Brendan Fraser makes rare appearance with his two sons

Daisy Phillipson

Published 
| Last updated 

Brendan Fraser makes rare appearance with his two sons

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock

Brendan Fraser made rare appearance with his two sons at a screening of his anticipated new movie The Whale.

Loading…

Fans were full of the praise for the star and his offspring, who tend to steer clear of the spotlight.

So much so that some didn't even know he had kids.

The 54-year-old Hollywood legend appeared on the red carpet with his two youngest sons, Holden, 18, and Leland, 16.

He also has a third, 20-year-old Griffin, with all three kids from his previous marriage to Afton Smith.

Brendan Fraser looked every bit the proud dad as he stood with his sons Leland (left) and Holden (right). Credit: Everett Collection Inc/Alamy Stock Photo
Brendan Fraser looked every bit the proud dad as he stood with his sons Leland (left) and Holden (right). Credit: Everett Collection Inc/Alamy Stock Photo

As said, Fraser tends to keep his private life private, so fans were delighted to see him with his brood at the New York screening looking happy as ever.

He was also seen with his new partner Jeanne Moore, who arrived for a few snaps alongside the actor.

Taking to Twitter, one wrote: "I don’t know who looks more proud, him with his son’s by his side or his son’s being by his side?!

"Either way I couldn’t be happier for him and am soooooooo excited to see him back in the limelight! He has been one of my favorite actors since I was in high school."

"I didn’t realise he had kids," said another, while a third added, "Handsome young men."

A fourth added: "Handsome family! I am so happy for him."

While plenty of people mentioned that the teens had inherited Fraser's good looks, a majority of comments simply revelled in the fact that the star looks happy and content.

Fraser rose to fame in the 90s with a range of hits, from The Mummy to George of the Jungle - both of which topped the US box office.

The actor absolutely smashed it in The Mummy. Credit: Maximum Film/Alamy Stock Photo
The actor absolutely smashed it in The Mummy. Credit: Maximum Film/Alamy Stock Photo

Despite being one of the good guys of Hollywood, the actor seemingly disappeared out of the spotlight.

In 2018, Fraser opened up about being 'blacklisted' by filmmakers after being allegedly sexually assaulted by Philip Berk, the then-president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 2003.

This combined with a tough divorce, the death of his mom, and injuries he'd suffered from performing his own stunts led him to take a step away from the film world.

Over the past few of years, though, he's enjoyed something of a renaissance, and is set to star in a couple of major releases, including Batgirl and Darren Aronofsky's The Whale.

And it's been an absolute delight seeing him back on top form and in a good place.

Earlier this year, during a Q&A at Megacon, one fan praised Fraser for his bravery in speaking out.

In a video shared online, the fan says: "First of all, I just wanna say thank you for sharing your stories. I know many people, including myself are survivors, and seeing you talk about it has been one of the most inspirational things I've seen in my life."

The crowd then cheers as Fraser, clearly touched by the comments, is seen on the big screen.

The audience member then asks: "During your kind of renaissance, was there a particular moment where you knew you made the right decision to come back?"

Again, the actor seems to fairly taken aback by the question, with the fan jumping in to apologise.

She says: "I didn't mean to make you cry, I'm sorry."

Loading…

Composing himself, Fraser then says: "Are you ready for this? It was when I got that horse. It was when I got that horse.

"Who I'm sad to say has gone on to greener pastures, but I learned a great deal."

The actor appeared to have been talking about Pecas, who he met while working on the History channel series Texas Rising.

The pair formed a close bond and Fraser ended up taking him home to live on a nearby farm.

And if that doesn't warm the cockles of your heart then I don't know what will.

For those wanting to see Fraser's turn in The Whale - which he's received multiple standing ovations for already - the film drops in cinemas on February 3.

Topics: Celebrity, Parenting, Film and TV

Daisy Phillipson
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You

News

Man spends a week living with tribe that exhumes their dead

8 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

OnlyFans teacher promises 'karma is coming' to woman who exposed her

14 hours ago