Willona & Penny: Janet Jackson Has A Good Times Reunion With Ja’net DuBois And They Still Look GOOD

October 9, 2017  |  

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If you were a Good Times fan like I was, then I’m sure you loved the relationship between Penny and Willona Woods. Of course, Penny was the daughter of an abusive mother who became attached to J.J. Evans and the whole Evans clan. After it is revealed that she’s being abused, Evans family friend Willona worked to adopt Penny and change her circumstances. Janet Jackson and Ja’net DuBois started playing mother and daughter back in 1977. Forty years later, they reunited for the singer’s State of the World Tour after party on Sunday night.

Janet Jackson Good Times

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The stars had a mini Good Times reunion in Los Angeles and seemed very happy to see one another again. DuBois is in her seventies these days while Jackson recently turned 51. It isn’t the very first time since their years on the sitcom that the two women have been seen together, though. If you’ll recall, DuBois played Jackson’s mother in the video for her 1986 hit, “Control.”

Maybe DuBois will be able to convince Jackson to take part in a possible Good Times reunion movie, as just last year, DuBois, Jimmy Walker, BernNadette Stanis and Ralph Carter (aka, Willona, JJ, Thelma and Michael) launched a Kickstarter campaign to get a film made. Unfortunately though, they were only able to raise $8,758 of their $1,000,000 goal.

And aside from being too busy being a superstar, there may have been another reason Jackson may not have taken part in a Good Times reunion. She wrote in her book True You that even though she was only on the show for two seasons, it was an experience that negatively impacted her outlook on her body.

“Before production began, I was told two things: I was fat and needed to slim down, and because I was beginning to develop, I needed to bind my breasts,” she wrote. “In both cases the message was devastating — my body was wrong. The message was also clear — to be successful, I had to change the way I looked.”

In the present day though, Jackson seems to be looking and feeling great about her body. She showed off all the work she’s done on her post-baby body in a sheer off-the-shoulder top and a floor-length leather skirt. She seemed more than happy to have her old TV mom back at her side and was glowing from motherhood and the success of her new tour:

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Good times indeed.

 

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