The mom of five is celebrating her special bond with daughter Ming Lee as she turns 24
Kimora Lee Simmons is celebrating Ming Lee's 24th birthday with a heartfelt Instagram post
Kimora shares daughters Aoki and Ming with ex Russell Simmons, son Kenzo with ex Djimon Hounsou, and son Wolfe with Tim Leissner, and welcomed son Gary via adoption
The family of six loves to spend time together, with the older girls sharing a special bond with their younger siblings
Kimora Lee Simmons is overjoyed to celebrate her daughter's special day.
On Sunday, the model mom, 48, celebrated daughter Ming Lee on her 24th birthday, first sharing a photo strip of photo booth pictures of the mom and daughter when Ming was younger. The other pictures show mom and daughter in more recent years, bearing an undeniable resemblance.
"Happy 24th birthday to my first born baby @mingleesimmons! 🎂🧁🤍 The love of my life, the one who made me a mom 1st!" she wrote.
"My beauty inside and out! My mini me number 1. My royal pain in my a$$!" Simmons teased. "I hope this year brings you everything you want and deserve! Mama loves you and i’m so proud of you beyond words !!!! 🎈🎊🎁❤️🥂."
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Aoki holds a degree in classics and government from Harvard University, having graduated in May, but has followed in her mom's footsteps by pursuing a modeling career alongside her sister Ming.
"I feel grateful, proud and relieved — in that order! It's a surreal feeling to be done with something that was such a huge part of my life. Now, like every other graduate, I'm on to the next chapter," Aoki exclusively told PEOPLE at the time.
"I'm so thankful for the village of people that spurred me along and helped keep me focused," she added. "My mom, my sister, my little brothers back at home. It took a whole tribe, trust me!"
In August, Kimora took all five of her kids to Japan, telling PEOPLE that she was clear with her children from the beginning that they were there to experience their culture. "It was rewarding to expose all my kids to Japan," the entrepreneur told PEOPLE exclusively at the time.
"I've traveled there so many times throughout my life for work or modeling. Japan is vibrant, electric and such a vibe shift! Watching them absorb their surroundings — the art, the food, the language, the fashion — was beyond rewarding."
"We're so blessed. They're already asking when we can go back!" she added.
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