Bobby Flay Wishes Daughter Sophie a Happy Birthday

He can’t help but gush about his little girl — especially on her birthday! Bobby Flay‘s daughter, Sophie Flay, turned 22 years old on April 16, and the proud father took to Instagram to wish her a happy birthday in the best way possible — with throwback photos, of course. “Happy Birthday to this adorable one @soophly … 22 years ago today, you let the world know you were here… #HappyBirthday #WorldChanger,” he wrote in the caption of one of the cute pics. Check out the video above to see the adorable photos of Bobby’s daughter!

The 53-year-old chef shares his daughter with his second wife, Kate Connelly, whom he was married to from 1995 to 1998. Sophie often makes appearances on her dad’s social media pages, as well as his popular Food Network show Beat Bobby Flay as a judge. The 22-year-old beauty is currently a student — she attends the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication. Maybe she’s thinking about pursuing a television career like her TV personality father?

For now, it seems like Sophie is focused on traveling, as she often shares photos on her Instagram page from her time jetsetting around the world. She’s traveled everywhere from Greece to Morocco to Amsterdam. She’s even met former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama!

Back in 2013, Flay couldn’t help but gush about his only daughter to celebrity cook Rachael Ray. “In some ways, I’m the pushover and she kind of knows that, but I have to say to her credit, she makes parenting a lot easier than it could be because she’s a great kid.”

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Closer Weekly.

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