Marcia Cross Didn’t Tell Twins About Tom’s Cancer

While at the Stand Up To Cancer event in Los Angeles on Friday, Marcia Cross admitted that she and her husband, Tom Mahoney, never told their daughters he was battling cancer.

“There’s no point in telling our kids,” The Desperate Housewives star told People. “They were so young and anything to them is normal, so they didn’t know things weren’t normal.”

She said that 3 1/2-year-old twins Eden and Savannah are “enjoying their life” and that “Daddy’s fine. It’s in the past. He has nothing to say.”

Right now, things are looking up for Cross.

“My kids are great, work is great, my husband’s really, really fantastic,” she says. “I’m very blessed. All of my dreams have come true.”

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why would she tell them? they aren’t old enough to understand. there would be absolutely no sense in her saying he had cancer to two year olds. they couldn’t have been that old when he was sick they are just 3.


I think she did the best thing for her family situation. Glad her husband is better. When the girls are older they will probably discuss it with them then.
Good luck to them.


So glad Tom is doing fantastic. I wish this family nothing but the best.


I have a 3 year old. He is a smart boy but he still wouldn’t understand something like cancer. Marcia and her husband did the right thing for their girls. I wish them well and good health.