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‘Thought They Weren’t Friends Anymore’: Fans Melt Over Malaysia Pargo’s Birthday Message to Former ‘BBW’ Star Brandi Maxiell

Brandi Maxiell, a former cast member of “Basketball Wives,” turned 37 on Thursday, May 21. In honor of Maxiell’s life anniversary, Malaysia Pargo sent the birthday girl a special message on Instagram. From season 3 to season 6, fans raved over the dynamic duo’s close friendship. Maxiell left the hit reality show shortly after her feud with the series’ showrunner, Shaunie O’Neal, which led some fans to believe that Maxiell and Pargo were no longer friends after her departure.

Pargo created an Instagram thread that showed photos of Maxiell, with one striking shot depicting the Texas native posing in profile in a denim jacket, black leggings, and red ankle boots. Pargo captioned her post: “Another birthday means your life journey is incomplete, may your path be paved with success and guided by love.@brandimaxiell Happy Birthday Love you ๐Ÿ˜˜.”

Malaysia Pargo sends her best friend Brandi Maxiell a birthday message. @malaysiainthecity/Instagram

Pargo’s warm message to her dear friend received over 45,000 reactions. A slew of fans proclaimed they were happy to see that the two reality stars were still besties.

“I am happy yโ€™all stayed Friends ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ happy birthday ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‚.”

“Yayyy you guys are friends againโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ.”

“Yesssssss omgggg i was so worried I thought they weren’t friends anymore ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ mannn I love these two women ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿฝ.”

“The dopest friendship ever! Happy birthday @brandimaxiell ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ”ฅ love you both ๐Ÿ’ฏ.”

“This feels soooo good to see!!! I love yโ€™all together as besties!!! Never lose sight of your sisterhoodโค๏ธ.”

“You two are friends now ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ well, they should bring her to basketball wives.”

“Yessssss my sis are friends again i love them soooo much โฃ๏ธโฃ๏ธโฃ๏ธโฃ๏ธ.”

“I would loveeee to see this duo back on Basketball Wives. I was starting to think yall wasn’t friends anymore. Happy to see that yall are. Love yall friendship. @malaysiainthecity Happy Birthday @brandimaxiell ๐Ÿ’—.”

Brandi Maxiell (left) and DJ Duffey (right). @brandimaxiell/Instagram

Rumors swirled that the pair ended their friendship after DJ Duffey, Maxiell’s childhood friend, joined the cast in season 5. Episode 2 of that season saw Maxiell throw Duffey, a Texas native, a “Welcome to LA” party to mark her arrival. Pargo attended the bash but left not long after arriving because she was upset that their cast mate Angel Brinks came to the event. Maxiell asked Pargo to stay, but Pargo told Maxiell that her scene was boring. Pargo admitted at the end of the episode that she was just having a bad night.

Malaysia Pargo (left) and Brandi Maxiell (right): @brandimaxiell/Instagram

Maxiell returned to the show for her final season in 2017. In a 2017 interview with Hollywoood Life, she said, โ€œMe and Malaysia, weโ€™re best friends. We ride or die for each other, and weโ€™re probably one of the realest friends on the show. Itโ€™s quite natural, we have each otherโ€™s back.”

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