Lost without each other! Taylor Hanson shares seven kids with wife Natalie Hanson (née Bryant) — and the longtime couple couldn’t be happier about their big brood.
“I think what’s really cool about bigger families is that everybody develops this innate ability to figure out how to compromise, work with others and realize that the entire world doesn’t revolve around you,” the musician told Today’s Parent in 2017. “It also encourages you to be an individual because you can clearly see your differences from a brother or sister. I see that with my kids: They’re very different, but I see that they love and respect one another.”
Taylor and Natalie, who have been married since June 2002, are the proud parents of son Ezra (born October 2002), daughter Penelope (born 2005), son River (born in September 2006), son Viggo (born December 2008), daughter Wilhelmina (born October 2012), Indiana (born December 2018) and daughter Maybellene (born December 2020).
The “Penny & Me” artist, for his part, grew up as one of seven. As fans know, the three eldest Hanson siblings — Isaac, Taylor and Zac — formed their titular band in 1992 when they were just children themselves. Now, the Hanson cousins are following in their dads’ footsteps. (Isaac shares sons Everett and Monroe and daughter Odette with wife Nicole Hanson, while Zac is the father of sons Shepherd, Abraham and Quincy and daughters Junia and Lucille, whom he shares with wife Kate Hanson.)
The trio’s kids — who often hit the road with their dads — are “talented and creative,” Isaac exclusively told Us Weekly in 2021. “We keep trying to discourage them against starting a band and warning them of all the possible pitfalls, but there’s a few guitar players and a couple keyboard players, so we’ll see! More than that, I think you want to encourage your kids to be the best that they can be and chase their skill sets and do something they feel good about in their life. If that passion is music, then we want them to go for it. If it’s performing surgery, then that’s fine too!”
As Taylor told Today’s Parent, “You’re part of a crew when you’re in a big family. You’re already included in a group. It gives you the sense that you have an identity that’s connected to something bigger.”
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