Parenting can be tough but Zoe Saldana has a little help: Gamora, her character from “Guardians Of The Galaxy.” Saldana and other cast members of “Guardians Of The Galaxy” were on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to talk about the upcoming sequel. During the interview, Kimmel asked the cast what it’s like to have little kids who see them portraying superheroes on the big screen. Chris Pratt shared a story about his son visiting the set and understanding that his dad flies space ships for work. Then Saldana shared a story about her kids and it is peak Latina mom.
“Well, my kids think that I’m related to the Hulk so I’m using it and I’m getting them to eat their vegetables,” Saldana told the audience. “I even go as far as, like, I go behind this wall and I’m like, ‘I’m going to go call the Hulk because you guys are not eating your veggies and he’s going to come and take your toys.'”
Saldana further reenacted the grunting noise she makes from behind the wall to let the kids know that she means business. Of course, this works and the kids eat their vegetables. Can you really blame her, though? Whatever works, works.
Ricky Martin seems to be living his best life with his husband, Jwan Yosef, as they welcomed the arrival of their fourth child into their growing family. In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Martin shared a precious photo of Renn Martin-Yosef, who is seen sleeping, bundled in a pear-printed swaddle, and held by a smiling, overjoyed Martin.
While accepting a Human Rights Campaign award for his LGBTQ+ advocacy last month, Martin announced that the couple was pregnant. “My husband Jwan, I love you,” he announced from the podium. “My beautiful twins, Valentino and Matteo, they’re also here, I love you with all my heart, you’re my strength, you inspire me every day, you motivate me to keep doing what I’m doing and you guys are amazing kids. You guys are amazing. I love you.” Then, the news: “And by the way, I have to announce that we are pregnant. We are waiting. I love big families.”
Wait no longer, fam! Renn looks like the angel the Martin-Yosef family deserves.
“Nuestro hijo Renn Martin-Yosef ha nacido,” Martin captioned the Instagram share, which means, “Our son, Renn Martin-Yosef was born” in English. Yosef shared the same image and captioned it, “Our baby boy is here.” Friends, family, and even celebrities like Mario Lopez have shared their congratulations via social media. Lopez commented, “Felicidades amigo!” Now, the Martin-Yosef family is a family of six. Here’s the whole story.
Martin started his family as a single father in 2008, after welcoming two twin boys by a surrogate mother.
After Matteo and Valentino were born, Martin took two years off to completely devote himself to raising the children. The twins have always known how they came into the world, though it started with one of them asking Martin if they came from his belly. It was clear from the beginning of Martin and Yosef’s relationship that Yosef was just as obsessed with Matteo and Valentino as Martin was. Yosef has often publicly thanked the twins (on social media and otherwise) for being the light of his life.
Martin and Yosef started dating in April 2016. Five months later, they announced their engagement on the “Ellen Degeneres Show.”
When you know, you know, as they say. Yosef is a painter and artist, and is of Kurdish and Armenian descent, though he maintains citizenship in Syria and Sweden. The lovebirds were married less than two years after they met, in January 2018. By the end of the year (December 31, 2018), they announced the birth of their daughter Lucía Martin-Yosef.
They kept baby Lucía out of the spotlight for the first 7 months of her life, and then, this precious photo graced the Internet.
Earlier this year, Yosef shared this stunning photo of Lucía pondering the meaning of life, while held in Martin’s arms. He captioned the image, “❤️We are beyond happy to announce that we have become parents to a beautiful and healthy baby girl, Lucia Martin-Yosef. It has been a special time for us and we cant wait to see where this stellar baby will take us. Both her beautiful brothers and me and Ricky have fallen in love with Lucia.” Martin captioned his own post of the same image, “La luz de mis ojos,” which means, “the light of my eyes.”
At the Human Rights Campaign awards ceremony last month, Martin also gave a shout-out to Lucía, who stayed home with her grandma, and called her “the light of my life.”
The couple plans to have “many more kids” together.
It’s clear that fatherhood is a vocation for Martin, having taken years off his career to raise the twins by himself, he’s not stepping back from family anytime soon, if ever. Ahead of the 2019 Golden Globes, Martin shared a photo of him “#Multitasking Getting ready for the @goldenglobes,” with baby Lucía. Then, on the carpet, Martin told People, “I want four more pairs of twins. I would love to have a big family, but there’s a lot going on at this moment, a lot of work. It’s a lot going on so we’re going to put things in order first and then we are going to get ready for many more kids.”
Raise your hand if you’re ready to put yourself up for adoption to be part of the Martin-Yosef family. 🙋🏽♀️
When we look back on our childhoods, we had lots of great times. Hanging out with our primos, being spoiled by our abuelas, watching Saturday morning cartoons and dancing our hearts out at quinces are just a few of our favorite memories from growing up. However, it wasn’t always fun and games. We’d be irresponsible if we didn’t give credit to some of the hilarious ways our parents kept us in line as well. At the time, some threats were straight-up horrifying but now they’re pretty funny. Who knows, maybe we’ll even use some of these lines on our own kids one day.
With these strange and funny punishments in mind, we asked our FIERCE readers what sort of weird warnings their parents issued to them while growing up and we can’t stop laughing over these responses. Here are some of the funniest:
1. Hug it out.
Instagram / @mixedmombrownbabies
“My dad would force my brother and i to hug each other standing in a corner when we got into a fight. We would squeeze each other tryna hurt each other 😂😂😂” — @waitingmoon
2. Pack your bags and go.
Instagram / @nextra.gifts.mtpleasant
“‘Te voy a mandar pa Mexico con tu tía’”— @larrita415_
3. The threat of el Cucuy.
Instagram / @wearemitu
“When I wouldn’t sleep my mom would say, “If you open your eyes, the Cucuy will come to get you!” 😯 It would scare me to death. Pinche cucuy!” — @hellengav74
4. A long visit with abuelita doesn’t seem so bad.
Instagram / @skeddadle181
“My mom would threaten with sending us to Peru. Honestly, looking back, I should have taken her up on it because my Abuelita would have spoiled me rotten 🤣” — @mamabean_d
5. The hand-holding technique.
Instagram / @luciclementine
“When my brother and I would argue in the grocery store, my dad would make us hold hands until we left the store.” — @withlove_mandee
6. Don’t make us pull this car over!
Instagram / @mommydearestinc
“My mother would threaten to stop the car on the freeway and throw us out if we didn’t stop fighting.” — @lamoodyreina
7. A weird and gross punishment that a lot of readers have in common.
Instagram / @tablemannerstx
“My dad would say he was gonna make us lick salt off each other’s backs. We were so grossed out we would check ourselves realllll quick.” — @mividaencolor
8. The underwear warning.
Instagram / @wickedpatterns
“My mom would threatened to tie us in underwear back to back in the balcony 😂” — @danielyspineda
Instagram / @candyskloset
“My mom never threatened. She just gave a look and said, “Want to go to the bathroom?” Which meant a spanking lol.” — @victorria_p
10. Hold your tongue.
Instagram / @kid_spanglish
“‘Se te hace palo la lengua’ was a threat if you even thought about backtalking.” — @killahcarm
11. Cut off from technology.
Instagram / @theradstylist
“My parents would threaten to take the phones and internet modem away when my sister and I would fight. It got so bad that they would actually take them to work with them so we wouldn’t sneak on the internet or call our friends lol.” — @teoami
12. This rice threat sounds painful af.
Instagram / @zahraricetraders
“Threatened to kneel on a pile of rice and lick salt off eachothers back 😂😂😂” — @jessicagmejia
13. What’s with all the licking??
Instagram / @mydadshoney
“My mom would threaten to put honey on my and @pgon805 back and make us lick it off each other” — @wildcardb_tches
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