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There may be fighting, backstabbing and name-calling among the women of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks prove there’s genuine friendship in the mix, too.

The new Mrs. Kandi Tucker traveled to Alabama to watch Phaedra walk across the stage and officially become a licensed funeral director. “Took a road trip to Alabama to see @phaedraparks graduate today! She didn’t know I was coming. I am so proud of her,” the songstress shared on her Instagram account.

She went on to say that Phaedra inspires her to continue to work hard and make her dreams come true. “For her to be a mother of two, a wife, run her own law firm, write books, make DVDs, be on a tv show, etc…. Yet still go back to school & get her degree in Funeral Service Education is incredible,” Kandi said. “She commits herself wholeheartedly to everything she does. She’s a true BOSS! Everybody send @phaedraparks love today!”

Check out the adorable photo of the money-making besties, below.

In related Class of 2014 news, LL Cool J attended his daughter’s graduation and received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Northeastern University Friday. “For them to recognize my body of work and my contributions to the world of art is an amazing feeling,” the proud parent told CBS news. “I’ve been called a few things, but never a doctor, that’s for sure,”

LL’s daughter Italia Smith said it was great to see her dad onstage. “It was emotional, it was exciting, I’m just happy to reach a new milestone,” she said.

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