Celebrity Kids Graduating in 2023
Congratulations to the class of 2023! These A-list kids are kicking off their next chapters in caps and gowns
Kelly Ripa and Marc Consuelos pulled out all the stops to celebrate daughter Lola's graduation from New York University, including creating merch with her face on it and throwing her a purple-and-white graduation bash.
Ming Lee Simmons
Kimora Lee Simmons and ex-husband Russell Simmons had two graduations to celebrate in 2023 — daughter Aoki wrapped up her time at Harvard, and daughter Ming took home her diploma from New York University.
Another family with a lot to celebrate: The Gateses, whose daughter Jennifer welcomed a baby in April and graduated with her Masters in Public Health from Columbia in May. (Pictured with Jennifer are her parents Melinda French Gates and Bill Gates and her husband Nayel Nassar.)
Princess Salma of Jordan
Princess Salma, the third child of Jordan's King Abdullah and Queen Rania, graduated from the University of Southern California in May. She sported a graduation stole that featured the Jordan flag.
Going to the Super Bowl wasn't enough of an accomplishment for Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts in 2023 — he also graduated with a master's degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden flew to Philadelphia to support their granddaughter at her University of Pennsylvania commencement ceremony. Maisy's parents Hunter Biden and Kathleen Buhle were also in attendance, as well as her aunt Ashley Biden and older sisters Naomi and Finnegan, per AP News.
Sonja Morgan celebrated her daughter after a successful four years at UPenn. The Real Housewives of New York star shared some word of congratulations for Quincy on Instagram alongside an on-campus portrait of her daughter.
"The proudest day of my life. My darling daughter graduated Summa Cum Laude at The University of Penn. 👩🎓," Sonja wrote in her caption. "I would say best of all she's happy and happens to be a well rounded, kind and humble young woman with great aspirations. All this fused with innate talent. 💕 👩🎓 📚 💐 🖼️ ✈️ 🍱 🥂"
Andrew Cuomo and his ex-wife, Kerry Kennedy, got together with their family to celebrate 28-year-old daughter Cara graduating with a business degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
To commemorate his daughter's accomplishment, the former New York governor shared a family photo featuring Cara's twin sister, Mariah, and their younger sister, Michaela. "Such a special day getting to celebrate her incredible accomplishment all together," Cuomo wrote in the Instagram post's caption.
Heather Locklear has a Master in the house! The actress' daughter, Ava – whom she shares with ex-husband Richie Sambora – earned her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education.
Locklear grabbed a pic of her daughter on the venue's big screen as her name flashed across the chyron.
"Such a proud mama. Congratulations my baby, with your masters in MFT," Locklear wrote on Instagram, continuing to praise her only child's "hard work and perseverance and kind heart."
This Real Housewives kid is a Rutgers grad! Teresa and Joe Giudice's daughter, Gia, finished her studies at the New Jersey university. According to the words emblazoned on her graduation sash, Gia received her degree in Criminal Justice.
Teresa shared some encouraging words for her 22-year-old in a lengthy Instagram caption.
"Seeing you graduate college is one of the most special moments in my life," read one part of the heartfelt message. "You definitely paved the path of success for your sisters, and you are an inspiration to them and me. I am so excited to see what your future holds."
Jerry Seinfeld's eldest is all grown up and graduated. Mom Jessica Seinfeld congratulated Sascha on her newly minted degree.
"Thank you @dukeuniversity for launching our little rocket into the next stratosphere 🚀," Jessica captioned a carousel of Instagram photos from her daughter's big day. The series of snaps featured Sascha with her parents, friends and little brothers Shepherd, 17, and Julian, 20.
Pierce Brosnan celebrated his son's major achievement on Instagram. "Dearest Paris, Heartfelt congratulations on your graduation from Loyola Marymount University School of Film & Television," the actor captioned a photo with 22-year-old Paris and Pierce's wife, Keely Shaye Brosnan.
The Irish star added his well wishes for his youngest of five: "Go into the world with a brave heart and create stories that will make the world a better place."
Alix Earle is finished with college and moving on up, but the TikTok sensation still has a lot of love for the University of Miami. Earle shared her cap-and-gown photos and some goodbye words for her alma mater on Instagram.
"The day has finally come … 4 years ago I cried when I found out I was accepted to my dream school," the influencer wrote. "Little did I know these years would be the best years of my life. I've gained lifelong friends, made memories I'll never forget, and learned life lessons inside and out of the classroom. I've found my people, my passions, and myself along the way and I'm so excited for what's to come next."
Aoki Lee Simmons
This supermodel offspring is a Harvard grad! Kimora Lee Simmons' 20-year-old daughter – her second oldest child – kept her college sign-off short and sweet on social media. "Toodles," Aoki wrote on Instagram, sharing photos of herself, a few YouTube screenshots and an email confirming her degree. According to her post, the graduate earned her Bachelor of Arts in Classics.
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