Comedian Kevin Hart fought back tears as he said a bittersweet goodbye to his daughter Heaven as she left the nest for her first year of college.
“I’m not crying [you’re] crying,” Hart wrote alongside a photo with Heaven and his other kids. “So proud of my daughter….I can’t even say little girl anymore because you have blossomed into the most amazing young woman ever!”
Calling it one of the proudest and most difficult days of his life, the father of four gushed over his eldest child spreading her wings. “My baby girl is off to college…. I cried in the car!!!!”
Heaven’s mother Torrei Hart also marked the monumental occasion on social media, reminiscing about “late study nights, wild campus parties” ahead for her freshman.
While emotional to see his firstborn leave home, Hart has been quite vocal about the importance of higher education. He previously raved over niece Sanny becoming the first in their family to graduate college and set an example for Heaven to follow.
As difficult as it is to let go, Hart is thrilled to watch his daughter take on the world. But it’s clear a piece of his heart will always be with Heaven no matter how far from home she flies.