May 14, 2020
A few family and friends gathered in Kandi's backyard to celebrate her daughter, Riley's high school graduation. The ceremony was postponed due to the pandemic.
The pandemic didn’t keep Kandi Burruss from celebrating her daughter, Riley’s high school graduation. Last weekend, a few friends and family united for a special fete for her fresh grad.
Kandi shared images from the weekend fanfare which involved colorful decorations laid out in their home’s backyard. Giant letters spelled “Congrats Riley 20” dominated the display. Signs that read, “Dream Big” and “We love you” we’re also included.
Prior to that day, Kandi shared Riley’s commemorative senior photo and expressed regret over her daughter's postponed graduation
Riley, 17, posed with her friends and family in a series of photos which also flaunted her new afro haircut. Her stepfather, Todd Tucker, and half-siblings, Ace and Blaze were in attendance. Riley even had a photo carrying her baby sister.
Some of her guests held up signages that toasted her success. It was a sweet celebration considering the restrictions posed by COVID-19. In fact, the few invitees came wearing their masks and distanced themselves during the photo sessions.
Kandi's caption which accompanied her post on Mother's Day paid tribute to her daughter’s achievement. She wrote,
“Today is mommy day but I’m still thinking about yesterday when we celebrated @rileyburruss being an official high school graduate! Thank you to my family & friends who came to show love.”
Prior to that day, Kandi shared Riley’s commemorative senior photo and expressed regret over her daughter's postponed graduation.
“Today was the day my baby @rileyburruss was supposed get her diploma. Unfortunately because of the quarantine the graduation has been postponed,” she explained.
In spite of this, Kandi assured Riley of how proud she was of her. “This is the start of a new chapter & so many more major accomplishments to come,” she predicted.
Riley’s next stop is NYU. She was so excited when she announced her acceptance to the prestigious school last year. She admitted it was the only school she had in mind for college.
Riley aspires to be an entertainment lawyer. She even took an internship at a law firm last summer. Her mother was fully supportive and purchased a high rise apartment for Riley in the Big Apple so she would fit right in.