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Lea Durham is feeling all the emotions when her oldest daughter takes a big step.
Mark Wahlberg’s model and wife reflected on dropping her 19-year-old daughter, Ella Rae, off to college, sharing a solemn selfie from her airplane seat on Instagram Monday.
“On my way home from my first college drop-off,” the mother of four wrote.
Appeared in live!Kelly and Ryan In August, Wahlberg, 51, opened up about raising four teens, including Grace Margaret, who turns 13 this week, and sons Brendan, 14, and Michael, 16.
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When host Ryan Seacrest asked Wahlberg what the teens were up to, he shared that Ella was getting ready for school and watching college.
“My 18-year-old daughter, I literally have no authority over her until she realizes that she needs me financially,” he joked. “She’s got tattoos and stuff, but she’s focused on her schoolwork now, which is great. It’s taken her a while to get there.”
“She’s graduating in the middle of this year, and then we’re going on tour,” he shared at the time. We plan to visit all these places.
The teen’s Instagram shows that she chose Clemson, South Carolina, for her degree.
Kelly Ripa, the oldest out of college and the other two continuing their studies, gave Wahlberg some advice. “Don’t say a word. Can you hear me? Don’t say a word.”
“That’s the motto of my eldest daughter and wife!” he replied.
Ripa later said, “If you think any school is the best place, you shut it down because you talk to them right out of that school.”
“We literally go from one school to another, so I take that advice,” Wahlberg said.