03:07 PM EDT 08/23/2014
Originally posted 01/15/2013 11:10AM
Girls just wanna have fun!
Zoë Saldana's pal Gabrielle Union says the newly single actress is doing "great" after her recent split from Bradley Cooper.
"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.
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