Erika Alexander And T.C. Carson Reunite To Celebrate 25 Years Of Living Single
One thing we loved most about Living Single, aside from the relationships of the three different roommates (and their hilarious neighbors), was the dynamic between Maxine Shaw and Kyle Barker. The attorney and stockbroker consistently teased one another, but as we all suspected, it was because they secretly knew they were better off as complicated love interests.
We missed their banter, but thankfully, Hulu and iTunes streams all Living Single episodes. And not only that, but the two, in real life, are still close! Just friends, though.
Erika Alexander and T.C. Carson reunited in June when she helped honor him at The Vision Community Foundation black tie gala in Atlanta, and they came together again over the weekend to celebrate 25 years of Living Single. Alexander, 48, and Carson 59 looked great:
During a recent interview with The Muse, Alexander talked about the impact of the show and how the cast was lucky to have been part of a time where Black representation on television was so prevalent and positive.
“It was a time where black people were magical and it went away. Literally, they segregated TV after the year 2000,” she said. “They had a few shows, Bernie Mac and Chris Rock, but for the most part it went away until Shonda Rhimes proved, with her excellence, that we were profitable and worth betting on again. That’s shocking. And we rode the end of that wave. I want to tell people, what they should know about the show is we were well aware of being fortunate, but we also thought we belonged, and it was because of all the people that we had seen, from Good Times on. We knew we were standing on the shoulders of those people and, frankly, it’s everything in life to know that. I think it’s like being in an HBCU, like Different World, where you’re aware of your importance but you also know that you got a job to do, you got something to prove. We hope we proved it.”
Love seeing these two together again! If this reunion gives you the warm fuzzies, hit the flip for more recent Black TV show (and film) reunions.
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