Caitlyn Jenner Finally Meets the ‘Fierce and Fabulous’ Laverne Cox (PHOTO)

For months, Caitlyn Jenner and Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox have been publicly praising each other -- Jenner even gave her a sweet shout-out in her ESPY acceptance speech. Surprisingly, they never actually knew each other -- until now. Jenner and Cox met for the first time Sunday night, and there are lots of great photos to prove it.

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The meeting everyone has been waiting for took place at a private advance screening for Jenner's upcoming docuseries I Am Cait, which premieres next Sunday. The show will chronicle Jenner's experience transitioning from male to female in the public eye, something Cox has been praising her for since her Vanity Fair cover photo was released in early June.

The jury's out on who was more excited, but Cox's Instagram salute to Jenner proves she thinks the world of her:

Of course, this came after Jenner paid Cox the highest compliment on Twitter, calling her "fierce and fabulous":

Cox also posted a great group shot that shows she wasn't the only one to come out and support Jenner at her premiere. Several transgender women, including Candis Cayne (who is pictured next to Cox), took the time to attend the premiere.

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It goes without saying that it can't be easy to come out and live as your authentic self when your authentic self is someone a lot of people simply don't understand. But trying to do so while in the public eye? That takes guts. Both Jenner and Cox understand the struggle, and it makes sense for them to join forces and become friends.

Looking forward to seeing them hanging out together more often!

 

Images via lavernecox/Instagram

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