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At just three years old, Rennie Foster wowed audiences as he debuted his drumming skills on stage performing with his parents. Rennie’s appearance, shared by his mother in a video on Instagram, marked a captivating family moment on stage, impressing audiences and hinting at a promising musical future.

In a delightful showcase of emerging talent, Katharine McPhee and David Foster’s son, Rennie, at just 3 years old, captured the hearts of fans during a performance on stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., on February 25.

The celebrated musical duo introduced their son to the stage, where he joined them and showcased his talent for playing the drums.

McPhee took to Instagram to share this special occurrence, captioning the video, “had a VERY special guest join us on stage for the first time 🥁 #ProudMom.”

In the video, lasting just over 30 seconds, Rennie is seen playing the drums with vigor as his father plays the piano and McPhee moves to the rhythm of “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion).”

Despite Rennie’s apparent involvement with the drums, the “American Idol” alum was quick to clarify the reality behind the adorable performance. In a candid revelation in the comments section, she explained:

“By the way… I hope people realize that JR -the legend-@johnjrrobinson1 -our incredible drummer is drumming & Rennie is only copying to the best of his ability unmic’d- and it was cute to watch his first on stage debut.”

Katharine McPhee and David Foster at the 2024 MusiCares Person of the Year gala at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles on February 2, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Katharine McPhee and David Foster at the 2024 MusiCares Person of the Year gala at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles on February 2, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

The clip has since become a hit among fans, praising the couple’s “child prodigy.” One person wrote, “Omg he’s too good I can’t deal. Bring him to every show!,” while others expressed how adorable Rennie was on stage, writing, “This is the cutest thing in the world” and “My heart. Stop it right now this is the most precious thing I have seen.”

Fans also acknowledged the source of Rennie’s talent. Addressing McPhee, one wrote, “Amazing talent! He’s clearly inherited both of your musical dominant genes!” Meanwhile, another fan conveyed, “I love it……Mommy sidestage cheering on her future star Rennie Foster!

Katharine McPhee performing on Season 4 of "American Idol" | Source: Getty Images

Katharine McPhee performing on Season 4 of “American Idol” | Source: Getty Images

Rennie’s drumming aptitude had already made waves before this recent performance. In January, his mother uploaded a TikTok video revealing his musical flair.

In the clip, Rennie energetically drums to Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You” on his personalized red drum set. On the sidelines, his father observes with amusement, offering guidance at moments.

In the text overlaying the video, McPhee reveals, “my 2-year-old baby is a genius.” She then guides the camera through a hallway to the room where Rennie is playing the drums.

Dressed in a gray T-shirt and sporting headphones, Rennie is fully immersed, masterfully keeping pace with the King of Pop’s rhythm. Foster, clearly enjoying the scene, nods in sync with the beat.

Rennie had just turned three last week, and the family marked this special occasion with a trip to Disney World, an event McPhee captured and shared on Instagram.

She revealed that they ventured on as many rides as possible, thoroughly enjoying themselves, except one ride that left them feeling queasy.

McPhee was pleasantly surprised by Rennie’s bravery when meeting Mickey Mouse; he wasn’t the least bit scared and even high-fived the iconic character, while she managed an awkward hug. Moreover, she highlighted a pianist whose performance earned Foster’s nod of approval.

Their culinary adventures were also featured, including the delectable pastries they indulged in. A memorable moment during their meal was Rennie pretending to play the drums with a pair of straws, a playful act his father happily joined in on.

Rennie’s journey into the spotlight at just three years old offers more than just a glimpse of his emerging talent. It opens a window into the distinct parenting approaches of his parents.

Despite their harmonious life, the couple faces differences in their parenting styles, shaped by the generational gap between them.

David Foster and Katharine McPhee at the press night after-party for "Waitress: The Musical" on March 7, 2019, in London, England | Source: Getty Images

David Foster and Katharine McPhee at the press night after-party for “Waitress: The Musical” on March 7, 2019, in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Foster, who already has five grown-up children, prefers a traditional way of disciplining. He thinks it’s time to start setting rules for Rennie, but McPhee doesn’t fully agree. She believes in a gentler approach, focusing on patience and understanding instead of punishment like time-outs.

“My take is that you can have more mindful parenting opposed to just assuming that a two or three-year-old can have time alone to reflect on what they’ve done poorly,” McPhee revealed in November.

Their different approaches on how to discipline their child, with McPhee describing Foster’s as “results-based,” don’t cause fights between them. Instead, they respect each other’s opinions.

McPhee sees discipline as something they should do together, slowly, as Rennie grows. She thinks it’s important for Rennie to learn about personal space and how to behave from interacting with others outside the family, like teachers and classmates.

Their story, alongside Rennie’s early steps into music, highlights how they’re working to bring him up as a kind and well-rounded person. Despite their different methods, their main goal is to raise Rennie with love, respect, and patience.

A childless old woman reached her one-hundredth birthday alone, with no one to celebrate with. A boy shows up at her door and introduces himself as her great-grandson.

Ruby was reaching an incredible landmark birthday for any human being, and nobody cared. She was turning one hundred, but there was no one to celebrate the moment with her.

Ruby was alone, just as she’d been for most of her life. From the time she was eight years old, and her father had gone off to fight in the war, Ruby had shouldered an adult’s burden.

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Her mother was a frail and distant woman, and her dad had taken Ruby aside. “I’m going to need you to be a big girl, Ruby,” he’d said seriously. “You’re going to have to be very responsible and look after momma, OK?”

“OK, daddy,” Ruby had answered, and that had been the end of her childhood. Ruby became the adult in the family and looked after her mother and her four younger siblings.

She couldn’t wait for daddy to come home, so she could be a kid again, but he never did. When Ruby was twelve, the family was informed that their father had died in combat.

Daddy was never coming home. Mom fell apart, screaming and crying so much that she frightened the other children dreadfully. A doctor had to come and give mom an injection, and then she was quiet and vague again.

When you least expect it, life sends you a blessing.

The pension mom got from the Government was very small, and she wasn’t able to work. Ruby gave up school and took a job at a nearby shop that sold fabric, threads, buttons, and ribbons — anything you’d need to make clothes in those hard times.

Ruby was bright and energetic, and she soon became an asset to the woman who owned the haberdashery, Mrs. Dorris. Mrs. Dorris was a war widow, just like mom, and she was kind to Ruby in her way.

She’d sometimes give Ruby off-cuts from the prettiest prints and bits of colorful ribbons so she could make herself little shift dresses. Ruby often used the fabric on her siblings, and on her mom.

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Mom had become even more distant as she grew older. She drifted around the house in her nightgown, and Ruby had to watch, so she didn’t go outside like that.

Ruby was determined that her four sisters would finish school, and she refused to allow them to go to work to help out. “Focus on school,” she’d tell them sternly. “That’s the biggest help you can give us!”

Ruby turned eighteen, and no one noticed. There was no party, no presents, no birthday cake. Mrs. Dorris didn’t know or didn’t care — she was an unemotional kind of woman.

Mom was lost in her own world, and Ruby’s sisters, with the innate selfishness of children, didn’t even realize that Ruby, too, had birthdays.

That was the year Ruby met Brad. He was tall and slim, and he had a shy smile. He came to the shop to buy needles for his mom and stayed to talk to Ruby.

They started ‘stepping out,’ as people called it back then. They went out dancing and to the movies, and parked and kissed on Lover’s Lane. Then the kissing led to more.

When Ruby discovered she was pregnant, Brad told her he’d marry her, they’d have a pretty house and raise their children and be very happy. Then Ruby told him about mom and the girls.

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“I have to look after them, Brad,” Ruby told him. “I promised my father. But in a few years, the girls will be finished with school, and it will be only mom.”

“Your crazy mother and your sisters are moving in with us?” Brad asked. “For the rest of our lives? Is that what you’re telling me?” After that, Brad was very quiet.

He agreed to meet the next day and make the arrangements for the wedding, but he didn’t kiss Ruby goodbye the way he usually did. Ruby never saw him again.

She learned that he’d volunteered for the new war in Asia that very afternoon. He’d left her all alone and pregnant. “What am I going to do?” she asked herself.

If she kept the baby, what kind of life could she give it? She had to work all the time to raise her sisters and look after her mother. She couldn’t leave the baby with mom while she worked; it just wasn’t safe.

Ruby pressed her hands to her tummy and wept. She’d have to give up her child. She’d give it up for adoption and know that he or she would be loved and cherished.

The moment when she gave up her newborn daughter was one of the hardest in Ruby’s life, but she knew she was doing it for the best reasons. “Be happy, my sweet girl,” she whispered. “I love you.”

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That was more years ago than Ruby cared to remember, and the last time she’d felt young. After Brad, Ruby never looked at another man. She knew that whatever happened, they would never accept her burdens, and she couldn’t ask them to.

One by one, her sisters finished school and left home. They married and moved away, and Ruby was left to care for mom, as always. Ruby was seventy-three when her mom passed away.

That day Ruby wept, not just for her mother, but for the bitter waste of an entire life. She had nothing. No family, and since her retirement, few friends.

“I’ll just wait to die,” Ruby told herself. “It can’t be long now.” But it was. Ruby was a sturdy woman in the best of health, and pretty soon, she turned eighty, then ninety…

The years passed unmarked by any celebration. No one cared. Ruby sat in her little house and grew older and older. When she turned ninety-nine, a social worker showed up.

She wanted to see if Ruby was capable of living on her own. She looked around and was quite happy with her living conditions. She left without wishing Ruby a happy birthday.

“One hundred,” Ruby said to herself. “I’ve seen a century of this world’s history and lived none of it.” She was sitting in her kitchen and thinking about her life when the doorbell rang.

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She got up and opened the door. There was a young man there, and he was holding a huge cake with a big 100 on top of it. “Hi Gran!” he cried cheerfully. “Happy birthday!”

Ruby’s chin dropped. “Young man, you have the wrong house…”

“No, I don’t,” he said gently. “You are my great-grandmother Ruby. My grandmother always wanted to know who her birth mother was, so when she turned 81, I had the records unsealed.

“No one imagined you were still alive! Gran’s outside, in the car, waiting to meet you — if you agree.”

“My daughter?” Ruby asked. “She’s…Does she want to meet me? I…I gave her up…I wanted her to be happy…”

“She knows that gran,” the young man said. “We also know you’ve been alone for a long time, but now you have a family: a daughter, five grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren!”

Ruby started sobbing, and the young man put his arms around her. “It’s OK,” he said. “We’re here now, and you’re going to have quite a party!”

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Ruby met her daughter, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren, and it was the best day of her life. They lit the candles on the cake and sang ‘Happy Birthday.’ It was the most beautiful sound Ruby had ever heard.

“My life wasn’t a waste after all,” she whispered to her daughter. “I had you!”

What can we learn from this story?

  • Duty can be a terrible burden, but life always brings a reward. Ruby gave up everything, including her child, to keep her word to her father and look after her mother.
  • When you least expect it, life sends you a blessing. Ruby was alone until her 100th birthday, and she spent the rest of her life surrounded by family and love.

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Andie MacDowell appeared at the 2023 Oscars with her daughter.

The actress let her black locks turn gray as she embraced her age.

Andie talked about how she stopped dating and welcoming her granddaughter.

On March 12, 2023, Andie MacDowell, then 64, was glowing as she appeared at the Oscar Awards where she brought one of her daughters, Rainey Qualley, then 33, as her date. The star and her oldest daughter looked stunning as they walked the red carpet together.

Besides Rainey, the actress was also a mother to a son, Justin Qualley, then 37, and another daughter, Margaret Qualley, 28. The “Maid” star shared all her three children with her ex-husband, Paul Qualley.

Andie MacDowell at the L.A. Dance Project Annual Gala on October 16, 2021, in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

The celebrity made waves on social media for choosing to go with her gray hair all made up. Some people have tried to pressure the actress not to go natural with her looks, but she stuck to what worked for her.

Andie Appears at the Oscars with Her Oldest Daughter: Fan Reactions Were Controversial
MacDowell and Rainey were both dressed in black, with the actress appearing in a black gown with two different shoulder straps. Her daughter wore a strapless dress that featured crisscross detailing on the side.

At one point, the star and her daughter posed together on the red carpet, where they smiled while giving each other warm hugs. People shared a Facebook post with two images showing how well MacDowell had aged, but followers were quite critical.

Someone noted how “beautiful” the celebrity was, but felt “she needs better eyebrows.” Another person also praised the actress’s looks, but said they were surprised Rainey’s mother didn’t wear her hair down, adding:

“She looks matronly with it like that.”

A fan's comment on Andie MacDowell's look at the Oscar Awards on March 12, 2023 | Source: Facebook/People

A fan's comment on Andie MacDowell's look at the Oscar Awards on March 12, 2023 | Source: Facebook/People

A third fan also agreed that MacDowell had to “do something with her brows.” The star’s eyebrows weren’t the only thing that stood out about the actress, who proudly sported her gorgeous gray mane.

How Andie Let Her Black Locks Turn Gray and Embraced Her Age
MacDowell once confessed that she stopped coloring her salt-and-pepper hair during the COVID-19 pandemic, and by 2023 she had fully embraced it. The star said she was really comfortable and something she’d wanted to do for a while.

Andie MacDowell visits SiriusXM Studios on August 21, 2019, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Rainey’s mother shared how she was comfortable with where she currently was in life. MacDowell said she wanted to embrace being real and honest with those around her, but also herself, with her noting:

“People kept saying to me, ‘It’s not time,’ but I disagreed.”

The “Four Weddings and a Funeral” actress said she had been kowtowing to everyone’s beliefs, but now she wanted to look her age and be where she was. In 2021, MacDowell shared the story of how she realized she looked good natural.

The star said the first time she stopped coloring her hair she went to a grocery store. At the time there wasn’t any other place for her to go to and she thought she looked good, before seeing a man she described as a “silver fox.”

MacDowell explained that when she saw the man she put her shoulders back and noted that she was the same like him. The “Groundhog Day” star revealed that she and the man shot each other looks, and she asserted to herself:

“I’m a silver fox.”

While on stage with Hugh Grant at the Oscars, the actress was praised for her good looks. A short clip was of the interaction was shared on social media, leading one fan to note how Grant and MacDowell were two of their favorite actors from their favorite movie.

The follower asked how the actress’ skin managed to be that beautiful, and called her “absolutely stunning in her prime.” The social media user also noted how Grant was “still handsome and also witty.”

A fan's comment on Andie MacDowell's look while being interviewed on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" on January 25, 2023 | Source: YouTube/The Late Late Show with James Corden

In January 2023, MacDowell had an appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” where she showed off her graying mane. Fan’s rushed to leave positive comments section of the YouTube clip of the interview, with one person sharing how “absolutely stunning” her hair was.

Someone else thought the star was “so beautiful,” and they were “loving” her curls and gray hair. Another thrilled fan said the mother of three looked “as beautiful as ever,” while a fourth fan revealed that they loved MacDowell’s energy.

A fan described the actress as a “class act and fun gal rolled up in a gorgeous, talented woman!” The follower felt the star knew how to age well, but before her 2023 appearance, MacDowell’s graying hair was in full view while she was on “The Drew Barrymore Show,” in February 2021.

The actress [Andie MacDowell] shared that it was a shift that came with age and it felt good!

Besides allowing her gray hair to grow out naturally, Rainey’s mother also put herself out of the market. Other than her three beautiful children, the star also discussed another major change in her life.

Andie Talks about How She Stopped Dating and Her Granddaughter
In January 2023, MacDowell revealed on the “Today” show that she’d become a first-time grandmother! The actress revealed that she’d just spent time with her granddaughter over Christmas in 2022.

The star explained how she’d never had someone who looked “into” her and saw her soul. The celebrity smiled as she noted that they’d had a “soul-to-soul connection,” and that she hadn’t decided on her grandmother name because her granddaughter couldn’t speak yet.

However, she shared that she might settle for “grandma” or “nana,” but not “granny” – ultimately leaving the choice up to her grandchild. Speaking about dating, MacDowell said going on dates took energy and she was busy.

Andie MacDowell seen at the Martinez Hotel during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on July 9, 2021, in Cannes, France | Source: Getty Images

The actress said the most important part of her life at the moment was having meaningful and deep friendships, and her work. As she’s grown, she’s learned what really mattered, and it was the relationships that nurtured her.

However, she shared that she felt an “intense amount of love,” and other things had fallen away that didn’t matter as much. MacDowell noted how she had a bigger chance to have compassionate love, a larger heart, and empathy for different people, stating:

“So, it’s not like I’m searching for a relationship.”

The celebrity said she could have a great friendship with someone, and find fulfillment with the love and compassion they felt for that person or other people. The actress shared that it was a shift that came with age and it felt good!

Hannah Waddingham looked as glam as always for the 2024 SAG Awards.

But the Ted Lasso star’s red carpet look had one extra special accessory that she hasn’t had with her for any other award shows thus far: a handbag that was handmade by her daughter.

Waddingham, 49, carried a cardboard clutch bag with her for the Saturday night ceremony, and it was decorated with plenty of rainbow colors. It also had the word “epic” written across it — the perfect word to describe the actress’ Tony Ward Couture look for the night.

Her deep red off-the-shoulder gown featured a thigh-high slit and long train, and she accessorized with just a few pieces of Norman Silverman jewelry so as to not distract from her gorgeous purse.

“My daughter wanted to contribute, so she’s made me a bag,” she said on Netflix’s red carpet preshow of her 9-year-old daughter and her artwork. She showed off the craftsmanship of the bag to host Elaine Welteroth while they bonded over motherhood.

Waddingham added of the glitz and glam of awards season, “This is all great but this [being is a mom] is the most important.”

Waddingham, who was nominated for her final season of Ted Lasso for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series, opened up to PEOPLE last year about her daughter and their close relationship.

“My primary function is being a single mama,” she shared. “Mommy guilt is real, but I keep saying to her that we are a team and that I have to do this. I have to strike while the iron is hot. I’m not so conceited that I would think that I will always have this kind of focus. I’ve always said to her, ‘Mommy must take this time while the light shines on me, because the light shines on you.’”

Malia Obama, the daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama, recently premiered her short film, “The Heart,” at the Sundance Film Festival. The name used to credit the former President’s daughter, was void of her family’s last name.

Barack Obama and Malia Obama, 2012 | Source: Getty Images

Barack Obama and Malia Obama, 2012 | Source: Getty Images

Malia Ann Obama was born on July 4, 1998, with her middle name honoring Barack’s mother, who passed away in 1995 from ovarian cancer at the age of 52. After growing up as the president’s daughter and graduating from Harvard, Malia decided to pursue a career as a screenwriter.

Malia Obama, 2007 | Source: Getty Images

Malia Obama, 2007 | Source: Getty Images

In her latest film, “The Heart,” where Malia is credited as director and screenwriter, she chose to go by her stage name, Malia Ann. She made an appearance on the red carpet at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival earlier this month for the premiere of the movie.

Malia Obama, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Malia Obama, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

This wasn’t Malia’s first experience in the industry. In 2021, she became part of the writing team for the “Swarm” series, which later premiered on Amazon Prime. With Billie Eilish and Rory Culkin among the cast, the “Swarm” marked a promising start to her career.

“She’s an incredible writer,” said co-creator of the “Swarm,” Janine Nabers, about Malia. “She brought a lot to the table… She’s really, really dedicated to her craft.”

Malia Obama, 2016 | Source: Getty Images

Malia Obama, 2016 | Source: Getty Images

Despite her famous family, one of the executive producers of “Swarm,” Stephen Glover, insisted that they treated Malia just like any other member of the creative team.

“We can’t be easy on her just because she’s the [former] President’s daughter,” he stated“Nah, she’s very down to earth, and cool. So, it’s not a problem at all.”

Malia Obama, Michelle Obama and Barack Obama, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

Malia Obama, Michelle Obama and Barack Obama, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

Her parents can’t hide how proud they are of Malia. For her last birthday, they published sweet messages to support their daughter.

“Happy birthday to this talented, hilarious, and beautiful young woman,” wrote Barack on his Instagram. “Malia, I hope 25 brings you everything you’re looking for and more.”

His wife Michelle joined him with congratulations, posting“Happy birthday, Malia! I feel so lucky to be your mom and to be able to watch you become the wonderful young woman you are today. Love you so much! 💕”

From Malia Obama to Malia Ann. From the president’s daughter to a Hollywood screenwriter and director. The world is waiting for her new films to come, as she finds her voice in the movie industry.

As previously reported on January 19, 2024:

Malia Obama, the daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama, captivated attention with her first-ever red carpet debut at Sundance, making a distinctive statement in the world of fashion and film.

LaTonya Borsay, Tunde Adebimpe, Ayesha Nadarajah, and Malia Obama at the "The Heart" Premiere during the 2024 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2024 in Park City, Utah | Source: Getty Images

LaTonya Borsay, Tunde Adebimpe, Ayesha Nadarajah, and Malia Obama at the “The Heart” Premiere during the 2024 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2024 in Park City, Utah | Source: Getty Images

Malia Obama stepped onto the red carpet for the first time at “The Heart” premiere. Her appearance, during the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2024, showcased her unique style.

Clad in a long, oversized gray coat paired with a casual striped blue shirt, she exuded a relaxed yet stylish vibe. Her outfit, complemented by dark, knee-high boots, was a blend of comfort and elegance.

Malia Obama attends the "The Heart" Premiere during the 2024 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2024 in Park City, Utah | Source: Getty Images

Malia Obama attends the “The Heart” Premiere during the 2024 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2024 in Park City, Utah | Source: Getty Images

The young woman’s appearance has sparked a wave of reactions online. While many celebrated Malia’s unique style, saying “love her style” and praising her “classy look,” others offered mixed reviews, including a claim that she “needs a wardrobe consultant.”

A segment of onlookers criticized her ensemble, with one remarking, “Dressed like this for the red carpet? Tacky.” Her simple gray coat was labeled “thrifty” by one user. One commentator admitted Malia’s fashion sense has “indie” vibes.

Malia Obama attends the "The Heart" Premiere during the 2024 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2024 in Park City, Utah | Source: Getty Images

Malia Obama attends the “The Heart” Premiere during the 2024 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2024 in Park City, Utah | Source: Getty Images

Malia‘s first red carpet appearance was not just a step into the spotlight but also a stride in her burgeoning career in the film industry. At just 25, she has already carved out a space for herself, thanks to her role in the writers’ room for Donald Glover’s new Amazon series.

Glover, known for his critical and audience acclaim, has described Malia as an “amazingly talented person.” Her path in Hollywood includes various internships and a role as a production assistant.

Malia Obama is seen in Tribeca on March 29, 2017 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Malia Obama is seen in Tribeca on March 29, 2017 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Despite her high-profile background, Malia is regarded as a “regular person like everybody else” in the writers’ room. Her journey into the film industry has been marked by notable progression.

She made her writing debut on Donald Glover’s Prime Video series, “Swarm.” Glover himself has praised Malia, indicating that her writing style is unique and promising.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony | Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and their kids | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez, the singer, actress, and businesswoman, recently shared a rare glimpse of her son Max on his 16th birthday. However, what truly caught the attention of fans was how much Max resembles his father, Marc Anthony.

Fans took to social media to express their surprise at the striking similarity between Max and Marc Anthony. Comments flooded in, with one fan exclaiming, “Max is a true copy of his father Marc Anthony! They are identical!”

Many couldn’t help but notice the uncanny resemblance, with one fan joking, “Jen’s genes did not even try.” “Omg!!! Max looks exactly like Marc Anthony. A clone,” a fan said of Max and his twin Emme, born in 2008.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony announced their pregnancy during a concert in Miami the previous year, and Lopez’s manager shared the news once the twins arrived.Jennifer and Marc are delighted, thrilled, and over the moon,” Lopez’s manager stated.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, 2007 | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, 2007 | Source: Getty Images

After seven years of marriage, in 2011, when the twins were four years old, the couple announced their separation and finalized their divorce in 2014.

“We have decided to end our marriage,” they said in a joint statement. “This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved, and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.”

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, 2007 | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, 2007 | Source: Getty Images

Despite moving on romantically, Lopez and Anthony have maintained a strong co-parenting relationship for the sake of their children. In a recent interview, Lopez shared insights into her relationship with Anthony, stating, “Oh yeah, yeah, no, we’re like best friends, you know? We’re making an album right now.”

Jennifer Lopez and her kids, 2015 | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and her kids, 2015 | Source: Getty Images

She went on to express how their collaboration on her Spanish album has strengthened their bond and benefited their children. “We’re just in a really great place. It’s good for them, it’s good for us, it was good for the whole family,” she added.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, 2016 | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, 2016 | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, 20024 | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, 20024 | Source: Getty Images

Affleck’s middle child, Seraphina Rose, was noticed on a walk with her mother, and fans had to point out how similar she looked to her famous dad.

The 51-year-old and Seraphina were seen leaving Brentwood County Mart on their recent outing. Garner was in matching leggings and a black crewneck sweatshirt. On her feet were blue Nike sneakers.

The actress’s daughter was in khaki cargo shorts, blue socks, and sneakers. She donned a red bomber jacket and a green T-shirt with the word “Fenway” written on the front, paying homage to her dad’s Boston roots.

Mother and daughter looked happy to be in each other’s company, especially the actress, who was all smiles. Fans also noticed how Seraphina looked so much like Affleck. They said the actor’s daughter has “Ben’s genes.” Another fan wrote, “She gave birth to a young Ben.” One fan said all of Garner’s three kids look like her, but Seraphina was “The only one that looks like her dad.

LOPEZ HAS ALSO SPENT TIME WITH AFFLECK’S KIDS. IN JANUARY 2023, SHE WAS SEEN ATTENDING SERAPHINA’S RECITAL.

Fans also noticed the “Fenway” T-shirt and said it was a “great” one and that they loved it. “I bet that t-shirt was a present from her dad though,” a fan wrote. Another said they aspire to have Seraphina’s “vibe” and that she was so nice they couldn’t help but “love her.”

Seraphina has never been afraid of being seen in public with her family. She is often spotted at events with either her mom, dad, or her blended family. In November 2022, Seraphina and her father were seen having a lively conversation as they exited Petco in Los Angeles, California.

The duo were also spotted spending one-on-one time as they enjoyed a casual lunch together in Santa Monica, California, in June 2023.

Jennifer Garner and Seraphina Affleck in Los Angeles, California on August 25, 2013 | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Garner and Seraphina Affleck in Los Angeles, California on August 25, 2013 | Source: Getty Images

Affleck and Garner’s blended family are also cordial with each other and enjoy spending time together. The parents and kids have been seen spending time together ever since Lopez and Affleck tied the knot.

Ella Bleu, the daughter of Hollywood royalty John Travolta and Kelly Preston, recently captivated her followers with a stunning Instagram post. Her father also shared his thoughts on her share.

Ella Bleu showcased her fashion sense in a breathtaking all-black ensemble. The outfit, a chic pantsuit, featured a top with a very deep V-neck that tastefully revealed her mid-section, blending modern style with timeless elegance.

Complementing the bold outfit, Ella opted for a classic look with her hair neatly parted and tied at the back and simple earrings that added just the right touch of sophistication. Fans and fashion enthusiasts alike were quick to admire her look, flooding the comments section with praise and adoration.

“Absolutely stunning. She resembles her beautiful mom. I know she is so proud,” one person noted“The most beautiful combination of mother and father,” a second added“So beautiful just like your mom and dad,” a third echoed“You are just one wonderful woman inside and out,” another praised.

Among the sea of compliments was a particularly special acknowledgment from her father. “I’m so proud of you my baby. You look gorgeous,” her supportive dad wrote.

Ella is not just a fashion inspiration; she is also a talented actress following in the footsteps of her famous parents. From a young age, Ella was enchanted by the world of performing arts.

“Since I was very little, I’ve loved performing, singing, dancing, and putting on shows at home for my family and friends,” she shared. Her passion for acting was nurtured in a household that valued creativity and expression, where attendance at her homespun plays was mandatory.

Her parents always encouraged her from the front row, whether she was reenacting “The Hulk” or playing a “Housewife of Maine” at home. As time passed, Ella’s performances in front of her parents turned into screen acting with roles in “Old Dogs” and “The Poison Rose,” alongside Morgan Freeman and her father.

Admittedly, having her father present on set helped a lot. “He’s the best mentor ever,” she said. “When I have any questions, my mom and dad have the best advice, and that’s amazing. I love that it’s sort of the family business!”

John Travolta, now 70, is raising his two children alone, including his son, Ben. He tragically lost his wife to breast cancer in 2020.

Dolly Parton continues to defy age with her bold fashion choices, as seen in her recent Instagram post donning a thigh-high slit ensemble that sent waves of excitement through social media.

Country superstar Dolly Parton recently set the internet abuzz with a gorgeous social media post. The timeless singer-songwriter posed confidently in a black and white outfit that paid homage to the wild patterns of a zebra.

The snug ensemble featured a deep v-neck and a thigh-high slit, showing a glimpse of her still-slim legs. She completed her outfit with knee-high boots marching to the same zebra print and big hoop earrings.

Her post attracted a myriad of reactions from fans and social media users, who shared their thoughts in the comments section of the post. “Doesn’t look like something Dolly would wear,” one person highlighted“Zebra outfit, headed for Africa?” another asked.

“Smoking outfit!! You look amazing,” one praised Parton “Fabulous, but what’s with left knee [sic]?” another agreed“You look awesome! Wild outfit!!” a third wrote. Other comments also described the singer as “Pretty,” “Unique,” and a “national treasure.”

Parton has always been unapologetic about her style, which began with her childhood admiration for the “town tramp” of her hometown. According to the singer, the woman’s boldness and beauty left a lasting impression on young Parton, who saw in her a model of the allure she wished to embody.

Dolly Parton, circa 1992, in Lake Tahoe, California | Source: Getty Images

Dolly Parton, circa 1992, in Lake Tahoe, California | Source: Getty Images

Dolly Parton during the

Dolly Parton during the “Joyful Noise” premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on January 9, 2012, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

“I thought she was the prettiest thing I’d ever seen,” Parton revealed, recalling the woman’s blonde hair, bold red lips, and fingernails. She also donned a tight skirt and high heels.

Dolly Parton during MusiCares Person of the Year at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 8, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Dolly Parton during MusiCares Person of the Year at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 8, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Even before fame allowed her the luxury of choice, Parton admitted to being “a little bit flamboyant” and was drawn to tight clothes and colors that stood out. Her style evolved as she did, becoming a reflection of her personality: Vivacious, colorful, and always uniquely Dolly.

Dolly Parton at "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on August 23, 2016, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Dolly Parton at “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” at Rockefeller Center on August 23, 2016, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Understanding her body type has always been Parton’s strength. Standing at a petite stature and sporting a curvy frame, she has mastered the art of selecting pieces that accentuate her positives.

“I try to accent my positive things – and try to stay away from the negative ones,” she once shared. This philosophy has guided her through decades of changing fashion trends, allowing her to remain true to her distinctive look.

Dolly Parton during the game between the Washington Commanders and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 23, 2023, in Arlington, Texas | Source: Getty Images

Dolly Parton during the game between the Washington Commanders and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 23, 2023, in Arlington, Texas | Source: Getty Images

She also doesn’t follow trends but carves her path, both in fashion and her career. The artist revealed that she had no time to follow the hot fashion and instead channeled her time and energy into her career, which was also a form of creative expression.

Dolly Parton during the game between the Washington Commanders and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 23, 2023, in Arlington, Texas | Source: Getty Images

Dolly Parton during the game between the Washington Commanders and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 23, 2023, in Arlington, Texas | Source: Getty Images

Now, in her senior years, Parton is as stunning as ever, with a figure that allows her to don various styles with elegance and poise. Dolly Parton previously performed at the NFL Halftime Show in Arlington, Texas, and received praise from fans. Dressed in white mini shorts, a blue cropped top, and a white vest, she defied her age yet again.

“She’s 77. Performing in shorts and crop top. Singing LIVE. WHAT A LEGEND!!!” one person noted“Hands-down the most well-preserved 77yr-old I’ve ever seen [sic],” another claimed“Dolly is simply the best there is,” a third added.

  • Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’s daughter, Suri, divided fans with her look in new photos days before her 17th birthday.
  • A source reportedly explained Tom’s alleged reason for his years-long non-existence in Suri’s life, a child who’s transformed from a little girl into a young adult.
  • Katie’s daughter showed off her talents as she is ready to build her path in life and reportedly is already applying to college.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes had one of the most high-profile marriages of the early 2000s, and out of their relationship came their daughter, Suri Cruise. The young woman is soon to turn seventeen.

Although she does not have a good relationship with her father, fans noticed that she resembles Tom when they saw her recently. Suri is ready to forge her own path in life, independent of her parents’ careers.

Suri Cruise and Tom Cruise visit Charles River Basin on October 10, 2009, in Cambridge, Massachusetts | Source: Getty Images

Suri Cruise and Tom Cruise visit Charles River Basin on October 10, 2009, in Cambridge, Massachusetts | Source: Getty Images

Tom and Katie divorced when Suri was just five. After her parents’ divorce, Suri did not see or speak to her father, and the pair still share a highly strained and estranged relationship. Although Tom said not having a relationship with his daughter was not an “ideal situation.”

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise at the premiere of "The Kennedys" on March 28, 2011, in Beverly Hills, California | Source: Getty Images

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise at the premiere of “The Kennedys” on March 28, 2011, in Beverly Hills, California | Source: Getty Images

He knew that when he and Katie split, things would change within their family dynamic, and accepted that. The actor confirmed that one of the reasons Katie had left him and kept their daughter from having a relationship with him was to protect Suri from the Church of Scientology.

David Beckham's son Brooklyn Beckham (front), actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, with their daughter Suri Cruise, watch a Major League Soccer match on May 10, 2008 in Carson, California | Source: Getty Images

David Beckham’s son Brooklyn Beckham (front), actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, with their daughter Suri Cruise, watch a Major League Soccer match on May 10, 2008 in Carson, California | Source: Getty Images

Tom has been a Scientologist for many years. The church allegedly forbade the star from having a relationship with his daughter because she is not a Scientologist, yet a source effused:

“That is his loss, his issue, his problem. He must really be brainwashed.”

Tom and Suri Cruise visit a Central Park West playground on September 7, 2010 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Tom and Suri Cruise visit a Central Park West playground on September 7, 2010 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Leah Remini, an ex-Scientologist, once confirmed that Tom would see Suri as a “suppressive person” and think he could not be connected to her. Yet Suri’s success has remained strong. Katie‘s daughter hasn’t changed much since childhood.

WHAT DID SURI’S TRANSFORMATION LOOK LIKE OVER THE YEARS?

When Suri was a little girl, she was all cute and chubby-cheeked. Her parents didn’t leave her at home always and opted to go out to different public occasions where the toddler was photographed looking her best.

SURI AT NEARLY A YEAR OLD

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes with their daughter Suri at the restaurant "Nino" near Plaza di Spagna, in Rome, Italy on November 16, 2006 | Source: Getty Images

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes with their daughter Suri at the restaurant “Nino” near Plaza di Spagna, in Rome, Italy on November 16, 2006 | Source: Getty Images

SURI AS A 1-YEAR-OLD

Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri at a soccer game on July 22, 2007, in Carson, California | Source: Getty Images

Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri at a soccer game on July 22, 2007, in Carson, California | Source: Getty Images

When the little girl turned two, she was photographed after being spotted at a children’s store. Her similarity to her famous mother had become evident at this point, as she shyly held a teddy bear in the picture.

SURI AS A 2-YEAR-OLD

Suri Cruise at the Bonpoint children's store in West Village on August 17, 2008, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Suri Cruise at the Bonpoint children’s store in West Village on August 17, 2008, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

A year later, the little appeared to have come into herself as she was seen waving to the cameras while inside a confectionary store. She had the same color eyes as her mother and her hair had grown out.

SURI AS A 3-YEAR-OLD

Suri Cruise at the Sweet Cupcake store in Harvard Square on October 10, 2009, in Cambridge, Massachusetts | Source: Getty Images

Suri Cruise at the Sweet Cupcake store in Harvard Square on October 10, 2009, in Cambridge, Massachusetts | Source: Getty Images

Two years later, the little girl had grown in height and her hair was even longer. It seemed her parents had ensured she learned how to swim at a young age, as she was seen at a pier wearing a cute swimming costume.

SURI AS A 5-YEAR-OLD

Suri Cruise at the Chelsea Piers on September 8, 2011, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Suri Cruise at the Chelsea Piers on September 8, 2011, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

At age six, she seemed more confident in herself but was still very much into stuffed toys as she was photographed in New York City holding a teddy bar. She also looked more and more like Katie.

SURI AS A 6-YEAR-OLD

Suri Cruise on the streets of Manhattan on March 10, 2013, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Suri Cruise on the streets of Manhattan on March 10, 2013, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Fast-forward to a few years later, on April 18, 2016, Katie was photographed alongside her daughter who had just turned 10. The publication noted in the Instagram photo that the little girl had a growth spurt!

SURI AS A 10-YEAR-OLD

The following year, Suri’s looks were becoming more defined as she inched closer to teenagehood. Her hair was cut shorter as she attended another sporting event where she was photographed looking right at the camera.

SURI AS AN 11-YEAR-OLD

Suri Cruise at a basketball game at Madison Square Garden on December 16, 2017, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Suri Cruise at a basketball game at Madison Square Garden on December 16, 2017, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

On November 21, 2020, Tom’s daughter was now a teenager who seemed to be a lover of dogs as she was seen walking two of them in New York. The little girl appeared to lean more to her mother’s dress sense in a jean, sneakers, and jersey.

SURI AS A 14-YEAR-OLD

At age 15 she was photographed several times with her actress mother going about their lives. Suri looked more and more like Katie and the little girl seemed to be getting taller by the day!

SURI AS A 15-YEAR-OLD

Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri Cruise at the opening night premiere of "In The Heights" during the Tribeca Festival on June 9, 2021, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri Cruise at the opening night premiere of “In The Heights” during the Tribeca Festival on June 9, 2021, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

By age 16 Suri was almost undistinguishable from her mother. When she was photographed strolling around in New York in November 2022 while wearing a facemask, it was hard to tell that she wasn’t Katie. The pair even have the same eyes!

SURI AS A 16-YEAR-OLD

By the time she turned 17, she looked more like her beautiful mother’s sister than her teenage daughter! Tom’s child had the same lean body as Katie and was almost as tall as the actress. Suri was photographed at various times during that time.

SURI AS A 17-YEAR-OLD

By the time Suri turned 17, her looks had evolved more to accommodate both parents. Tom’s genes were clearly defined in the teenager, but she still favored her mother more. On June 25, 2023, she was photographed in Soho, New York, walking with some friends.

This time she looked like a proper adult, complete with a face full of makeup. For this outing, she wore a black tank top, a knee-length denim skirt, several silver bracelets, a black choker necklace, white socks, and black sneakers. In fact, she is ready to go to college in New York to study fashion.

WHY DID SURI DIVIDE FANS AND HOW DOES SHE LOOK BEFORE HER 17TH BIRTHDAY?

Katie and Suri have spent much of their time together since the former won sole custody of her daughter in the early 2000s. They have even struck fans with how alike they look and dress similarly as Suri nears her mother’s height.

User comments on March 30, 2023 | Source: Instagram.com/hollywoodlife

User comments on March 30, 2023 | Source: Instagram.com/hollywoodlife

User comment on March 30, 2023 | Source: Instagram.com/hollywoodlife

User comment on March 30, 2023 | Source: Instagram.com/hollywoodlife

User comments on March 30, 2023 | Source: Instagram.com/hollywoodlife

User comments on March 30, 2023 | Source: Instagram.com/hollywoodlife

User comment on March 30, 2023 | Source: Instagram.com/hollywoodlife

User comment on March 30, 2023 | Source: Instagram.com/hollywoodlife

Yet photos of Katie and Suri in New York in the last week of March 2023, had fans divided on who the teenager looked like more. As the mother and daughter stepped out together, some thought Suri looked just like her mom, and others thought she was more like her father. One even called her Tom’s “clone.”

Another photo of Suri and Katie showed the younger girl wearing a comfortable outfit of baggy jeans and a sweatshirt. The image prompted fans to say she looked just like her father, and they couldn’t believe she hadn’t seen him in so many years, while someone else stated:

“That is the female version of Tom Cruise….wow no denying that she is his kid. Shes (sic) a pretty young lady.”

Someone else who saw a picture of Tom’s daughter holding flowers during 2023’s Mother’s Day thought the teenager had certain features that made them certain that she looked more like the actor. The X or Twitter user wrote:

“Sorry everyone but Suri looks just like her dad! Look at her NOSE, & eyes…it’s unmistakably Tom. (IJS)”

Suri is not only already grown up, but she has also shown off some of her talents, which are nothing similar to her mother and father’s acting talents. Yet her creativity shines through.

WHAT TALENTS HAS SURI ALREADY SHOWN?

While Suri’s parents are both multi-award-winning actors, she has shown talents in the musical field instead. Her mother has even asked her to sing a cover of “Blue Moon,” which played over the opening credits of Katie’s production “Alone Together.”

Katie Holmes at the Ulla Johnson Show during New York Fashion Week on September 10, 2023, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Katie Holmes at the Ulla Johnson Show during New York Fashion Week on September 10, 2023, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Katie wrote the romantic comedy based on the quarantine period of the COVID-19 pandemic. The actress said she asked her daughter to do it because she believes she is “very, very talented” and only accepts the best talent on her projects.

Suri also sings in her mother’s film “Rare Objects,” which she shot in 2021. However, she has a relatively normal life when she is not working on big Hollywood projects with her mother. School and her friends take up her time.

Katie Holmes at the Fragrance Foundation Awards on June 14, 2017, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Katie Holmes at the Fragrance Foundation Awards on June 14, 2017, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

While Katie has gone in a different direction with her career, she has slowed down and said she has taken up hobbies like painting, writing, and sewing. She passed her love of fashion on to her daughter.

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise out for a walk on February 6, 2021 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise out for a walk on February 6, 2021 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Suri has sent out college applications to a couple of places, but Katie would like her to stay in New York so they can be close to one another. The actress’ daughter is “leaning toward” studying fashion in the Big Apple right now.

The teenager’s mother was once asked if Suri had seen “Dawson’s Creek,” and Katie revealed that she had, but explained that she never forced the 17-year-old to watch or have an interest in her work. However, during the pandemic, they laughed about the show, with Tom’s ex-wife confessing that it was “wild” having a daughter who’s almost the same age as she was when she began her career.

Sneak a peek into the singing sensation’s lifestyle choices for shedding extra pounds.

Susan Boyle’s weight loss transformation has been turning heads. The celebrity songstress lost a whopping 50 pounds and is embracing her new body. She looks slimmer and healthier, glowing with happiness more than ever. In 2009, Susan was a contestant on Britain’s Got Talent.

Her voice and performance impressed the judges and instantly touched the audience’s hearts. Since then, she did not have to look back.

A world-renowned singer and Susan Boyle have released 7 hit albums. Her net worth is estimated to be $35 million. Want to know how Susan Boyle lost 50 pounds? Read on to get all the details. Scroll down!