Sarah Jessica Parker reveals why this latest milestone from her son has made her 'weepy'

Sarah Jessica Parker shared an emotional post on Instagram

Sarah Jessica Parker
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Sarah Jessica Parker shared an emotional Instagram post recently as she prepared for her eldest son James to graduate from high school.

Posting a picture of the 18-year-old, the Sex and the City star revealed that her son was on his way to his senior field day, a celebration held in American schools to commemorate the end of the academic year.

In the post, Sarah touchingly shared her thoughts about this chapter of her son James' life coming to an end, writing, "It's a milestone. Not fully understood til it's on your doorstep. And til they cross the threshold into their next mostly mysterious chapter."

As the post went on the actress explained that the milestone moment had left her and all of her family feeling "weepy" but "proud".

She said, "We, all of us Parker-Brodericks are proud, weepy and so looking forward to celebrating your coming graduation.

"Enjoy this beautiful day, you have earned it. We love you so dear Son and brother."

Some of Sarah's famous friends also reached after she shared the post, with Reese Witherspoon commenting, "Beautifully said. This one hit deep."

Bravo host Andy Cohen also said, "I’m crying. I remember James as he started his journey... and now we have Ben starting his right down the street. I’m happy we can all be in each other’s lives for the important stuff. We are all so proud of JW ❤️".

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Sarah Jessica Parker shares son James with her husband, fellow actor Matthew Broderick. The couple are also parents to 11-year-old twins Tabitha and Marion. The couple married in 1997.

Sarah Jessica is of course currently busy with the 10-episode HBO Max revival of Sex and the City, which will be named 'And Just Like That', after Carrie Bradshaw's legendary line in the original series.

It's believed that filming began this month, with the show set to air on the platform in early 2022.

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