Zac Hanson: Our Sons May Form a Future Band
And with nine children between the three of them, the multi-talented musicians admit balancing the best of both worlds isn’t always so easy.
“I think the last … four years in a row we did right around 40 to 50 shows in the U.S. every year,” Isaac, who along with wife Nicole are parents to sons Clarke Everett, 5½, and James Monroe, 4, says during Tuesday’s episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now?, airing at 10 p.m. on OWN.
“It can be a hard thing. We all have kids and wives and lawns to mow,” Zac, dad to Shepherd, 4, and Junia Rosa Ruth, 22 months, with wife Kate, quips.
Recently becoming a family of seven with the arrival of daughter Wilhelmina Jane earlier this month, Taylor, 29, takes the blame for “off-setting the scales” with Jordan Ezra, 10, Penelope Anne, 7, River Samuel, 6, and Viggo Moriah, 3½, his children with wife Natalie.
“Zac and I don’t have that many between the two of us!” Isaac, 31, jokes.
But amid the chaos of kids, there may be a future band in the making; The famous fathers liken the relationship between three of their sons to their own tight-knit trio.
“Each of us have a boy that was born in 2008 — they sort of fit our roles,” Zac, 27, explains. “Viggo … he’s kind of the mastermind, and Isaac’s 4-year-old Monroe, he’s kind of the show man, the frontman, he’s very outgoing. And my son Shepherd … he hits things! He’s sort of the muscle.”
“He’s like, ‘Hey, Shep…” Isaac says with a laugh, leading Zac to interject, “‘Go beat that kid up. That kid stole my lollipop, beat him up!'”
– Anya Leon