Surprise! Anthony Mackie and his longtime love, Sheletta Chapital, welcomed their third child together recently, he revealed in an interview with the Los Angeles Times on Friday, Nov. 13.
“I recently had my third kid, and it just messed up everything that was my reality,” the Night Before actor, 37, told the Times. “It just changes your entire perspective on the world. Even traveling is an issue now — I’ve got to buy five tickets!”
Mackie, who is known for his parts in films as diverse as The Avengers, The Hurt Locker, and Our Brand Is Crisis, added that he has a new appreciation for his parents’ plight — they had six kids, including Mackie — now that he has three little ones of his own.
“I always wondered why we never took vacations further than Florida or the Gulf Coast — it’s like, ‘Oh, because they couldn’t afford eight plane tickets, so you just put all the kids in the Lincoln and drive to Florida!’”
The actor and Chapital quietly wed in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, in December 2014. The pair have known each other since they were 7, and rekindled their romance in 2009. They already share two children together.
In The Night Before, Mackie stars opposite Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, about three longtime friends who are hoping to go out on a booze- and drug-fueled rager on Christmas Eve, before they have to face the realities of grown-up living.
The Night Before will hit theaters on Nov. 20.