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Jerry Seinfeld Reveals How to Deal with Kids & Why He Refuses to Be a 'Disapproving Dad'

Joe Akins
Jun 06, 2019
06:52 P.M.
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Jerry Seinfeld is the coolest dad on the block, and not for the wrong reasons. The comedian may be the only father in America who has a lovely relationship with his teenage daughter's boyfriend. 


On Wednesday night, Seinfeld and his wife Jessica Sklar were the hosts at her "GOOD + Foundation’s" 2019 party at New York City. The duo was able to have a chat session with reporters, and Seinfeld was happy to talk about his parenting skills and how cool of a father he is to his kids. 

Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Seinfeld attend Good+Foundation 2019 Bash | Photo: Getty Images


One of the juicy secrets he gave out was how he had no issue with his eighteen-year-old daughter, Sascha's boyfriend. According to the comedian, it had something to do with his experience growing up and loathing how his girlfriends' fathers treated him. 

“I really was determined not to be those dads. I hated those dads when I was a kid dating, and you would go to a girl’s house, and the father would be so mean, and I don’t want to be that guy.  You feel those feelings. You feel possessive and protective, but I refuse to be one of those disapproving dads.”

But it seems like Sascha got herself a good guy. Not only is the father not overthinking about his daughter going to prom with her boyfriend, but his wife Jessica also believes that the young man is such a wonderful guy. 


The couple has been married since 1999, and together they have three kids, a daughter, Sascha, 18 and two sons, Shepherd Kellen, 13 and Julian Kal, 16. 

Jerry Seinfeld, Sascha Seinfeld, Shepherd Kellen Seinfeld, and Jessica Seinfeld attend Good+Foundation 2019 Bash | Photo: Getty Images


The "GOOD+ Foundation" started as "Baby Buggy," an initiative to help struggling homes and families with essential baby needs such as cribs and so on. The idea came to Jessica after she had her first child and realized how expensive a baby could be. 

The foundation has however grown so much over the past years and even now has a subdivision called  "GOOD+ Foundation Fatherhood Leadership Council" which helps creates awareness and funds on initiatives that aid fathers' focus on engaging their kids. 


From someone who was invested in his career and not a family to becoming a family man, Seinfeld revealed having his kids has made him even more emotional.  

“When Sascha’s first goldfish died, we replaced it without telling her because we couldn’t handle the emotional,” he said. “We snuck another goldfish into the bowl.”

Sascha Seinfeld, Jessica Seinfeld and Jerry Seinfeld attend the after party for the 2018 GOOD+ Foundation | Photo: Getty Images

The family is such a beautiful one, and probably more fathers will learn to treat their daughter's dates with such love, and respect Seinfeld does his.