Seth Rogen is one of the most popular comedic actors working in Hollywood today, having starred in movies for adults and children alike. Does Rogen have kids himself?
As of writing, Seth Rogen does not have any children. He and his wife, Lauren Miller, have discussed the possibility but it seems they are not actively pursuing it. According to interviews with Rogen, the couple is hesitant due to the permanent shift it would cause in their lifestyles.
For more on Seth Rogen’s family life and whether or not he plans to have kids, read on.
Seth and Lauren
Seth first met Lauren Miller in 2004, through producer friend Will Reiser. Miller was a friend of Reiser’s girlfriend at the time and they introduced her to Rogen, thinking that they were well matched.
After meeting for the first time at a birthday party, Rogen and Miller quickly bonded, with Rogen saying that it was essentially love at first sight. After the party, the pair ate grilled cheese sandwiches and played Scrabble throughout the night.
Their first date was less relaxing, with a pleasant evening of mini-golf followed by a hit and run accident on the freeway. Fortunately, the new couple was unharmed and their difficult first date didn’t do anything to damage their budding relationship.
Rogen proposed to Miller in 2010, later sharing the story that he proposed to her while she was in the middle of changing her clothes. Despite the unusual timing, Miller accepted and the couple was married in 2011 in Sonoma, California.
Seth and Lauren are known to be very active in their charity work, primarily raising money to battle Alzheimer’s. Lauren’s mother, Adele, developed the disease at just 55 and together, Seth and Lauren have hosted an annual event, Hilarity for Charity, dedicated to raising money for medical research in the hope of eventually eradicating the illness.
Seth revealed in an interview on the “Armchair Expert” podcast that he and Lauren have discussed whether or not to add children to their family.
He said that the decision not to have children was a “passive” one for a long time, but became an “active” one after they both reasoned that having a baby would mean permanent alterations to their currently enjoyable lifestyle.
Despite his success as a Hollywood actor and writer, Rogen is known to cherish his chilled-out lifestyle, having taken up pottery a couple of years ago. He talked about his wife spending eight hours on a puzzle and his own enjoyment of putting together Lego sets.
Rogen had a moment of realization during one such hobby day when he realized that this sense of freedom would be lost if they had children. He says that, while he appreciates that other people take joy from parenthood and encourage Seth and Lauren to experience the same joy, he is already happy with his life.
Seth’s parents are apparently comfortable with their son’s decision, conceding that he and Lauren “have a dog”. Sandy and Mark, Seth’s mother and father, told Us Magazine that their impatience with Seth was less than it could have been due to Seth’s sister, Danya, having children.
With their status as grandparents already confirmed, they didn’t feel the need to pressure Seth into having children and they feel that he and Lauren will make the right decisions for themselves.
If the time does come for the Rogens to become parents, Seth feels that he would be a capable father. In his words, he has “much stupider friends who are good parents.”
Despite this, he did admit that he was “horrified” to discover that Jacob, Keith and Brady, the teenagers who starred alongside him in “Good Boys”, considered him a mentor, saying he “specifically did not try to teach them anything”.