Adam Sandler Bribes Daughters With Bella Thorne, Burgers

Celebrity News Jun. 10, 2014 AT 8:55AM
Adam Sandler Adam Sandler, dad of daughters Sunny and Sadie, says that he bribes his kids with In-N-Out burgers and uses his friendship with Blended co-star Bella Thorne to his advantage. Credit: Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage

Parenting is a 24/7 job, but Adam Sandler has a few key tools in his daddy toolbox when it comes to raising daughters Sunny, 6, and Sadie, 8: Bella Thorne and In-N-Out burgers. "I used Bella to get closer with my kids. It felt right," Sandler, 47, recently revealed of his co-star in Blended. "My kids love Bella!"

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Sandler—married to actress Jackie Titone since 2003—isn't above plying his girls with a fast food lunch, either. "It's fun to show up, because at our school, you can go to lunch with your kids. You just show up with an In-N-Out burger and your kid loves you more," he joked to reporters during a Blended press junket May 12 in Hollywood. "That night, when they're mad at you, you're like, 'Remember the In-N-Out!'"

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Preparing to celebrate Father's Day on June 15, Sandler loves to soak up family time with his wife and daughters—but always anticipates needing a nap after the fact.

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"On Mother's Day, we had a great time and were with [the girls] all day long. As the kids were falling asleep, my wife said, 'When they fall asleep, we'll see a movie.' The next thing I know, my wife is sleeping," Sandler recalled. "One kid is sleeping with my wife, and I'm up with the other one, and I'm like, 'Yeah, we're not doing this.' [That's the] difference when you have kids—it's pathetic if someone wants to meet you after 9:30 at night. The hours are tough!"

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