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Regina King showed up for the Filming Italy Sardegna Festival in Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy, making her first red carpet appearance since the death of her son five months ago. The actress was all smiles when she attended the event, where she accepted the Women Power Award alongside fellow honoree, Naomie Harris, Essence reports.
As Blavity previously reported, King lost her son, Ian Alexander Jr., who died by suicide shortly after celebrating his 26th birthday in January.
Regina King makes her first red carpet appearance in five months after the passing of her son, as an honoree at Filming Italy Festival’s awards ceremony. We continue to send her love. 💕 pic.twitter.com/h3vC4Xhvnq
— MEFeater Magazine (@mefeater) June 14, 2022
The Harder They Fall star stepped out of the spotlight for the past five months, missing events such as the Met Gala. King’s fans are now relieved to see her returning to public events.
So good to see Regina again, sending her Love and Light.😍😊💗💗
— HRH Countess Stacie (@HRHStillStacie) June 12, 2022
It’s nice to see her out and about. Hopefully she’s hanging in there, all things considered. Obviously, she’s resilient so she’ll be okay.
— Keith Adams Jr. (@BigBrother1988) June 11, 2022
She is so stunning and her strength is beautiful!
— Happy Me (@Jgobling) June 12, 2022
The 51-year-old is staying busy with several projects. King is currently directing episodes of the upcoming television limited series A Man in Full. She’s also working on her second-ever feature film, graphic novel adaptation Bitter Root.
Additionally, King is starring in the upcoming film, Shirley, a biopic about the legendary congresswoman and first Black presidential candidate, Shirley Chisolm.