Graduations this time last year looked a lot different, but thankfully 2021 graduates can celebrate the way they've always dreamed of.
Graduations, whether they're from kindergarten or college, are huge milestones in our lives that surely deserve to be honored for reaching another level of academic excellence. While a lot of us have friends and family crossing the big stage this year, there are also a lot of celebrities' kids who are passing over the threshold as well. Watching some of these kids (and even grown adults now) graduate is such a surreal feeling considering we've seen a lot of them grow up right before our very eyes.
Nonetheless, it's always great to see beautiful Black scholars celebrate their hard work and prepare for their next stage in life. Check out some of these celebrity kids who are officially 2021 graduates.
Vanessa Bryant and her daughter Natalia
Huge congratulations are in order for Natalia Bryant, the oldest daughter of late NBA icon Kobe Bryant. The 18-year-old is officially heading off to her dream school, the University of Southern California, this fall. For her high school graduation, Natalia made a sweet tribute to her father and late sister adding the initials "K" and "G" (for Kobe and Gianna) to her grad cap.
LeBron James, Savannah Brinson and their son Bryce
Lebron and Savannah have to be two proud parents seeing their son Bryce graduate from middle school. The NBA basketball star celebrated the grand occasion with a shoutout to his son writing, "HS up next! Proud of you kid!," in an Instagram post. "Keep going to the 🔝#JamesGang👑."
Shaunie O'Neal and her son Shaqir
Basketball Wives Shaunie and NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal are still emptying out their nest. Last month, their son Shaqir graduated from high school and they shared several photos and videos online from the commencement ceremony. The budding basketball star is HBCU-bound to Texas Southern University on a sports scholarship.
Toni Braxton and her son Diezel
Remember little Diezel from Braxton Family Values? Well he's all grown up now and off to college this fall. The singing legend is saying goodbye to her baby boy who just graduated from high school and now he's going straight to the Mecca, Howard University, to begin his adult life as a Bison.
Master P and his son Hercy
Hercy Miller's decision to attend an HBCU for his basketball career swarmed headlines earlier this year and now his college days are just around the corner. Hercy is headed off to Tennessee State University in the fall.
Blair Underwood and his daughter Brielle
Girl dad and actor Blair Underwood couldn't be more proud of his "one & only daughter" Brielle, who just graduated from the University of Southern California. He's excited to see what she'll accomplish next in her future and we can't wait to see if she'll decide to follow in her father's footsteps.
Al Roker and his daughter Leila
The TODAY weatherman is beaming with excitement about his daughter Leila's future. Roker gave the college graduate a sweet shoutout on social media last month for earning her degree from The American University of Paris. In a caption, he wrote "four years that tested and made you an amazing adult."