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Lauren Sánchez praises model son Nikko's step into the spotlight: 'Proud mama'

The former entertainment reporter celebrated her son's runway model debut as well as fiancé Jeff Bezos' 60th birthday

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Beatriz Colon
Beatriz Colon - New York
New York WriterNew York
14 January 2024
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Lauren Sánchez' son Nikko González, 22, is stepping into the spotlight, and he can count on all the love and support from his mom.

Over the weekend, the former entertainment anchor celebrated not only her fiancé Jeff Bezos' milestone 60th birthday, but also her son's official modeling debut during Milan Fashion Week.

The soon-to-be Mrs. Bezos shares Nikko with former NFL tight end Tony González; she also shares son Evan Whitesell, 17, and daughter Eleanor Whitesell, 16, with Hollywood agent and Endeavor founder Patrick Whitesell, her husband from 2005 to 2019.

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In honor of Nikko's modeling debut, Lauren took to Instagram with a sweet shout-out, sharing a glimpse of the budding model working the runway for Dolce & Gabbana's Fall/Winter 2024-2025 menswear show.

In the clip, Nikko's golden tan, buzz cut hair and razor-sharp jawline are on full display, and he is modeling a black, double-breasted blazer with matching trousers, layered over a v-neck t-shirt accessorized with an ornate gold brooch.

"Just a proud mama," Lauren wrote in her caption, adding: "It was such a gift to watch my son @nikkogzz walking the runway for @dolcegabbana in Milan. Congrats, my love."

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Her fans and celebrity friends alike were quick to take to the comments section under the post to rave about the special moment, with Kim Kardashian writing: "Yessssssssss!!!!!!!!!!" as singer Jewel added: "Oh my gosh – so cool!! Bravo!"

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Others followed suit with: "Wow! This is awesome," and: "Wow!!!!! Look at you fly @nikkogzz so proud, so amazing!!!!" as well as: "What a legend! Crushing the catwalk," plus another one of her followers also wrote: "Omg! That's amazing – he is perfect for them."

Nikko González, son of Lauren Sánchez, fiancée of Jeff Bezos, walks the runway during the Dolce & Gabbana Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2024-2025 fashion show as part of the Milan Men Fashion Week on January 13, 2024 in Milan, Italy© Getty
Nikko looked dashing in a sleek suit

In anticipation of the show, Lauren was seen sporting several different Dolce & Gabbana looks, including a see-through, monogram ensemble that she wore for Jeff's birthday celebrations in Paris.

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The mom-of-three also took to Instagram to share a special tribute to the Amazon founder, sharing a throwback of him as a toddler as well as a recent photo of them two.

Lauren Sánchez and her son Nikko González attend a basketball game between the Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California© Getty
Lauren and her son at a basketball game in 2014

She wrote: "Look who's turning 60! Happy birthday, baby!" adding: "Today is another day where your laughter fills our home, and that smile of yours lights up every room. Wishing you an abundance of simple joys and quiet moments of happiness.

"May this year be filled with everything you love, from peaceful mornings to joyous celebrations. I hope each day brings you countless reasons to smile, just like you give me a reason to smile every single day. Love you, and happy birthday, my love."

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