Sommer Ray is taking a moment to recognize somebody extremely important in her life, who not only gave her the amazing assets to become a model but helped use her knowledge to guide Sommer into a successful star — her mother! The Instagram phenom took to social media on Friday afternoon to show her mom, Shannon Ray, with birthday love.
Shannon, who turned 56-years-old, is an accomplished fitness model and bodybuilder and has been her daughter’s #1 fan throughout her whole life.
Showing off a sexy bikini photo shoot the mother/daughter duo has posed for in the past, Sommer Ray dropped a sweet message for her mother:
“happy 56th birthday to the most amazing momma, best friend, workout buddy a girl could ever ask for. you’re my world, my biggest inspiration & the light of my liiiiife momma.”
Shannon commented on her daughter’s public praise, writing, “Awww thank you baby♥️♥️ I miss you so much?? and I miss working out with you:(( 56 is going to be good.”
Shannon Ray may be the mother of Sommer, and two other daughters, but she has also amassed her own following on social media.
The 56-year-old model is actually still very much in the game and regularly shares fitness videos and spectacular swimwear snaps with her 780,000 followers. She also regularly models in photoshoots with her daughter on social media.
Back in July, Shannon and Sommer revealed an impromptu photoshoot while the two were on summer vacation in the great outdoors! It’s unclear where the two stars were vacationing, but they definitely got back to nature while strutting their stuff at the bottom of a riverbed.
Shannon has been extremely influential in managing her daughter’s career, and aside from being a role model for Sommer, has helped paved the way for many of her business ventures.
There have even been rumors from back in the day that Shannon also helped Sommer acquire her millions of followers when she was first starting out. Sommer is very grateful for her mother’s guidance, and has regularly let the world know how much she loves her mother.
“Happy mother’s day to my bestest friend in the world. i have no idea where i’d be without you.. hahhaa literally cause i wouldn’t be here without you but still you’re my support system & my rock. i love you more than you could ever imagine. thanks for being the best momma ever,” Sommer wrote on Instagram during a Mother’s Day tribute earlier this year.