Will Smith marks Martin Lawrence birthday with ‘Bad Boys’ throwback photos

Will Smith celebrated his Bad Boys co-star Martin Lawrence’s 59th birthday with a heartfelt tribute.

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the Emancipation actor posted nostalgic photos and videos with Lawrence of their time together.

In the caption, Smith penned a sweet birthday message, referring Lawrence as his ‘ride or die,’ a nod to their on-screen partnership that has spanned nearly three decades.

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He wrote, “Happy Bday to my Ride or Die @martinlawrence! Me and Marty Mar are ‘bout to get on a plane and run up on y’all for @badboys, BE READY!!”

The post included a video from 1994 on MTV, showcasing their camaraderie during the early days of the Bad Boys franchise, as well as photos of the duo over the years, highlighting their enduring friendship.

Fans and followers showered their love for the ‘best duo’ in the comments section.

One wrote, “There is no funnier duo than these two Bad Boys for LIFE!!!”

Another added, “I love that you two are besties.”

The heartfelt birthday tribute comes ahead of their highly anticipated return in Bad Boys: Ride Or Die, set for release on June 7, 2024.