Aoki Lee Simmons Graduates From Harvard at 20

Aiko Lee Simmons Harvard University
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 10: Aoki Lee Simmons attends the Prabal Gurung show during New York Fashion Week: The Show at New York Public Library on February 10, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

Aoki Lee Simmons, the youngest daughter of Kimora Lee Simmons and Russell Simmons has graduated from Harvard University.

On Thursday (May 25), mom, Kimora Lee Simmons and sister, Ming Lee witnessed Aoki turn her tassel. Sporting a floor-length blush gown and curly hair, Aoki proudly walked across the stage with a bachelor of arts degree. She started her collegiate career at just 16 years old.

Friends, family and other spectators applauded and cheered on the young scholar for her accomplishment.

The graduation ceremony for Aoki comes right after Ming Lee’s, who graduated from New York University the week prior.

Aoki shared a touching caption honoring the women in her life.

“The women who could not always get their degrees right away but who made damn sure we got ours, This one’s for you,” Simmons wrote. “I must dedicate this degree to all the leading ladies in my life, because who am I If not their daughter, granddaughter, sister and friend? Who am I without who came before and beside? We go TOGETHER. Women, period.”

Kimora shared an equally as affectionate post on her Instagram page.

“My baby girl is a HARVARD GRADUATE!!! AND with a double major! AND one of the youngest in recent history to do so at only 20 years young! This is CRAZYY!” She added, “IM SO SO SOO PROUD! AND all the while carrying a full time job modeling! But YOU DID IT!-WE DID IT! Mama loves you soooo much my brainy beauty! These are hard fought tears anyone who knows us will know! 😭❤️❤️”

While Russell Simmons was not physically present, he too shared congratulatory posts.