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All About Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker’s 3 Kids

All About Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker’s 3 Kids

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have been successful in acting careers, yet their biggest honor might come as parents of three kids. Parker and Broderick, who have been married since 1997, are parents to James, 21, and twin daughters, Tabitha and Marion, both 13.

“Our lives are unpredictable, and we’re not always here when we want to be,” Parker told People about her family in a 2018 interview. “We can’t always do drop-off and pick-up. But I’m proud that our children talk to us in the way they do. I’m glad they’re curious people.

“I think marriage has a lot of vitality,” Parker said in the same interview. “If you’re fortunate, it’s like this dazzling organism.”

The entire family happened to show up in December 2022 for a Broadway musical at the famed Shubert Theater in New York City. The Broderick clan went to see Some Like It Hot.

Well, let’s take a little closer look at the Brodericks’ children.

James Wilkie Broderick

Born in 2002, he’s named after Matthew Broderick’s late father, actor James Broderick.

Parker has some rather pointed thoughts about raising James, one of Matthew Broderick’s kids. She talked about it in a 2008 interview with Parade.

“I think that if I had been raised a child of privilege, I wouldn’t be the working person I am today,” Parker said. “I have a great appreciation for work. (And) I think it’s incumbent on my husband and me to really stress and to show James Wilkie by example what it means to owe your community something and that he is not entitled to the benefits of our hard work.”

So, seeing James on a red carpet is a rare occasion. Broderick and Parker don’t take their kids to every one of them. But he’s popped up on them here and there. In 2010 and 2011, James appeared there when attending two Harry Potter movie grand openings. Then, in 2021, James Broderick went to the Museum of Modern Art to see the premiere of Parker’s series And Just Like That…It’s a reboot of Sex and the City.

Broderick opened up about seeing the reboot series opener in 2023. He told Entertainment Tonight, “I tried to watch the new one and I liked it but then I felt weird, ’cause I haven’t watched the original. I guess it’s kind of obvious why maybe I hadn’t watched the original show as a kid.”

Parker celebrates James’ birthday each year with a photo and special post on her Instagram about him.

Tabitha and Marion Broderick

The twins were born in 2009 by a surrogate. Broderick and Parker flew to Martins Ferry, Ohio, where they picked up their children. Just add two more to Matthew Broderick’s kids’ total.

Parker, in an interview with Access Hollywood, said that she has been pretty open with James about the situation at hand. “I’ve been pretty candid with him,” Parker said. “I kind of chartered my own course with him because we wanted to keep this quiet and so I wanted to be very careful about telling him so he wasn’t burdened with a secret. On the other hand, I wanted him to have time to adjust to the idea of sharing his mama and his papa.”

While they live with the same parents, it doesn’t mean that they do exactly the same thing every day. That’s not how it works for them.

“They’re really devoted to each other, but they’ll also say, ‘I need time away from her,’” Parker said. “Tabitha can play by herself for hours. Loretta always needs to be checking in. They go to different schools. That’s Tabitha’s idea.”

One thing Parker and her daughters have in common is a love of fashion. Tabitha and Marion were pretty amped up when seeing Parker on the cover of a Vogue magazine. The girls also have said that they love Parker’s 1993 film Hocus Pocus, where she teamed up with Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy. All three actresses got together to work on Hocus Pocus 2.

“They were so excited to meet Bette and Kathy,” Parker said. “(Marion) Loretta kept asking me, ‘But wait, are we going to meet them as [their characters] Winnie and Mary? Or are we going to meet them as Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy?”