(Helen Williams (mother of Vanessa Williams), Kathy Ireland, Vanessa Williams, Jillian Hervey and Sasha Gabriella Fox celebrate Hervey’s 30th birthday. Photo / Michael Arden.)

Last weekend, singer and actress Vanessa Williams threw a birthday party for her daughter Jillian Hervey, the lead singer of the R&B duo Lion Babe who turned 30 on June 19. The animal print-themed celebration took place at the Los Angeles Zoo and included party favorites from a festive buffet and drinks to customized 30th Birthday M&M’s with “Lion Babe” printed on them.

Among the attendees were Hervey’s grandmother and her sister Sasha Fox. Supermodel turned mogul Kathy Ireland, who manages Williams, was also in attendance.


Imani Sumbi contributed to this story.