Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen’s daughter Lily has been accepted into college.
The 43-year-old actress has taken to Instagram to share her excitement at the good news, posting a photograph of herself emotionally hugging her former partner – whom she split from in 2003 – as they celebrated 17-year-old Lily’s academic achievement.
The ‘Underworld’ star captioned the photo: "The appropriate fatherly response when you find out your girl got into college: burst into tears, drop everything, rush over and pick up everyone even remotely involved . @lily_beckinsale we are so unbelievably proud of you . Fly fly fly (sic)"
Despite their separation 13 years ago, Kate and Michael, 47, have remained close friends and have always co-parented Lily.
Their bond is so close that Michael finds himself the butt of jokes made at his expense by Kate, Lily and his girlfriend Sarah Silverman
He said: "Our relationship now is probably better than it ever was. And it helps that she [Kate] actually likes Sarah more than she likes me. The only way it doesn’t work out is that now I have not only Sarah, but also Kate and my daughter Lily, who all just make fun of me and embarrass me at any given point."
The ‘Midnight in Paris’ actor recounted a time when he dropped his car keys under his vehicle when giving Kate a ride somewhere, and she filmed him crawling on the ground to try and pick them up. She sent the video to Sarah and Lily, who both mocked him about the mishap.
He said: "That is my life now, on a day-to-day basis."