Around Father’s Day, Jared wrote a letter to our children. It’s one of the most beautiful and special letters I have read, so I just had to share. The kids may be a little too young to fully appreciate it, but one day I hope they read this and know what a great dad they have. When it comes to being a father, Jared has found his calling.
Post Father’s Day Thoughts by Jared Padalecki
dear tom, shep, and odette,
i realize fathers day was supposed to be about…. well… “fathers”… praising them and thanking them and making them feel needed and appreciated.
but, as the “father” in this relationship, i wanted to change things up a bit. specifically, i wanted to take this opportunity, after my FIFTH fathers day (and counting), not to say “you’re welcome”, but to say “thank you”…
you’ve woken me up earlier than a rooster would even CONSIDER crowing.
you’ve given me sleepless nights where i thought you might NEVER, in fact, go back to sleep.
you’ve peed on me, pooped on me, and vomited on me (though not always necessarily in that order).
you’ve used me as a bean bag when i read to you.
you’ve used me as a punching bag when i don’t.
you’ve made me contort my body into 70 different positions in order to climb into the back seat and get your car seat buckled.
you’ve coerced me into watching cartoons and animated movies over and over and over again… and over again.
you’ve turned my trailer into a jungle gym.
you’ve turned my office into a “secret candy storage bunker”.
you’ve turned my bed into a UFC octagon.
you’ve turned my truck into a giant garbage and food crumb receptacle.
you’ve made me stop whatever I’m doing so that i can go catch the lizard you just spotted outside.
you’ve yelled at me to stop the car to chase the deer or squirrels that you spotted.
you’ve made me chase YOU into the streets to get you back on the sidewalk!
you’ve made me replace upholstery that you mistook for a blank canvas (though, in all fairness, it does kind of look like a blank canvas)
you’ve reduced me to tears whenever i witness you in pain.
You can read the rest of Jared’s touching letter over at Gen’s new blog: Now and Gen.com.
It’s a girl for Jared Padalecki! The Supernatural star, 34, and his wife Genevieve Cortese Padalecki welcomed daughter Odette Elliott Padalecki on Friday, March 17th, the new mom announced Monday on Instagram. “Please welcome the newest Padalecki, Odette Elliott!!” she captioned a photo of her snuggling her newborn baby girl. Baby Odette has two built-in protectors already: big brothers Shepherd, 3, and Thomas Colton, 5.
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Padalecki spilled the beans about his third child on the way in November, speaking to Kelly Ripa about how he and Cortese Padalecki met (on the Supernatural set!) and how they were going to be expanding their family in March. “Tom and Shep can’t wait for ‘Sissy,’ ” the actor captioned a snap of his sons, embracing each other and sporting huge excited smiles. Cortese Padalecki shared a black-and-white belly photo on Instagram in early March, rocking a leather jacket while staring down at her bare baby bump. One thing little Odette can look forward to when she starts walking? Family hikes around the Padalecki’s Austin, Texas, home.
“TBT. Soon we’ll be 5 :)),” the Gilmore Girls alum captioned a March throwback photo of himself, his wife and their boys enjoying the great outdoors. “I am violently protective of my — I call it my off-time — when I’m not working,” Padalecki said in 2014 of being with his family. “I’m straight home and whether they’re in Vancouver or they’re in Seattle or wherever we happen to be I’m straight to them,” he added.
“You sound cool like that,” Curtis joked. “But [in reality], she came on set and it was season 4, which was eight years ago,” he recalls. “I thought she was cute and smart, and I remember she would always read books. And one of my pet peeves is when somebody interrupts me when I’m reading — like I kind of get the shakes.” He continues, “But I kept on finding myself interrupting her. I’d be like, ‘So what’s your favorite Hemingway?’ [Then] I’d go in my trailer and look up Hemingway. I thought she was awesome and so I asked her out to lunch, and it turned into hanging out and talking about traveling, and it turned into dinner.” The actor says that while he’s been filming in Vancouver, his wife has been on duty in their Austin, Texas home to make sure their sons have a good routine. “She’s been buckling down with the kids, because they’ve had their school year [start],” he says.
In their 12th season, the Winchester brothers (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) have added yet another victory to their list of achievements. (And this one comes right after stopping the apocalypse!) After 2.6 million votes were tallied, Supernatural came out on top, beating 63 other new and returning fall shows in our bracket competition. This week, subscribers will receive the Supernatural edition of the Fall TV Preview cover — jam-packed with scoop from the set of The CW’s longest-running series, as well as info on 136 other shows — and the special collectors’ edition will be sold exclusively at Barnes and Nobles nationwide, beginning Sept. 9. For more exclusive interviews and photos only in EW.
Jared Padalecki is returning to “Gilmore Girls,” reprising his role as Dean Forester in Netflix’s four-part revival series.
Variety has also learned that David Sutcliffe, who played Rory Gilmore’s (Alexis Bledel) father Chris, is also returning. In addition to stars Bledel and Lauren Graham, Padalecki and Sutcliffe join previously announced returning cast members Milo Ventimiglia (Jess), Matt Czuchry (Logan), Liza Weil (Paris), Kelly Bishop (Emily), Sean Gunn (Kirk), Scott Patterson (Luke), Keiko Agena (Lane) and Yanic Truesdale (Michel). Sutton Foster, who starred in “Bunheads” from “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, has also joined the Netflix project, the first new actor to be added to the cast alongside the show’s returning favorites.
With Padalecki’s return, Rory will be reuniting with all three of her exes in the revival series: Dean (Padalecki), Jess (Ventimiglia) and Logan (Czuchry). Padalecki was part of the original series from the pilot, going on to become Rory’s first serious boyfriend and the partner with whom she eventually lost her virginity, despite Dean being married to another woman at the time. The duo were on again/off again for several seasons, with Padalecki making his final appearance in Season 5 before going on to star in another drama — “Supernatural” — for what was then the WB network (now The CW). Now in its eleventh season, Padalecki has been on the fan-favorite show ever since, playing Sam Winchester, who fights demons and paranormal phenomena alongside his brother — also ironically called Dean — played by Jensen Ackles.