Brooke Adam's Daughter Chose Tony Shalhoub To Be Her Dad Even Before He Started Dating Her Mom

December 26, 2019

Tony Shalhoub already had a girlfriend when he captured the heart of little Josie Lynn. The child somehow managed to show Tony and her mom Brooke Adams, that they were meant to be. And Josie was right. Getting together turned out to be the beginning of Tony and Brooke's beautiful love story.

Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub's marriage

Tony and Brooke have proven that they aren't just perfect marriage partners but they work well together too. The couple who tied the knot in 1992, has worked in a number of films together and have starred in some of the same TV series episodes.

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The couple appears to have a really strong and happy marriage. And they are great parents to their two daughters, Josie and Sophia Shalhoub. According to her bio, Brooke was already a single mom to Josie before she met Tony. Then he later adopted her officially after they got married. Then in 1994, they adopted Sophie who was born a year prior.

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For the most part, this family enjoy a private, lowkey lifestyle and lived happily in their Los Angeles home which they purchased in 1993. However, in 2016, according to Variety, they put the residence up for sale for $3.988 million.

Josie's part in her parents' marriage

In an article for HuffingtonPost, Brooke wrote about her excitement that her grown-up daughter was getting married. The actress then shared a sweet story about Josie.

Brooke revealed that she adopted her first daughter at birth and described her as a cheerful, happy baby. When the little one was 11 months old, she took a shining to Tony Shalhoub.

Tony and Brooke were working on a play when they hit it off. Even though they were attracted to each other, they couldn't do anything about it as Tony was in a relationship at the time. But this didn't stop young Josie from expressing her own feelings towards the actor.

The mom wrote:

Josie was crazy about him. She was 11-months-old. She would come through the backstage door and start calling to him “Nony, Nony, are you here?

Even though marriage was the furthest thing from her mind at the time, Brooke mentioned that Josie picked Tony as her father long before they began dating, and as it turned, it was a fantastic choice.

I’d never expected to get married. I hadn’t really wanted to. But I’d always wanted to have children so I started on my own.

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Josie was three years old when her mother tied the knot with Tony. And years later, Brooke and her husband adopted another little girl, Sophie.

Josie's happy marriage

Like her mother, Josie Lynn didn't expect to fall in love with the man she ended up marrying. Traver proposed to her just before Thanksgiving in 2017.

In an Instagram post, she shared how she met Traver in 2015, just after she came out of a "long, terrible" relationship. She had planned to be single for a while but Traver came into her life.

The couple connected pretty quickly and even though she was hesitant to make a commitment so soon after her breakup, she decided to give love a shot.

I guess what I’m saying is that John Lennon is right. Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.

5 fast facts about Brooke Adams

This beautiful actress wowed her fans with her impressive talents. Here are some more facts about her.

  • She was born in 1949, which means she turned 70 in February 2019.
  • She made her on-screen debut at the age of 14 with an appearance on the CBS series East Side/West Side.
  • The actress is most recognized for her role in the film Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
  • Her parents, Rosalind and Robert, were both actors as well.
  • Brooke has a sister, named Lynne who, like the rest of the family, is an actress.

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Sometimes, plans don't work out the way you expect them to. In the case of Brooke, she knew she wanted to be a mother but wasn't sure about getting married. Nevertheless, her daughter helped her see the possibility of tying the knot and now, 27 years later, Brooke and Tony are still going strong. It just goes to show, love can happen in the most unexpected times. And you have to be willing to embrace it even when it's not in the plans.

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