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Chad Michael Murray Picks Roles So His Kids Won’t See ‘Dad’s Butt Posted All Over Their Locker’

By Emma Chance | Celebrity | May 10, 2024 |

By Emma Chance | Celebrity | May 10, 2024 |


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If, like me, you have occasionally wondered, “Whatever happened to Chad Michael Murray, the once ubiquitous heartthrob of my youth?” The answer is that he grew up, had kids, and got boring.

Murray’s new movie Mother of the Bride, also starring Brooke Shields and Miranda Cosgrove, dropped on Netflix yesterday, and he described the movie as the kind of family-friendly entertainment he seeks out now that he’s a father.

“I would say, a lot of material, especially over the past five to eight years since my son was born, I choose because I think one of the last things you really want is for your kids to be berated in school for what their parents are doing,” he admitted. “I don’t want my kids going to school, being freshmen in high school, and Dad’s butt is posted all over their locker. That’s not fair to them, so making decisions for that has been great.”

Frankly, I don’t remember ever seeing Chad Michael Murray’s butt plastered anywhere, even at the height of his fame. I remember the bedroom eyes and the hair. But he takes fatherhood seriously, so seriously that his wife and kids travel with him when he’s on a set.

“I’m making sure that I’m there every day, that we travel together as a pack, so we don’t break up the pack when we travel. When we are in Nova Scotia filming Sullivan’s Crossing, we’re all there. I get to work, and I get to go home and play with the babies. Now, is this extra work for me to throw on top, so I can’t be solely focused on Sullivan’s Crossing? Yeah, but that just means I need to better place my time and figure out ‘How do I manage this all?’”

Coming from a man who rose to fame playing (in my personal opinion) hot douchebags, that’s actually kind of nice. Take it from Chad Michael Murray: you can have it all.