The Smiths must be on cloud nine right now. Not only has LL Cool J and his wife Simone watched one of their kids walk the stage, but the proud parents have seen two of their children graduate from college this year.


Najee was the latest member of the family to finish school with a bachelors degree a few days ago. “My son graduated today,” wrote LL on Instagram. “Looking good out there Amore…I love you man.. #BachelorofFineArts.”

Mom and sisters Italia and Samaria embraced the graduate with hugs and kisses. The youngest member of the family, Nina, was unable to attend the festivities. “We miss you @niinasmithh,” wrote Simone on her Instagram page. The mother of four never leaves any of her kids out.

It was just the other week that LL Cool J and his daughter Italia were celebrating as graduates. LL was given an honorary doctorate degree from the same school that Italia received her college diploma. “My daughter graduated #cumlaude and her dad was honored w/ honorary doctorate degree!!! I love it! I’m so extremely proud, thankful and grateful. God is Great,” wrote Simone.

Check out more pictures from Najee’s graduation day below. LL Cool J and Simone are the proud parents of three daughters-Samaria, Italia, Nina-and one son.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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