Saturday, May 18, 2024

“The Simpsons” Creator, Matt Groening, 64, Welcomes Kids Number 6 and 7, Second Set of Twins in Three Years


I didn’t realize that “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening has been mass producing children for the last several years. On Sunday Groening and his wife of 7 years, Agustina Picasso (no relation to the Pablo Picasso family) had their second set of twins together– named Venus Roth and Sol Matthew. That’s five kids altogether. Augustina is, of course, 23 years Groening’s junior at 41.

Groening has a reported net worth of $500 million thanks to 25 years of “The Simpsons” on Fox TV. He’s been critical of Fox and News Corp and the Murdochs in the show, but with other TV creators denouncing the network now, it will be interesting to see what he says about children in cages now that he has five with one woman, plus two older sons from his original marriage. (Those boys are now around 30 years old. One of them was named Homer at birth but goes by Will.)

Groening now joins that weird level of over 60 Hollywood guys with money procreating at rapid levels (see Alec Baldwin). They have the money for multiple nannies!



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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