The couple attended the ceremony kid-free Sunday evening, and told E! Live that although the past year has been a whirlwind considering This Is Us‘ (and particularly Sterling’s) attention, their two sons have kept them remembering what’s really important.
“Your kids keep you grounded, right?” said Bathe, 41. “Because our 6-year-old has no idea what’s going on — today he goes, ‘Why is hair and makeup here?’ I said, ‘Well, we’re going somewhere tonight.’ ”
” ‘No you don’t, you already have the Golden Globe,’ ” she recalled of the reply she received from the couple’s older child Andrew (they also share son Amaré, 2). “[I said], ‘SAG is tonight,’ and he was like, ‘(groans).’ He literally said, ‘Another one?’ ”
Brown is nominated for outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series for his role as Randall Pearson on This Is Us.
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“Maybe Austin & Ally, or Bunked — he loves Bunked. Now if we were on Bunked, then he would be like, ‘Y’all are really doing something,’ ” jokes Bathe.
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Brown told E! News in September that his kids were a handful, saying, “The 6-year-old is in first grade, and he’s got a lot of personality. Any time you turn the camera on to this child, he shows up.”
“He wants to be a scientist, so we’re really hoping the scientist thing happens,” Bathe added. “Because he wants to be better than Einstein. But then he goes, ‘Sexy dance, sexy dance, sexy dance.’ ”
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