Brando Fuqua and Parker Whitfield, the offspring of Dondre Whitfield and Salli Richardson-Whitfield, as well as Antoine Fuqua and Lela Rochon, radiated elegance as they recently headed off to prom.
The families of both Brando and Parker expressed their joy and admiration on social media. Lela Rochon, Brando’s mother, shared a heartfelt message, expressing her love for the two prom-goers and gratitude to Dondre and Salli Richardson for raising an “amazing” young lady.
“It’s Prom Season! @nolimitfuqua @parker.whitfield Iz Love these 2. And Thank u @sallirichwhit @alldondre for raising such an amazing and gorgeous young lady! And we’re so proud of our son for always being the perfect gentleman,” she worte.
Dondre, on his part, took to Instagram and proudly praised Parker’s choice of prom date.
He wrote, “Yup. It’s that time of year. Prom night! My baby and her bae. It’s a very RARE occasion that a Dad is completely PROUD of who his daughter brings home. And particularly, ME! Considering the work that I do with young males and writing a book on manhood. But this young man is special. Not surprising considering the loving parents that produced him @antoinefuqua and @iamlelarochon. @parker.whitfield you make your Daddy proud! And you looked BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You guys killed it.’
Salli Richardson, Parker’s mother, also joined in the celebration, expressing gratitude to Antoine Fuqua and Lela Rochon for raising a magnificent young man.
Richardson wrote, “One Prom down and one to go. @iamlelarochon happy Mother’s Day and thank you and your hubby @antoinefuqua for raising such a magnificent young man. @nolimitfuqua @parker.whitfield @alldondre.”
Brando and Parker will be headed to college in the fall. Brando aspires to become a filmmaker and has applied to USC, a renowned institution for aspiring filmmakers.
Dondre Whitfield recently announced that his daughter will be heading to Spelman College. “We are so excited that Parker has chosen @spelman_college as her ‘great experience’! It will undoubtedly offer her a top tier education, sisterhood, and citizenship,” he said.
Dondre Whitfield and Salli Richardson married in 2002 and have two kids, Parker and Dre, together. Antoine Fuqua and Lela Rochon tied the knot in 1999 and share two children, Brandon and Asia Fuqua.