacy following the sudden passing of Ian. “He is such a bright light who cared so deeply about the happiness of others. Our family asks for respectful consideration during this private time. Thank you.”
King has since been inactive on Instagram, and many pointed out how close the seasoned performer was to her late son and wished her healing.
King herself once said, “Happy birthday to my co, so extremely proud of you and inspired by your love, artistry, and gangsta! To be able to watch you take this lifetime by its neck and make it yours is something I will forever be grateful for. But to have you as my mother is the greatest gift I could ask for. To be all that you are while always having the time to be there, love and support me unconditionally is truly remarkable.”
She expressed her love for Ian by continuing, “I get emotional because my son is an amazing young man, and it took me to be a mother for me to realize how incredible of a woman [my mother] is. You don’t know what unconditional love is. You may say you do, but if you don’t have a child, you don’t know what that is. But when you experience it, it is the most fulfilling ever. So, that is the greatest part about me. Being a mom to Ian.”