Derrick Rutledge had more than a birthday party hosted with his longtime bestie actress
and comedian Kym Whitley in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. It was a grand
celebration of life.
the most influential women in media and television, Oprah Winfrey. As celebrity guests
Here’s a sampling:
“ I love Derrick’s skin. It’s like porcelain. He’s kind, and I love his work ethic.” — Kym Whitley
“He’s genuine, he’s brilliantly creative and he’s love. Love is what I should have put as No. 1.” — TV personality Ananda Lewis
“First of all, I love Derrick’s spirit. I love his healing hands. When he touches your face, he blesses your face. But, more importantly, he is a good friend and has been for more than 20 years and that’s what’s important.” – minister Omarosa Manigault.
Other celebrity guests in attendance included actress Lisa Raye McCoy, singer Chanté Moore, Rene Lawless (Tyler Perry’s “Have and Have Nots”), TV host Tanika Ray, celebrity makeup artist DeeDee Kelly, actress Mari Morrow (Parkers, Oh Drama, National Security) host and OWN brand ambassador Nikki Rich, Wendell James (“Raising Whitley”), celebrity stylist Elgin Charles, Giorgio Vango (WE tv’s “LA Hair”) and a host of Hollywood tastemakers, actors and game-changers.