There’s only one thing as fabulous as the Academy Awards‘ red carpet — all the parties!
And some of our favorite celebrity parents celebrated the 85th Academy Awards in style. From Elton John‘s Viewing Party, to the Vanity Fair Oscar After Party, to Pre-Oscar events, let’s take a look through the fabulous shindigs and some of the A-list guests.
After winning big for his movie Argo, Ben Affleck was all smiles alongside his lovely wife Jennifer Garner and his new Oscar at the Vanity Fair party. And new parents Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin enjoyed a date night at Elton John’s big event.
Celebrity Baby Scoop caught up with some of Hollywood’s mom at the OK! Magazine star-studded Pre-Oscar party in Hollywood, Calif.
Alongside her new beau John Bluher, Taylor Armstrong opened up about her latest gig.
“I am a contributing editor for OK! Magazine and I write a column called Giving Back with Taylor Armstrong,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star said.
She added: “The thing I love about it is that when I spoke to OK! about it, I said, ‘Let’s just do something positive about the things celebrities do.’ I just did Pauly D, and all these people are doing good things for charity. AnnaLynne McCord is really passionate about her charity. It’s all positive all the time and I love it.”
We also caught up with reality star and mom-of-one, Kendra Wilkinson.
“I am excited to party. I’m going to be real with you,” joked Kendra. “This is probably the only Oscars where I was close to watching all the movies. The only movie I hadn’t watched is Silver Linings Playbook. I watched them all and I think Beasts of the Southern Wild is my ultimate favorite so far. It is special to me and got to my heart.”
And we couldn’t help but ask about her adorable 3-year-old son, “Little Hank.”
“He’s amazing,” gushed the proud mama. “We went to Disneyland for the first time this weekend and it was amazing, he was so happy. His favorite ride was Cars. It was really scary, but it was so funny because he would cry and scream, and be like “Ahh!” [laughs] It was like the funniest thing in the world. It was so fun.”
She went on to talk about juggling her career and family life.
“You know what, you just have to force it and it ends up being normal,” she said of balancing her busy life. “It ends up being right. You can’t just be on one side of life or the other. You have to figure out a way to mix everything and then it ends up working. You just have to own it.”
And at GBK’s Pre-Oscars Luxury Lounge at Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles, we chatted with Everybody Hates Chris star Tichina Arnold, who attended with her daughter Alijah Kai. She told us about her new projects, including her television show Happily Divorced.
“I am presently on a show called Happily Divorced with Fran Drescher, which comes on at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday nights on TV Land,” she said. “And I did a movie called The Lena Baker Story that is about the first black woman to be executed in the state of Georgia. You can get it on Netflix. I also have a new movie out called The Great Divide. I haven’t seen the final product yet but I heard it’s a very funny movie.”
Does her daughter enjoy watching mom on Happily Divorced?
“Actually she used to, but she is over me now,” the actress told us. “She’s like, ‘Mom, I don’t need to watch you. I don’t want to watch,’ “