The Young Star Turns 18-Years-Old On Saturday

So amazing! Yara Shahidi sat down with Oprah Winfrey for the billionaire’s SuperSoul Conversations with Salma Hayek event and it was nothing short of magical.

Oprah gave Yara a few golden nuggets while in talks with the Grown-ish star. The television network owner then told the young star what was shared with her several years back. “Quincy Jones said something to me that I want to say to you,” Oprah said to Yara. “Baby, your future’s so bright it burns my eyes.” Yara was almost overwhelmed with emotion as she held Oprah’s hands and thanked her for the encouragement. We nearly shed a few tears after viewing the interaction.


Yara later took to Instagram to talk about how her entrance into the adult years is coming on a high note. “Today, more than surreal: magical,” Shahidi wrote online this past Wednesday. “Honored to be able to be in the presence of and in conversation with @oprah,” she continued. “Today was a reminder of the power of intergenerational support and I can’t believe I’ll be entering my 18th year on such a high note- surrounded by family, friends I consider family, and inspiration.” We love it!

Yara Shahidi celebrates her eighteenth birthday on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Check out a clip from her latest project, Grown-ish, which airs weekly on FreeForm.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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