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Actress Kate Beckinsale shared an adorable photo of her and ex Michael Sheen celebrating their daughter Lily's acceptance into college.

The picture shows Sheen scooping up his daughter and his ex for big, celebratory hugs, which Beckinsale calls the "appropriate fatherly response" to the happy news. The opposite of this will happen when Lily has to pay her first student loan, though.

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 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Beckinsale and Sheen dated from 1995-2003, and welcomed Lily in 1999. They have since separated, but claim to remain good friends who hang out all the time. Sheen is now dating comedian Sarah Silverman and Beckinsale is newly divorced from director Len Wiseman.

Always a baby to me #Lily -- See more tonight on the @latelateshow ✨

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