Kevin Bacon and his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, are both very successful actors, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that their kids have followed in their Hollywood footsteps. With genes like that, it’d be a shame for their son, Travis Bacon, and their daughter, Sosie Bacon, to not pursue careers in showbiz.
Kevin is, of course, all about his iconic film career, but the Footloose star and the Closer actress are more concerned with their roles as parents. Ever since the longtime lovebirds welcomed their kids, they’ve always put Travis and Sosie on the top of their priority list.
“The proudest accomplishment of my life is my children,” Kevin gushed to Closer Weekly in 2017. “Being a parent [means] bringing them up and trying to teach them and have them learn by example to be good, decent, compassionate, hardworking people.”
The Golden Globe winner is proud that Travis and Sosie have grown into “very independent” individuals. “We didn’t have the kind of relationship with our kids where we would say, ‘You’ve got to do this,’” he explained, noting his children “didn’t really come to [them] for advice or help” when they were younger.
“My son refused to let me teach him how to ride a bike or how to swim. Those are dangerous things!” the You Should Have Left actor added. “But both my children were a lot like me when I was a kid.”
Travis and Sosie have become very accomplished in their young adult years, so it’s safe to say Kevin and Kyra — who married in 1988 — aced their jobs as dad and mom. With success, though, comes independence, and Kyra has mixed feelings about being an empty nester.
“I think it’s a real crushing blow, honestly, when they leave you,” the Call Your Mother actress candidly shared on Good Morning America in January 2021. “It’s the only job that you have that if you do it well, you get fired.”
Now that Travis and Sosie are on their own, Kyra noted there has been a “weird” dynamic in their home. “It’s hard. I’m grateful to have adult children, but I think initially it’s like, ‘Wait, what are you talking about? I birthed you and I took care of you your whole life and now you’re leaving me!'” she joked. “It felt wrong.”
Fortunately, Kyra knows all her hard work has paid off. “As a mom, if you do your job well, your children leave you,” she sweetly added.
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