Jason Bateman & his wife are expecting their second daughter


I always forget that Jason Bateman’s wife, Amanda Anka, is Paul Anka’s daughter. For whatever reason, I’ve always had the false impression that Jason is married to the daughter of some powerful Hollywood player, like Tobey Maguire and his wife, who is the daughter of Ron Meyer (the current president of Universal studios). Anyway, Jason and Amanda have been married for 10 years, and I bet Jason looks exactly the same now as then, which just sucks if you’re a woman who spends a lot of time with him. The Bateman is ageless – he still looks 20-something, even now when he’s 42. Happy news, though! Jason and Amanda are expecting their second baby – and it’s another girl! They already have one daughter, Francesca, who is 4 and a half.

Jason Bateman and wife Amanda Anka are about to become parents for the second time.

“I’m going to be a grandfather again,” Amanda’s father, singer Paul Anka, tells ET Canada in an interview that airs Wednesday night.

What will it be for the couple, who are parents to 4½-year-old daughter Francesca Nora? It’s “another baby girl,” proud grandpa Anka says.

Married to Amanda for 10 years now, Bateman, 42, is “the actor in the family,” adds Anka, saying: “He’s … a very smart boy, a wonderful guy for my daughter.”

[From People]

Amanda is 42 as well, by the way. Yay for couples being the same age! Also: I friggin’ love Jason’s daughter, who I think is one of the cutest kids in Hollywood – and she’s not constantly on parade either. So, I think Jason and Amanda have a great gene-meld, and I’m sure their second daughter will be adorable too. Congrats to Jason and his family.

Okay, here’s my sidenote, and the whole reason I’m writing this post. I currently have free Showtime, and over the weekend, I ended up watching The Switch, that Bateman and Jennifer Aniston film. Um… it was a really cute movie. I’m sorry if I disrespected it out of hand, just because it involved Jennifer Aniston and a giant turkey baster. Honestly, Aniston was the weak point of the film, but it was only a mild annoyance. Jason and the child actor were so, so beautiful and funny in the movie. I love him so much – he should do more movies with kids.





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  1. whitedaisy says:

    Adorable. All of them.

  2. Jilly Bean says:

    god he is just so hot…. and that full head of hair!!!!

  3. Syko says:

    Adorable child. Adorable father. Mother’s okay but not my type.

  4. Katie says:

    His daughter is super adorable. She looks like she will grow up to be quite beautiful, but in a somewhat unique way.

  5. brin says:

    Adorable family! The little girl is so cute!

  6. Quest says:

    Love them and wish them all the best. His daughter is so cute. Congrats

  7. lucy2 says:

    Congrats to them!
    I like that despite his huge career resurgence, the family has stayed very low key.
    His daughter reminds me a bit of his sister Justine.
    I saw the Switch a while ago too, it was pretty cute.

  8. Lisa says:

    He is so cute and he most definitely gets better with age!

  9. Tierra says:

    Ive had a thing for him since his Valerie Days, just love him. He has a beautiful family.

  10. Lindsey says:

    I just recently finished watching Arrested Development on Netflix, and I’d have to say, I JUST LOVE HIM!!! I mean, obviously he is good looking… REALLY GOOD LOOKING, but it’s like a whole new love now. :)

    His daughter is SO ADORABLE! What a good looking family. I am very happy for them.

  11. inthekitchen says:

    I’ve always thought that his daughter looks exactly like his sister, Justine.

    I really want like (love!) him but I remembered reading something back in the day when they were younger about how he used to make fun of Justine’s weight and was kind of a dick to her (when she was NEVER even fat or overweight) and then it came out that she had an eating disorder. So that has always soured me on him. But hopefully that was just tabloid rumors or he’s regretful of that (if true) because I really want to like him. I love AD and some of his recent stuff – although the current one looks like absolute CRAP – and he seems like a cool guy…and, yes, he’s hot too.

    Just saw the Switch too and even though I HATE Maniston, it was much better than I was expecting. He is really the star (and in it more than her) but even the scenes with her were okay.

  12. curleque says:

    I loved The Switch. Jason and that kid were just great. I agree: JA was the weak point, but I don’t think it would have gotten as much notice without her.

  13. Jenn WInd says:

    The Switch was a great movie!! He was fantastic, and the little boy was adorable. See what you get for disrespecting a movie just because an actress you don’t like is in it!?!? :) Honestly all the movies she is in are not bad.

  14. skilo says:

    His daughter is adorable but in that one picture with his face next to hers, head on her shoulder, it looks like she is a creepy doll and not a real child I think some one did some photo-shop that went wrong.

  15. gee says:

    I think his daughter is the prettiest baby in hollywood. She’s so beautiful.

  16. Tiffany says:

    @inthekitchen. I remember a Details interview where he talked about his early twenties and how he was into drugs and being an all around a-hole so that stuff about Justine could be true. He also talked about how he woke up one day and decided if he wanted to be a better adult or be the guy to party with and he chose adulthood. Its a good read, you should look it up. If those things were said, we all say and do crappy things at that age. No excuses for it, it is just something we all do.

  17. Ella says:

    OK, I will try to watch the switch this weekend. Franscesca is gorgeous!

  18. jesikabelcher says:

    his daughter looks just like his sister, Justine!!!

  19. filthycute says:

    Knowing he married a Middle Eastern woman makes him even hotter, since I’m Middle Eastern! Grrrr!

  20. Denise says:

    Damn, that kid is gorgeous; looking forward to seeing the next one. Congrats.

  21. Jezi says:

    The are a beautiful family. His daughter is gorgeous. I’ve always loved him. Nice to see a family intact in Hollywood.

  22. serena says:

    I frigging love Jason Bateman, he’s an awesome actor and he’s really hot (really he’s ageless) and I’d like if he’d be recognized a lot more..like,no more movies with Aniston. sigh*

  23. Jeannified says:

    What a little beauty she is!!!

  24. inthekitchen says:

    @16 Tiffany – thanks for that info! I totally agree that we are all pretty dumb as young people (especially if he was on drugs/drink). It makes me feel MUCH better that he realized he was being an a-hole and wanted to be a better person and so changed his behavior. Yippee…I can like him guilt-free now :)

    I’ll look for the interview too. Thx!

  25. Camille says:

    Cute little girl. It looks like she is getting prettier the older she gets. Would love for Jason to have a son (imagine a Jason Jr 18 years from now! hehe), wonder if they will try again after this next baby.
    Anyway congrats to them, hope all goes well.

    Oh and soooo soo happy that Aniston never got her dirty claws into The Bateman :) (I don’t care that they are apparently friends).

  26. Rhiley says:

    His little girl looks like his sister Justine I think. She is absolutely gorgeous. I love her little mouth and beautiful skin. So sweet, and she seems to be a daddy’s girl, eh?

  27. Kim says:

    42 and having a baby? To each his/her own but I think its selfish to have a child knowing you wont be around to see your grandkids/their kids. They will be 50 when he is in 2nd grade for goodness sakes! My best friend has older parents and always hated it because they looked like grandparents next to everyone else’s parents. She was very embarrassed by their ages & they died long before she married or had kids so her kids never got to meet them. A 42 year old energy level is not the same as a 20-30 something. I wish it were but sadly its not even close.

  28. Becky says:

    I don’t really get the negativity about having a baby at 42. In terms of energy level, I know women in their early 40′s who have much more energy and are way more in shape than women 10 years younger. Also, there are advantages to having a baby later-alot of times people tend to be more financially secure. Plus, if you have a baby at 42 it doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t live to see your grandkids-you could be 75 and your 33 year old could have a child, etc. People tend to live longer now. Once you get beyond your mid 40′s it’s another story but I don’t think having a baby in your early 40′s is a big deal.

  29. AB says:

    She is beautiful – got her daddy’s eyes and mommy’s nose, ditto!

  30. jemshoes says:

    LOL about The Switch, Kaiser! I always go into rom-coms with low-to-no expectations because I want to enjoy the shameless banality and/or sentimentality of it all, and this movie was a little better than the usual OK because of Jason Bateman. He actually added depth to the movie and presence – and to have done this alongside Jennifer Aniston is no mean feat (because, let’s face it, she always plays the same character over and over again in ALL of her movies). You know who else is also ageless from the same era of 80s sitcoms? Kirk Cameron. I see odd photos of The Bateman and The Cameron here and there and it’s like I’m still watching ‘Valerie’ or ‘Growing Pains.’ ;)

  31. bugsy says:

    OMG. That little girl is adorable.

  32. Kasey says:

    Hmmm…I think the little girl looks just like her mum. I also think his wife resembles his sister, Justine.

    Who is the eldest betwixt them all? He definitely seems hotter with age. I was both pleasantly surprised and shocked to see Justine on a few episodes of Psych and sadly can’t say the same about her.

    I feel sad this happens, particularly to women who have birthed and raised kids. This is by no means a put down of women, just an observaton (and maybe even an appeal for the antidote?).

    Its probably b/c unless you’re an entertainer with $$ to hire copious amounts of help (child care, personal training) because your bread and butter is your appearance the normal demands of life and motherhood (full-time job, , stress of responsibilities) make it difficult if you weren’t blessed with those genes. BAH!!! So unfair it seems!