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'The Waltons's' Ron Howard Is a Father of 4 Including Twin Daughters Who Are His Carbon Copy

Bettina Dizon
Aug 29, 2021
12:00 P.M.
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Ron Howard made a name in Hollywood with his notable projects, both acting and directing. Behind the scenes, he also garnered success in raising four beautiful children, of which two followed in the entertainment industry.

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When the cameras stopped rolling, Ron Howard played the most important role in his life, a father to four children, whom he shares with his wife, Cheryl Howard. While many know Ron for his on-screen success, his family knows him as a loving father, a supportive husband, and an all-around family man.

Of his four children, Bryce, Paige, Jocelyn, and Reed, two are twins who look like the actor's carbon copy. Meanwhile, two also followed in his footsteps as a prolific actor.

Ron Howard with his wife, Cheryl, and twins, Paige and Jocelyn. | Source: Getty Images

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PARENTS IN HOLLYWOOD

Before taking on the big screen, Ron graced American '60s television with roles on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Happy Days." He later ventured behind the screen as a director and producer, known for the award-winning films "A Beautiful Mind" and "Apollo 13." He also directed the film "Frost/Nixon."

In 1975, Ron married fellow actress Cheryl Howard, best known for her appearance in "Angels & Demons." Previously, Ron revealed:

"I felt really lucky when [Cheryl and I] first met. It's crazy. We were teenagers; it shouldn't have worked. We got married young, that shouldn't have worked either, and yet, it really and truly has."

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The couple never stopped celebrating their love, goofing around with each other, and finding memorable ways to honor milestones. They are also great at parenting and raising their children well.

His social media account is also filled with golf content mixed with his personal family life. Reed is a father to a daughter, Aspen.

With several acting credits to their name and careers that spanned decades-long, naturally, the skill for acting ran through their children's veins.

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BRYCE BECOMES AN ACTRESS

The couple's eldest child, Bryce Dallas, is the most known sibling in the family in the entertainment industry. Born on March 2, 1981, Bryce followed her famous parents' footsteps in her 20s. In 2004, she landed a breakthrough role in "The Village" and had since appeared in over 40 productions.

Some of her most known films include "Spider-Man 3," "Twilight," "Terminator Salvation," "The Help," and the "Jurassic World" franchise. Like her father, Bryce tried working behind the scenes as a director and helped create "Vanity Fair: Decades," "Orchids," "The Book of Boba Fett," and "The Mandalorian."

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Apart from work, Bryce is a loving wife to fellow actor Seth Gabel, whom she married in June 2006. The couple, who initially planned to have children in their 30s, welcomed their firstborn, Theo, shortly after their marriage.

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BRYCE'S FAMILY LIFE

Following her pregnancy, Bryce experienced severe postpartum depression that did her act out of control. However, her husband stood firmly by her side and was determined to lighten her situation. She once said of Gabel:

"He was really generous and selfless, and he was 24 when we had our first kid."

A few years later, they welcomed another child, their daughter, Beatrice Jean. This year, the couple celebrated their 21 years of being in love with a sweet Instagram post, marking their special day. The "Eclipse” star gushed over her husband in a post and revealed how grateful she was to have him.

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PAIGE AND JOCELYN'S DIFFERENT PATHS

Ron's twin daughters, Paige and Jocelyn, inherited his physical features and have a striking resemblance to their father. Although both were born in February 1985, Paige and Joselyn chose different paths in life – Paige became an actress like her parents, while Jocelyn lived a private life.

Born to have an outgoing personality, Paige pursued acting at a young age and furthered her craft at the NYC Tisch School of the Arts. She later had her film debut in "Adventureland," followed by appearances in "The Employer," “Medium," “stalkTALK," “Arrested Development," “The Astronauts," and “90210."

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In 2020, Paige revealed that her wedding with Tim Abou-Nasr had been postponed due to the pandemic. "We are so grateful to be quarantined together, to have another year of engagement to look forward to, and most of all - to have so many amazing people in our lives," she said.

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Meanwhile, her twin lives a very different life away from the limelight. Not much is known about Jocelyn except that she appeared in one episode of "Arrested Development."

She also appeared in some of her family's red carpet events, including Ron's Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony in 2015.

In 2019, Ron shared a rare snapshot of his daughter alongside her twin. "Hanging out with my beautiful wonderful smart kind fraternal twins," he wrote in the caption. “They've always cracked me up and made me smile. They make me proud, too."

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REED'S SPORTY SIDE

Reed is the celebrity couple's youngest child, born on April 12, 1987. Like his sisters, Reed appeared on Ron's show, "Arrested Development." However, he did not pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

Instead, Reed became a professional golfer who shares his craft on YouTube. His social media account is also filled with golf content mixed with his personal family life. Reed is a father to a daughter, Aspen.

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Ron undoubtedly has a sweet relationship with all his kids but has an enviable bond with his twins, who appear with him at red carpet events, and various outings.

He is also a loving grandfather to his grandchildren and takes pride in the successful family he raised behind the scenes. Although most of them have their own lives, the Howard family continues to be close to each other, as seen in their many photos online.

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