Steve Martin Becomes a First-Time Dad at 67
The 67-year-old writer/comedian/musician (seriously, what can’t he do) and his wife Anne Stringfield, 41, were spotted in LA with a new baby whom they somehow managed to keep a secret for months. Or that they took from a momentarily neglected grocery cart at Ralphâs. Take your pick.
Seems the tot, Martin’s first child, was born in December and – this being Tinseltown and all – nobody knows how they kept the news so hush-hush for so long. Of course, knowing what we know now, we finally understand this incoherent tweet posted by the new and obviously doting dad.
Coo coo, cutsy wootsy, footsy pie.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) February 12, 2013
A source told Page Six, âTheyâve had a baby, and how they kept it a secret nobody knows. Steveâs very private … They are thrilled. They worked hard to have the baby.â
Which seems like an odd statement to make. If Martin is private enough to keep the baby on the down-low, weâre guessing the conception itself is really nobody’s bidness. They havenât even revealed the name or sex of the child yet.
But Steve’s good at this espionage stuff. When he and Stringfield married in 2007, they invited their friends to a âpartyâ but didnât tell them what was actually going on until the nuptials were already underway.
Here’s what isn’t a secret: Weâre happy for them. Steve Martinâs wit and charm definitely needed to be passed on to future generations. And hey, maybe a crazy awesome childrenâs book will come out of this.