Where were we when Chris O’Donnell was having FIVE children?!
A teen heartthrob no more, these days the Hollywood hunk stars opposite LL Cool J on CBS’ breakout hit NCIS: Los Angeles. And did we mention that he’s also been knighted Redbook Magazine’s “Hottest Celebrity Dad 2010?”
Eh — David Beckham still gets our vote, but congrats to Chris all the same.
Accepting his title with pride, Chris appears with his brood on a Matt Jones-snapped flip cover of Redbook’s June issue, on newsstands May 25.
“He’s the fun one in the family. He’s also a lot less strict than I am: he’ll bring home a package of Ho-Hos and try to show me the ‘vitamin category’ on the back. I’ll say, ‘There are no vitamins in that.’ And he’ll say, ‘Yes, there areâ€”look!'” says Chris’ wife, Caroline.
Chris On Family Life: “I knew when I got into this business I couldn’t have it both ways: I could live the playboy lifestyle, which is not a bad thing to do, or have a traditional family life, which is how I grew up. That was more important to me…When I’m sitting in the backyard at the end of the day with a glass of wine, watching the kids having fun and clowning around, for me, that’s what it’s all about.”
Chris On Fame: “The only time it got really crazy was during Batman. Anywhere I went in the world, people knew who I was. I was being offered these huge films that would have taken my career to a different level, and I decided to put on the brakes. I knew if I continued on that track, I probably wouldn’t have gotten married.”
On The Secret To A Successful Marriage: “Our families have the same values and traditions, and I think that goes a long way, because when the excitement and heat of romance wears off, those are the things you fall back on.”