Macaulay Culkin Was Already Resigned to Having No Love in His Life When He Met the One and Only Who Gave Him 2 Kids
We all watched the film Home Alone, hoping for a happy ending for the brave boy played by Macaulay Culkin. In real life, the actor had to wait decades for happiness. But it seems he has finally found it.
For many years, Macaulay Culkin lived much like his character in the film Home Alone. He was indeed alone and lonely for many years. He had a complicated relationship with his parents, who didn’t really support him.
His personal life didn’t work out for a long time either. He married very young, when he was barely 18. The marriage lasted only two years. The next relationship did not lead to marriage. And each time the actor was left alone. Eventually he resigned himself to a life without love.
However, in 2017, a serendipitous encounter changed the narrative. Brenda Song entered his life while filming Changeland, a meeting that caught even the film’s director, Seth Green, off guard. Green later confessed that he “didn’t see [their relationship] coming.”
Brenda and Macaulay connected swiftly, facilitated by their shared background as child stars. The unique bond formed over the challenges of growing up in the spotlight was a significant factor in their quick rapport. Song described the unspoken understanding between child actors, saying, “Child actors, we don’t even get to talk about it, you just look each other in the eye, and you nod, and we know.”
Parents of two boys
Culkin and Song are now proud parents to two boys. Their firstborn, Dakota, arrived in April 2021, named in memory of Culkin’s late sister, who passed away in 2008. The couple shared the news of Dakota’s birth after a period of privacy, expressing their joy in a brief statement, “We’re overjoyed.”
The 2 actors have been romantically linked since 2017, and they got engaged at the beginning of 2022, just a few months after Dakota’s birth.
Song described her relationship with Culkin as “unbelievable” because of how good it is to spend her life with him. “Culkin told me, ‘I was waiting for the other shoe to drop.” After a while, he realized, “No — sometimes it’s just good.’” Song recalled.
Engaged in 2022, just months after Dakota’s birth, Culkin and Song are devoted to hands-on parenting. They prefer family support over a nanny, with Brenda’s mom assisting them since the birth of their first son. Brenda shared that her mom would even bring the baby to set for breastfeeding during work hours.
Now he’s never home alone
Emphasizing the importance of communication, Brenda highlighted the challenges of the early months of parenting. She stressed the significance of being communicative and flexible instead of having set duties, demonstrating the couple’s strong bond and teamwork.
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.” She added, ’’Being communicative when you need help is so important. Instead of having set duties, we just feel each other out.’’
We’re so happy for Macaulay, who has found his soulmate. Yes, sometimes it’s not easy to find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Some people take decades. But we hope that everyone has a happy ending on their journey to find love.