“Thelma” (And Her Grown Daughter) Reunites With “Good Times” Co-Star Janet Jackson, Must See

Posted On : July 10, 2018

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44 years ago today, "Good Times" premiered on CBS. (February 8, 1974)

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So what does it look like when a bangin’ 51 year old and a fine as hell 64 year old superstars link up after years apart? You’re about to find out. That would be what Janet Jackson and the legendary Bern Nadette Stanis a.k.a. “Thelma” from “Good Times” are showing us.

“Penny” and “Thelma”…That You?!!

During her latest performance, Janet, who played the cute as a button “Penny” on Good Times, was paid a visit backstage, by her former co-star, Bern Nadette, and her grown daughter, Brittany. The amount of beauty that was captured in one photo was priceless, check it out below…

(L-R) Bern Nadette Stanis’ daughter, Brittany Rose; Janet Jackson, Bern Nadette Stanis (via Instagram)

They look like they had a blast and probably reminisced about the good ol’ days on the “Good Times” set, while schoolin’ Bern Nadette’s daughter on how “Good Times” truly impacted the lives of all of us back in the day. Okay, that was MY version of what happened, but seeing as how I was not there, I can only imagine that’s how the convo’ went down with both of my back in the day crushes.

About Bern Nadette’s Daughter

By the way, in case you’re wondering about Bern Nadette’s daughter, here’s a quick recap of what we’ve previously reported on her…

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Photo Credit: @brittanyrosecole | with Mom & Dad

Her name is Brittany Rose and she’s the 23 year old daughter of Bern Nadette and husband, Kevin Fontana. She chose a totally different same career path than her mom though. Word on the old school curb is that Brittany was attending Hampton University to pursue her ultimate goal of becoming a  gynecologist.

In Case You Missed It

Speaking of Bern Nadette and Brittany linking up with Janet at her show, earlier today, we reported that Janet headlined the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans, LA. She and paused her show to pay a beautiful tribute to her father, in a way she’s never done before. She spoke of Joe’s strength as a Black man, raising 9 Black children and taking them from a poor Black neighborhood in Gary, Indiana to the heights of success that was far beyond what most could possibly dream. Janet also choked up at the reality of him transitioning on. Admitting it was a very difficult decision for her to continue her tour, following Joe’s passing, she relied on the strength Joe would have encouraged her to have, thus landing her in N.O. at the Essence Fest and here’s what she had to say:

“It was really hard for me…I didn’t know how to move forward, if I should cancel this festival or the entire tour,” she told the Essence audience. “I talked to my brother, and we started to talk about my father’s strength…If it wasn’t for his drive and strength, we wouldn’t have the success. We are a black family that came from Gary, Indiana and we broke all kinds of records around the globe.”

It’s unclear which brother she’s referring to, but if I had to guess, I’d say it’s probably the one she’s closest to, Randy Jackson, who’s always by her side. Janet continued:

“My father was a great man…and my brother, he asked me, ‘If he [Joe] were here right now listening to this conversation, what do you think he would say to you?’ And I think my father would have said, ‘Janet, please, finish what you’ve started, and I will be with you every step of the way in your heart.’ So here I am,” Janet concluded.

Rest on Joe Jackson.