Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal on Their Baby Boys: We Planned It!

05/07/2009 at 04:00 PM ET
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While most childhood friends envision their future families as best buddies, life for actors Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal is none other than history repeating itself! During an appearance on Good Morning America to promote their new movie Rudo y Cursi, Diego explains that the two have been friends since the moment they were born. “He was one of the first images that I saw and it was quite scary!” he says.

With Diego welcoming his son Jerónimo last August only to have Gael welcome his baby boy Lázaro five months later, the two can’t help but joke that it was less of a coincidence than people may think! “We did it together at the same time — fortunately not together,” laughs Gael. As Gael explains that he “took longer” to make a baby, Diego quips that the two made sure their actions were in sync!

“We were [on] the phone like, ‘Hey, are you ready? I am!’ … You know, control is not that easy, so [my son] is a little bit older.”

The obvious difference between the proud papas and their sons would be that Lázaro is a few months older than baby Jerónimo, much to his father’s delight! Calling their families a “very spontaneous” decision, Gael admits that “the tables have inverted because now his baby is older. He actually was the one who went to my son and [stuck] his finger up his mouth.” The 30-year-old’s observation led best friend Diego, 29, to jokingly add,

“Yeah, revenge is sweet. I have pictures of my kid just abusing Lázaro.”

Jerónimo is Diego’s son with actress Camila Sodi; Lázaro is Gael’s son with actress Dolores Fonzi. Diego and Gael’s new movie Rudo y Cursi is in select theaters on May 8th.

Source: Good Morning America

— Anya

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Solène on

Great story! Now they need daughters at the same time, so they can grow up together too!

homelessgirl on

Very crazy guys lol

ab on

LOVE these two! it’s so cute that they ended up with sons so close in age!

Patterson on

Wow, that was confusing!

eternalcanadian on

Solène, why would you say they “need daughters?” What’s wrong with having more sons or maybe they only want one kid? I’m just curious why people would say someone would “need daughters?”

Anyway, that was such a funny story to read. It would be nice if the boys emulated their fathers, but no pressure, ya know.

Chris on

Hilarious and so cute!

Myam on

This is funny! I’ve always love these guys. I’m glad their sons are going to be best friends, too. 😀

Zappa on

It seems like it is always the same names from CBB users who have problems with innocent comments made by others. I think it is only natural to assume that parents who have sons will want a daughter next, kind of like its natural to assume that a mother will think that her daughters will end up dating MALES in the future (referring to the comment about Jen Garner and the whole debate about her assuming her daughters will be heterosexual) They obviously don’t “NEED” daughters, but I think the person was just musing on how cute they would be with one of each..sheesh, What a politically correct society we have become…. have I offended anyone?
Either way cute comments – hope they have more, and yes I hope they have daughters too!!!

Crystal on

It’s nice to have one of each. Don’t crucify her for saying they “need daughters.” She was just saying that since they have sons they should now have daughters. Especially since they planned the whole thing!! lol! Eternalcanadian get over yourself!

anen on

This put a big smile on my face. I was laughing and giggling reading this. This is why I love them both. BFF repeating itself. Their wives are so pretty I’m just jealous it wasn’t with me xD

I can’t wait to see baby pics of them together!!!