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Lara Spencer's daughter shares glimpse into family home amid bittersweet change

The GMA star lives in a beautiful home with her husband Richard McVey

Lara Spencer on the red carpet
Hanna Fillingham
US Managing Editor
24 April 2023
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Lara Spencer has opened the doors into her gorgeous Connecticut home to share an adorable new photo taken by her daughter, Katharine (Kate). 

The GMA star took to Instagram to post a picture of herself posing inside her open plan living space, as she sat down hugging her beloved pet dog Riva. 

Lara credited her daughter in the caption of the post, writing: "Thanks to Kate for this pic of me and the big girl."

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Lara lives in Connecticut with her husband Richard McVey and Kate, who is set to leave home this Fall - making the TV star an empty nester in the process. 

The TV host is also mom to her 21-year-old son Duff, sharing them both with ex-husband David Haffenreffer, who currently studies at Southern Methodist University. 

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Kate, meanwhile, will be enrolling at Vanderbilt University this coming Fall, having committed to their hockey program earlier in 2022. In an exclusive interview with HELLO! last year, the star opened up about her close relationship with both her children and how grateful she was that her youngest, was still at home - for now. 

lara spencer and her lookalike daughter © Photo: Instagram
GMA's Lara Spencer with her daughter Kate

When asked how she was feeling about her daughter's plans to go to college, Lara confessed: "We have one more year. I'm so thankful." 

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She also spoke about the benefit that was having both her kids at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, adding: "The impact of COVID on the kids and the world has been so tragic and difficult but there are little silver linings. 

"One of them has been to have more time with my children over the last few years. Being at home with them has really been cherished." 

Lara Spencer with husband Richard McVey © Photo: Instagram
Lara Spencer with husband Richard McVey

Duff and Katharine have grown into confident young people, thanks to their parent's amicable co-parenting, with Lara and her ex-husband having remained on good terms since their divorce. 

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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