Until I began to collect these images, I never realized how weird it might be to see a celebrity with his or her parent(s). In some cases, you look at the celebrity’s mom or dad, and you think: Well, that’s obvious. But in most cases, I was just left scratching my head and wondering how these larger-than-life, big-time blockbuster Hollywood celebrities came from those sweet, plain midwestern men and women. It’s humanizing, in a way, but also strangely bizarre. I mean: Tom Cruise came from those people? They look so … normal.
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