Look! These Famous Personalities Were All Smiles At Their Loved Ones' Graduation
One can argue that celebrity families might have different priorities, but there's one thing that tops their list, just as it does everyone else's—getting a quality education!
For these celeb moms and dads, titas and titos, big and little brothers and sisters and everyone in between, nothing comes close to the feeling of witnessing their child, pamangkin, or ate or kuya going up on stage to receive a diploma they worked tirelessly to earn.
After all, it's a big step to a promising future and reflects the foundations of a good work ethic—two things enough to make any proud family member applaud, cheer, or in some cases, cry tears of joy.
With graduation season well on its way, check out these families who attended graduations of loved ones, and be inspired to invest in quality education, too.
Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres' one and only girl didn't just recently turn 18, but graduated from high school, too! Her mom penned the most touching tribute ever that talked about being there for Juliana no matter what, while her dad kept things simple and announced that his princess would soon be a college freshman.
My @gomezjuliana, my little best friend and answered prayer, off to college now.♥? From the day I found out I was carrying you in my womb my prayer was/always is that you become the person God designed you to be. Be strong, brave, always kind. And as you pursue your dreams, may you find in each day many opporrunities to make your corner of the world as wonderful and beautiful as your gentle heart.♥? We are proud of you, always remember that Daddy and I love you with every breath we take.
Athena Valdes, Mitteo Prieto, and Luca Romualdez
Tessa Prieto-Valdes didn't hold back when she congratulated the kids in her life for making it to the finish line, be it for middle school or high school. She dedicated an Instagram post just for them and mentioned the importance of friends and family to her!
Family is everything and when friends become family ... they are everything too !!! Congrats again to our middle school graduates @athena_valdes @teoboy_15 and high school @luca_romualdez ... thanks for all the love ?? for #dandtlove25 coming up soon!!!!! Check out @inquirerlifestyle ... happy birthday ?? @pepperteehankee ... thanks for hosting @mscrisalbert ... June 8 is #belocollagen @belobeauty @victoria_belo at @bikramyogamakati168 @ollayaninion15 see you next weekend
Mavy and Cassy Legaspi
Parents Carmina Villarroel and Zoren Legaspi got a double treat over the weekend when their twins, Mavy and Cassy, both finished high school and officially began the next step towards adulthood. It's truly a bittersweet milestone for any parent, but this mommy chose to see it as the beginning of an adventure.
KC Concepcion's little half-sister and Sharon Cuneta's youngest daughter with Kiko Pangilinan is all grown up! So grown up, in fact, that she's about to embark on the journey of high school that'll be full of new discoveries, friends, and experiences.
"Even before the graduation program started, I was already crying in my seat," wrote Rissa Mananquil-Trillo about attending her firstborn's college graduation. Even though it was a long time coming (and that it was a happy occasion!), this entrepreneurial mommy still found herself in a river of tears for more than one reason: Enzo's graduation, and the fact that the whole family including his half-sisters and stepdad Paolo Mananquil were there for him every step of the way.
Possibly the most emotional day of my life to date!?? Even before the graduation program started, I was already crying in my seat. It’s so different from giving birth. Maybe it’s because mothers don’t just give—they also give up so much for so many years in this journey. . Thank you @paolotrillo for being the best partner in raising Enzo.?? I know Enzo wouldn’t be who he is today without you. His graduation was such a special day for our family! I wanted to bawl even when it finished! So please excuse in the last photo my forehead veins from holding back all the tears.?? . We love you and are so proud of you, #mychefenzo!??????
Jacqueline Arabella Marie Davao
Jackie Lou Blanco applauded her youngest daughter and showered her with unconditional love when she officially became a college alumnus this June.
I have and will always be proud of you , My Jacqueline Arabella Marie, my bunso!!! Congratulations on your graduation! Whatever path you choose to take, always know Mama will be behind you. Throughout your joys, troubles, fears and triumphs, I will always be here with you. I love you so so much!!!
More than his boxing titles and the luxurious trips he goes on with his wife Jinkee, Manny Pacquiao's main source of pride and happiness have always been his children. They're the reason why he's worked as hard as he has as an athlete, and with his children proving that it's all been worth it with their diplomas, he's happier than ever.
Photos from @richardgomezinstagram @lucytgomez @rissamananquiltrillo @itskcconcepcion