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Lara Spencer surprises fans with rare photo of ex-husband and son

The GMA star shares her two grown children with her ex-husband. She is now married to Rick McVey


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Hannah Hargrave
US Deputy Editor
26 January 2023
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It's been an emotional week for Lara Spencer as her oldest child, Duff, turned 21. 

The TV host and doting mother paid tribute to him on his bittersweet birthday with a selection of photos - and one, in particular, stood out. 

Lara's ex-husband, David Haffenreffer, featured in a snapshot alongside his son and while the resemblance between them was uncanny, fans were also left in disbelief at just how much Duff looks like his famous mom.

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"He's your mini-me," wrote one, as many added shocked face emojis and another commented: "OMG he's your clone."

Lara couldn't celebrate with Duff as he is currently away at college. But she said she hoped to wish him a happy birthday in person, very soon. 

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The mom-of-two was married to David for 15 years and she shares both Duff and her daughter, Katharine, with him. 

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Katharine's son is all smiles in photo alongside his dad

They divorced in 2015, and told Page Six at the time that their children "remain our top priority," and added: "We will raise them and care for them together."

Lara and David have remained on friendly terms and Duff and Katharine have grown into confident young people. 

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Speaking to Greenwich magazine about raising her offspring, Lara said:  "I want them to dream big. That's what my parents did for me."

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Lara is a proud mom to her two children

She also told Family Circle: "Kate and Duff aren't afraid to experiment and try different things, and I really love that about them."

Duff relocated from the family home in Connecticut, for college in 2021, enrolling at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Katharine is expected to attend college this year. 

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