Penn Badgley Mother and father His Son & Stepson in ‘Very Completely different’ Methods


Whereas he works exhausting to cowl up murders (and repair different disasters) onscreen, Penn Badgley works even more durable as a dad to 2 children with spouse Domino Kirke. The You star opened up about fatherhood in a brand new interview, the place he admitted to parenting his son and his stepson in two “very totally different” methods.

Earlier than you place Badgley on blast Gossip Woman-style for the discrepancy, know that it’s truly completely regular to regulate your parenting type to suit your children’ wants. In spite of everything, no two children are alike, so parenting can’t be precisely the identical both!   


PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY - For Non-Editorial use please seek approval from Fashion House) Penn Badgley attends the Valentino Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 show as part of Paris Fashion Week  on October 01, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY – For Non-Editorial use please search approval from Style Home) Penn Badgley attends the Valentino Womenswear Spring/Summer season 2024 present as a part of Paris Style Week on October 01, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photograph by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)
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In Wednesday’s episode of the New York Occasions’ Trendy Love podcast, per E! Information, the 37-year-old stated that his parenting type is “very totally different” between his 3-year-old son James with Kirke and his 15-year-old stepson Cassius, who Kirke shares with ex Morgan O’Kane. “I’ve an attention-grabbing state of affairs the place I’ve a organic son and a stepson,” he stated. “And my stepson is — his father could be very a lot in his life, so his father is his father, and I’m one thing else.”

It makes a whole lot of sense. Since Cassius has a dad and a mother, Badgley has extra of a backseat in elevating the teenager (to not point out youngsters are extra self-sufficient than toddlers anyway); whereas, he must be totally hands-on together with his 3-year-old.

“It’s an attractive, stunning dimension of life,” he stated within the podcast about spending time together with his teen stepson. “There’s pleasure usually.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 01: Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke attend the 36th Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert & Gala After Party at Ziegfeld Ballroom on March 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Tibet House US)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 01: Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke attend the thirty sixth Annual Tibet Home US Profit Live performance & Gala After Get together at Ziegfeld Ballroom on March 01, 2023 in New York Metropolis. (Photograph by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Photographs for Tibet Home US)
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In 2019, Kirke gushed about Badgley’s function as a stepdad to her son, who was simply 10 on the time. “He’s a extremely good stepdad,” the singer and doula advised Us Weekly. “He doesn’t should be ‘Dad’ so he can have extra enjoyable with him. It’s very nice. The stepparent factor is unquestionably uncharted territory for me ’trigger I didn’t develop up with one, however … he takes care of him very well.”


Final yr, the Podcrushed podcast host opened up about his “wild” expertise with fatherhood on The Tonight Present. “Effectively, you realize he’s a pandemic child,” Penn stated about his son, per E! Information. “So that’s, anyone who has children [knows], it’s a pleasure, it’s an immense — I imply, it’s wild. It’s pretty. It’s nice. It’s a problem.”

“Shout-out to all of the mother and father. Preserve going! Preserve it going, it will get higher,” he added.

Earlier than you go, take a look at these celebs who’re shut with their stepkids.

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