Martin Sheen Prefers 'Peach' to Grandpa

03/27/2009 at 08:30 AM ET
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Having recently welcomed his sixth and seventh grandchildren — 13-day-old fraternal twins Robert ‘Bob’ (yes, he called him Robert on-air!) and Max Sheen — actor Martin Sheen, 68, was beaming with pride during a Monday appearance on The Bonnie Hunt Show. Noting that his three adult grandchildren are “all doing very well,” Martin says that they have already laid the groundwork with the younger Sheens with regard to what he will — and won’t! —  be called. “From the time they were very small, they’ve referred to me as ‘Peach,'” he explains.

“I was always quoting Shakespeare, using highfalutin language when they were young. So they used to call me ‘Grandpeachual.’ And even now, they’ll call me up and say ‘Hi Peach! How ‘ya doin’?”

The twins are Martin’s son Charlie Sheen‘s first children with wife Brooke Mueller Sheen. Charlie is also dad to Sam J., 5, and Lola Rose, 3 ½, with ex-wife Denise Richards and daughter Cassandra, 24, with ex-girlfriend Paula Profitt. Martin’s son Emilio Estevez is dad to Taylor Levi, 24, and Paloma Rae, 23, with ex-girlfriend Carey Salley.

Source: The Bonnie Hunt Show


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Janine on

I’m so happy that it’s Robert and not just plain Bob…not that I love Robert, but Bob just isn’t a proper name for a child in my eyes.

Sandra on

I agree with you, Janine

Emmy on

Hah, I actually love the name Robert, especially the nicknames Rob/Robby. If I ever have a son I may use the name. Someone has to stand up for the baby Roberts of the world 🙂

Jackie on

Haha, I’ve been watching a lot of old West Wing episodes lately and as I read this I couldn’t help but laugh and go “They call President Bartlett…Peach?!?”

It sounds like he has a really good relationship with his grandchildren which makes me smile.

tricia on

Awww he sounds so proud!He is also so so so polite , i met him once . MR.Sheen was on trip to Dublin Ireland a few years back and walked into the shop were i used to work. Can you imagine a boring Monday and looking up from boring Paperwork and Filmstar standing there ?? After a thousand questions from my workmate and a quick chat he left . Lovely fella so he is . I wish him all the best xxx