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Emily Deschanel Calls Her 6-Year-Old Son the ‘Vegan Police’

Emily Deschanel
Emily Deschanel  Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Emily Deschanel doesn’t have to bribe her 6-year-old son, Henry, to eat his vegetables. The little boy is a vegan, just like his mama. 

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“It was his choice to become 100 percent vegan,” Deschanel told Us Weekly at Mercy for Animals’ Hidden Heroes gala on Saturday, September 15. Moments later, the Bones alum joked: “He’s kind of like the little vegan police now. I have to watch what he’s doing socially so he doesn’t alienate people!”

Deschanel, 41, and her husband, David Hornsby, are also parents of Calvin, 3. “From birth, they’ve been vegetarian,” the actress told Us of her kids. “We talk to them about why we eat the way we do.”

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The star, who stopped eating meat at age 13, was giddy to be at the Mercy for Animals event. “I think they’re a very important organization in the animal rights movement,” she explained. “They open eyes about what is going on in the meat and dairy industry.”

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Meanwhile, Henry has always been a healthy eater. “Someone gave him candy at a party not long ago and he asked, ‘Why did they give this to me? I don’t eat candy!’’” Deschanel told the website Garden of Life in 2015. “So, I’m really proud of him because nutrition is important to me, and I love it when I have these victories. 

Emily and the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor tied the knot on September 25, 2010, in front of loved ones including sister Zooey Deschanel

With reporting by Nicholas White.

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