Even celebs get misty-eyed at their kids' graduations! Plenty of star parents were thrilled to share photos from their children's high school and college graduations, and, really, can you blame them? Click through the gallery to see some of the star students from the class of 2019.
Teresa Giudice's Daughter Gia
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is ready to head to New Brunswick in the fall, where she'll be in the Class of 2023 at Rutgers University.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' Daughter Lola
Their only daughter is officially a high school graduate! Ripa couldn't help but celebrate the accomplishment by posting a series of adorable photos from Lola's graduation on her Instagram Story. "Happening now!!!!!" the Live With Kelly and Ryan co-host wrote alongside a precious photo of her middle child posing in a white dress and dark blue cap and gown alongside her proud dad. That was followed by a snap of Lola smiling at her mom from her graduation procession and then a photo of the graduate posing with a friend after the ceremony. Lola's graduation comes a week after her mom shared gorgeous photos of her at senior prom.
Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin's Daughter Amelia
Amelia Gray Hamlin is done with high school! The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star proudly shared a couple of snaps from her daughter's gradution day. In one full-length shot, the 17-year-old model holds up her diploma while rocking her cap and gown with black Chuck Taylor hi-tops, which Rinna captioned, "THE GRADUATE. ???." The proud mom also shared a slightly blurry close-up shot of Amelia flashing a peace sign, writing, "GRADUATE!! CLASS OF 2019 BABY!!!!! WHOOO HOOO!!! ????????@ameliagray WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!!! ??❤️ Peace Out High school! ✌?."
The 66-year-old actor proudly shared two photos from his youngest son, Paris', high school graduation, one with just the father-son duo and another that included Paris' older brother, Dylan, and mom, Keely Shaye Brosnan. "Paris Beckett … the graduate and his very proud Dad," Brosnan captioned their pic together, where the 18-year-old model and filmmaker can be seen in his graduation cap, sunglasses and a lei.
Alex Rodriguez's Daughter Natasha
Jennifer Lopez was by her fiancé's side as Rodriguez and his ex-wife, Cynthia Scurtis, celebrated their 14-year-old daughter's middle school graduation. Lopez's 11-year-old twins, Emme and Maximilian, as well as his Rodriguez and Scurtis' younger daughter, 11-year-old Ella, were also in attendance. "How is my beautiful angel going to be a freshman in High School?! Congrats Tashi, we love you! ???❤️," the retired New York Yankees player wrote on Instagram.
Dwayne Johnson's Daughter Simone
The Rock couldn't stop beaming as he stood by his oldest daughter's side at her graduation from NSU University School in Davie, Florida. "And then your babies graduate," he wrote on Instagram. Very proud of my first daughter graduating high school, kickin’ a** and is now NYU bound. I love you and one day you’ll stop pulling away from my beastly arms & kisses ?? #DTRWG x."
Drew Barrymore's Daughter Frankie
Barrymore and her ex-husband, Will Kopelman, were #CoParentingGoals at their 5-year-old daughter's graduation. Kopelman shared a sweet photo on Instagram of both him and Barrymore giving Frankie a big kiss on the cheek as the 40-year-old art consultant held up a certificate congratulating her on her achievement. "Graduate ?," he captioned the sweet pic.
Kate Gosselin's Daughters Cara and Mady
The eldest of the plus eight, Cara and Mady, are officially high school graduates. "#Graduation ..this post is a little delayed (mostly due to post graduation exhaustion lol) but I’m still beaming with pride! It’s hard to believe that Cara and Mady graduated from high school this past weekend ... and are headed off to college in the fall! Where did the time go????" Gosselin wrote on Instagram. "Their Graduation day was such a wonderful day of celebrating THEM and all of their amazing accomplishments! These girls are going places and I can’t wait to see where they end up! Cara and Mady, I love you so very much and I’m just so so proud of YOU! #ProudMom #Graduation #ClassOf2019 #WellDone?❤️?."
Sylvester Stallone's Daughter Sophia
Another celebrity's kid has graduated from the University of Southern California! The 72-year-old actor shared two pics from Sophia's USC graduation ceremony, including one of her proudly holding up her diploma whle decked out in her cap and gown "Our daughter SOPHIA graduates from USC !!!! An absolutely amazing day for us all. So proud!!!" the happy papa wrote.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's Son Joseph
Joseph Baena is a Pepperdine University grad! "Congratulations Joseph! Four years of hard work studying business at Pepperdine and today is your big day!" the former California governor shared. "You have earned all of the celebration and I’m so proud of you. I love you!"
Katie Couric's Daughter Carrie
Following in her mom's footsteps! Couric's younger daughter, Caroline Monahan, who goes by Carrie, has officially earned her Masters from Columbia University in New York City. "Hey Ms. Masters in Journalism. 'Freedom of the press is not just important to democracy. It is democracy.' -Walter Cronkite," the TV journalist wrote on Instagram. "Congratulations Carrie! You never cease to amaze me and amuse me. ❤️ ?? ? ? ✏️ ?#graduation #proudmama #columbia."
Michael Jackson's Son Prince
The late music icon's son is done hitting the books! Prince shared a photo with the Jackson family matriarch, his grandmother Katherine, from his graduation day. He also waxed poetic about his time in college. "Yesterday I graduated from @loyolamarymount Cum Laude in the school of business with a focus on entrepreneurship. I met so many people and learned so much that the experience alone is worth it. I wish I could thank everyone that helped me make it to the end but I can’t and unfortunately they’re not all pictured here," he wrote. "But the biggest thanks goes to @tjjackson9 and his brothers @tarylljackson and @tajjackson who kept pushing me to graduate and finish up my degree when I wanted to quit. Honestly I can’t tell you if all of it was worth it yet but I am proud of my degree as I believe it is a testament to my dedication and discipline. I’m thankful for LMUs education of a whole person and the implementation of Jesuit values because I believe they inspire graduates like me to continue to change the world for the better."
Melissa Rivers' Son Cooper
All grown up! The TV personality shared a video from son Cooper Endicott's high school graduation from Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, California. The lacrosse player can be seen giddily shaking hands with well wishers as students made their way to their seats for the ceremony. "My baby," the proud mom captioned the clip. Back in December, Rivers told Closer Weekly that she was nervous about her only child going off to college. "My son will be graduating from high school and leaving for college, and I know he is looking forward to that, and I am slowly trying to prepare myself for the nightmare… the combination… not the nightmare, the combination of sadness and pride and loneliness and fear and panic that will all overtake me," she said.
Ree Drummond's Daughter Alex
The Pioneer Woman's daughter proudly posed with her boyfriend, Mauricio, at her Texas A&M University graduation. "The last four years have given Alex confidence, experience, and perspective. I’m so grateful for that, and for the circle of friends ? who have nurtured and supported her," Drummond wrote. "Happy graduation to Alex (Thursday), Mauricio (today), and all the kids (young adults??) out there who are celebrating milestones. Go get ‘em, tigers!"