Sarah Jessica Parker says she’s never bought her 5 year old son any clothes. Any. Clothes.
This is because SJP grew up as one of eight siblings in an impoverished family, and doesn’t want her son to be spoiled. “James Wilkie only wears hand-me-downs because I’ve got all these older nephews” 43 year old Parker told Parade magazine. “That’s the God’s honest truth. Plus, my mother saved all my brother’s clothes. I am not kidding. I don’t think I’ve ever bought him any clothes. Maybe a new winter’s coat….”
Before you call DOCS, the kid does get his own shoes. New ones. “I do buy him shoes, because everybody’s feet are different,” says Parker.
“I think that if I had been raised a child of privilege, I wouldn’t
be the working person I am today,” she says. “I think it’s incumbent on
my husband [Matthew Broderick] and me to really stress and to show
James Wilkie by example what it means to owe your community something
and that he is not entitled to the benefits of our hard work.
“That doesn’t mean that I’m withholding or keeping from him the joys
of childhood — I’m not Joan Crawford,” she stresses. “But I also don’t
want him to think the world he lives in is the real world. It’s not.”