This Is Us alum Justin Hartley opens up about seeing his daughter Isabella, 18, leaving for college: “It’s been tough”. Keep reading for more!
Chatting with Jennifer Hudson on her eponymous daytime talk show Thursday, the This Is Us alum, 45, admitted it’s been “tough” seeing daughter Isabella Justice Hartley head off to college. Hartley shares Isabella with his ex-wife Lindsay Korman.
“It’s tough when they leave,” he shared. “You think you’re ready for it because as they get older they gain independence and they’re gone a lot anyway. They have their own friends and their own interests and you can go see them.”
Hartley continued, “When they’re actually gone, it really is a text or a phone call. And you know, she’s 18, so let’s be honest, it’s a text. I’m not getting phone calls, which is normal, but I hate it.”
“I’m not ready for that! I’ve only got a 13-year-old, but I’m bracing myself for it, ” Hudson replied.
Hartley shared one positive to having kids out of the house with the daytime host, joking, “You have more time to party.”
Last year, during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, the actor spoke about taking his daughter for driving lessons.
“It’s the worst thing in the world. There’s gotta be a better way to do this,” he told the host.
“I’m in the car, she’s driving, she’s doing great and I’m in the passenger seat. I’m kind of feeling loose and I open up the gummy bears and as I’m eating them — I’m shoving them in my mouth like a child — and I look up and we are cruising through a four-way — a red light! Just reckless!” he said.
Hartley added, “She just could not have cared less.”
The star then had his daughter pull over and told her, “That could have been my last gummy bear. You have to be more careful.”
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