What a proud papa! It may have been Hollywood’s biggest night, but Mel Gibson couldn’t help sharing the spotlight with his adorable son Lars while making his rounds on the red carpet. Showing off his little one for the 1st time, the actor proudly revealed a precious pic of the cutie — but the best part? The infant was rocking a tiny tuxedo!
Aw! Mel Gibson‘s, 61, newborn son Lars Gerard is only 5 weeks old and already he’s completely styling! And while Mel walked the red carpet at the Academy Awards on Feb. 26, the star and his girlfriend of two years, Rosalind Ross, 26, were the epitome of proud parents as they showed off their little one using Mel’s phone. See? Stars are JUST like us!
During an on-camera red carpet interview with Channel 9, the actor revealed the very first photo of baby Lars, whom he and Rosalind welcomed only last month. And we have say, especially for just having a baby, Rosalind looked FLAWLESS in her ice-blue strapless ball gown! But it was her and Mel’s enthusiasm for their bundle of joy that really stuck with us.
“He’s great — he’s got a little tux on!” Rosalind gushed when asked how Lars, her first child and Mel’s ninth, is doing. “I’ve got to show you this picture. It’s killer,” added Mel, grabbing his cell phone and pulling up an adorable snapshot of his son wearing a miniature tuxedo. “This cracks me up. Lars is wearing a tux!” How cute is THAT? We love how he was matching his famous father on his big night.
The couple got all dressed up and left their son with a sitter in order to support Mel’s film Hacksaw Ridge. The movie, which starred Andrew Garfield and Vince Vaughn, was nominated for six Academy Awards — including Best Picture and Best Director for Mel. It ended up taking home two Oscars, one for best film editing and one for best sound mixing. But win or lose, Mel got to go home to his cutest — and littlest — fan at the end of the night! And we think that’s just priceless.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — can you believe Rosalind only gave birth five weeks ago? Doesn’t she look fantastic? And how adorable is baby Lars?