Thandiwe Newton and Ol Parker’s children are their mini-mes.
The duo, who married in 1998 and separated in 2022, share three kids collectively: daughters Ripley and Nico and son Booker Jombe.
Whereas the previous couple is nicely established in Hollywood for his or her respective careers — with Thandiwe notably starring in Westworld and Ol writing and directing Mamma Mia! Right here We Go Once more — their children have gotten pink carpet mainstays in their very own proper.
Along with accompanying her dad and mom to varied occasions through the years, the couple’s youngest daughter Nico is an actress herself, along with her most up-to-date function being on HBO’s The Final of Us.
“They’re [incredibly] supportive,” Nico advised Selection about her dad and mom. “I am so fortunate that they’re and that they respect what I do.”
Here is every part to learn about Thandiwe and Ol’s children.
Thandiwe and Ol’s oldest little one, daughter Ripley Parker, was born on Dec. 17, 2000. Over time, Ripley has attended quite a few occasions along with her dad and mom, together with the EE British Academy Movie Awards along with her mother in 2019 and the world premiere of Mamma Mia! Right here We Go Once more in London, England, in assist of her father who wrote and directed the musical film.
Most lately, she attended the premiere of Ticket to Paradise in October 2022 along with her father who wrote and directed the movie. Talking with ComingSoon concerning the Julia Roberts and George Clooney rom-com, Ol revealed that Ripley really impressed him to write down the script.
“The film got here out of a dialog I used to be having about Ripley, who was 18, I feel, on the time and beginning to make her personal choices — all of that are clearly good and never essentially those I might have made for her — so it was simply that factor, how a lot do you nudge alongside?” he defined. “How a lot do you try to be smart and say what you completely know and the way a lot do you simply lean again and provides it as much as them and watch the subsequent technology rule? That was the genesis of the film, how that happened.”
Ripley has really adopted in her father’s footsteps as a author and is signed with Knight Corridor Company Ltd. Per her bio on the web site, Ripley is engaged on a YA tv collection known as The F— It Bucket, “specializing in psychological well being points confronted by many British youngsters, significantly these surrounding meals and physique picture.” Moreover, she is engaged on a jukebox musical based mostly on the music of The Smiths in addition to a play concerning the life and relationships of poet Emily Dickinson.
She additionally contributed an essay to It is Not OK to Really feel Blue (and Different Lies): Inspirational Folks Open Up About Their Psychological Well being in 2019. Forward of the discharge, Thandiwe shared a candy tribute to her daughter, writing, “Deeply pleased with phenomenal @ripley.parker Her first revealed writing is a wide ranging piece in @penguin #It’sNotOKtoFeelBlueandotherlies @scarcurtis.”
Thandiwe and Ol’s second daughter, Nico, was born on Dec. 9, 2004. Whereas her sister Ripley is pursuing her father’s subject of writing, Nico takes after her mom as she has stepped into the world of performing in recent times.
In 2019, she made her movie debut as Milly Farrier within the live-action adaptation of Disney’s Dumbo. Forward of her daughter’s massive performing debut, Thandiwe spoke about Nico’s introduction to Hollywood, noting that she was already very acquainted with the world of flicks and tv.
“She’s been on infinite units,” she mentioned. “It is not that she takes it without any consideration, however it’s not a world that she feels she’s not entitled to be in.”
Although she famous that business can have a long-lasting impression on an impressionable teenager, she promised to look out for her youngest daughter.
“She has her mum proper there like a lioness checking that every part is taken care of,” Newton mentioned. “You may’t cease the business [from] working the best way it has except the reality comes out.”
Following her function in Dumbo, Nico appeared on the TV collection The Third Day in addition to the 2021 movie Memory alongside Thandiwe. The mother-daughter duo was all smiles as they attended the premiere of the movie collectively in August 2021, donning coordinating outfits. Nico’s most up-to-date function is Sarah within the HBO adaptation of The Final of Us, based mostly on the online game of the identical title.
Talking to Selection about her roles, Nico famous that whereas her dad and mom are supportive of her performing profession, they do not essentially give her any particular recommendation.
“They do give me recommendation like, ‘Be taught everyone’s title and at all times be good’ and issues like that, however in relation to performing, they form of avoid it as a result of I feel they need it to be my very own expertise for me to study issues in my very own approach,” she mentioned.
Booker Jombe Parker
Thandiwe and Ol welcomed their youngest, son Booker Jombe Parker, on March 3, 2014. “Our child boy is lastly right here! Booker Jombe Parker. Born joyously at residence yesterday,” Thandiwe wrote on Twitter following his delivery, including that it was her third residence delivery. On the time, a rep advised PEOPLE, “Thandie and the infant are wholesome and the household is thrilled.”
Throughout an look on Immediately, Thandiwe opened up about her determination to have residence births along with her three kids: “I had simply related hospital with being sick, and I felt lovely and wholesome and fantastic after I was pregnant, and being at house is the place I felt most relaxed and comfy.”
She added that her daughters proudly took on the massive sister function when she welcomed Booker. “I feel he thinks he is bought three mummies. He is bought a 13-year-old, a 9-year-old and a (ahem) 27-year-old,” she joked.
Although Booker hasn’t attended many public occasions along with his dad and mom, Thandiwe has given candy glimpses of her infant on Instagram. In April 2020, she shared a photograph of her homeschooling Booker earlier than posting a snap of them matching in tiger onesies. “Me and Boo takin’ care of enterprise! Lesson of the day: STAY WILD. FOREVER 🐯🐯🐯,” she captioned the picture.