In addition to being a renowned actor, screenwriter, and director, Ron Howard has also produced a lot of big-budget films. But his four children, whom he raised in a unique way, are what he is most incredibly proud of in life.
At John Burroughs High School in Burbank, California, where they both attended, Ron Howard and Cheryl first became friends. He knew she was the one as soon as he met her since they connected right away.
They got off to a great start, and the “Welcome to Hollywood” actor would later reflect that he has never been with anybody else but Cheryl.
Howard and Cheryl went on their first date to a re-release of Stanley Kramer’s “It’s a Mad Mad Mad World” before getting some pizza at the now-gone Barnone’s in Toluca Lake. In 1975, they got hitched.
One of Hollywood’s longest-lasting partnerships, the couple has remained committed to one another for many years. But maintaining such a lengthy marriage is difficult, and Howard revealed that their most closely guarded key to doing so is communication.
Howard has excelled in another area of his life, motherhood, despite being a Hollywood celebrity with parts like Richie Cunningham on TV’s “Happy Days” and winning multiple honors for appearances in different films.
While Howard and Cheryl may be succeeding in their marriage, they also stand out among Hollywood celebrities in terms of their parenting approach. Bryce Dallas, a girl, was born to the four parents on March 2, 1981.
The “Inferno” star has always known that he wants his children to live in safety away from the spotlight. So the family moved to a farm near Greenwich, Connecticut, when Bryce was just five years old. He revealed on Lorraine, according to Closer Weekly:
“To be honest, I’m not all that excited about them joining the industry. It’s challenging, especially for women. We didn’t want our children to be exposed to it, so we even relocated them from Los Angeles to the East outside of New York City.”
He continued, “But if I saw that it was their burning desire to do this, then I would do everything I could to assist them become good,” despite his hesitation about exposing his kids to the industry.
The couple gave birth to twins Paige and Jocelyn in Connecticut in February 1985, followed by a son, Reed, two years later. Howard claims that after taking it upon himself to assist with household duties, he began to cook more and care for his wife.
The couple also established a novel naming scheme for their children, giving them middle names that corresponded to the locations of their conception. Paige and Jocelyn both have the middle name Carlyle, which is named after the Carlyle Hotel in New York City, while Bryce is named after Dallas, Texas. Cross is the name of a London street where Reed’s family formerly resided.
The Howards’ decision to relocate to Connecticut was difficult because they had no family or friends there, but they made it because they loved their kids. The Howard kids today are very grateful that their parents decided to shield them from the industry lifestyle and give them a regular childhood.
Bryce revealed that her father frequently pushed them to play outside as children rather to watch TV, which in some ways helped them develop their creative sides. Howard describes his wife and himself as “absolutely sensible, thoughtful parents who made great decisions at every point” because of their parenting decisions.
The Howard kids’ time at the farm, however, was not always enjoyable. Each of them had a job to do around the house, with Bryce’s being to clean the goat pen on the weekends. But apart from the unwelcome weekend tasks, Bryce and her father have many wonderful childhood memories to share.
For instance, Howard related the tale of his family’s 17-hour travel when his children were still quite little. Bryce was given vegetarian sushi, which he recalled doing, but soon after, she puked on her father’s shirt, which he did not remove for the duration of the journey.
Since then, Bryce has learned several valuable parenting skills from her father, such as the importance of being a great teacher, having a lot of patience, and spending time explaining things to her kids rather than providing them with the answers right away.
The actor from “Parenthood” has one child, Bryce Dallas Howard. Bryce, who was born in 1981, lived in Los Angeles for her first five years until the family moved to Connecticut.
She emulated her father by acting in the children’s versions of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” “A Beautiful Mind,” and “Apollo 13.” She also landed parts in “Spider-Man 3” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” Her major break, however, came when she was cast as Ivy Walker in the historical thriller “The Village.”
Among many others, she has also appeared in “Rocketman,” “The Help,” and “Jurassic World.” She not only directs films like “Call Me Crazy” and “Solemates,” but she also performs in them. Her work has been fruitful, and her father is incredibly pleased of her writing abilities. He said the following, according to Closer Weekly:
“I’m going to speak up now as a father. She’s a really good writer underneath it all. was always. She was able to solve problems through writing.”
Bryce is a mother and a wife in addition to her work. Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel and Theodore Norman Howard-Gabel are the couple’s two children, born in 2006 after her marriage to Seth Gabel.
Twins Paige and Joselyn were the second children born to the “Rush” actor in 1985. Paige is an actor, just like her father, and after making her professional stage debut in the play “Mary Rose,” she later made an appearance in the co-produced television series “Arrested Development.”
Angela in “90210,” Veronica Lake in “Hollywood Con,” Sandra Turner in “The Employer,” Sue O’Malley in “Adventureland,” and Jess in “Cheesecake Casserole” are just a few of the roles she has performed in other films. She has been dating Timmy Abou Nasr for a while.
Her twin, Jocelyn, has kept a low profile and has only ever been seen in a few pictures with the rest of the family. Following her appearance in “Arrested Development” with her siblings, she never went on to play any additional roles because she had no interest in pursuing a career in movies.
Reed Cross is Howard’s newest member. He made an appearance on “Arrested Development” in 2003, just like his siblings. He loves his daughter dearly and plays golf. Additionally, he maintains active YouTube and Instagram accounts where he shares his love of golf and imparts his knowledge to others.