Our hearts are breaking for Sarah Jessica Parker and her family. Shortly after premiering her long-anticipated sequel to the Disney Halloween classic—Hocus Pocus, SJP issued a statement to her fans.
On Wednesday, Sarah Jessica Parker’s beloved stepfather, Paul Giffin Forste passed away. According to People, a statement shared by the Parker family revealed that Paul was 76 at the time of his death.
Hearts Break for Sarah Jessica Parker As She Cancels Future Appearances Over Devastating Family Situation
“Our family is sad to announce that after an unexpected and rapid illness, Paul Giffin Forste passed away yesterday at age 76.” The Parker family continued, writing, “In his last moments he was surrounded with the love and gratitude of his adored wife Barbara of 54 years, and children, including Sarah Jessica Parker.”
As People reports, Paul and Parker’s mother, Barbara wed in 1969. “Paul will be remembered with the spirit of loving kindness which was his faith, his special delight in his 13 grandchildren, and his sustained belief in making the world a more charitable, tolerant, and beautiful place for all,” the statement continued.
Paul’s passing comes just one day after SJP, her husband, Matthew Broderick, and their twin daughters, Tabitha and Marion, 13, graced the red carpet for the premiere of Hocus Pocus 2, which you can now watch on Disney+.
This public family affair is rare for SJP and Broderick made a red carpet appearance a family affair. The famous couple usually keeps their children’s lives private and away from the public eye.
The couple also has a son, James, who is 19 years old and in college. James did not make an appearance at his mom’s premiere alongside the rest of his family.
Parker has canceled further public appearances since the passing of her stepfather, presumably in order to spend time with her loved ones. According to TMZ, Parker was at the 10th Annual Fall Fashion Gala on Wednesday but left without warning.
Sources said Parker left due to a “devastating family situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Parker family during this time.
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