"Surrounded By Daily Laughter And Love"

Jaleel White is a doting father. The veteran actor recently took to Instagram to celebrate his daughter, who is growing by leaps and bounds, on his forty-fifth birthday.


“Hard to believe I’ve been around the sun as many times as I have. But my life criteria for success has (sic) simplified tremendously over the years,” Jaleel shared. “As long as the amazing women in my life are healthy happy and smiling on most days, that is a direct reflection of just how much I am winning,” the celebrity father said.

“I am surrounded by daily laughter and love,” Jaleel said of his life as a father and actor. “Family over everything,” the celebrity declared. “Create the life you envision,” White advised his social media followers. “Do not settle for the limits others place on you.”

Jaleel White’s daughter, Samaya White, is reaching new heights in the way of education. It was just a few months ago that the youngster graduated from elementary school. Jaleel took to Instagram a few weeks ago to celebrate him taking Samaya to her sixth-grade graduation ceremony.

“I always tell other new fathers to drive your child to school in the mornings every chance you get,” Jaleel told his Instagram fans. “Something about that morning drive marks time like nothing else,” the celebrity father shared.

“From the first day of school to the last day of school, every year, since the first grade, I started snapping pics. I knew this day would come,” White gushed. “Back before COVID she wanted no one else behind the wheel but me and today marked our final drive,” Jaleel said on Samaya’s graduation day.

“As soon as she crossed that leg in the back seat of my car, I knew something had changed for good,” the actor further explained. “She was officially a young lady in (sic) that moment,” Jaleel doted. “She still lets me tuck her in bed at night but I know that too will come to an end soon.”

“Middle school has arrived. My baby will always be my baby but as you can see, she’s not a baby anymore. Leap into your future, Samaya, be mindful and fearless. Thank you for choosing me to be your father.”

Photo: Jaleel White/Instagram



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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