Nicole Ari Parker made a stunning appearance at the the HollyRod 2023 DesignCare Gala at The Beehive on July 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

Accompanied by her husband Boris Kodjoe and their 16-year-old son Nicolas, the actress turned heads in a Tarik Ediz Mara Terracotta dress.


The dress featured a strapless corset adorned with oversize floral appliqués throughout, adding a touch of whimsy and charm. Meanwhile, Boris and Nicolas perfectly complemented her look with matching navy blue suits.

During the gala, Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker were honored with the Muhammad Ali Trailblazer award in recognition of their outstanding contributions to humanitarianism. The couple has been relentless in their advocacy for Parkinson’s and autism research.

Nicole expressed her joy and gratitude on Instagram after receiving the award, acknowledging the remarkable work of the HollyRod Foundation. Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete founded the foundation in 1999 after their son RJ was diagnosed with autism.

She began, “Such an incredible night to celebrate. 25 YEARS of work and service of The @HollyRodFdn. Holly and Rodney you have been friends and advocates and real life supporters of soooooo many people living with Autism and Parkinson’s. Your work has touched so many and changed the trajectory of so many families’ lives.”

She continued, “It was honor to celebrate with you. Thank you both for the Muhammad Ali HUMANITARIAN AWARD 🥇 for the work of the @kodjoefamilyfoundation but you two are actually The Greatest. Love you and we are here for you, your work and your family always.”

The HollyRod Foundation extends various services to families affected by Parkinson’s and autism, offering financial aid, educational resources, and vital emotional support. The DesignCare Gala serves as a significant fundraising event for the foundation, enabling them to continue their impactful work.

Boris and Nicole, who have been married since 2005, have two kids togeter. Their daughter Sophie Kodjoe, who is now a college student, could not attend the event.

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