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Celebrities and their kids: Family is still important in Hollywood

Published: Sunday, March 9 2014 11:03 p.m. MDT

Associated Press

The glamour and culture of the rich and famous can leave the general public feeling ostracized, especially in the time during and after awards season, as celebrity customs are often far removed from fans' everyday lives.

But when it comes to families, some celebrities demonstrate the same love and devotion that onlookers find in their own homes.

In his 2014 Oscars acceptance speech, Matthew McConaughey, who took home the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, paid tribute to his wife and children.

"To my wife, Camila, and my kids Levi, Vida and Mr. Stone, the courage and significance you give me every day I go out the door is unparalleled," he said. "You are the four people in my life that I want to make the most proud of me. Thank you."

McCounaughey's words reminded viewers that even in and among the crazy stories and rumors of Hollywood, for many celebrities, family is still important.

Here are 20 quotes from celebrities about their love for their families.

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I know it. I Live it. I Love it.
Provo, UT

It's easy for the masses to forget that celebrities are still human beings. They are as flawed, good, bad, and subject to weakness as any of us. Do I believe they love their families? Of course.

Now their actions need to reflect it.

* Stay married for longer than a few years
* Stay married... just stay married

When one actually commits to their family forever in Hollywood, then I'm satisfied. Families need to remain in tact, not dissolve.

iron&clay
RIVERTON, UT

Actors in Hollywood are used to promote violence and immorality.

Traditional families and their'prudish' values are generally disparaged.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Why are you worried about what's going on in hollywood all the time?

I know it. I Live it. I Love it.
Provo, UT

Hutterite,

Because they influence millions of people and if we can encourage or speculate on how they might for good... that's something of interest to me. Unlike a growing number of people, some of us want to do good in the world. You're welcome to join us if you want.

The Scientist
Provo, UT

I know it. I Live it. I Love it. Wrote:

"Unlike a growing number of people, some of us want to do good in the world. You're welcome to join us if you want."

Way ahead of you. Try to keep up.

Stop The Nonsense
El Paso, TX

It's refreshing to see some of the solid marriages/families in Hollywood. Good to know there are still some family values left in that industry. That being said, how many of these actors/actresses have had 'romantic scenes' with other people? I wonder how that affects the family dynamics...

AJW888
Rexburg, ID

Specific to slides #3, 4, 12 and 16 is discussion about communication, love, devotion and acceptance of step-children, which is important for any family and probably harder achieved under the public scrutiny of Hollywood. The acceptance of step-children can be an issue for a single parent. The seasoned movie stars who balanced work and family life don’t compromise their values, and work to put their families first have been in the business for decades. I like the advice Robert Redford gave to Meryl Streep about “kids not being props.”

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