Stop everything! Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song are parents. The iconic Home Alone star, Macaulay Culkin, and the beloved Disney star, Brenda Song, welcome their first child together. Congratulations on beginning parenthood! The excitement has social media buzzing with disbelief and joy.
The baby news came wrapped as a shocking surprise to many. Especially those who still see Macaulay Culkin as young Kevin from his 1990 Home Alone movie days and believe he is still the same 8 year old little boy. As expected, fans are humorously finding the news of Culkin becoming a father as some sort of time displacement oddity. Oh, how time flies.
Even more shocking is finding out the news Macaulay Culkin has been dating actress Brenda Song for quite a few years now. News, apparently being discovered until now by a majority of the curious populace.
Continuing that public suspension of disbelief, is the additional news of a baby—B-A-B-Y. Skipping past “the birds and the bees” talk, both Macaulay and Brenda have confirmed the news of their first child. So, yes, apparently, it takes two to tango.
How Did Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song Meet and Fall in Love?
The present couple first made contact back in 2017, on the Thailand set of the movie Changeland. Directed by Seth Green, the rated R comedy-drama relates the turmoils of two estranged friends who explore meaning while in Thailand, in this slice-of-life movie.
Brenda Song was cast as Pen, a tour guide, and Macaulay Culkin plays the role of vivacious character, Ian. Here’s a look at the movie trailer for Changeland:
Needless to say, love blossomed for the two renowned previous child-stars while working on filming for the movie. Fast forward to 2021, the lovebirds have been an item for four years now. Though both Culkin and Song have enjoyed the sweetness of their romance in a more private hushed manner, away from the constant prying eyes. Good for them.
Child-Stars Bond and Love
The highs and lows of everything that comes with child-stardom are unimaginable. Unless of course, coming from personal first-hand experience. Curiously enough, while on the set of Changeland, some of the cast, being ex-child-stars themselves, found that similarity as a base to connect with one another.
Back in 2019, Brenda Song shared with Entertainment Tonight: “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.” A familiar sentiment shared with fellow costars and respective child actors, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, and Macaulay Culkin.
Next, in 2020, the couple expressed to Esquire their wishes to start forming a family together. Further on the topic of growing their own familial pack, People magazine has Macaulay Culkin commenting, “We’re figuring it out, making the timing work.”
In a past interview with Today, Brenda Song characterized Culkin as someone “kind loyal and sweet.” The actress of the nostalgic hit The Suite Life of Zack & Cody continued to express her admiration for Culkin, saying “He knows who he is, and he’s 100% okay with that. And that to me is an incredibly sexy quality.”
Over the years, Macaulay Culkin has come a long way with inspiring strides against his personal demons. The actor, born on August 26, 1980, is now 40 years old. His dear partner and actress, Brenda Song, was born March 27, 1988, and is 33 years old. They share a small 7 year age gap—insignificant in the eyes of love.
A Little Star is Born
Finally, on April 5, 2021, Song gave birth to a new little life. She delivered a healthy baby, weighing 6 pounds and 14 ounces in Los Angeles, California.
Together, Culkin and Song welcomed a son and named their little boy Dakota Song Culkin. The choice of name has special significance. It is in memory of Macaulay’s late sister, Dakota Culkin, who regretfully passed away in 2008.
Tragically, Macaulay Culkin and the rest of the Culkin family of 10 lost a sister and daughter in an accident. On a Tuesday night, December 10, 2008, Dakota Culkin was struck by a car.
The Los Angeles Police Department reported that while Dakota Culkin was out walking on the west side of L.A., she was severely hit by a vehicle after stepping off the curb. She was rushed to the UCLA hospital, where the following Wednesday, she died from her grave injuries. She was 29 years old.
Those who know loss, know the grief carried in the flow of time. To transform that grief into a celebration, like imparting it as a namesake on a newborn, is love persevering.
It’s safe to say, with this sweet bundle of joy as a new addition to their family, Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song, plus their cats, will not be…home alone. All the best to the new parents. Wishing them a happy and messy household that will never be short on love and its fair share of adventure.