Matt Bomer’s Father’s Day: Trampoline and BBQ

06/14/2012 at 11:00 AM ET
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Matt Bomer and his partner, publicist Simon Halls, are gearing up for a decidedly un-glamorous Father’s Day with their three sons.

“We like to do outdoor, active things,” the White Collar star, 34, told PEOPLE Tuesday at Park & Bond‘s special dinner to celebrate N.Y.C.’s Most Stylish Dads This Father’s Day at Perla.

“Swim in the pool, barbecue, jump on the trampoline, and just have fun as a family.”

Simple, he says, is the way to go with their energetic family, which includes Kit, 7, and 4-year-old twins Walker and Henry.

On the big day, their children “usually have some kind of surprise for us, which is really great,” Bomer, who recently guest-starred on Glee, says.

But “with three young boys, it’s a very kinetic household in general. They’re up and at ’em at 6 in the morning and running around, and we’re chasing them around,” he laughs.

“We don’t need anything other than that. Being together is pretty great,” he added.

And while he says he wouldn’t change a thing, he admits things might be a bit more mellow with little girls in the mix.

“I think it would probably temper some of the boys’ rowdiness in a way,” he says. “But we’re so blessed and lucky to have the kids we have so I can’t sit here and complain or say, ‘What if.'”

— Sara Hammel

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klutzy_girl on

Aww, this is cute! Love Matt and can’t wait until White Collar is back. He and Simon sound like great fathers.

And now I’m melting at the thought of Matt with a little girl.

meghan on

Sounds like a wonderful time!

NickyAngel on

Matt is so beautiful…love him in White Collar

Poppy on

He is simply gorgeous! Not sure who he is, but what a yummy man!!

Amy on

I can’t help but think he would be the perfect Christian Grey if/when they make a movie based on the books! He is so dang SEXY!

Kate on

I’ve met his husband Simon many times and he’s the sweetest man alive. Always has new pics of the kids and is such a proud papa. They’re such great parents!

I do feel guilty over the fact that Matt looks FINE in all the Magic Mike promos. Joe, Matt, Alex, Chaning, and the rest? Giving women pelvic thrusts? Yes please. I can’t wait for the eye man candy.

Doreen on

He’s a nice looking guy…it’s ashame he’s gay!! 😦 Are there anymore straight guys in the world?!! I mean good Lord!

MiB on

Doreen, we actually agree on the first part of what you said! But my reasoning would be, a shame he is gay, because that means my chances to ever get him are totally blown now! (Never mind that we were never likely to meet as I don’t live in the US and we probably wouldn’t move in the same circles if I did, but a girl can dream, can’t she?)

He seems happy with his life, and that is great. The world would be a much better place if more people were happy with their lives.

Melissa on

Omg! I never knew he was gay until,lol.Why are all the Fine A** men gay?? Ah,well hehe.In any case,was a nice story 😉

DaisyMoon on


Simon is one lucky dude!

callmedad on

He looks like a wax figure in this picture.
God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve.

callmedad on

adam and eve not adam and steve

Kate on

This is one of the first pieces I’ve ever read with him talking about his partner and family…good for him. He’s such a cutie and they make sure a great pair…darling family as well. Bring On Magic Mike and White Collar!

CJ on

This is so sweet. And his boys are such adorable little guys.

Beth on

What a great Dad!! Can’t wait for the return of White Collar!

Donna on

Nice interview. Matt and Simon and thier boys are the perfect role models for gays everywhere and a perfect example of a happy NORMAL family.

Jon on

“God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve.”

God didn’t create penicillin either, but I’m sure you’re okay with that.

Cathy on

Wow, callmedad, what an original thought you had. Not. Get over it.

And if that were actually true, who created them, then? God doesn’t make mistakes.

I sincerely doubt that Mr. Bomer would ever treat you with the intolerance you’ve shown him here. I would much rather have someone like him in my life than someone like you. In regards to intolerance, I’m sorry, but I don’t tolerate that.

meghan on

It’s nice that he has such a happy home life. The Bomer/Halls’s sound like a wonderful family.

Sharon Little on

Where did their children come from-the stork?

Eve on

Great write-up. I’m really enjoying the glance we’ve been getting at the Bomer-Halls family the past few months. I love Matt on White Collar, and thus started paying attention to him in general.

Previously it seemed like, at least as far as the public was concerned, he and Simon, were more of a closed book. Not hiding, but just not discussing, and that’s understandable, as they’re entitled to their private life and they’re entitled to keep certain things sacred and protect themselves and their kids.

But, from the stories Matt’s starting to share about his husband and his kids, and the pictures we’re starting to see pop up sporadically, it’s so clear how much they love each other and their family, and I adore the insight we’re getting. They really seem like amazing parents. It feels as if there’s been a total shift in their level of openness and it’s beautiful. Matt was even openly talking about Simon’s parents and saying that his “in-laws” were going to be with them for Father’s Day, in an Access Hollywood video from this week. Good for them.

I briefly spotted Matt, Simon, and their three boys in NY not that, that long ago. I was in NY on vacation, and just randomly saw them on the street. There are no other words to use to paint their family other than precious. I only observed them for a few minutes from a decent distance, because I didn’t want to be that super creepy person staring at them like a stalker, or the paparazzi, but- I almost couldn’t tear my eyes away.

They have THE most beautiful family EVER. Pictures do NONE of them justice. I mean, how is that possible they’re even cuter in person?! Simon and their kids… Gorgeous overload. I can’t really describe it, but… Simon seemed… so regal in a larger than life way, and just super handsome in person. From the view I had, the kids all look like mini-Simon’s in their own way. The prettiness of this family cannot be stressed enough.

I know Matt’s the celeb, and this will sound odd, but Simon was really the one I found so interesting to watch. Seriously. I mean, he was doing so much, and he was doing it so seamlessly, for lack of a better word. I just remember walking away thinking… “I want a Simon!” Lol.

From a distance, he just seemed like such a caregiver, really attentive, and extra kind and loving but also protective. Simon was carrying the blonde twin, Walker, not Henry? If so, Walker was borderline death gripped to Simon’s shirt. Lol. Adorable the way he was holding on to Simon. Simon was also wearing some type of backpack that looked like it was filled with stuff, and it seemed as if Simon was holding Matt’s glasses, because Matt reached for them and used them for a second, at one point, and then handed them back to Simon, and Simon was holding and sharing a water bottle with Matt, and he had the darker haired twin, Henry? walking at an odd pace in front of him, and bumping in to him, and Simon didn’t even break a stride.

He’s definitely the epitome of the guy who can walk, talk, chew bubble gum, juggle, and never break stride or a sweat.

As a casual observer, from a distance, Simon just seemed to be really, really, really attentive to Matt and the kids, and also really cognizant of everything that was going on around them, protective, cautious, maybe, I mean, at least in the few minutes I observed them … and I can’t stress enough how kind and good he was to them. Any husband who shares his water with you, while holding your glasses, all while carrying one of the kids, and carrying a backpack full of stuff, and making sure one of the kids doesn’t walk too far ahead? WINS. Lol. You could hear Simon say, “Hey Buddy” when making sure Kit? the oldest one, didn’t walk too far ahead because he and Matt wanted Kit to stay close to them.

The twin with the darker hair, Henry, was fun to watch too, because he was trying to sort of slip away from Matt and Simon to keep up with Kit, who was walking just a few steps ahead, but he kept veering to the side when he walked, and Matt kept saying something like, “Hey Buddy, stay close to me,” and eventually, the little guy wound up holding on to Matt’s pant leg while they were walking, and Matt did not miss a beat and was not phased by the twin having a death grip on his pant leg, although Matt eventually reached for Henry’s hand to keep him with him, because Matt had to walk with a borderline limp to walk with Henry holding on to his pant leg. Lol. This family is just a whole bunch of super cute moments. And their kids were so good, at least in this little window I saw… If Matt or Simon said something… They did it.

The last little thing I saw of them… Simon stopped with Walker, it looked like he was showing him something, and after Matt made sure Kit stopped walking, Matt leaned his face in to the side of Simon’s neck for a second as Simon was showing Walker whatever it was, and Simon touched the side of Matt’s face with his really not so free hand, and then I literally wanted to “aww” all over the place, and then I also wanted to know how Simon juggles alllll of that. Lol. It was just all really sweet, particularly because I think we see a more guarded side of them as far as the public goes.

But, anyway, then I realized, I really was observing their private moments, and this was real life, not tv, and that if I moved any further beyond the few minutes of people watching of them that I’d already borderline creepily done, I really was going to be THAT girl borderline stalking them, and kept it moving, but for real, I could have watched their little family all day, and they are my new favorite celeb couple/family. There are no words for how awesome Matt and Simon are with their kids. And I’m not joking… I want a Simon. Need a Simon. Lol.

barbaradarlin on

Be careful what you wish for Matt!

I’m the youngest child, only girl with four older brothers. Adding a girl to the mix doesn’t necessarily make the boys mellow! Just gives them something new to torture… 😉

meghan on

It’s called a surrogate Sharon. Don’t be Obtuse.

Emma on

Matt and his family are gorgeous. He has really become a great role model. If they added a little girl to the family it will be so sweet. Matt and Simon are good looking guys and a daughter with their genes would be breathtakingly beautiful. The boys are already cuties.

Looking forward to White Collar season 4 and Magic Mike. I hope he has many more opportunists in Hollywood.

tautochronal on

Liz-Thanks so much for that lovely vignette. Simon always seems so regal and not warm in photos. It was delightful to see a description of what he’s really like.

tautochronal on

Ooops, sorry, I meant to address that to Eve, not Liz!

ivan on

“Matt was even openly talking about Simon’s parents and saying that his “in-laws” were going to be with them for Father’s Day, in an Access Hollywood video from this week.”

What a load of b/s. Matt didn’t say such a thing.

I guess the rest of your post is based on the same ‘fact’ as above?

Blake on

Well their names are Matt(hew) and Simon, so why is Adam and Eve’s situation relevant?

KrystinP on

He is so darn sexy! Love that guy… and he would make a great christian grey! Looking forward to Magic Mike! 😉

V. on

SMiaVS on

@callmedad, I think I’ll call you a bigot, instead.

kari on

he’s sooooo frickin HOT!!!! ahhh why cant he be into women so i can have his babies 😦

Christine on

I think Matt is beautiful and could care less he is gay. I wish he were cast as Christian Grey for the movie version of fifty shades of Grey. Probably not going to happen- but a girl can wish can’t she?

Josh on

Matt and Simon’s life is a dream come true. It’s so perfect. They are an inspiration to any gay person wanting to be in love and with a family.