Josh Gad Jokes His Daughter Is Fluent … in Talking Back

01/08/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

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Josh Gad is letting go of the Frozen lingo and becoming rather well-spoken in daughter Ava‘s new-found language.

“[My] 4-year-old hit this amazing milestone where she now fluently talks back to me,” the actor, 33, joked to PEOPLE at the Los Angeles premiere of Wedding Ringer on Tuesday night.

“It’s like the second she hit 4 … she discovered that that’s a thing,” Gad continues. “So, it’s just the constant talk back. It’s just a constant attitude thing where I’m like, ‘Wow, she’s lecturing me.’ ”

Luckily for Gad and his wife, Ida Darvish, they have their 11-month-old daughter, Isabella Eve, to take them back to one of the sweetest stages of growing up.

“My youngest daughter just started walking two days ago, where she’s taking a couple of steps,” says Gad.

When Gad can take a moment to slip away from making the world laugh, he loves nothing more than “[cooking] a meal, sitting back and relaxing” with his family.

“We just went to Disney World for a couple of days,” Gad says of the exciting trip that they took over the holidays.

“It literally was the most fun thing to see that from my daughters’ perspectives because you just forget about the innocence of believing that all of these things are real. [It’s] incredible and everything’s perfect.”

— Nicole Sands

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valeskas on

What a beautiful little girl.

dancer92136 on

She is absolutely beautiful. She is going to use that to her advantage. How can you get mad at that face?

Super mom on

Saw him at disney world last Tuesday. Cute family !

GodZilla on

His daughter is beautiful, gorgeous girl 🙂

Mollie on


LuluAZ on

She is so darn gorgeous……he is going to be so wrapped around her little finger!

Ilona on

She ‘s a beautiful girl !!!

erica2 on

She’s a beautiful BRAT! Nip the talking back in the bud! It’s not cute no matter how attractive the child is.

Leah on

His little girl is very beautiful and I love her name

Bella on

OMG Erica2…Are you serious? Relax ya drill seargent.

meghan on

Erica, it’s a phase. Get over it.

Guest on

What’s his wife look like ‘cuz this kid is cute and daddy ain’t responsible.

KLH on

I feel your pain man, my 4 year old is going through the same phase. He is spending quite a bit of time in time out right now as he is nearing 5 and the talking back needs to stop. Erica2 – relax girl, this is a normal phase at this age when kids are learning their personalities and trying to test boundaries.


Saw them in Disney World…. Sweet man and great family.

Marky on

She is just gorgeous, and what beautiful hair!! What a cutie-pie!

AJ on

His little girl is GOR-GE-OUS!

Esther on

BEAUTIFUL little girl!