A proud mama bear! Laura Dern took to social media to rejoice daughter Jaya’s 18th birthday with a touching tribute.
“My lady is eighteen at this time!!! Happiest birthday, Jaya!” Dern, 55, wrote by way of Instagram on Tuesday, November 29. “You teach me every day about what it means to be an trustworthy and profound empath, artist, and activist. I like you with every little thing.”
The put up, which included a carousel of photos of Jaya over time, additionally featured a current snap of the Massive Little Lies alum and her youngest smiling for the digicam.
This marks the second time this 12 months Dern has given a shout-out to her daughter, whom she shares with ex-husband Ben Harper. Earlier this fall, the Jurassic Park star honored Jaya for Nationwide Daughter’s Day.
“Blissful Daughters Day to my lady. My coronary heart,” Dern wrote by way of Instagram in September alongside two pictures of herself with Jaya as a toddler. “You’re the most inspiring particular person, and what an honor to be your mother!”
Whereas the Oscar winner and Jaya have fashioned a deep mother-daughter bond over time, Dern remains to be steadfast about making her daughter maintain off earlier than following in her footsteps.
“I’m mainly making her wait,” the Blue Velvet actress mentioned throughout an look on the Ellen DeGeneres Present in March. “I began very younger at 11 and am so comfortable she’s ready and eager to go to high school [even though] she is aware of in her coronary heart she desires to behave. … She does usually say, ‘You didn’t wait.’”
The California native went on to elucidate that she “pushed” her dad and mom, Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern, to let her act at a younger age and “pressured” her profession on them. “I noticed the results of not being at school, simply doing my factor,” the Marriage Story star mentioned on the time.
Dern and Harper, 53, who additionally share 20-year-old son Ellery, had been married for eight years earlier than calling it quits in 2013. The Wild star has since gotten candid about how single parenting has been a “irritating” endeavor.
“On good days, I’m variety sufficient to keep in mind that there are rising pains, and it’s all overwhelming and never simple or at all times enjoyable,” the Emmy winner instructed Trendy Luxurious in August 2019. “On the laborious days … there’s an excessive amount of happening — and it may be laborious to carve out a minute for your self. I’ve by no means had anyone else bully me in my single parenting life.”
Three months prior, nevertheless, Dern opened as much as InStyle concerning the silver lining of being a single mother — together with the way it has made her extra bold.
“Elevating youngsters gave me sufficient road cred to really feel like I deserved the correct to earn money,” the Enlightened alum defined. “This second in my life is so horny and releasing as a result of I’ve had many relationships, I’ve had a wedding, I’ve my wonderful youngsters, so I’m not hiding who I’m to get someone who’s prepared to have youngsters or be married.”