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Gilles Marini: “I Make Sure My Kids Know Their Roots”

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Switched at Birth actor Gilles Marini is raising breast cancer awareness and has designed a t-shirt for Ford Warriors In Pink. One hundred percent of the net proceeds go to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation – dedicated to finding the cause of breast cancer.

Celebrity Baby Scoop recently caught up with Gilles to talk about Ford Warriors In Pink, acting, and family life with wife Carole and their two children Juliana, 6, and Georges, 14.

CBS: How did you come involved with Ford Warriors In Pink? Tell us why you wanted to participate and what you hope to accomplish?

GM: Well being part of the campaign is an honor. Trying to make a difference in the world is always so rewarding and I feel so good doing it.  For me, it was common sense to be involved with Ford’s Warriors in Pink. We hope to education more people to spread early detection and help fund research.

CBS: You designed the limited edition t-shirt for Ford Warriors in Pink. How did you come up with the design?

GM: To tell you the truth I got help  from the great team at Ford. I wanted to design a t-shirt that men or women could wear, as well as something meaningful to me. We used the Warriors in Pink symbols and made a great shirt that I am very proud of. My wife helped quite a bit too. My favorite personal touch is the little pink stripes, they are small but crucial for the design I wanted.

CBS: Dealing with cancer in your own life – how did you explain the disease to your children?

GM: Well my kids are aware of the disease, my dad passed away from colon cancer and my mom had kidney cancer at 38, and luckily survived. It is super important that people know that they are not alone and that there is help and support.

CBS: You’ve been on Dancing with the Stars.  Do you have any predictions about this season?  Who are “the ones” to watch?

GM: Gosh, I wish I had time to watch this season. I am so busy traveling and working. What I can tell you, whomever is on the show by now they must know that it’s not a walk on the park .. LOL

CBS: Tell us about your role on ‘Switched At Birth’.  Seems like you have a knack for turning recurring roles into permanent ones.  Why do you think that is?

GM: Well first, thanks for the compliment. :) I play Angelo, a brand new father of two 16 years old girls. I like playing Angelo due to his complexity and the fact that for a long time you never know if it’s gonna be good or bad with him. I just came back from a meeting and checked out the new story lines, this is gonna be the best season yet! I love been part of this show, which is tackling really important topics. It’s a groundbreaking tv show.

CBS: Have your children watched any of your acting work?  All the time but not all of it .  What kinds of comments have they made when watching you on screen?

GM: My daughter sometime watches, but she still doesn’t understand that what I do on TV isn’t real. So imagine when I have a love interest, like Constance Marie, who plays Regina. My daughter kind of  looks at me from the side and wonders. I need to explain myself sometime. LOL

CBS: What does a favorite ‘family’ day look like in the Marini household?

GM: Breakfast together, gardening, Jiu jitsu together, shopping, taking care of the chickens, rabbit, cat and dog. Hiking, watching a tv show or movie, and going to Bucca, at Universal, our favorite family restaurant.

CBS: Are the kids excited about Halloween?  Do they have their costumes picked out already?  Do they trick or treat around the neighborhood?

GM: Yes it’s one of the super awesome things we do all together. They already have their costumes, we always trick or threat in Toluca Lake. It’s so much fun and the kids have a blast. We wait for night to falls before going out, because I believe that Halloween must be done after dark, it’s all about been scared and getting as much “cavities as possible”…opps sorry I meant as much ”candy” possible… LOL

CBS: Have you completely adjusted to being an ‘American’? What are some ways you incorporate the ‘French’ culture into your family life?

GM: Yes I believe I was already very much an American even before I became a citizen. I am in love with this country and with the people. But is also comes down to making sure my kids remember their roots. We go to France as often as we can and speak french at home. That will do it .. :)


Gilles Marini Talks Paparazzi, Joys Of Fatherhood

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Not only is he handsome, he’s a gracious host! Brothers & Sisters star Gilles Marini and his wife of 15 years, Carole, hosted a dinner party with celebrity chef Ronnie Woo cooking lobster and filets from Get Maine Lobster. Guests enjoyed side dishes and dessert provided by Sweet Arleen’s, with wine by Consensio Wines and lobster print napkins by Funkins.

After the fabulous event hosted by Good Carma Studio, Gilles opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about his wife who is “everything” to him. He went on to talk about their two “fantastic” kids – son Georges, 14, and daughter Juliana, 6 – and the joys of fatherhood. Continue reading to hear about his upcoming projects and his candid thoughts on the paparazzi. 

CBS: How are your kids doing? How old are they now? What are they into?

GM: “The kids are doing fantastic! My son is 14-years-old now (March 12) he is very, very athletic. He won 2 international titles and the Gracie National in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu . He loves soccer too.

Juliana now is 6-years-old she is the little actress of the family. She loves to sing, dance and pretend. I am in trouble [laughs].”

CBS: How have you changed since becoming a father? What are some of the greatest rewards of fatherhood? Biggest challenges?

GM: “Not sure if I’ve changed at all. I feel like I’ve always been the same. I grew as a man for sure – hopefully I got better with time.

The greatest rewards are simply when you realize that your kids become respectful to others, honest and full of love. And obviously my biggest challenge is to make sure to maintain that kind of teaching and want to be sure they understand how important this is.”

CBS: What are your upcoming plans for Mother’s Day? Do you usually like to pamper your wife on Mother’s Day? Or maybe you make it a fun family day?

GM: “[Laughs] I pampered my wife all year long. Well let me think about that again, I think she is really the one who pampered us all. We usually go away somewhere, and my kids are making stuff for her on the day. And we save the items always. My wife is everything to me, to us three.”

CBS: Do you celebrate Earth Day in your house? What are some of the ways you teach your kids to be eco-friendly?

GM: “I am very into making sure that we do our part for Mother Earth. Lots of thing in my life, in my house, are toward using less energy, like recycling rain water, etc. My kids helped me set up everything. It’s a super, super important thing to me. We need to change the way we all live. We’ve got to worry about the amount of water we use, the cars we drive, the electricity we use, and more.”

CBS: How do you and your kids feel about the paparazzi? Do they annoy you? Treat you with respect?

GM: “The paparazzi have never ever bothered me or us. They are so not what people think… well at least with me. I feel like many, many celebs use them, then just bash them. Ah, so many little secrets they don’t want you to know.

By the way, without paparazzi no one would really be able to know what is going on in the lives of some of your favorite personalities. I don’t have problem with that community.”

CBS: Tell us about your latest projects.

GM: “I am working on developing a TV show with a friend of mine. And I have another project that I can’t really talk about yet. I am still a regular in Switched at Birth, a show that he’s dear to me. In my eyes, a very important show.”

CBS: What’s up next for you?

GM: “OMG, so much! The last couple weeks there are a lot of projects lining up and really the most exciting thing for me, I am going to hopefully produce now, create and write much more. Seem like the industry likes it, so I cross my fingers. But for now we are taking off to Bora Bora at the Pearl resort – one of our favorite places on earth.”


Gilles Marini & Son Strike A Pose

Handsome pair! Brothers & Sisters star Gilles Marini and his 10-year-old son Georges attended the XBOX 360 Launch of Halo in Los Angeles on Wednesday (September 8).

In an exclusive interview with Celebrity Baby Scoop, the 34-year-old actor said that his son, who is really into soccer, "was raised a lot tougher than my daughter. He is the nicest kid and I did not have to be too hard on him, especially when I saw that he was respectful to others."

Gilles and his wife Carol are also parents to 4-year-old daughter Juliana.


Gilles Marini & Son Step Out

Brothers & Sisters star Gilles Marini had a smile for the paps as he and his son Georges, 10, were spotted out and about in Los Angeles, California this week (July 14).

In an exclusive interview with Celebrity Baby Scoop, the 34-year-old actor said of fatherhood, "Everything now is so worth living. I live my life with my family. I will give all I have for them."

Gilles and his wife Carol are also parents to 4-year-old daughter Juliana.


Gilles Marini’s California Crew

French actor Gilles Marini was spotted leaving a hardware store in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday (January 24), followed by his two children – George, 10, and Julianna, 3 – and a friend.

The 34-year-old Brothers & Sisters star recently chatted with Celebrity Baby Scoop about how his parenting style differs from child to child:

I am so different with them. Georges was raised a lot tougher than my daughter. He is the nicest kid and I did not have to be too hard on him, especially when I saw that he was respectful to others. On the other hand, my wife has to be the cop with Juliana because I really can't get mad at her, especially when she makes those sad faces.


Gilles Marini Shares Family Photos

Doting dad Gilles Marini took to Twitter to share a few favorite photos from the holiday break with his kids Georges, 10, and Juliana, 3. Frog friends and ice cream - looks like a kid's dream holiday!

In an exclusive interview with Celebrity Baby Scoop last month, the Sex and the City star opened up about how fatherhood has influenced him, saying:

Everything now is so worth living. I live my life with my family. I will give all I have for them."