Celebrity Kids Graduating from High School, College (and More!) in 2022

See all of the A-list kids donning their caps and gowns on graduation day

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Jessica Alba and Cash Warren's Daughter, Honor

Jessica Alba Celebrates Daughter Honor's Graduation
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The couple's oldest said goodbye to middle school in June.

"So proud of my Honorcita - major congrats on this huge milestone 🎉👏🏽🥳 off to high school, baby girl! 💗" Alba wrote on Instagram.

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Eve's Stepdaughter, Jagger Cooper

Jagger Cooper Graduation
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On June, the rapper congratulated Jagger on her high school graduation, sharing a sweet photo on Instagram featuring her husband Maximillion Cooper and the graduate.

Eve and Cooper, who welcomed their first baby together, son Wilde Wolf, in February, posed with Jagger as she celebrated her graduation from the British School of Barcelona.

"You did it!!!! CONGRATULATIONS @jagggerparis on graduating!!!! So excited for your #fashion #future 😉💛🙌🏾❤️," Eve captioned the shot.

Cooper also honored his daughter's big day with photos on Instagram, which included a cute picture of Jagger with her baby brother Wilde.

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Joe and Melissa Gorga's Son, Gino

Melissa Gorga
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On June 23, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star celebrated her son with a sweet post on Instagram in honor of his 8th grade graduation.

"GINO is going to high school😩😩😩 Congratulations to my shy boy💙👨🏻‍🎓 I know you're going to do amazing things! You impress me everyday💙," Melissa captioned her post, featuring a sweet mother-son photo.

Dad Joe replied in the comments of the post, "So proud of you, I love you. Wish I was there."

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Al Roker and Deborah Roberts' Son, Nick

Al Roker and Wife Deborah Roberts Emotionally Celebrate Son Nick’s High School Graduation
Deborah Roberts Instagram; Al Roker Instagram

In late June, the couple celebrated their son's graduation from high school. Both the Today weatherman and the ABC News Senior National Affairs correspondent shared special moments on social media from the exciting day.

"And just like that! Nick Roker: High School graduate from the [Aaron School]," Roker captioned photos of Nick as a toddler and a high school graduate. "We are sooo proud of this young man."

"What a day this had been! A heart full of joy and gratitude!" Roberts captioned her Instagram post, which included a heartwarming photo of her tearfully hugging Nick while Roker watches with tears in his eyes. "Happy graduation day Nick Roker. Your village has never failed! "

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Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts' Child, Kai

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In June, Watts shared an Instagram snap of herself posing with her boyfriend Billy Crudup alongside Schreiber and his girlfriend Taylor Neisen, as they celebrated the graduation of Watts and Schreiber's child, Kai, 13. The exes' 15-year-old son Sasha was also featured in the family photo.

"Congratulations to Kai ⚡️🎉Class of 2022 #modernfamily ❤️ #graduation," Watts captioned the happy moment.

Keeping his message simple with a, "Congratulations!!!!" Schreiber posted a photo of Watts posing with Kai as the two held flowers. He also shared a sweet photo of Kai holding up their graduation certificate.

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Giada De Laurentiis' Daughter Jade

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The celebrity chef (pictured with ex-husband Todd Thompson) cheered on their daughter Jade as she graduated eighth grade, and even gave the commencement speech. "I can't believe how fast time flies! Soo proud of u Jadey!" she wrote.

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Debra Messing's Son, Roman

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"There were cheers and tears and we couldn't have been prouder," the actress said of her Wesleyan-bound son.

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Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe's Son, Deacon

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Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe celebrated their son Deacon Phillippe's high school graduation, coming together to throw him a backyard graduation ceremony in which his dad "played principal."

The exes posed for a sweet photo with the recent graduate, in which the 18-year-old wears a bright orange cap and gown.

"Congrats to you @deaconphillippe on Graduating High School!" Witherspoon wrote on Instagram. "So proud of the thoughtful, talented, kind & generous young man you have become. You light up our hearts and make us proud everyday. We 🧡 you!"

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Jessica Alba and Cash Warren's Daughter, Haven

Jessica Alba and Cash Warren's daughter, Haven, is an elementary school graduate!

Alba shared on Instagram, "I'm so proud of you my Sweet Haven! 🧡🧡 I can't believe you are heading to middle school!!! 😮 literally how did this happen? Over the last 6 years, you have grown into such a kind, considerate leader that always checks in on those around you. You are a natural shoulder for people to lean on, and give great advice - wise way beyond your years! You are naturally intuitive and intelligent, but I love how much pride you put into your work 📝."

Alba added alongside photos of Haven's big day, "I'm excited for your next chapter- middle school, here you come 🫶🏽 it's going to be awesome! Nothing is out of your reach as long as you always stay connected to your ♥️+🧐 but most importantly - have fun!!! 🧡🦁."

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Garcelle Beauvais' Son, Jax

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star celebrated her son's 8th grade graduation with a series of photos on Instagram captioned, "Congratulations Jax on your 8th grade graduation!! We love you💙 great things ahead!!"

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Molly Sims' Son, Grey

"I cannot believe Grey is a graduate! 😭❤️," the model shared on Instagram alongside sweet snap of her youngest child, Grey, on graduation day.

The mom of three then gave a very sweet shout out to her children's teacher, saying in part, "She is magic! I will miss seeing the kids blow rainbow kisses through the window at every drop off, the giant smile on their faces at every pick up, and the pure happiness they would share from each day they spent there. The way she has taught them and prepared them for the world is undeniable."

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Dascha Polanco's Daughter, Dasany

Dascha Polanco Instagram
Dascha Polanco Instagram

Dascha Polanco celebrated her daughter Dasany's college graduation, captioning a sweet graduation day photo on Instagram, "As a Mother I had no idea what I was doing or if I was setting the 'right example.' I can't take credit for the work you have done and will continue to do on your own. My Independent Queen, My first born only 2lbs barely making it … And look at you know making it happen ! Proud of your resilience, determination, your heart and looking fly always. I Love You."

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Dascha Polanco's Son, Aryam

The Orange Is the New Black star also celebrated her son, Aryam's middle school graduation, captioning a series of photos from his big day, "My Son, Hijo bello. Que orgullo! I am so Proud of you; Congratulations! 🎊."

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Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott's Daughter, Stella

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Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott's daughter, Stella, is a middle school graduate!

"My girl graduated from middle school today," Spelling shared on Instagram alongside a photo of her daughter in her graduation gown. "Bittersweet. So proud of how hard she fought to graduate amongst bullying, COVID, adversity, teachers and counselors who didn't believe she could do it all in time to graduate…she proved them all wrong!"

She added, "So beyond proud but I still look up at that stage and see my tiny little buggy running around. You have such drive and such a kind spirit! You can do absolutely anything you want to do!love you @stella_mcdermott08 with all my heart and soul bff."

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Meredith Marks' Soon, Brooks

"I'm so proud to have an NYU graduate," Marks wrote on Instagram while out to celebrate son Brooks, a designer. "Congratulations @brooksmarks."

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Ryan Dorsey and Naya Rivera's Son, Josey

Josey Dorsey
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Ryan Dorsey cheered on his 6-year-old son (whose mom is the late actress Naya Rivera) as he closed out his kindergarten year, writing on Instagram, "You make me so proud to be your Dad! Upward and onward to the next chapter my little man!!"

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Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler's Son, Landon

https://www.instagram.com/p/CeZxDwivWyk/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y%3D travisbarker Verified So proud of you @landonasherbarker. It has been a great pleasure and honor to raise you and I can’t wait to witness all the amazing things you’re going to do and become. Congratulations on graduating, I love you 👨‍🎓🎓
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On June 4, the Blink-182 drummer shared a sweet post featuring himself and his 18-year-old son Landon Barker in black and white photos to celebrate the teenager's graduation from high school.

"So proud of you @landonasherbarker," Travis wrote in the Instagram caption. "It has been a great pleasure and honor to raise you and I can't wait to witness all the amazing things you're going to do and become."

"Congratulations on graduating, I love you 👨‍🎓🎓," he added.

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Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates' Son, Rory

Jennifer Gates Shares Sweet Sibling Photo to Celebrate Brother Rory’s College Graduation: ‘So Proud of You’ . https://www.instagram.com/p/CeeEocvL9Zm/?hl=en.
Jennifer Gates, Rory Gates and Phoebe Gates. Jennifer Gates/Instagram

Jennifer Gates, the eldest of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates' three children, shared a sweet social media post on June 6 in honor of her 23-year-old brother's college graduation.

"Celebrating Rory's graduation from the University of Chicago this weekend!" Jennifer wrote alongside a smiling snap of all three siblings posing together on the big day.

In the image, Rory holds his diploma while putting his arms around sisters Jennifer and Phoebe, a student at Stanford University.

"So proud of you," Jennifer wrote of her brother, who she said achieved "a double major & masters in 4 years."

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Alexis Bellino's Twins, Melania and Mackenna

"HAPPY 8th grade graduation to my precious twins! (One twin refused photo opp🤣)" the reality star wrote on Instagram. "I now have three high schoolers. Unbelievable. I'm so proud of you two and cannot wait for your next chapter.!! Thank you St. Anne school for 12 years of molding and teaching all of my babies!"

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Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson's Son, Ryder

Kate Hudson and Ex-Husband Chris Robinson Reunite to Celebrate Son Ryder's High School Graduation
Chris Robinson (L) and Kate Hudson with son Ryder. Kate Hudson/Instagram

Hudson wrote a touching tribute to her oldest son on his high school graduation day.

"Today was a big day for our family. A day you talk about about when your kids are little and say things like "hey, one day it will be 2022 and you'll graduate from high school!" As if that day is so far it is barely reachable. And then here we are!" she shared, alongside photos of Ryder with his younger siblings and his rocker dad. "@mr.ryderrobinson you are the most incredible young man. Raising you has been one of the great gifts and pleasures of my life. You bring so much to everyone's life. You are kind, loving, generous, patient, hilarious and one of a kind. I am so excited for this next chapter. Way to go baby! Ma loves you! AND!!! To all the parents out there feeling the same thing I am today! CONGRATS! Letting your babies fly ain't easy but fly kiddos fly!"

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's Daughter, Apple

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Another pair of friendly exes, Paltrow and Martin, got together in early June to celebrate 18-year-old daughter Apple's high school graduation in a sweet selfie.

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DJ Khaled's Son, Asahd

"GOD DID !!!!!!! Let's go @asahdkhaled !!!!" proud pop DJ Khaled posted of his son's kindergarten graduation. "Love u so much !!!!! ASAHD !"

On his own account, the 5-year-old posted, "I did it!!! First grade here I come!!"

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Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas' Son, Dylan

Congratulations Dylan! Well done!
Michael Douglas Instagram

In a post congratulating her son for his graduation from Brown University, the actress said she was "inexplicably proud" of all he had accomplished. Her husband Michael Douglas posted a follow-up photo declaring himself "one proud dad."

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Kerry Kennedy's Daughter, Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CeGxL74O-Cq/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= HED: Kerry Kennedy's Daughter Graduates from Brown University: 'Tears of Pride'
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The human rights activist commemorated her daughter Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo's graduation from Brown University with a sentimental Instagram carousel.

The set of photos featured an image of Michaela, 24 –– who officially graduated in 2020 amid the onset of the widespread coronavirus –– smiling in her cap and gown. Michaela, whose dad is Mario Cuomo, also posed with friends and her pup in other pictures included in the post, which ended with a snap of the commencement ceremony program for the 2020 graduates.

"In tears of pride for my youngest, the sunshine embodied, boisterous angel Michaela," Kennedy wrote, adding, "She is a daily inspiration, and I know she will be so for so many more following her graduation. The Brown alumni cohort and indeed the whole world is lucky to have you in it 🦋🌈♥️"

Michaela showed her appreciation in the comment section, writing, "Aww I love you thank you!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"

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Yara Shahidi

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The Grown-ish actress shared on Instagram that she's "Celebrating ALL week" ahead of graduating from Harvard University, and her mom Keri Shahidi couldn't be more proud.

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Jessica Seinfeld

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Jessica Seinfeld Instagram

It's not just celebrity kids donning caps and gowns — the cookbook author (who is married to comedian Jerry Seinfeld) also got to cross the stage at NYU to celebrate her graduation from the institution's Wagner School of Public Service.

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Kevin Hart's Son, Hendrix

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Hendrix is a middle school graduate! Proud dad Kevin Hart opened up about his son's accomplishments on Instagram.

"The flyest/coolest kid that I know….I'm so proud of you son," he captioned his post. "Congrats on conquering this stage of life…so many stages left to go …at this rate and pace u are poised and positioned to conquer them all. Love you champ…u make ur father proud daily!!!!! #Harts"

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Coco Gauff

Coco Gauff Celebrates Her High School Graduation in Paris: 'I Did It' . https://www.instagram.com/cocogauff/
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Tennis player Coco Gauff celebrated her high school graduation in Paris, posing in her cap and gown with her diploma in front of the Eiffel Tower. Hey, if you have to miss your high school graduation ceremony, competing in the French Open is a pretty great excuse!

"I did it. no 🎓," Gauff captioned the post, jokingly referencing her graduation "cap."

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Sofia Wylie

Bye bye high school!
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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Graduation? Sofia Wylie said "bye bye high school" as she headed onto her next phase.

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Ree Drummond's Daughter, Paige

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdmKF80sgzb/ thepioneerwoman Verified We celebrated Paige this weekend. 🎓She’s definitely ready for the next stage in life! (As for me, I’m ready for a nap.) On an unrelated note, Bryce is a goofball. Congratulations, Paigie.❤️ 4d
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For Drummond, a.k.a. The Pioneer Woman, her daughter Paige's graduation came with plenty of reason to celebrate — both because her daughter graduated from the University of Arkansas with honors and because Drummond can finally kick her feet up a bit.

Drummond captioned a series of family-filled photos from the graduation, "We celebrated Paige this weekend. 🎓She's definitely ready for the next stage in life! (As for me, I'm ready for a nap.)"

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Allison Holker's Daughter, Weslie

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdhZi1qLP56/ lisonholker Verified • norah_yarah_rosa's profile picture megmarkey's profile picture Liked by megmarkey and others allisonholker's profile picture allisonholker Verified WESLIE GRADUATED 8th grade!! ✨ Such a special moment to be able to see our Babygirl shining so bright and stepping into new chapters of her life!! Weslie makes an impact on everyone and everything around her. She has this unique ability to see you , understand you and the world. She is wise, she is kind and and one of the most compassionate people I have ever met. I am so proud of her and I know she is living her life in her full truth. She is making changes in the world by simply being exactly who she is! So excited to see you change the world Babygirl!! WE LOVE YOU!! @weslierboss next year HIGH SCHOOL!! 😊 Edited · 6d
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Allison Holker celebrated daughter Weslie's middle school graduation alongside husband Stephen "tWitch" Boss and their younger children, Maddox and Zaia.

The mom of three captioned photos from the celebration on Instagram, "WESLIE GRADUATED 8th grade!! ✨ Such a special moment to be able to see our Babygirl shining so bright and stepping into new chapters of her life!!"

She added of the graduate, "Weslie makes an impact on everyone and everything around her. She has this unique ability to see you, understand you and the world. She is wise, she is kind and and one of the most compassionate people I have ever met. I am so proud of her and I know she is living her life in her full truth. She is making changes in the world by simply being exactly who she is! So excited to see you change the world Babygirl!! WE LOVE YOU!! @weslierboss next year HIGH SCHOOL!! 😊"

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Jamie Lynn Spears' Daughter, Maddie

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdxTSRsuEPu/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= jamielynnspears's profile picture jamielynnspears Verified High schooler🎓📚👩🏼‍🏫✏️ (🤯🙎🏼‍♀️💔🥺😭)
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Jamie Lynn Spears celebrated daughter Maddie's middle school graduation, sharing sweet family photos from the special event on Instagram.

Spears, her husband Jamie Watson and their daughter Ivey Joan all showed their support for Maddie as the 13-year-old received her diploma.

"High schooler🎓📚👩🏼‍🏫✏️ (🤯🙎🏼‍♀️💔🥺😭)," Spears captioned her post.

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Maria Shriver's Son, Christopher Schwarzenegger

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdQ4IiXrCCz/ mariashriver Verified On this day my youngest child is graduating from college two years late because of Covid. He gets an in person graduation in the Big House! It’s such a gift when you see your child find their Happy Place! Christopher found it at Michigan, the greatest public institution in our country. Here he felt seen. Here he felt loved. Here he felt excepted. Here he was happy. He made lifelong friends and got a great education. No mother could ask for more! This group of friends will be together forever. I can feel it. I know it. I hope you too have friends on this day that bolster you, care for you, love you, and give you strength and remind you of how extraordinary you are. No matter our age we all need people to mirror back to us our strength, our beauty, our divinity. This young man does that for me every day. Congratulations, Christopher — you’re so loved, so respected, so admired. 💙💛#graduationday 1w
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Better late than never! Maria Shriver celebrated her youngest child's graduation in person, two years after the fact, as Christopher (whom she shares with ex-husband Arnold Schwarzenegger) and the rest of the University of Michigan class of 2020 got an official ceremony following COVID-related postponements.

The proud mom captioned photos from the big day, "On this day my youngest child is graduating from college two years late because of Covid. He gets an in person graduation in the Big House! It's such a gift when you see your child find their Happy Place! Christopher found it at Michigan, the greatest public institution in our country. Here he felt seen. Here he felt loved. Here he felt [accepted]. Here he was happy. He made lifelong friends and got a great education. No mother could ask for more!"

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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' Son, Michael

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Two years after he graduated from N.Y.U., Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos got to watch their eldest son, Michael, walk across the stage to get his college diploma. (They also got to watch Taylor Swift deliver the commencement speech!)

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Katie Couric's Step-Daughter, Allie Molner

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdjVHJXrcOy/ katiecouric's profile picture katiecouric Verified Congrats Allie Molner!!! So proud of you. Celebrating the class of 2020 in 2022!!!! You and your fellow graduates inspire me so. Thank you for fixing this broken 🌎 of ours. 👩‍🎓 🙏🏻🌈⭐️🍺🍀🎓#nopressure Edited · 6d
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Couric, who married husband John Molner 2014, celebrated his daughter Allie Molner on her college graduation day (she's another 2020 graduate celebrating post-pandemic).

The famed broadcast journalist captioned a photo of the graduate on Instagram, "Congrats Allie Molner!!! So proud of you. Celebrating the class of 2020 in 2022!!!! You and your fellow graduates inspire me so. Thank you for fixing this broken 🌎 of ours. 👩‍🎓 🙏🏻🌈⭐️🍺🍀🎓#nopressure."

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Heather Dubrow's Twins, Nick and Max

RHOC's Heather Dubrow Prepares to Send Two of Her Kids Off to College: 'Countdown Begins' https://www.instagram.com/p/CdJilxxPLvP/
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The Real Housewives star has two times the celebrating to do as her twins, Nick and Max, graduate high school and head off to college! Nick will head to Loyola Marymount University, while Max is off to Tufts, the mom of four revealed on Instagram. (Max posted photos from the ceremony to her own Instagram.)

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