Sheryl Lee Ralph received flowers from Beyonce after her Emmy win

Sheryl Lee Ralph received flowers from Beyonce after her Emmy win

Abbott Elementary star Sheryl Lee Ralph received flowers from Beyoncé after winning the Emmy.  (Photo: Chris Haston/NBC via Getty Images)

Abbott Elementary star Sheryl Lee Ralph received flowers from Beyoncé after winning the Emmy. (Photo: Chris Haston/NBC via Getty Images)

Sheryl Lee Ralph has a fan in Beyoncé.

The IS Abbott Elementary The star, 65, who won an Emmy last week for her role as kindergarten teacher Barbara Howard on the hit ABC comedy, was delighted to receive a stunning white flower arrangement from Beyoncé. The moment was captured on video by Ralph’s son, Etienne Maurice, and the theme song was sent from Dreamsfor which Ralph won a Tony Award in 1981.

“To the original Dreamgirl, sending you a beautiful congratulations,” wrote Beyoncé, who played Ralph as Deena Jones in the 2006 film version Dreams. “All my love, Beyoncé.”

In the video, Ralph can be seen opening the card in her dining room as her family watches. Clearly surprised, she puts her hands on her head in surprise.

“Great,” she says to the camera, her voice hoarse. “I don’t have a voice, but it’s amazing.”

In a catchy caption, Ralph shared how much the moment meant to her.

“Everyone has their own special dream and all your dreams can come true. Look in the mirror and love what’s in front of you,” the TV star captioned the video. “Thank you @beyonce don’t forget to dream girls!”

In the comments, Quinta Brunson, who stars in the comedy series and created the comedy series about a group of Philadelphia elementary school teachers, said with a teary-eyed emoji. Several other Hollywood stars were offering congratulations for her Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series win, from Lena Waithe and Sharon Stone to Billy Porter and Naomi Campbell. Son Ralph Etienne also commented, riffing on Beyoncé’s hit song writing “Giving ‘Break My Soul’ a whole new meaning.”

On his own page, Ralph’s son reposted the video, sharing a sweet message of support for his mother. He also shared that his mother received flowers from rapper Kid Cudi.

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think one of my favorite artists would ever send flowers to my mom. I know this is about my Mom, but @kidcudi, I wouldn’t​​​​ “My mother knows who you are if I were you. You’re never blasting your music on my way to school in the morning or buying tickets to see you for my graduation,” he said in the video. “I’ve been your fan since DAY 1 bro bro. Thanks for showing love to moms. You love mine.”

Ralph brought the house down at last week’s Emmy Awards when she took the stage to receive her statue. Grabbing the microphone, Ralph began to sing “Endangered Species” by Dianne Reeves. It has been 35 years since a Black woman won in the category, Yahoo Entertainment previously reported.

“For anyone who’s ever had a dream and thought it wasn’t, it wouldn’t, it couldn’t be true. I’m here to tell you that this is what believing looks like. This is what it looks like. And don’t ever give up,” she announced on stage, as she received a standing ovation from the crowd.

On Wednesday of last week, Ralph said she was not happy with Jimmy Kimmel for lying on the stage next to the podium while her friend and co-star Brunson gave her acceptance speech for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. Brunson is the second Black woman ever to win in that category.

“I was completely confused,” Ralph said during a virtual panel of the Television Critics Association summer press tour, according to reports. “I didn’t know what was going on. I was like, ‘I wish that guy would get off the ground.’ And then I realized it was Jimmy Kimmel, and I was like, ‘Ooh, the disrespect, Jimmy!’ But it’s just me.”

Ralph later said she told Kimmel she didn’t like the stunt to his face.

“I told him, too! To his face!” she said. “And he understood.”

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