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Colin Farrell Opens and Softens Up

Colin once had a reputation as a partying bad boy, but now this sobered up lad has shown his sweet side. Last month we heard how generous Colin is when he took a homeless man on a shopping spree, and now he is talking for the first time about his 4-year-old son James, revealing that he was born with a rare form of cerebral palsy called Angelman Syndrome. Colin shows what a doting dad he is and how much he adores his son just the way he is. He said,

”With my son the only time I'm reminded that there is something different about him – that he has some deviation of what is perceived to be normal – is when I see him with other four-year-olds. Then I go “oh yeah” and it comes back to me. But from day one I felt that he's the way he's meant to be.... He took his first steps about six weeks ago and it was four years in the making. All the work is his, he worked his arse off for four years.”

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vanessa_j vanessa_j 9 years
special people have special children.. sometimes it takes a child to open your eyes and your heart. he has had such a bad reputation but this shows his tru colors..my thought and prayers are with he and his family..it has to be tough!
brare brare 9 years
what a beautiful picture of colin and little james , you are the best dad ever and i love you god bless you and your family
pintsized pintsized 9 years
Because we want to and we can.
Alisha_Stiletto Alisha_Stiletto 9 years
Why the hell is he getting brownie points for loving his son DESPITE him being "different" - people, thats what he's supposed to do - love his son unconditionally. This annoys the hell out of me. Im still no fan of his - bad actor (over-acts) and I dont dig that forced 'bad boy' thing. Its so 1980's.
ThatsBloo2You ThatsBloo2You 9 years
it's an unfortunate situation - though not uncommon amongst the world.
hills hills 9 years
o bless him. hes a gorgeous little lad like his daddy.
dntusassme2000 dntusassme2000 9 years
Very sweet:)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Angelmans Syndrome is Not a form of cerebral palsy. It is a rare neuro genetic disorder caused by a lack of critical genes on the Maternally inherited chromosome 15, is a sister syndrome to Prader Willi which is caused by a lack of praternal genes. It used to be called "happy puppet syndrome" because Its characterized by a an unstable jerky gait and bouts of laughter. These are really happy children. I know this, because i work with them. Good thing is that as he gets older the symptoms will improve
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Awwww you gotta love :love: good daddy's!!!!
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
That's sad about his son. i really like what I'm hearing about Colin lately.
yyam084 yyam084 9 years
there's a heart in every bad boy!
pipette1110 pipette1110 9 years
i always loved Colin Farrell, he's a sexy bad boy!
brare brare 9 years
colin you are a great dad, hang in there.
MTB MTB 9 years
I AM VERY SAD TO HEAR ABOUT THIS NEWS , I HOPE EVERYTHING WOULD BE OKAY , I LOVE YOU COLIN
lali lali 9 years
colin i am so sadden by the news about little boy. i know it is very tough. i love you
farabare farabare 9 years
COLIN ,GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
not really into his style.
Francesca-Fiore Francesca-Fiore 9 years
Steviasweet, I saw that same video of Colin with the Special Olympics team, and I was really impressed. He seems like a sweetheart! I'm so glad that now I don't have to be super embarrassed by my crush on him.
demeter demeter 9 years
That thing he did for the homeless man was so sweet. I love him, he's made me have faith in celebrities.
creepupmytee creepupmytee 9 years
cute :D
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Love Colin and it's great to see this "dad" side of him; his son is adorable and I wish them the best.
SassAndBide SassAndBide 9 years
lilflowa u gave out double hugs :hug: :rotfl:
sweetnsour sweetnsour 9 years
He's really scoring high points with me , but not because he's dedicated to his son . He's SUPPOSED to be dedicated--that's what fatherhood is all about. It's something else about him openly speaking out about his son's disability that seems very un-hollywood. Good for him and I wish both parents and little Jimmy the best!
lorenashley lorenashley 9 years
aww i didnt know that about his son :( good for colin. he can always get it from me.
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 9 years
Sadness indeed. I didn't know his son has special needs. Colin seems to be a real dedicated father to his son. It's good to see he cleaned up the skank behavior. He used to be a straight-up, dirty whore, skank licking slut and now he actually sounds like a good daddy. Who would've thought?! :evil:
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