It's quite astonishing to think that Macaulay Culkin, now in his 40s, is forever etched in our minds as the child star from the Home Alone movies.
These days, he keeps a low profile and lives a private life, but significant news couldn't escape the radar when a child star becomes a parent.
Culkin and his fiancée, Brenda Song (34), quietly welcomed their second child, Carson, around Christmas, catching many by surprise.
Their first son, Dakota, was named after Culkin's late sister, who passed away in 2008. Even Dakota's birth was shrouded in secrecy until they joyfully shared the news later.
Together since 2017, the couple got engaged in 2022 shortly after Dakota's arrival. Song expressed her amazement at their relationship, emphasizing how she cherishes sharing her life with Culkin.
They've both taken a hands-on approach to parenting, choosing family support over a nanny, with Brenda's mother assisting since Dakota's birth.
Communication holds a special place in their partnership. While they each have their designated responsibilities, they maintain flexibility to ensure ongoing communication and strengthen their bond.
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. Being communicative when you need help is so important. Instead of having set duties, we just feel each other out."
After his 2017 breakup, there were speculations that Culkin might not enter into another romantic relationship. However, destiny had other plans when Brenda came into his life during the filming of Changeland, and soon they became a couple.
Their shared experiences as former child stars played a pivotal role in strengthening their connection, as they could relate to the unique challenges they had faced in their earlier years.
It's heartwarming to witness Culkin rediscover love, and their admirable approach to parenting brings joy to those who follow their journey.