The Hanson family photo and introducing Clarke Everett Hanson
20 June 2007
Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson snapped a family portrait with their respective wives and children for People magazine this week.
Isaac, 26, and hiswife Nikki, 23, are the newest parents, having welcomed son ClarkeEverett in April, who, according to Nikki, is a human cartoon. “[Everett] makes so many funny faces. He’s got a little Elvis lip curl going on.”
Meanwhile, middle bro Taylor, 24, and wife Natalie, 23, are seasoned parents with three tykes, Jordan Ezra, 4, Penelope Anne, 2,and River Samuel, 9 1/2 months. And it seems like the music gene runs in the family. Natalie says, ”
Penelope and Ezra like to sing. They’re working on ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat.’ In a round!” Taylor adds, “Having kids and being on the road and being a musician, I think in a lot of ways go together because they’re all chaos! A lot of people are sort of thrown off by the late-night feedings and the endless juggling. But when you’re in a band and you tour…it’s actually very similar. Instead of a bunch of drunken rock stars and roadies…you’ve got a bunch of crazy kids bouncing off the walls. And honestly, my wife and my kids are the greatest reward for everything we do.”
Zac, 21, and his wife, Kate, 23, are planning to “wait a while”before having children as they haven’t totally caught baby fever yet, Zac says. “I have the cold, but not the full fever yet!”
All 10 of them will squeeze into one tour bus this summer when the boys kick off their tour in support of their new album, The Walk, in stores July 24. They’re not sure how they’re going to manage, but Taylor has an idea. “Somebody’s up front doing e-mails, somebody’s in the back trying to wrangle a 4-year-old who’s throwing Lego’s.” Zac adds, “And Cheetos.”