First comes graduation and then college acceptance, drop-off, and tears. Celeb parents deal with the same dilemma and remind us that it’s a milestone filled with highs and lows. Ultimately, we beam with pride and are excited about their futures, but the raw emotions are also a part of the process. These stars with college-bound kids help inspire with real life experiences and advice.  

Reese Witherspoon

Ava Phillippe completed her freshmen year at UC Berkley. Her Hollywood star mom shared her unfiltered emotions about sending off her daughter to college while on The Ellen Show. “It’s weird when your children go away to college,” she said. “It’s hard. I never imagined how it felt for my mom. I might have gone into [Ava’s] empty room, laid down on her bed and cried when she went to college.”

Lisa Rinna

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star bid farewell to her daughter Delilah Hamlin when she went off to college in 2018. Now, she’s experiencing the same milestone with younger daughter Amelia. “This feels equally as difficult. I feel really sad, but really proud. I try to focus on the positive of how great this time is for them,” she told People.

Kate Gosselin

The reality star’s eldest daughters Mady and Cara Gosslelin are off to college! The 44-year-old mom of eight has been pretty candid with her fans about this stage in life. “It’s hard to believe that Cara and Mady graduated from high school this past weekend ... and are headed off to college in the fall! Where did the time go???? Their Graduation day was such a wonderful day of celebrating THEM and all of their amazing accomplishments! These girls are going places and I can’t wait to see where they end up! Cara and Mady, I love you so very much and I’m just so so proud of YOU!” she shared on Instagram.

Kimora Lee Simmons

The 44-year-old fashion mogul is moving her daughter Aoki to Harvard this fall. We’re pretty sure the teen will thrive during her freshmen year. Simmons shared in an Instagram video, “You don’t understand this has been a ride for me. I’m two out of two kids in college. I have two boys left, I don’t know if I can do it… Quite honestly she really did it on her own merit and we’re so really proud.”

Victoria and David Beckham

In 2017, the soccer star helped move his son Brooklyn to Parsons. One year later, he dropped out and returned home after reportedly feeling “home sick.” “We are all so proud of you Brooklyn. Amazing A level results and off to college. We love you so much and will miss you,” Victoria Beckham shared when he was off to school.

Christie Brinkley

In 2016, the former model sent off her daughter Sailor to college. She told PageSix, “I’ve always encouraged my kids to be independent and I always knew this moment was coming, but … I’m in the phase where I’m like ‘Go! Out the door.’ That is like the misty part of it to me.”

Dr. Dre

Earlier this year, the rapper bragged about his daughter Truly getting accepted to USC. “My daughter got into USC All on her own. No jail time!” the later deleted post read. Dr. Dre received heat after news hit that he previously donated $70 million (along with producer Jimmy Lovine) to the institution. This proud dad has remained quiet ever since.

Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos

The television show and actor’s daughter Lola will be attending NYU in the fall (the same school her eldest brother Michael attended). “Happening now,” the proud mom shared during the teen’s graduation.