Sunday 4 December 2016

'He loves GAA' - Sarah Jessica Parker on why Irish family holidays are special for son (13)

Sasha Brady

Published 15/08/2016 | 11:07

Sarah Jessica Parker with son James Wilkie (13). Photo: Instagram
Sarah Jessica Parker with son James Wilkie (13). Photo: Instagram
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker stops for a Guinness in Foley's Pub in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by ShowBizIreland/Getty Images)
Hollywood star Sarah Jessica Parker and their son James Wilkie walking near their cottage home in Kilybegs, Co Donegal

Sarah Jessica Parker and her family are regular visitors to our shores.

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The Sex and the City star, along with husband of 19 years, actor Matthew Broderick, have a home in Kilcar, County Donegal.

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And SJP explained that the annual trips to Ireland have influenced her son, James Wilkie's, taste in sport.

“My son is 13 and has a certain vanity about his appearance that seems age appropriate. He’s interested in soccer and GAA," she told the Irish Sun on Sunday.

The Hollywood power couple holiday in Donegal every summer with their young family, including seven-year-old twins Marion and Tabitha and son James.

But the mum-of-three explained that they won't have time to make the trip in 2016.

It took the 2 6 year olds to find the missing pieces. Hmmm... X sj

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“We always have a fabulous time in Donegal and I’m sorry we’re not going to be able to make it this year," she explained.

“It’s one of our happiest places ever, but sadly we have to skip this summer. My in-laws will be visiting instead.”

The actress is returning to TV screens later in the year for her new HBO series Divorce, which was written by Irish actress and comedian, Sharon Horgan.

And it appears that promoting the show will keep the 51-year-old actress busy until the end of the year, leaving little time for family holidays.

Hollywood star Sarah Jessica Parker and their son James Wilkie walking near their cottage home in Kilybegs, Co Donegal
Hollywood star Sarah Jessica Parker and their son James Wilkie walking near their cottage home in Kilybegs, Co Donegal

Last year the family were given the go-ahead to extend their Donegal bolthole and it was reported that the pair will renovate and extend the cottage with a new kitchen and a first-floor loft,.

They'll also be converting a former cowshed to add extra rooms to the cottage.

SJP releaved to Independent.ie at the time that she'd love to make a permanent move to Ireland.

"We would be delighted to decamp to Ireland. Move the children, put them in school there, have tea every day, a proper fry. It’s just an exquisite, beautiful, relaxing, wonderful place for ourselves and for our children," she said.

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker stops for a Guinness in Foley's Pub in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by ShowBizIreland/Getty Images)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker stops for a Guinness in Foley's Pub in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by ShowBizIreland/Getty Images)

“I like tea, wandering around, eating, being with our friends. We have friends there too that I’ve known since I was growing up.

“The kids seem to love it. They keep asking when can we go back.

“They can run around and don’t have to be watched so much.”

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