The celebrity mom on Friday penned a letter greeting her beloved daughter on her milestone.
Ina took pride in her 18-year-old daughter’s positivity despite graduating virtually due to the COVID-19 crisis.
“Dad and I asked you over dinner last night how you feel about graduation via Zoom. You said that this whole thing is surreal, but you’re trying not to dwell on the negative and look at only the positives that will come out of this,” wrote Ina.
She continued, “Despite everything that is happening, you’re still able to maintain a bright outlook and be a wonderful role model to your little sisters.”
“We will always be proud of you, Ate @erikarae.p ??. Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for your next adventure,” the actress added.
Erika is the eldest of five children of Ina and her husband Brian Portunak.
In 2019, Erika turned heads with her sizzling pre-debut photoshoot and video.
When Erika turned 18 in October 2019, Ina said of her Baby No. 1: “You will always be the feisty and fiery one in the family but you are the sweetest too. We can see how you love your siblings so much and can be very protective of them.”