Fab at 51! Mary J Blige and Taraji P Henson - who are only four months apart in age - show off their incredible bikini bodies while sipping wine on a yacht in Sardinia

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This summer these ladies are unwinding from the stress of Hollywood by taking in the tranquil Mediterranean Sea as they visit Porto Cervo in Sardinia, a large island off the coast of Italy.

Chart-topping singer Mary J Blige and Empire actress Taraji P Henson - who are both 51-years-old and only four months apart - were seen on Thursday showing off their incredible bikini bodies.

Blige looked terrific in a cute yellow string bikini with a thong back as her pal of 13 years Henson wore a pink and yellow halter top two piece as they soaked up the sun on the deck of a massive yacht.

When in Italy! This summer these ladies are unwinding from the stress of Hollywood by taking in the tranquil Mediterranean Sea as they visit Sardinia, a large island off the coast of Italy; pictured, Mary J Blige
Pals: Chart-topping singer Blige and Empire actress Taraji P Henson - who are both 51-years-old - were seen on Thursday showing off their incredible bikini bodies

When in Italy! This summer these ladies are unwinding from the stress of Hollywood by taking in the tranquil Mediterranean Sea as they visit Sardinia, a large island off the coast of Italy. Chart-topping singer Mary J Blige and Empire actress Taraji P Henson - who are both 51-years-old - were seen on Thursday showing off their incredible bikini bodies

There is clearly No More Drama for the Queen Of Hip-Hop Soul.

Blige looked to enjoy every bit of her sun-soaked vacation and appeared to be in the party spirit, enjoying a few drinks and twerking that shapely beach body figure in her skimpy yellow bikini. 

It was a string bikini in a canary yellow with a triangle top and skimpy briefs. 

There was also a young, slender mystery man on board. He had short hair, a mustache with dark sunglasses on. He covered up in a light gray clingy top and added black shorts.

She has moves: Mary was seen raising her glass and dancing as she was next to a man in black shorts

She has moves: Mary was seen raising her glass and dancing as she was next to a man in black shorts

Drop dead great! Blige looked terrific in a cute yellow string bikini with a thong back as she seemed to have the time of her life
Dance with me, dude: Mary was smiling as the man with the mustache seemed to smile

Drop dead great! Blige looked terrific in a cute yellow string bikini with a thong back as she seemed to have the time of her life. Mary was smiling as the man with the mustache seemed to smile

Mary was joined by Henson who had on a cute suit that consisted of a halter style top and hip hugging briefs with a ring on the side.

The pair seemed to be having the ultimate girls trip as they raised a few glasses of rose wine, chilled out on their inflatable boat and had fun in the Sardinian heat.

Henson and Blige have been friends ever since working together on the 2009 film I Can Do Bad All By Myself. 

Henson has been vocal about singing Blige's praises. 'She sings from her heart,' Henson said.

Girl power in Italy: Henson wore a pink and yellow halter top two piece as they soaked up the sun on the deck of a massive yacht with a full crew onboard

Girl power in Italy: Henson wore a pink and yellow halter top two piece as they soaked up the sun on the deck of a massive yacht with a full crew onboard

Shake it: There's clearly No More Drama for the Queen Of Hip-Hop Soul. Blige looked to enjoy every bit of her sun-soaked vacation and looked to be in the party spirit, enjoying a few drinks and twerking that shapely beach body figure in her skimpy yellow bikini

Shake it: There's clearly No More Drama for the Queen Of Hip-Hop Soul. Blige looked to enjoy every bit of her sun-soaked vacation and looked to be in the party spirit, enjoying a few drinks and twerking that shapely beach body figure in her skimpy yellow bikini

'You know that every word that she's singing — that drips from her mouth — she's experienced. The fact that she's bold enough to share her truth and get so many people through broken hearts, or uplift so many people, that's a gift.'

When speaking to Ryan Seacrest at the 2018 Oscars, Henson gushed 'Women love her, men love her, because she's a pure heart, and you can't deny that.'

At Henson's Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star ceremony, the Blige complimented her friend.

'You have been a total inspiration to me. ... We meet people in the industry and they're not nice,' Blige said.

She was blinged out as well: The hit maker had on a gold bracelet, gold watch, hoop earrings
Her hair is very long these days: Long wet blonde tendrils reached her bottom

She was blinged out as well: The hit maker had on a gold bracelet, gold watch, hoop earrings

Cheers to all my friends: With not a care on her mind, she waved to onlookers from her massive yacht

Cheers to all my friends: With not a care on her mind, she waved to onlookers from her massive yacht

She is a winner: Blige has won nine Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, and ten Billboard Music Awards

She is a winner: Blige has won nine Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, and ten Billboard Music Awards

And her pal is pretty cool too: She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy

And her pal is pretty cool too: She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy

'I've never had a friend that I can call while I'm on set and say, 'How do I do this as an actress' and you helped me when I needed help. And in my mind, that's rare, because people don't share and you're a sharer. So thank you for being a giver and a sharer.'

In 2015, both were on Lip Sync Battle.

Henson sang Blige's single Just Fine as Blige shocked the actress by popping up on stage.

This sighting in Italy comes after Janet Jackson made a surprise appearance at the Billboard Music Awards in May to honor Blige.

Day drinking is not a bad idea: She sipped from a crystal wine glass as there was an open bottle behind her

Day drinking is not a bad idea: She sipped from a crystal wine glass as there was an open bottle behind her

The pop legend took to the stage at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas to present fellow singer Mary with the Icon Award.

After stepping into the spotlight, rarely-seen star Janet was treated to a standing ovation from the adoring crowd.

She then turned her attention to Mary and gave a touching speech in tribute to the 'Family Affair' hitmaker.

Janet said: 'Mary J Blige represents truth. Her work has always given us comfort because she sings me, she sings you ...

'Her work has always given us comfort because she sings me, she sings you.'

Janet then went on to reference one of Mary's most famous songs, No More Drama, saying: 'I reminisce, but I'm not going to cry because even though sometime sit feels like everyday it rains, I've got no more drama.

Gal pals: Henson and Blige have been friends ever since working together on the 2009 film I Can Do Bad All By Myself. Henson has been vocal about singing Blige's praises. 'She sings from her heart,' Henson said

Gal pals: Henson and Blige have been friends ever since working together on the 2009 film I Can Do Bad All By Myself. Henson has been vocal about singing Blige's praises. 'She sings from her heart,' Henson said

'I'm just fine with my life, my life, my life, my life in the sunshine.' 

Mary then fought back tears as she thanked Janet and gave an emotional speech with nods to her family and friends.

She said: 'What an icon means to me is overcoming obstacles to accomplish the unthinkable and be widely admired for having influence over a multitude of people, and that is what I've always represented.'

Mary then joked: 'I was ghetto fabulous, and I still am ... So ghetto, so fabulous, and people were threatened by that.'

The singer went on to say: 'The message in my music has always been that we are not alone in our struggles. And I'm not alone now. For so long, I was searching for a real love, but I finally found my real love. And that real love is me.'

She concluded her speech by thanking her fans, saying: 'I'm so grateful to have you'.

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Mary J Blige and Taraji P Henson, both 51, in bikinis in Italy

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