Lara Spencer counts down to bittersweet family shift in new photo with mini-me daughter.

Lara Spencer is getting ready to drop off her youngest child, Katharine "Kat" Haffenreffer, at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.

Not only is she getting ready to witness her daughter begin her studies at the undergraduate level

but her move will also officially make the GMA anchor an empty nester.

This is because her son Duff went for college in 2021 and is currently attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

The media personality's two children are her joint responsibility with her ex-husband, David Haffenreffer

 who was a contributor for CNN in the past and is now a real estate broker.

entrepreneur and the chief executive officer of MarketAxess Holdings. Her first marriage lasted from 2000 to 2015.

 They wed in 2000 and divorced in 2015; she is now married to Richard McVey

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