Why Macaulay Culkin Almost Gave up on Love, But His Wife Saved Him and Gave Him a Beautiful Family

Family & kids
9 months ago

Macaulay Culkin, the 42-year-old Home Alone star, and his fiancée, actress Brenda Song, 34, recently welcomed their second child, a boy named Carson, born around Christmas. The couple, known for their private life, kept the pregnancy under wraps, announcing it after a few months.

Parents of two boys

Culkin and Song are now proud parents to two boys. Their firstborn, Dakota, arrived in April 2021, named in memory of Culkin’s late sister, who passed away in 2008. The couple shared the news of Dakota’s birth after a period of privacy, expressing their joy in a brief statement, “We’re overjoyed.”

They are devoted to parenthood

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The 2 actors have been romantically linked since 2017, and they got engaged at the beginning of 2022, just a few months after Dakota’s birth.

Song described her relationship with Culkin as “unbelievable” because of how good it is to spend her life with him. “Culkin told me, ‘I was waiting for the other shoe to drop.” After a while, he realized, “No—sometimes it’s just good.’” Song recalled.

Engaged in 2022, just months after Dakota’s birth, Culkin and Song are devoted to hands-on parenting. They prefer family support over a nanny, with Brenda’s mom assisting them since the birth of their first son. Brenda shared that her mom would even bring the baby to set for breastfeeding during work hours.

They have a solid couple dynamics

Emphasizing the importance of communication, Brenda highlighted the challenges of the early months of parenting. She stressed the significance of being communicative and flexible instead of having set duties, demonstrating the couple’s strong bond and teamwork.

She shared, “I think when you and your partner have kids, especially the first few months, you don’t have the patience to be polite with each other.” She added, ’’Being communicative when you need help is so important. Instead of having set duties, we just feel each other out.’’

Culkin’s life before Song

Following his split from Kunis, it appeared that Culkin had resigned himself to a loveless fate. However, in 2017, a serendipitous encounter changed the narrative. Brenda Song entered his life while filming Changeland, a meeting that caught even the film’s director, Seth Green, off guard. Green later confessed that he “didn’t see [their relationship] coming.”

Brenda and Macaulay connected swiftly, facilitated by their shared background as child stars. The unique bond formed over the challenges of growing up in the spotlight was a significant factor in their quick rapport. Song described the unspoken understanding between child actors, saying, “Child actors, we don’t even get to talk about it, you just look each other in the eye, and you nod, and we know.”

In this unexpected turn of events, love returned to Culkin’s life, and the couple’s connection blossomed against all expectations. We also appreciate Culkin and Song’s authentic and straightforward approach to parenthood. You may also want to read how Blake Lively saved Ryan Reynolds after facing his divorce.

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