If you’re currently reading this, then you know that Steven Spielberg has been a part of your youth in one way or another. But aside from his incredible films, the legendary director is also quite the family man — with seven kids you have to get to know!
The man who introduced the world to the summer blockbuster and completely captivated audiences with films like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and more, has also made time to become an incredible father.
The filmmaker, producer and all-in-all a Hollywood pioneer has seven children. Steven’s first child came with his now ex-wife, actress Amy Irving. After meeting on the set of Close Encounters in 1976, the pair dated for a while, split in 1979, then rekindled their romance again in 1984. One year later, they not only had their first baby, naming him Max, but they also got married. In 1989, the pair divorced — a split that cost about $100 million — but that didn’t stop Steven from marrying again, as he tied the knot with actress Kate Capshaw in 1991 after meeting her on the set of Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom.
Kate, now 66, already had one daughter, Jessica Capshaw, from a previous marriage to Robert Capshaw, as well as an adopted son, Theo, but together, she and the Oscar-winner went on to have four kids, with one more of them adopted. In total, that’s seven kids that can say they’re part of the Spielberg/Capshaw clan. And Steven will always put them ahead of everything.
“I will always drop everything and go meet those needs. That’s the priority,” he once revealed. “They always need mom and dad, and I am either there with my kids or my wife is, but they’re never without us.” It certainly sounds like this family has plenty of love, and that won’t be changing at all anytime soon.
Scroll down to learn about each of Steven Spielberg’s seven kids in his blended Hollywood family!
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