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Caitlyn Jenner And Laverne Cox Meet For the First Time At 'I Am Cait' Screening (PICS)

20/07/2015 17:03 BST | Updated 20/07/2015 17:59 BST

Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner have praised each other from afar for months but, on Sunday, the two women finally got to meet.

The duo were united for the first time at a special friends-only screening of Caitlyn’s upcoming E! series, ‘I Am Cait’, and Laverne couldn’t resist sharing a stunning snap on Instagram.

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The actress added the caption: “@caitlynjenner and I finally met in person at a special private advance screening of #IAmCait. #TransIsBeautiful #girlslikeus #caitlynjenner.”

She also shared a group shot, of herself with Caitlyn and a number of other pals:

When Caitlyn, who was living as Bruce at the time, announced her decision to come out as transgender in April, the ‘Orange Is The New Black’ star applauded her courage and bravery.

"Sending lots of love and support of #BruceJenner and their family tonight,” she wrote on Twitter. “It is always brave to stand in one's truth. Congrats darling."

The two women have publicly praised each other frequently since Caitlyn introduced to herself to the world in June on the Vanity Fair cover, and Laverne posted a moving Tumblr note when the already-iconic cover was revealed.

“Caitlyn looks amazing and is beautiful but what I think is most beautiful about her is her heart and soul,” she wrote.

"The ways she has allowed the world into her vulnerabilities. The love and devotion she has for her family and that they have for her. Her courage to move past denial into her truth so publicly. These things are beyond beautiful to me.”

Last week, Caitlyn name-checked Laverne in her moving ESPYs Arthur Ashe Award acceptance speech.

‘I Am Cait’ is set to air in July. See the latest trailer below…

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