Jean-Claude Van Damme brings special date to 2012 MTV Movie Awards: his daughter!
Van Damme and his daughter Biance Bree (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Van Damme, 51, escorted 21-year-old Bianca Bree (real name: Bianca Van Varenberg, which is Van Damme's given last name) to the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City last night. On the red carpet, the father/daughter duo clowned around for photographers — the "Expendables 2" star gave his offspring a spin at one point then they posed back to back. Bianca, an aspiring actress, had on an attention-grabbing outfit—a minidress with cutout sides. In her high heels, she appeared taller than her father.
Bianca took to Twitter to document her night out with her dad, writing: "As much as I don't enjoy all that flashy crap, I had a lot of fun." She also was excited to see Charlie Sheen, commenting that the "Anger Management" star "looks really good now days. Love that guy, no matter what."
Bianca has been appearing in her father's movies since 2008 and has three more lined up, including "Welcome to the Jungle," which also stars her brother, Kristopher Van Varenberg , 24. (They are the children of Van Damme and ex-bodybuilder Gladys Portugues, who were married from 1987 to 1992 and then remarried in 1999.) However, Bianca is trying to carve out her own career path separate from her famous family.
Last year, Bianca appeared on her father's British reality TV series, "Jean-Claude Van Damme: Behind Closed Doors," and talked about the difficulties of coming from a famous family. "Growing up under the roof of my dad, I never even saw him as something big," she said. "I never came to the conclusion that he was [famous]. I would go to school sometimes and people would say, 'Oh, I saw your dad on TV.' It can be hard having him as my father because a lot of people are fake. They can hurt you if you don't be careful. I shy away from a lot of people because I don't want them to know my life and personal issues. I just have a couple friends who are close and that is it."
Van Damme and his son Kristopher Van Varenberg at the Guy Choice Awards (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)