Girls just wanna have fun!
“She’s awesome,” Union, 40, told PEOPLE on the red carpet before hosting the 2013 BET Honors – airing Feb. 11 at 9 p.m – at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
Union – who rang in the New Year with the Words actress in Miami – calls Saldana, 34, “dope” and says the duo has a blast whenever they’re together.
“Our girl time is usually spent singing, drinking and dancing, and that’s exactly what we did [on New Year’s Eve],” said Union, who affectionately calls Saldana “Cha-Cha.”
But while Saldana is back on the market, Union seems ready to take her relationship with Miami Heat basketball player Dwayne Wade to the next level – though she did joke during the show’s opening monologue that he’d yet to put a ring on it.
“I cannot do a thing about Charles Barkley talking bad about you. He is just jealous that you have two rings and he and I have none,” she said onstage after answering her cellphone, which rang to the tune of Beyoncé‘s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).”