Sarah Jessica Parker's son James Wilkie Broderick makes rare appearance with parents
Sarah Jessica Parker graced the red carpet with her son for the premiere of 'Sex and the City's reboot 'And Just Like That' and looked stunning. The actress, 56, was accompanied by husband Matthew Broderick, 59, and their 19-year-old son James for the excursion in New York. SJP sparkled in a grey Oscar de La Renta gown with a pink tulle skirt that would have been perfect for her on-screen character Carrie Bradshaw. A matching cloak, an exquisite necklace, and a pair of pink shoes completed the ensemble.
James looked all grown up and spiffy in a sharp suit with a white shirt and black tie combo in what was a rare public appearance with his mother. His father wore a similar outfit, but with a buttoned jacket, while he held his wife's hand in his. Both father and son wore identical white pocket squares.
It's the first time that James attended a red carpet event in four years; he was last seen at the Broadway premiere of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' with his parents and younger sisters Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge. He has subsequently completed high school and enrolled in college. Sarah raved over the "new life" of his son on his 19th birthday in October, demonstrating her pride in him.
Sarah said on Instagram, “He is 19. Today. He doesn't wake with us. He is in his life. Away. In his studies. Among new friends. Sending home details. There is so much to tell. New adults making lasting impressions. Opening his still young eyes. New thoughts. New books. New and different mornings. On this one, it's bittersweet. Not to be with him. To wish him the most happiest of birthdays. Our Scorpio. Our Oct baby. Our JW. Happy Birthday. Balloons. Candles. Hoping every birthday wish to come true. Xxx, Mama.”
Sarah has made her comeback in the revamp of 'Sex and the City', starring Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, who play Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte, respectively. However, Kim Cattrall, who plays Samantha in the OG show, is noticeably absent.
In 2018, Kim notably chastised SJP for offering 'insincere' condolences following the death of her brother Chris. Kim slammed SJP on Instagram, reminiscing how 'mean' the actress was when 'Sex and the City' series was still being produced. “'When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?' my mother asked me today," she captioned her image. “Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona,” she concluded.