"We love you so much and we are so excited for your future as the best is yet to come!" Michael Douglas captioned a Friday Instagram post celebrating Carys' academic achievement

By Jen Juneau
May 21, 2021 03:49 PM
Advertisement
Carys Douglas
From L to R: Dylan Douglas, Carys Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas
| Credit: Catherine Zeta Jones/Instagram

Carys Douglas is a high school graduate!

The 18-year-old daughter of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones was joined by both her parents and brother Dylan Douglas for a sweet family photo celebrating her milestone academic achievement.

Alongside a post featuring the family of four (and a silly snap of Dylan, 20, carrying his sister), Douglas, 76, wrote on Friday, "Congratulations to Carys and the entire class of 2021! Your Mom and I are so proud of you!"

"We love you so much and we are so excited for your future as the best is yet to come!" the Ant-Man actor continued, signing off his caption, "❤️ Dad."

Zeta-Jones, 51, shared a similar set of photos, along with the caption, "Carys!!! What a proud day as our daughter Carys graduates with honors for her International Baccalaureate! You rock and we love you. 👩‍🎓👩‍🎓👩‍🎓."

Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human-interest stories.

Carys Douglas
Dylan and Carys Douglas
| Credit: Michael Douglas/Instagram
Carys Douglas
Dylan and Carys Douglas
| Credit: Catherine Zeta Jones/Instagram

Carys turned 18 in April, receiving a sweet tribute from her famous mom in honor of the age-milestone occasion.

"Happy 18th Birthday Carys Zeta! You are everything, and everything is you," Zeta-Jones wrote in the caption. "Thank you for the joy you bring me. At 5 am this morning, you texted me to thank me, for giving birth to you. That's the kind of woman you are. Kind."

"Your wisdom out numbers your years," the proud mom continued. "Your beauty is deep and your heart is big enough to love and envelop the world, your sense of humor ... very important ... is insurmountable. I could go on."

Zeta-Jones cheekily added, "Your Japanese needs some work, but that's doable. I love you angel. Mama."

Carys Douglas,Michael Douglas,Catherine Zeta Jones and Dylan Douglas
From L to R: Carys Douglas, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones and Dylan Douglas in 2015
| Credit: Dave J Hogan/Getty

RELATED VIDEO: Fashionable Family! Catherine Zeta-Jones Takes Mini-Me Daughter Carys to Michael Kors Show

That same month, the Oscar-winning actress opened up on the 3rd hour of the Today show about how she believes her children could follow in their parents footsteps and take up acting themselves in the future.

"The journey I've had as an actor has been extraordinary. ... So I can only encourage them to do what they love. They're both extremely bright and they're both studying history and politics," Zeta-Jones said, joking, "And they get all their brains from me."

However, she also admitted that she and Douglas have suggested other career options to Dylan and Carys because of the pressures of stardom.

"Michael and I would be the first parents to say, 'You know, maybe you should think of another career,' but we've seen how passionate they are about the craft. They know what celebritydom is. They know the good, the bad, warts and all of that," Zeta-Jones said.