The ladies, who both gained prominence as strong solo performers in the 1970s, have maintained their friendship for around 50 years. Both are still performing and use their social media platforms as a way to inform their followers about politics, environmental causes, and other social issues.
Celebrity pals of The Divine Ms. M were some of the first to comment. These included The Talk’s Sharon Osbourne, actresses Andie MacDowell, Sandra Bernhard, and Sharon Stone, and choreographer Kenny Ortega.
Fans of the singers loved that Bette picked such an iconic photograph to celebrate her birthday.
“Happy day you amazing, beautiful human,” wrote one devotee.
“Oh boy, I’m so grateful to your parents’ love 75 years and 9 months ago! Happy Birthday, Bette! You make the world a brighter place, to say the least,” wrote a second follower.
“This is a photo of two legendary, dynamic queens right here. This photo gives me life,” penned a third Instagram user.