Tue. May 21st, 2024
taylor-alert-–-fantasia-barrino-gets-a-kiss-from-husband-kendall-taylor-and-mingles-with-dua-lipa-while-honored-at-time-100-galaTaylor Alert – Fantasia Barrino gets a kiss from husband Kendall Taylor and mingles with Dua Lipa while honored at Time 100 Gala

The Color Purple actress Fantasia Barrino got a kiss from her husband Kendall Taylor at the Time 100 Gala in New York on Thursday.

Thrown at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the star-studded affair welcomed a dazzling guest list of famous faces from all over the world.

Among them Fantasia, 39, who was one of the honorees at the evening’s festivities, was a showstopping presence on the red carpet.

She attended the glamorous fete on the arm of her dashing husband, who planted a smooch on her temple as the cameras snapped away at them.

As she swanned about the celebrity-strewn event, she could be seen mingling with music superstar Dua Lipa, who was her fellow awardee that night.

The Color Purple actress Fantasia Barrino got a kiss from her husband Kendall Taylor at the Time 100 Gala in New York on Thursday

The Color Purple actress Fantasia Barrino got a kiss from her husband Kendall Taylor at the Time 100 Gala in New York on Thursday

As she swanned about the celebrity-strewn event, she could be seen mingling with music superstar Dua Lipa, who was her fellow awardee that night

As she swanned about the celebrity-strewn event, she could be seen mingling with music superstar Dua Lipa, who was her fellow awardee that night

Fantasia was decked out in Maison Spoiled diamonds and a sparkly black gown that featured 1960s chic flourishes like raised shoulders and flared cuffs.

She clung affectionately to her dashing husband, shooting a luminous smile over one shoulder for the photographers.

The veteran Broadway actress turned this way and that, allowing the dress to be seen from all angles and revealing that it was backless.

Meanwhile Kendall, whom she has been married to since 2015, wore a simple black tuxedo that he jazzed up with a scarlet pocket square and a pair of shades.

She also enjoyed a red carpet reunion with none other than Dua, whom she had been seen dancing with at the Grammys earlier this year.

The pair of them appeared delighted with each other’s company, indulging in a bit of chitchat on the red carpet before posing for pictures together. 

Over the course of the red carpet portion of the show, Fantasia was also able to enjoy a hobnob with none other than Pose star Billy Porter. 

Time Magazine unveiled their ravenously anticipated annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people earlier this month.

Thrown at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the star-studded affair welcomed a dazzling guest list of famous faces from all over the world

Thrown at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the star-studded affair welcomed a dazzling guest list of famous faces from all over the world

Among them Fantasia, 39, who was one of the honorees at the evening's festivities, was a showstopping presence on the red carpet

Among them Fantasia, 39, who was one of the honorees at the evening’s festivities, was a showstopping presence on the red carpet

Fantasia was decked out in a sparkly, skintight black gown that featured 1960s chic flourishes like raised shoulders and flared cuffs

The veteran Broadway actress turned this way and that, allowing the dress to be seen from all angles and revealing that it was backless

Fantasia was decked out in a sparkly, skintight black gown that featured 1960s chic flourishes like raised shoulders and flared cuffs

She clung affectionately to her dashing husband, shooting a luminous smile over one shoulder for the photographers

She clung affectionately to her dashing husband, shooting a luminous smile over one shoulder for the photographers 

Meanwhile Kendall, whom she has been married to since 2015, wore a simple black tuxedo that he jazzed up with a scarlet pocket square and a pair of shades

Meanwhile Kendall, whom she has been married to since 2015, wore a simple black tuxedo that he jazzed up with a scarlet pocket square and a pair of shades

She also enjoyed a red carpet reunion with none other than Dua, whom she had been seen dancing with at the Grammys earlier this year

She also enjoyed a red carpet reunion with none other than Dua, whom she had been seen dancing with at the Grammys earlier this year

Over the course of the red carpet portion of the show, Fantasia was also able to enjoy a hobnob with none other than Pose star Billy Porter

Over the course of the red carpet portion of the show, Fantasia was also able to enjoy a hobnob with none other than Pose star Billy Porter

Taraji found herself in esteemed company on this year’s lineup, amid names ranging from Patrick Mahomes to Dua Lipa to 21 Savage.

n pop diva Kylie Minogue, Hamilton alum Leslie Odom Jr., Bollywood superstar Alia Bhatt and trans Juno star Elliot Page were also on the list

Taylor Swift’s longtime collaborator Jack Antonoff, breakfast TV titan Kelly Ripa and anime legend Hayao Miyazaki are all receiving gongs as well.

Each honoree received a written tribute from another boldface name – Dua’s for example was written by Patti Smith and Kelly’s by Anderson Cooper.

Business mogul Mark Cuban got a glowing testimonial from Ashton Kutcher, whilst Michael J. Fox was treated to a blurb by Ryan Reynolds.

Sofia Coppola meanwhile was written up by Rashida Jones, who like her had an iconic father, and who starred in Sofia’s film On The Rocks.

Lenny Kravitz wrote a tribute to Zola heartthrob Colman Domingo, and Get Out hunk Daniel Kaluuya gave a generous appraisal to Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel. 

The glittering awards ceremony was thrown this week but will not air on television until May 12, when viewers can tune into the extravaganza on ABC.

Thursday’s gala welcomed a fleet of top-flight celebrities who were not on the Time list as well, including Uma Thurman and Patrick’s wife Brittany Mahomes.