Saturday night in Malibu. Another great @hollyrodfdn event honoring a group of incredible #AutismHeroes and raising money for programs that offer access for children who will change our world. So proud of my family @hollyrpeete and @rodneypeete9 for being an inspiration for the past two decades plus. We love you ❤️
Yesterday at the Kodjoes: Nico (12): My pelvis hurts Sophie (14): You don’t even know where your pelvis is. It’s where your hip is, Nico. Nico: It still hurts. Ruby (8): You have to breathe through the pain. 👀 #NoWords #FamilyQualityTime
When you’re laid up in business class and you know that the kids are throwing shade from the back. #IwillSendYouSomeWarmCookies #PleaseDontComeUpHereAndAskMeToSwitch #NotGonHappen #BeGratefulYoureOnAplane #WhenIwasYourAgeWeDidntGoOnVacation #WeListenedToOceanWaveSoundsOnCassetteTape #AintNobodyUnderSixFeetNeedToRecline #LeanToTheSide #AndEatYourBrothersPeanuts #HeAllergicAnyway #HaveAgoodFlight
Brothers and arms. My fam. Had your back since your #Day1. Now you help me up when I need a boost. Always 🔥 when we do things together. Never easy but often more simple. No difference with @kofitfamilyapp. It’s a group effort. Family fun. Together we are stronger. Let’s stay the course, day after day, keep getting better, stronger, and keep building. @patkodjoe #MakePositiveHabitsStick #JoinTheKOFITfamily
Proud of my sis @iamishasesay. Her new book is out today!! “Beneath the Tamarind Tree” is about the 2014 abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls. It’s a gripping read and a story of resilience with a soaring message of hope at its core. Early reviews are off the charts. Go get it today or order one asap. You will thank me. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
Who’s ready? Whether in school, practicing their instruments, or playing sports, I always tell my kids to remember three things: Listen👂, do your best 💪🏾, and have fun 😊! I believe that listening teaches social skills and gives them tools to build relationships, doing your best sets healthy expectations while viewing failure as a chance to learn and grow, and enjoying what you do minimizes stress and helps them introduce positive habits. And then there’s the part where you as a parent have to understand that each child is different and that you have to trust them to find their own way. Oh, and that their way might not be your way. 😫🙏🏾❤️ #GoodLuck #KeepTheFaith #NeverBoring #LostAllMyHairBeingAdad
Hey @essence FAMILY. Meet me today at 4:45pm on the Power Stage at the convention center. Got to tell you all about our new exciting project, the @team_kofit App.
What a great night🙌🏾 with good people who are doing great things...Merci @patrickmouratoglou pour un weekend incroyable🎊🎉🎈 @mouratoglou_tennis_academy is AMAZING 🎾 Repost @ShaunT THE BEST PART is that we all have a desire to help our youth build a solid foundation within their passion, as we once did. #mouratogloutennisacademy #gala #shaunt #serenawilliams #tennis #passion #foundation #gala
He said: Come down to The South of France. You’ll play some Tennis and support a good cause. Oh, and why don’t you work out with the GOAT while you’re here! 🎾😊💪🏾 Amazing weekend at @mouratoglou_tennis_academy. Thank you to my brother @patrickmouratoglou and the @champseedfoundation for the incredible work you do for the next generation of young champions in the classroom and on the court. And thanks to @gregvisery for realigning my hips after 3 hours on the court with @serenawilliams. I’m gonna lay down now.
This is your world, young 👑 king. It’s a world full of beauty and wonders, a world full of love and light. But it’s also a world of a few ignorant people who do not value young black kings. That’s why I’m showing you how to love and value yourself, how to carry yourself with pride and confidence, kindness and moral integrity. And I want you to know that I’ll always keep my eye on you. 👀 Always! ❤️
Been a minute. Sometimes you gotta step back, disconnect, recalibrate, go inward, refocus, to be able to see everything clearer. I can do that at home in nature and with my family, my #DayOnes. No electronics, no tech, no noise....just me. I need it. I love it. I’m ready now. How’ve you been? #ImBack #SummerInEurope
Happy 1️⃣4️⃣th anniversary 🎉🎁🎂 to this flower next to me. I love you ❤️ @nicoleariparker for baring your soul, for opening your heart, and for shining your bright light through the thickest and thinnest of times. ☀️ #RideOrFly 🕺🏾💃🏾 #NoMatterWhat 💪🏾 #ThisIsUs 💯 #IFLY ❤️ #BestSixMonthsOfMyLife 😂
I’m disgusted by this act of war against our women and by the male scum forcing themselves into a discussion they have no right to be a part of. #HerBodyHerRights
Alles Gute zum Muttertag, Mom. ❤️ The older Soph & Nico become, the more in awe I am about your raising us. The patience, the guidance, the love and attention, and the repeating everything a thousand times. I appreciate you more than ever. Thank you Ursula Ofuatey-Kodjoe.
#SuperWomanSunday I cannot begin to imagine what it’s like to be a mother, giving life with my own being, nurturing and being connected with my children in the most physiologically intense and emotionally intimate way. All I know is that you’ve been doing it for 14 years now. And in addition to raising two extraordinary kind, compassionate and confidant humans, you’ve dealt with a husband, a business and a foundation, and navigated a successful career in a sometimes brutal and always demanding industry. And you did it all without completely losing your mind, with integrity and grace, and with a whole lotta HOTNESS 🔥and SLAYAGE 💃🏾all the time. I’m in awe of your strength 💪🏾, inspired by your light ☀️, and humbled by your love ❤️. Happy Mother’s Day @nicoleariparker #SuperWoman 💯 #MomGOAT 🐐 #RaisingTwoHumansAintEasy 👀 #IlostAllMyHairTrying 🆘 #AlwaysViolentlyExhausted 😫
Captain Sullivan is about to face his worst fear...again. Saying goodbye ain’t easy. 👋🏾🙏🏾 Don’t miss tonight’s @station19 at 9pm/8c. #IloveLookingToTheLeft #TwoOclockPose #SeriousBusiness #NotReally #IwasThinkingIwishIhadSomeBenAndJerrys #ChocolateChipCookieDough #AndaLactaidPill #WhatDoYouMeanTMI #YouWantedToKnow #OKenoughGoWatchStation19
Great event. Greater people. Across the nation, there are millions of children living in high crime and high poverty communities, who fear they may not live to be an adult. For those amongst them who also have a parent incarcerated, the future may be even more bleak. Family instability, stigma and shame of parental incarceration converge with poverty, crime and failing public schools, to create risk factors that significantly increase a child's chances of future incarceration. Without an intervention this cycle will continue. #PowerOfADream #MentorVillage The @US_DreamAcademy is committed to stopping this vicious cycle. Through their innovative afterschool and mentoring program they are helping children envision and realize their potential. Thank you @US_DreamAcademy for introducing us to these incredible kids and their mentors. @nicoleariparker and I were honored to be a part of an amazing evening.
Sometimes you gotta kick Monday in the butt 💥. Every day is a new day. Don’t get seduced into doing the same things over and over because they feel familiar or comfortable. Comfort is the enemy of creativity. The only way to grow is to establish new patterns, try new things. Don’t wait. Let’s do this....TODAY!!! 💪🏾 #AufGehts #MondayMotivation
Three years ago I lost my father, and even though you get used to loss, it never really gets easier. But I do feel his presence, especially when I’m in Ghana 🇬🇭, on the anniversary of his passing, with people who remind me of his essence. Then I can feel him around, watching me work, step into my purpose, fulfill my legacy. I feel his peace and his pride. Feels good. 🙏🏾 #DrEricOfuateyKodjoe #FatherInTheSon
RIP John Singleton. A master filmmaker who opened doors we’re still walking through today. Thank you for your advice, artistry and representation. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
#FatherlandFriday 🇬🇭 The feeling to be welcome is vastly underrated. It makes your heart warm, puts your soul at ease. It relaxes you, allows you to just be you. All you have to do is breathe. That’s how coming home should feel. #Ghana #FullCircleFestival2019 #Preparation #PlanningSesh
Is that my hand in my pocket or am I just happy to walk around NYC holding a pen? Nope, it’s my hand. #ThrowBackThursdayToYesterday #AlwaysWalkWithApenInYourHand #YouNeverKnowWhenYouMightNeedIt #ForProtection #InCaseYouNeedToWriteSomething #TextSomebodyInPersonOnApieceOfPaper #ToThrowItAtArudeCabDriver #ToForceAnAutographOnTheLadyWhoAskedForTheTime
#ArnitaChampion @BEAChamp_ifbbpro #inspires #uplifts and #MOTIVATES so many people everywhere everyday. She reminds us that our commitment to renewal is the key to our growth. 💪🏾 So in honor of ALL that is embracing progress and getting gooder 😊 I want to shout out some folks who motivate me to grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. 💪🏾💪🏿💪🏾 #Gymwrapfam #YouGotThis Thank you @dolvett @flomaster73 @thedrewlogan @drjoedispenza @officialmichaeljai @massy.arias @melrobbinslive @michaelbbeckwith @bobproctor @aliciamariebody @BishopJakes for challenging me to be better each day. Who inspires you to grow, renew, change? #Fitness #Health #Mindfulness #DisciplineBeatsRegret #YouHaveAchoice #AufGehts
#NationalSiblingsDay was yesterday, so I wanted to shoutout mine. From skinny @patkodjoe to Big Pat 💪🏾, this guy is my heart, best friend, ride or die, lil’ bro. Growing up in the GER 🇩🇪 he was always right there starting from when he could walk. He’s still right there, and just like in this pic, we got each other’s back. Shout out also to my big sis Nadja and our lil’ sis @__laricaa. Love you both. ❤️ #KodjoeCrew 🇩🇪🇬🇭🇱🇻🇭🇷
Ein riesen Spieler und ein riesen Typ. Glückwunsch, Bruder, zu einer legendären Karriere. Den Applaus hast Du Dir mit harter Arbeit verdient, jetzt kannst Du Deine Beine hochlegen. Die Kodjoes wünschen Dir alles Gute für das nächste Kapitel, und der Jess viel Glück wenn Du tagelang ziellos in der Küche im Unterhemd im Kreis läufst. #RentnerNowitzki @swish41 @jmwanguo 😊❤️👍🏾🇩🇪🇸🇪 #RetirementPanicStartsNow #DiaperDuty
Very excited about this next chapter. Thank you to @ericjeromedickey and everyone who has been a part of this process. I’m extremely honored to have been entrusted with this amazing love story and I’m looking forward to this new journey. 🙏🏾
#TBT to a time in my life when I rocked my Black Forest 🌲post war wool threads 🧵 and made it look authentic with a touch of urban chic. My look of slight consternation 👀 and terror can be explained with the pressures of being a two-year old freedom fighter 💪🏾 in pre-unification Germany 🇩🇪. Tough times. #ThisBeenieSuffocatedMe #SoItchyItDroveMeCrazy #MyOmaHadKnittedItForMe #MyMotherMadeMeWearIt #EveryDayToMakeMyEarsWarm #ItMadeMyEarsCrazy #IstillSufferFromClaustrophobiaBecauseOfIt #NoPainNoPainReallyThatsAll #GainHasNothingToDoWithPain #PainPropaganda #StilllMadAtTheHat
#TalkBackTuesday A lot of you ask me about how to stay focused in the midst of our hectic lives. Times are crazy right now and sometimes I have a hard time consolidating what’s happening in the world with the daily minutiae I’m dealing with. In moments like that I remember to focus on what I can control.....me, my thoughts, and my actions. I focus on being the best version of myself by representing the values and principles I live by, privately and by speaking out loud and in public when I feel it’s warranted. All I can do is be me, unapologetically and truthfully me, flaws and all. And I’m ok with that.
When you’re trying to take a sexy 🕺🏾💃🏾 mid-stride-walking-in-the-NYC-streets selfie with your wife, and the kids ain’t havin’ it. #Photobombers 🤪😝😜 #WeBeggedForThemToLeaveUsBe #JustOnePictureLikeWhenWeWereDating #JustToFeeLikeWeStillGotIt #NoChance #NoPeace #ThisIsWhyParentsDrink
Some Monday mornings I feel like I just can’t get my feet on the ground. So I find a private space, either at work or in green pastures under a tree, and I float around until I’m ready to face the day. #MondayMadness #HoveringOnSet #AirSullivan #ThereWereFourCowsRightThere #TheyWereSilentlyJudgingMe #LoveCows #Station19
Happy birthday to this sweet boy. This was my passport picture. I put on my favorite polo shirt. It had a green turtle where the logo was supposed to go. There was no money for a crocodile back then. A perfect day was riding my bike after school, walking to Winkler’s to buy some Fußball Stickers for my Panini Bundesliga Album, playing Soccer with my friends in the field by the woods, watching Sesamstraße, and Oma’s Schnitzel for dinner. A lot has changed since then but a lot hasn’t. Life has never been easy but it was always simple. Today I remind myself of that. Keeping it simple at 46. So grateful. 🙏🏾❤️😊🐢 Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all the queens.
Sometimes you have to manufacture the positive energy you need because your environment is serving you with shade. Negativity can be overwhelming and all consuming. Poorly managed negative emotions like anger and sadness can lead to chronic health issues like anxiety, which upsets the body's hormone balance, depletes the brain chemicals required for happiness. Positive thinking is the process of generating thoughts that create and transform energy into reality. A positive mind waits for happiness, health and a happy ending in any situation. Don’t ask what the universe can do for you. Ask what you can do for the universe. Start today! ❤️👍🏾💪🏾🙏🏾
Happy Independence Ghana #GhanaIndependence
Strong 💪🏾, empathetic, resilient, ODDS-DEFYING 👏🏾🙏🏾, curious, courageous, FABULOUS 💋💃🏾, confident, CREATIVE 🎨🎹, generous, sincere, KIND ❤️, graceful, FANTASTIC 🌈, funny 😂, INTELLIGENT♟, thoughtful, sensible, beautiful, fair, CARING 👏🏾, exuberant, MAGICAL 🧜🏾♀️, radiant, diligent, adventurous, philosophical, resourceful, PASSIONATE🔥, amiable, courteous........that’s what you are. You fill me with so much pride and joy. Watching you grow into this amazing being has been a pleasure and a privilege. I’m eternally thankful to @nicoleariparker ❤️🙏🏾 for blessing me with you and your brother. (Babe, you deserve all the credit & glory!) I’m looking forward to following all your adventures closely. I’ll always be here for you, Cakes! I ❤️ you more each day!! 😘 Happy 14th Birthday Sophie Kodjoe! ❤️🎂🎈🎊🎁🎉1️⃣4️⃣
When I was about 2yrs old, I was walking down the street in my hometown of Freiburg, Germany, holding my mother’s hand. As we passed the local Colombi Hotel, a tall black man stepped onto the sidewalk. At that time, I only saw my father sporadically, so when I spotted this man, this singular brown face, I let out a loud “Daddy!” and ran over to him. He turned & picked me up with a big smile on his face and knew instinctively what was happening. He was so gracious and kind and respectful to my mom. Over 40 yrs have passed and as a father now I will cherish this moment forever. Every little boy can use a hug like this one. Happy Birthday to one of the greats. #HarryBelafonte
This crew is about to bring the 🔥 back on your screens...or fight the 🔥 on your screens rather...or....never mind, you already know what it is. #Station19
#FiyaFriday When you’re trying to put the 🔥 out with your eyes. This is the look I give Nico when he looses yet another brand new jacket two days after I bought it for him 😫, or the way I stare at Sophie when she tells me that the reason she forgot her homework was because she was exhausted from life. 😳 #IwillShowYouExhaustion #YourMotherCanTellYouAboutExhaution #The36HourInLaborKindaExhaution #TheGivingBirthToYourNarrowButtKindaExhaution #WhatExcusesDoYourKidsComeUpWith? #HusbandAndFatherFriday #Station19 next Thursday!!!!!
#TBT to that moment when a 12-year old Afro-German 🇬🇭🇩🇪 boy first heard about a place called ‘barbershop’ where men used devices known as clippers to give boys ‘fades’. He was only accustomed to his mother using scissors ✂️ in a desperate attempt to tame his beautiful unruly hair. He suddenly realized there was a whole world 🌍 out there. #Late80sGermany #TheySayNicoLooksLikeNicole #BeggingToDifferAlittleBit #TeamWorkThough ❤️ #FatherInTheSon #LoveMyFro
Never forget #TrayvonMartin
Happy birthday to a man who personifies strength, integrity, kindness, and the love for his family. Thank you, Sidney Poitier, for what you do for humanity. ❤️
RIP Karl Lagerfeld #Legend
❤️ HAPPY VALENTINES DAY ❤️
Congrats to my sis @lenawaithe, @halleberry and my @bet family for the premiere of @BoomerangOnBet. 🕺🏾🎶🎉👍🏾🥂🎵🤛🏾🎥🙏🏾❤️👏🏾Thank you Lena for continuously disrupting the status quo and for redefining representation, equality, and diversity. Yes, the same rights and access but of different origin, thought, and voice. Bravo 👏🏾 ❤️! #YoungBlackAndGifted #YBAUnapologetic #YBAEmpowered #TonightAt10pmOnBet #ParticipateEngageSupport
When you meet up with your brother on a yoga mat on a random Sunday afternoon and laugh at your childhood memories and the long way you have come. #BrothersAndArms #ThatsWhyHesSleevelessAndImNot #WhatDidMyMomFeedHim #GhanaianGerman 🇬🇭🇩🇪 #JustTheTwoOfUs #ReachOutToFamily #EvenIfTheyAreCrazy #FamilyDoesntHaveToBeBlood #RealFriendsAreFamilyToo Tag yours.. ❤️
When after 13 and a half years 👀 of marriage you run out of things to do on Valentines Day🥂🍭🎂....put on a wig and a crazy outfit and @LipSyncBattle the wife! 💃🏾🤛🏾🕺🏾 Thursday 9/8c @ParamountNetwork @nicoleariparker @llcoolj @chrissyteigen #lipsyncbattle #BestTimeEver #IgotThreeWordsForYou #PinkUnicornBabyOil #ThatsFour #WhenYouFindOutWhoYoureMarriedTo #CouldntBelieveMyEyes #ShockingButAMassiveTurnOnAtTheSameTime #DontLetTheGreenEyesFoolYa #SheReady #IhadToGoHard #AintNobodyGotTimeForThat #HappyValentines ❤️😊