Matthew Broderick Says Out of All the Things He's Done, Being a Dad "Is My Favorite"
Sarah Jessica Parker's best-known role involves looking for love and living her best single life in the process, but in reality, the "And Just Like That" star has been happily married for over 20 years, and is a mom of three.
The actor's relationship with "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" alum Matthew Broderick — who she started dating in 1992 and got married to in 1997 — has been one of Hollywood's most successful marriages. Parker, who is starring in season two of the "Sex and the City" revival, and Broderick, star of Netflix's new series "Painkiller" and much more, welcomed son James in 2002, then twin girls, Marion and Tabitha, in 2009.
Although Parker, 58, and Broderick, 61, are tight-lipped about their kids for the most part, Broderick told Entertainment Tonight in June that out of all the things he's done, being a dad "is my favorite." Reflecting on fatherhood, he said, "It just happens, you know? You don't really know how to do it, and then suddenly you're a dad. But I'm very happy that that happened."
In an August interview with Stylecaster, Parker opened up about how she tries to help her daughters navigate beauty standards. "I try to keep reminding them that their value is in how they connect with other people, the kind of friends they are, the kind of student they hope to be, the kind of sibling they are, the kind of daughter they are, and that the other stuff is very hard to navigate," she said. "But they have my total support in being an individual. And it's hard to do sometimes. But the payoff is mighty."
Here's what we know about Parker and Broderick's family.
James Wilkie Broderick
Their first child, James, was born Oct. 28, 2002. James is often seen hanging out with dad Broderick at New York Knicks games. Although SJP usually is quiet about her kids, she has made exceptions by posting tributes honoring them on their birthdays. On James's 18th birthday, she posted photos of him as a child on Instagram, writing: "On this day, you are 18 years old. I marvel at the passing of those years but equally the young man you are becoming. My love for you is an ache and an honor. As you leap toward and into your future, I remain your privileged and steadfast confident and joyful witness to the year ahead." James also appeared on the red carpet with both of his parents in support of Parker's New York City "And Just Like That . . ." premiere in 2021, as seen above.
Marion Loretta Elwell
Daughter Marion (a twin!) was born June 22, 2009, via surrogacy after the couple tried unsuccessfully to conceive again. "You turned our lives inside out and upside down, filled and continue to fill all the remaining space with endless surprises, romance, sentimentality, art and a bounty of a sort of love we didn't even know we were missing," Parker wrote on Instagram about her daughters in June 2021.
Both girls then joined their parents on the red carpet at the 2022 premiere of "Hocus Pocus 2," matching mom in shoes from her eponymous collection.
Tabitha Hodge Broderick
Like twin sister Marion, Tabitha was born June 22, 2009, via surrogacy. Parker opened up about the rewards, and struggles, of parenting in 2018 during an episode of Girlboss Radio. "You're in a constant state of worrying about your children . . . It's very painful and it's exhilarating. It's a really interesting way of living in the world. I read books differently, or I look at parents and children on the subway differently. I hear music differently or when I see something, I think, 'I wish Tabitha and Loretta were with me now and they could see this.' That's the good part," Parker said.