Doug Emhoff Celebrates Daughter Ella Emhoff’s Graduation from College

From left: Ella and Doug Emhoff | CREDIT: DOUG EMHOFF/INSTAGRAM

Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff channeled his proudest inner papa on Friday as he celebrated daughter Ella Emhoff‘s graduation from college.

“My darling Ella, we are such proud parents! We love you so much, and are very much looking forward to all you do in the future,” he wrote on social media, along with a photo of him with Ella in her cap and gown.

“And, to the other Class of 2021 graduates out there, huge congratulations!” Emhoff, 56, continued.

Ella’s mom, Kerstin Emhoff (the second gentleman’s first wife), likewise sent her love, reposting a photo of Ella with the caption “hope you enjoy your special day surrounded by friends and family.”

The 21-year-old graduated from The New School’s Parsons School of Design in New York City. She has already launched a fashion career — walking on the runway at New York Fashion Week in February after signing with IMG Models and selling her own knit pieces.

“Ella communicates this moment in time. There’s a cheekiness and a joy she exudes,” IMG’s president said in January. (The White House is careful to avoid discussing Ella’s professional work, out of ethics concerns.)

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Adam Carlson