Adam Sandler: My Clothes Embarrass My Daughters

06/05/2012 at 01:00 PM ET
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Adam Sandler has made a career of doing mortifying things, but itโ€™s his life away from set that has daughters Sadie Madison, 6, and Sunny Madeline, 3, blushing.

“I do embarrass them now,” the comedian told PEOPLE during a press conference for his film That’s My Boy, in which he plays Andy Samberg‘s father.

The source of his daughters’ humiliation? Dad’s fashion sense.

“I wear shorts a lot,” Sandler, 45, explains. “And my kids do ask me to put pants on when I go to school. They ask, ‘Could you just one time wear pants?’ And every time I get out of the car, I look down and I go, ‘I got those shorts on! Whoโ€™s gonna yell at me?'”

The actor hasn’t enjoyed becoming the source of embarrassment for his girls — “I don’t look forward to it,” he says — even if it doesn’t exactly come as a surprise. The comedian seems to be taking a cue from his own dad’s playbook.

“My father used to wear the same pants for like a week,” Sandler recalls. “And I remember that was like, ‘My friends have been over three times this week, and they’ve seen him in the brown pants [every time]. Can I please convince this guy to get on some blue pants for the day?'”

Still, the dad of two has accepted his latest cringe-worthy role.

“I’m getting older, and it happens,” he says. “You get a little [to the point where] you don’t care as much. I’m definitely at that age.”

— Jessica Wedemeyer

FILED UNDER: Exclusive , News , Parenting

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Lis on

I can just picture him giving this interview and picture him with his girls! I was laughing the whole time I was reading it ๐Ÿ™‚ I love Adam Sandler! I bet he is one hell of a dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sarah S. on

He always cracks me up! “The Wedding Singer” remains one of my favorite movies of all time. I bet he’s a great dad.

gaia,laban and priam's mom on

Omg he’s 45??

AllisonJ on

That’s hysterical! I can relate – my kids are older than his (8 and 11), but they like to complain about my hair, my age (42), my clothes, the fact that I’m not wearing make-up etc. They say I embarrass them. Too bad!

meghan on

Don’t worry, Allison, that’s your job as a parent. ๐Ÿ™‚

Lisa on

So down to earth and every parent has probably felt this way.

stu on

his movies should embarass them.

Rebecca on

Clothes never make the man….If Adam is half the father he appears to be one TV, then his daughters are very lucky little ladies.

Jesse on

Yeha stu? And the millions he’s made off of them should too… (Please note sarcasim…) Grow up and stop drinking the Haterade… lol

Tee on

I bet his wife is the disciplinarian in the family. Two little girls I can envision have Daddy wrapped around his finger. His movies are hit and miss, but I do think he’s a funny guy and themovie with him, Kevin James, Chris Rock, and other SNL alumni, where they all vacation together with their families is one of my faves. Of all his movies, my all time favorite is 50 First Dates, I could watch that movie several times a year (which I don’t like watching reruns/repeats).

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Kristi on

I love him!!!

Noelle on

The few there are???! Jealous much? That’s why he has millions, right? He’s making all that money by people NOT going to see his movies? Okay…..Adam, you’re hilarious and keep them coming!

Linda on

Love Adam Sandler. Some movies are better than others. But I love all his movies. And his devotion to his family and friends. What a down to earth man. He is a breathe of fresh air in a business filled with phoniness and self importance.