Macaulay Cuts to the Chase on Father’s Day: Expect Tears, Laughs, and Maybe a Dance!

  • Father’s Day Reimagined: Macaulay Culkin, despite his estranged relationship with his dad, celebrates Father’s Day by focusing on his kids, turning it into a day about them.
  • Family Moments: Macaulay and Brenda Song have been together since 2017, are parents to two young boys, and got engaged in early 2022.
  • Culkin Family Dynamics: Macaulay’s early fame led to complex family relationships. He and his siblings have distanced themselves from their father over the years.

Hey there, Home Alone fans and all-around curious internet wanderers! Gather ’round because we’ve got a juicy tidbit for you: Macaulay Culkin—yes, THE Kevin McCallister—just opened up about his complex feelings towards Father’s Day. And trust me, it’s a ride filled with laughter, tears, and a bit of Star Wars goodies.

Rewriting Father’s Day History

You’d think that a day dedicated to dads would be a straightforward celebration, right? Well, not so fast in the Culkin household. Macaulay, now 43, took to Instagram on June 5th and shared a photo of a “care package” from Lucasfilm, stuffed with all sorts of Star Wars merch—think Darth Vader teddy bears and more. In his post, he got real about how he navigates Father’s Day, considering his estranged relationship with his own dad, Kit Culkin.

“If you know a little about me, then you’d know I’ve had a complicated relationship with Father’s Day in the past,” Macaulay wrote. “But since becoming a papa myself, I’ve decided to reinvent the wheel.” Classic Macaulay turns the wheel into a circus bike juggling act! He continued, “Other than getting an hour or two of extra sleep, I try to make the day a celebration of my boys more than me. After all, they are the ones who made me a father (no offense to Brenda).” Aww, Brenda Song, you legend.

Macaulay and Brenda: A Modern Love Story

Let’s set the stage: Macaulay and Brenda Song, 36, started dating back in 2017 after meeting on the set of Changeland. These two lovebirds have been inseparable ever since. Fast forward a little, and they got engaged in January 2022. And it gets better—they’ve welcomed two sons into the world: Dakota (he’s named after Macaulay’s late sister) born in April 2021 and Carson, who arrived in December 2022. Adorable, right?

Upstaging Holidays, One Father’s Day at a Time

“Father’s Day isn’t held in as high regard as birthdays or Christmas but it does mop the floor of holidays like St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and the 4th of July,” Macaulay cheekily noted. Honestly, who needs an overload of heart-shaped candies or drunk uncles when you can celebrate with your kiddos?

Macaulay also mentioned how he plans fun activities for his sons to make the day extra special. “It’s a special day,” he said. And shout-out to Lucasfilm for the care package! “All of this is a way to say thank you to @lucasfilm for sending me a care package full of things that are more meant for my children to enjoy (with the exception of the hot sauce).”

A Little Walk Down Memory Lane

Now, if you’ve somehow missed this bit of Hollywood history, Macaulay Culkin shot to fame at just 10 years old playing Kevin McCallister in Home Alone. The film raked in a whopping $477 million worldwide—yeah, that’s a lot of cheese pizzas. He went on to star in other hits like Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and My Girl.

His parents, Kit Culkin and Patricia Brentrup, managed his career along with his younger brothers, Kieran and Rory, who also found fame. Kit and Patricia had seven kids together (yep, seven!)—Kieran, Rory, Quinn, Shane, Christian, Jennifer, and the late Dakota, whom Macaulay named his firstborn after. Dakota tragically passed away in 2008 after being struck by a car.

Family Drama: Not Just a TV Show

Kit and Patricia called it quits in 1995. Macaulay and Kieran were teenagers at the time and chose to distance themselves from their father.

Fast-forward to this year, Kieran, now 41, gave a heartfelt shout-out to his mom while accepting an Emmy for his role in Succession. “For giving me life and my childhood, which was great,” he said. Kieran further expressed, “She’s just an absolutely wonderful woman who took on raising seven kids in a studio apartment, by herself.” He added a not-so-subtle jab, “There was a guy there—he didn’t do anything.” Ouch.

When Macaulay received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2023, Patricia couldn’t make it due to health issues. However, she was undoubtedly there in spirit.

And there you have it, folks! Macaulay Culkin’s rollercoaster ride of Father’s Day emotions and how he’s redefining it. Maybe his story will inspire you to forge your own path when it comes to family celebrations.

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