BRENDAN Fraser is an accomplished actor and proud dad.
The actor’s kids accompanied him to the Oscars 2023.
ReutersBrendan Fraser with his sons Leland and Holden on the red carpet at the 95th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on March 12, 2023[/caption]
Who are Brendan Fraser’s kids?
Fraser, 54, has three sons with his ex-wife, Afton Smith, 55.
The former couple share 20-year-old Griffin, 18-year-old Holden, and 16-year-old Leland.
Griffin was born Griffin Arthur Fraser on September 17, 2022.
Why his children mainly live private lives, Fraser has talked about them in interviews, and they have made a few public appearances.
In a February 2018 interview with GQ, Fraser shared that Griffin is on the autism spectrum.
The actor said: “Griffin’s rated on the autism spectrum. Um, and so he needs extra love in the world, and he gets it.”
He added that his eldest son is “a curative on everyone who meets him, I noticed. People have some rough edges to them. Or he just makes them, I don’t know…put things into sharper relief and maybe find a way to have a little bit more compassion. They don’t put themselves first so much around him.”
Holden was born Holden Fletcher Fraser on August 16, 2004.
As People reported, Holden and Leland joined their father at a screening for the film The Whale in New York City, New York.
Leland was born Leland Francis Fraser on May 2, 2006.
In February 2010, Fraser opened up about his youngest son while on The Rachael Ray Show.
As People noted, he referred to then three-year-old Leland as “a professional fire plug.”
He added: “He goes through brushes and briers and comes out on the other side scratched and smiling. It’s all good!”
What did Brendan Fraser’s kids say about his Oscars 2023 nomination?
Holden and Leland showed their support for their dad by accompanying him to the Oscars 2023.
Fraser is nominated for Best Actor for his role as Charlie in The Whale.
Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty ImagesBrendan Fraser with his sons Leland and Holden and his girlfriend Jeanne Moore at the Oscars 2023 in Los Angeles, California, on March 12, 2023[/caption]
As People reported, the boys spoke about their dad’s nomination with Laverne Cox on E!’s red carpet.
Holden said: “We are unbelievably proud. Over the moon.”
Leland agreed with his older brother.
In January 2023, Fraser spoke with Extra about his nomination and about the sweet surprise he received from his kids.
When asked what he was thinking when he learned about the nomination, the actor said: “Astonishment and surprise, because my kids surprised me with cake and balloons.
“They sneaked into the house, they had a plan. That and the feeling that sharing that moment with my loved ones is now a core memory of mine.”
When did Brendan Fraser and Afton Smith split?
Fraser and Smith got married on September 27, 1998 after meeting in 1993.
The pair went their separate ways in December 2007.
In the February 2018 GQ interview, Fraser touched on the former couple’s co-parenting.
He revealed that while their sons live with Smith in Greenwich, Connecticut, they visit him often.
Fraser is now in a relationship with Jeanne Moore, who also accompanied him to the Oscars 2023.