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Take That’s Howard Donald Shares an Incredibly Rare Photo of His Daughter for a Heartfelt Reason






Matthew Moore




take this star Howard Donald turned out to be a proud father on Thursday when his daughter, Grace, graduated from college.

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The singer took to Twitter to share a photo of his adult daughter as she posed in her graduation gown outside the University of the Algarve. Grace looked radiant in the black dress and bonnet, with her long brown hair falling to her shoulders and curly at the ends. “Very proud of this beautiful lady @Gracefllness,” Howard wrote. “2 years waiting for the world to rightly open up. #UALGrads #prouddad.”

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Her fans were equally impressed when they shared their support on her post, with one saying, “Ahh amazing. Congratulations.

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A second added: “Well done @Gracefllness. You are a star and you have made your family very proud“, and a third writes:”Awwwwwww well done Grace.”

Meanwhile, a fourth shared: “Awwwwww how amazing!! Well done Grace!! Especially since Uni was not the usual experience. My eldest is going to college in September to study dance!! I didn’t get the moves from me.”

Many more have flooded the comments section with party and graduation emojis.

Howard was a proud father

Howard shares his daughter with his ex Victoria Piddington. He is also the father of a daughter Lola, whom he shares with his ex Marie-Christine Musswessels, alongside his sons Bowie and Dougie, whom he shares with his wife Katie.

Meanwhile, Howard’s Take That bandmate Gary Barlow will soon be preparing for her own daughter Emily’s college graduation, after taking a year off during the pandemic.

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During a chat on Zoe Ball’s Radio 2 show, the doting dad explained why his daughter chose not to go to college that year. He said: “They’re pretty good, one is in college. One is taking a gap year, was supposed to go to college but she doesn’t want to with everything that’s going on, which I understand perfectly.

“Our youngest is 11 now, which is like…well, they’re not really kids anymore. Although they still are to us.”

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