Ethan Hawke fondly remembers the time he tried to shoot his shot with Rihanna

Years ago, Ethan Hawke took his son Levon to a basketball game. They had courtside tickets. They were really good seats, right by Rihanna. This was way before Rihanna got with ASAP Rocky. Anyway, originally, Levon was seated next to Rihanna, and then Ethan decided to shoot his shot even though he had (and still has) a wife at home. Ethan made his son switch seats with him, and the photos of Ethan trying to flirt with Rihanna went viral. They still go viral, years later, whenever anyone posts them.

Hilariously, Levon and Maya Hawke have both made fun of their dad publicly for his crush on Rihanna. Ethan has a good sense of humor about it. I mean, he made the choice to shoot his shot, he’s not ashamed. So after Rihanna’s Super Bowl concert, Ethan posted the photos yet again with the message: “After Rihanna’s brilliant half time performance, I’m hoping my son can find it in his heart to forgive a Dad for taking his moment.”

Gwyneth Paltrow replied: “Could you sit up straight, for god’s sake? You’re sitting next to Rihanna!” I agree – but Ethan’s contrived “slump” reads like a man trying to be cool in front of Rihanna. Either that or Ethan literally just melted in her presence. In any case, it’s still f–king funny, even more so because Ethan is still such a Rihanna stan.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Cover Images, Instagram.

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  1. Emmi says:

    I hadn’t seen these picture but they are pure gold. He looks like such a dorky dad. Poor Riri though, can you imagine how many people try to flirt with her etc. during any given day?

  2. Lurker25 says:

    The son’s facepalm!! 🤣

  3. HeyKay says:

    Oh, that picture of his son!!
    Dad NO! That is perfect.

    Can’t blame him for trying but he HAD to know he was punching above his level. 🙂

  4. TIFFANY says:

    These photos are still great.

    I like Ethan because he loves to talk about anything and everything. I look forward to his interviews.

  5. Haha says:

    Levon looks like he’s watching a slow-motion car crash. 😂

  6. SofiaInTX says:

    I thought this would have Seth Meyers vibes (see: Day Drinking with Rihanna), but he looks much more relaxed.

  7. TwinFalls says:

    I will never not love this story lol.