Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker’s love is aging like fine wine. They’ve been together so long that one of their kids is already in college. The actor surprised his daughter Sophie Kodjoe at her school, Howard University, during their star-studded homecoming festivities.
“When mommy is on FaceTime telling her that we’ll see her on Thanksgiving and daddy shows up out of nowhere and surprises her…” Kodjoe posted on Instagram.
In the video, Sophie is on FaceTime with her mom (aka, her twin) when she suddenly turns around and is both startled by and ecstatic to see her father. She can be seen leaping on the actor like a toddler does when seeing their parents. The actor recently had back surgery though, so he couldn’t pick her up, but the moment was still super sweet.
Boris has been publicly supporting his only daughter as she’s embarked on this new chapter. He dedicated a post to the 18-year-old in August when she started college. The message was underneath a reel filled with images of Sophie starting school and of her as a child.
“Happy first day of school, Sophie-cakes. You had to figure out a lot as a young girl. To see you get ready to soar into your life with certainty and confidence makes all the sense in the world to us. We love you and we are so proud of you. ❤️ You got next!” he wrote.
Parker spoke to PEOPLE in July about her daughter heading off to college saying she would leave a “hole in our hearts and in our home” and admitted it would be a big adjustment for their family.
“We’re going to just pack the Kleenex and buy a microwave for the room and just sit there and cry,” the And Just Like That… star said.
The gorgeous couple have another child together, their son Nicolas who is 16. The actors have been married since 2005 and met on the set of the TV series Soul Food.
Parker continued, “I’m just going to miss her. And her little brother, who’s 6’6″, so he’s the big little brother, it’s going to be a big adjustment for him. Their rooms are right next to each other. We moved into this house when they were little, so they still share a Jack and Jill bathroom. I feel sorry for Nicolas now with all of her makeup and hair products on his side of the bathroom, but he’s going to miss that.”