We Are Family

We Are Family

Back for Season 3, We Are Family drills down into the beautifully unique, wonderfully diverse, often hilarious, and absolutely fascinating ways celebrity and public figure parents live their family lives. Through frank and candid conversations with host Julia Dennison, Editor of Parents.com, each episode will profile a different famous parent, discussing everything from how their upbringing shaped who they are, to their parenting philosophies and how they’ve built their own families. We’ll get real with guests on a number of topics, including IVF, LGBTQ+ parenting, surrogacy, adoption, fostering, mom guilt, the mental load, parental identity and more. New episodes every Tuesday!

Episodes

July 25, 2022 11 min

Actor, comedian, musician, and all-out tour de force Jack Black talks about being raised by two aerospace engineers, his continued friendship with the students from his hit film School Of Rock, and the battle for carving out more quality time with his growing teenagers.

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After creating and executive producing Everybody Loves Raymond for almost a decade, Phil Rosenthal now takes his fans on a tour of delicious eats and friendly faces via his Netflix docu-series Somebody Feed Phil, and a new podcast titled Naked Lunch. On this episode of We Are Family, Phil describes his hilarious household growing up, why so many families relate to his popular programs, and how food – from a bad hot dog to the perfe...

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As a famous twin herself – having co-starred on the 90’s sitcom Sister, Sister – Tamera Mowry-Housley dishes advice for parents raising twins, the realities of being in the spotlight at a young age, and the impetus for her upcoming book, You Should Sit Down for This: A Memoir About Wine, Life and Cookies.

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Comedian, actor and author Michael Ian Black shares how his parents’ differing communication styles shaped his journey into fatherhood, why it’s OK to hate parenting from time to time, and the stories behind his latest books: A Better Man, A Mostly Serious Letter To My Son, and his latest children’s book, I’m Sorry.

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Host of CBS Mornings, mom of two and Oprah’s best friend, Gayle King talks about parenting after divorce, why you should never be “best friends” with your kids, and the heart-bursting joy of being a grandma.

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Singer, dancer and Backstreet Boy Nick Carter talks about being a hands on Dad to his three young children, why college is so important to him and the one wish he has for their future.

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Maggie Baird, actor, writer, and mom to Grammy Award-winning musicians Billie Eilish and Finneas, shares stories of their unconventional childhoods and the challenges of parenting world-famous teens.

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The Talking Heads singer and creator of American Utopia talks about how he dealt with the challenges of social awkwardness, how creative freedom as a child helped him find his passions, and why he struggled with the mundanity of parenting.

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In this week's episode, one of the Fab Five from Netflix’s Queer Eye, designer and stylist Tan France talks to host Julia Dennison about his journey to parenthood with the help of a surrogate and the first frantic weeks of being a dad after his son made an unexpected entry into the world!

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Singer and star of Glee, Lea Michele, opens up about the huge challenges she faced in becoming a mom to her son Ever and reveals how singing helped her to heal.

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Jersey Shore Star and mom of three Nicole Polizzi, aka Snooki, talks about being a “hot mess mom”, wine and never wanting to meet her birth mother. 

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Marc and Heidi, parents of TikTok sensations Charlie and Dixie D’Amelio talk about what it’s like when your kids, your family and then your entire life goes viral. 

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Actor, comedian and Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi talks about the impact of being raised away from his parents, and how he believes being an older dad has benefitted his relationship with his son.

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The creator of Doc McStuffins and Ada Twist, Scientist talks about co-parenting, found family, long distance relationships and how growing up gay in the 80s directly impacted her work.

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In this week’s episode, entrepreneur and Real Housewife Dorinda Medley talks to host Julia Dennison about the transformation she experienced after becoming a mom, parenting and dating after divorce, surviving widowhood and finding her freedom in her fifties.

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Singer, actor and NSYNC superstar Lance Bass on his long journey to fatherhood, the challenges of raising twins and creating new holiday traditions. 

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Producer and entrepreneur Ty James on meeting her rock star dad, Rick James, as a teen, and what growing up as the daughter of the wild man of music taught her about life.

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We all have an idea of the kind of parent we want to be, but it doesn’t always turn out their way. Some of our favorite celebrities talk to Parents.com editor Julia Dennison about the reality of their “parent personality.”

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Comedian and TV host Samantha Bee talks about being raised by a village, her teenage years as a car thief and why she is ok with the fact that her kids don’t think she’s cool.

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In the first episode of a brand-new season, host Julia Dennison talks to well-loved actor, director and television host LeVar Burton about growing up with an absent father, how his family shaped his career path and how he is proud of the relationship he has developed with the son he didn’t know existed. 

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