He’s the man who never ages, but just as Rob Lowe found the fountain of youth, he also found happiness in fatherhood. As the dad of his two sons, the West Wing actor is so proud to watch Matthew Lowe and John Lowe follow in his footsteps.
“Family means absolutely everything to Rob,” a friend of the star once exclusively told Closer Weekly. “It’s what’s kept him grounded and sober now for nearly 26 years. It helped Rob organize the priorities in his life.”
The Outsiders alum tied the knot with makeup artist Sheryl Berkoff in 1991, after first crossing paths on a blind date in 1983. It took a second meeting on the set of 1990’s Bad Influence to really ignite the flame, but they eventually fell in love and went on to start their family.
Since experiencing parenthood together, the Hollywood hunk and the blonde beauty have made Matthew and John their top priority. “Rob and Sheryl knew they did something right with these two boys,” the pal shared with Closer. “And Rob is so close with his sons, they truly are his two best friends, along with their mother.”
Matthew and John are grown up and venturing off in their own lives, so Rob and Sheryl have been through many different experiences with their boys. Even though parenting is filled with trials and tribulations, the SAG Award winner said nothing compares to the happiness he feels from being a dad.
The 9-1-1: Lone Star actor shared the same sentiment while chatting with Today in September 2018. Rob said “no matter how many movies or books or TV shows” he accomplishes, he will always consider fatherhood to be his “proudest achievement.”
“Raising those guys has been my favorite thing I’ve ever done,” he gushed. “They’re just great kids. Sheryl and I were both lucky that we had the wherewithal to spend a lot of time with them and be really involved and it’s paid off.”
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