Tori Spelling Celebrates Daughter Stella's 14th Birthday, Praises Her 'Courage': 'I Love You'

Earlier this week, Tori Spelling also celebrated Stella's middle school graduation

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Happy Birthday, Stella!

On Thursday, Tori Spelling celebrated her daughter Stella McDermott on her 14th birthday, sharing a sweet tribute on Instagram. The 49-year-old Beverly Hills, 90210 alum posted a series of photos of Stella over the years, praising her not-so-little girl for how much she's grown.

"My birthday goddess… Happy Birthday to my first born girlie Buggy! Can't believe you are 14 @stella_mcdermott08," the proud mom wrote. "My Jill of all trades. The most creative human I know. Biggest heart. Instinctual caretaker. Best sister. Best friend. Animal lover extraordinaire."

"You exemplify courage, believer of pushing forward and overcoming obstacles, and having such a positive attitude thru every situation," Spelling continued. "Your makeup, baking, crocheting, and crafting skills impress me to no end!! I love you so much and my heart beams with proudness every day. #tlcforever#proudmom #buggy🐞."

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Stella's big day comes shortly after she celebrated another milestone: becoming a middle-school graduate. On Tuesday, Spelling commemorated her daughter's graduation on Instagram with a heartfelt post.

"Stella McDermott GRADUATES!!" Spelling wrote alongside a photo of the teen, a nod to her 90210 character Donna Martin, whose friends yelled "Donna Martin graduates!" while protesting school officials banning Donna from graduation for drinking during the prom.

Celebrating the "bittersweet" milestone, Spelling said Stella graduated despite all of the obstacles she faced along the way.

"So proud of how hard she fought to graduate amongst bullying, COVID, adversity, migraines, severe anxiety, and sadly teachers and counselors who didn't believe she could do it all in time to graduate…she proved them all wrong!" added Spelling. "So beyond proud but I still look up at that stage and see my tiny little buggy running around."

The star — who also shares Liam Aaron, 15, Hattie Margaret, 10, Finn Davey, 9, and Beau Dean, 5, with Dean McDermott — saluted Stella's "drive" and "kind spirit", telling her, "You can do absolutely anything you want to do!love you @stella_mcdermott08 with all my heart and soul bff. #donnamartingraduates #likemotherlikedaughter"

Stella received a number of congratulatory messages from fellow stars in the comments section of her mother's post.

"Congratulations Stella!!! She is just the sweetest!!!" Beverley Mitchell commented while Dorit Kemsley added, "Congratulations beautiful! You did it! 👩‍🎓🎉💕."

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